I’m lying in bed listening to Max fussing and crying in his crib. It’s been 15 minutes and I’ve gone in to check on him twice. I really wish he’ll just settle and go back to sleep, he cries on and off every few seconds and I desperately want to take the easy way out and just pick him up and nurse him back to sleep. But I know if I do, all my efforts would have gone down the drain. His sleep has been so much better, I just need to ride out these rare times when he still wakes up. I know he’s not hungry, neither is he wet, nor is he ill. His cries have fully awaken me and I know it’ll be a good hour after he has fallen asleep before I can do the same. Many people might not agree with my cry it out approach but to each his own, learning to self soothe is important especially if it means we all get a better night’s sleep in the long run.