Little Julian is in the midst of a developmental leap, & while Wonder Weeks has been helpful in identifying it & reassuring me that it’s only a phase (more on that later), I am exhausted & started wondering if I should be less responsive in my overnight parenting.
Fortunately, I came across this article that reminded me of why I am anti CIO. She provides so many great resources in this post – Crying It Out: Apparently Supported by Everyone and Their Grandmother.
Instead of feeling like I am causing my baby’s night wakings, I was able to look at it positively & realize that I am supporting my baby through this hard time for him. I am proud that I am able to be there for my son & strengthen our bond (even if I grumble about it in the middle of the night).