We really value sleep training, and after Ellie it would've been easy to walk away and think we knew the "secrets" :)
You can imagine my surprise as sweet Josie Kate has been a far more "normal" baby- and changing often. The "secrets" just weren't working:) As soon as you figure her out, she changes! Apparently that's pretty typical :)
It's been quite the journey of "figuring her out" and learning how to help her get good sleep. But I'm grateful to report that at 5.5 months, she has a bedtime! Not only that, but Ellie & Josie almost always go to bed around the same time (between 7-8 pm) and wake up around the same time (between 7-8 am). I still feed Josie once at night in the 10:00 hour, but this routine is amazing!
I'm grateful Josie was more demanding, as figuring her out and rocking her to sleep was a guarantee that I got good time with her each day (and Ellie didn't steal all of my attention :)) but I'm also very, very grateful that we all can get a good nights rest!
We're in a very busy season, and I can't imagine trying to do this without sleep!
*Sigh* The sweet relief of being back in a routine as a family of four!