Saturday, July 3, 2010
So it looks like the erection was premature (sorry, I couldn't resist). Ferber is as difficult as I thought it would be. Nate cried for two different rounds over the night - once around 11pm for 75 minutes and the other at 5am for 45. I mean, look at that little cherub! It was so, so hard to leave him each time as he sat there alone in his crib exhausted and crying. On the bright side, there was no vomit. What's killing me is that he is already afraid of his crib. He used to enjoy playing in there for a few minutes over the course of the day. Now, when we even get close he clings to me and starts to cry. Ferber and many pediatricians claim that the trust between parent and child isn't damaged in anyway throughout this process. I don't know if I buy that. And as someone else somewhere said (I can't remember where) - you can't raise a child twice.