The pediatrician gave me the green light to sleep train. He said that T is physically capable of sleeping 10-12 hours and that he trained his own son at four months. He said the first two nights the baby cried for over an hour, but he's slept straight through ever since. Sounds familiar. So I guess the question is - do I have the balls?
I don't know. Tonight I let him cry at 10 pm because I was pumping and I just can't give in to his waking every three hours, especially in the evening when he's just been fed. It would be so much easier if we slept in separate rooms! I may have to get up and sleep on the couch. I'm not sure how I'm going to pull this off. But I do feel slightly bolstered that the ped gave his green light. After all, T is nearly five months. I have a feeling if I worked full time in a stressful job I wouldn't put up with being woken up all night; but because I can (sort of) laze around in the mornings I let things slide that I otherwise wouldn't.
I am definitely getting to the end of my rope with the bad sleeping, though. I am determined not to let it go a whole year like I did last time...it's just a question of how long before I lay down the law?