We ran for a total of an hour and 15 minutes, which I am just going to call 7.5 miles, since I was Garmin-less. I don’t always run with it. You don’t always need that much information.
Speaking of information, there’s too much when it comes to babies and sleep. It’s like you have a baby and suddenly you’re in this zone of hanging out with other people who have or have had babies and all you talk about is SLEEP. How frequently? How much? How good? How did you finally get it? It reminds me of how everyone was talking about sex when I was still a virgin.
So I was all about sleep training. Then I wasn’t. I read a few baby sleep books. I chucked the ones I didn’t like. I re-read the one I liked. I re-read it again. I got another one out from the library. It contradicted the first one. Our pediatrician contradicted both of them. Our friends who had premature twins said they sleep trained at eight months and now the kids sleep like champs. Which made me think, if their kids can sleep through the night, why shouldn’t our baby be able to? Which made me think we should sleep train again. And then I talked to my best friend who has three kids and she said the problem is I am talking to too many people and reading too many books and the only thing to do is to do what the baby needs, and every baby is different. Which only made me more confused because THE BABY CAN’T TALK. Sometimes I think I should just trust my intuition, but you develop intuition through experience (Isn’t that what Malcolm Gladwell said in “Blink”? Great book), and I have basically none. Anyway, we are back on board with sleep training.
I need to think of it like I think of my running, with an emphasis on consistency, consistency, consistency! And if you fall off the wagon (e.g. going on vacation, which is potentially hazardous to the maintenance of both training and sleep schedules), just get back on the first chance you get.