We survived yesterday, thanks everyone for the encouragement! Nate slept okay last night, but did wake up at 5:45. This morning, it appears the buddy has fallen asleep after only five minutes of crying! Yay!! Hopefully things will get progressively better. I am working on putting him down before he is overly tired and that seemed to work wonders. Thanks for the tip, Danielle!
On another note, I’ve been reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. I’m almost finished with it and I definitely recommend it. It isn’t a diet book and doesn’t advocate for a particular type of eating (low-fat, low-carb, vegan, etc.) just healthy eating. It also goes into great depth about the history of how we got our Food Pyramid, the government role in food regulation, and the lobbying influence. Who knew food could be so political? It also offers some very practical guidelines on eating healthy. (Read: eat a lot more fruits and veggies, and don’t be afraid of butter.)
Now to go get some chores done!