Yes I think they're like 2 weeks apart. Oh that gives me hope!
*disclaimer* sometimes they do make noise. I don't necessarily run to get them. I don't consider what they do *crying it out* because they are never actually crying, and if they DO start crying I will go get them. HOWEVER, they do talk, whine, etc. to themselves.
All three of my kids have been able to put themselves to sleep by 6ish months - and they are ALL very different personality and needs wise. PLUS they go through rough patches even after they have been self-soothing. I remember when M was teething at like 15 months I would be up for two hours at a time some nights
Nora would have been full out screaming if I ever tried this with her, no matter what her age, lol. Honestly, this past month (and she's 3) was our first real breakthru with sleep. She's finally going to sleep on her own. And sleeping thru the night. It took 3 years but damnit, she's doing it herself!! I hope she doesn't regress, but even if she does, I know she *can* do it, so I know we'll get thru that too.
This is helpful to hear though, b/c I definitely want to be more hands off with Finn if I can. He seems to be able to fall asleep on his own and is/was a better sleeper than Nora, so I want to harness that!! LOL!
We split them up and do the dtap with hib in one visit, and then in a few weeks do prevnar with polio. I alternate until both series' are complete. Then I'll start something new. Idk. It's a lot of visits, but it's worth it to me to split them up and only do 2 shots per visit.
I love my BG 4.0.
Carrie (and everyone else too) have you looked on FB or something to see if you have a local babywearing group? that is where I've met my awesomely crunchy IRL friends. There is a a mama there that fully vaxes (alot of us choose to delay/selective/non) but I know she's done her research and just come to a different conclusion than we did. I have a lot less problems with that than IRL friends that just blindly give their babies shots because someone said so. A lot of cloth diaper, co sleep, extended breastfeed, NIP without covers, etc. Its so nice to be able to talk about that stuff with IRL people wo understand!
I should try to find a group. I met 2 moms through the Target Nurse-In, which was great, but we have yet to get together. Thanks for the idea.
AFUs - we had a better night last night! I tried to be more hands off, like I said, and it really did work. I put him in the cosleeper after nursing him, and he fussed. He went, "wahhh, wahhh, wahhh -- " then found his thumb, started sucking, and fell asleep. I was like, whoa. Ok. He woke 2 hours later, nursed him, put him back -- same thing. Fussed for a few seconds, and then found his thumb, went to sleep. He woke every 2 hours or so, but after 4 am I just brought him in the bed and nursed him lying down.
Oh -- I took off the swaddler though once I brought him in bed. It *really* helped, I think. He had better ability to roll around and kick, and position himself to latch on alone. I popped him off every time and didn't let him (or me) fall asleep nursing, and each time he settled himself within a few minutes.
One of my girlfriends is having her 1st baby next month, and man. Her comments to me on my FB are pushing my buttons!! She took a parenting class and she thinks she's an expert on EVERYTHING now. If she weren't 8 mo pregnant, I give her a serious piece of my mind. And she delivers her comments with little tact. Ugh. A class just cannot prepare you for how babies rock your world.