I find myself scouring the Internet or reading book after book on how to get my child’s sleep habits under control. At 8 months, he’s still waking up a couple times a night, sometimes only once. Sometimes I gripe about having to get up with him, sometimes S tries to do it but when it comes down to it (don’t tell anyone) but I secretly love it.
Yes I’m tired in the morning but that goes away. What won’t go away are the memories I have of cuddling and holding him in the wee hours of the morning. I can’t help but think ahead and realize there will come a time when he might not want to cuddle with his mom and then I’ll wish I hadn’t tried to make him grow up so fast because that’s what the books told me to do.
So for now, I’ll keep dreaming of the day when I get a full night sleep but live in the moment where one sleepy little boy still loves to curl up on his mom and fall asleep.