Tuesday, August 15, 2006
6 Month Inspection
We took Noah to the doctor this morning for his 6 month appointment. He now weighs 20 pounds and is 29 inches long. The doctor was impressed with his sitting skills and babbling- and was not so impressed with his sleeping skills. He recommended that we attempt the "cry it out" method. According to the doc, we are supposed to let him cry for however long it takes for him to fall back asleep. Maybe 30 minutes, 60 minutes or even 90 minutes!! Ben was ecstatic to hear the doctor make this recommendation. He's been eager to let Noah cry it out since birth. I am still on the fence about the whole thing. The doctor also recommended that we go ahead and lower the crib mattress to its lowest setting. He gave me the visual of Noah learning to stand up while "crying it out" and then falling out of the crib. Ben is going to adjust the crib as soon as he's done with work.