Stacie - posted on 01/14/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )
I know this is a baby question, but I'm hoping that maybe some moms of toddlers might have better/more sound advice than those of babies.
I think the title pretty much spells it out. This is our second. I totally refused on the first, but then I got more sleep then because I COULD sleep during the day like all the "experts" say. With two... that's just not possible. Our second has a more laid back personality, so I'm hoping that it goes okay, but I'm not "strong" when it comes to my babies crying. They grow up so fast, I hate to give up the few years of snuggling that I get just to get a few more winks at night. But I'm tired of fighting with my husband (who HATES having to get up in the night) over the issue.
He assumes that because I have reservations about doing this, that I'm automatically dooming it to fail. I'll admit, in the wee hours when I can barely think, I've thought about it SEVERAL times. I'm just so scared that I'll be a basketcase from the baby's cries that it won't be worth it.
Advice??? Also, any advice on how to help my toddler, who will essentially be going through this with me, deal with the fact that I'm letting his brother just scream? I'm worried that the toddler will start having trouble sleeping because he'll think that if he cries at night we won't come help him:(
I'm at my wits end.....