Despite the beliefs of my mom and some others who I will not name (Alisha!), babies do not die from crying. Having said this, I decided to "help" Carson learn how to sleep through the night by letting him "cry it out" when he woke up in the middle of the night last night. I made this decision based on the fact that he is 8 weeks old and eats 6.5 ounces every 4 hours and has NO BUSINESS eating in the middle of the night. By the 10 pm bottle he has consumed 32 oz. We added a scoop of rice cereal in his last bottle and that is plenty in a 24 hour period. So, here's how it went: he went down at 10:30 pm after his last bottle of the night, woke up around 3:15 am (because that's what his body is used to) and cried for about 30 minutes. He went back to sleep and cried on and off from 5 am til 6 am when I got up to feed him~mainly because he had pooped. His body will adjust to getting his calories during the day. I am sure we will have a couple more nights of crying (that's why I bought my mom some ear plugs:). But he lived through the night and so did everyone else!
Today was his first day of daycare~post to come.