do not be deceived.
this little boy has become a monster.
you think i'm joking?
you think a 5 month old baby is not capable of being a monster?
i'm not joking.
and he is capable.
somewhere between all the traveling and time change and confusion
he developed separation anxiety.
do babies even get that this young?
who even knows.
all i know is i cannot leave his side.
and if i try to lay him down for a nap or bedtime, he screams his head off. like a monster.
i've tried everything.
even letting him cry.
which breaks my heart right in half.
but that especially doesn't work because he cries so hard he makes himself sick.
and then i have a sick, mad, cranky baby who really doesn't want to go to bed now.
so i give in and i lay next to him
or i let him hold my fingers.
or i talk to him and sing to him and tell him stories until he falls asleep.
i think we are both exhausted.
so now what?
i let him learn bad habits.
and i won't let him cry anymore.
and i've read a million books (ok...3)
any ideas out there?