For a while there I was reading nothing but parenting books. Then, when I tried to wean myself off them, I became addicted to parenting discussion boards instead.
But I've become bored with reading about other people's problems with their respective baby's sleep patterns.
The best thing I got out of reading stuff like "Help! My child wakes up every hour at night and screams!" every night, was knowing that:
a) I'm not the only one with a baby who doesn't sleep through the night and
b) there are some parents out there who are worse off.
It probably helps that, at six months old this coming Saturday, Baby seems to be settling into a routine of her own which doesn't leave me with bloodshot eyes and an inability to concentrate for more than five minutes.
Yes, Baby is turning 6 months. She's a big girl now, with her own upright car seat and her own blue and orange high chair.
She's learned how to make her hammock bounce up and down by lifting and dropping her wee bum, and she's into Baby Einstein DVDs.
She chortles when I hold her to my chest and jump up and down, and goes quiet when she hears someone sing ...Old McDonald had a farm/ee eye ee eye oh...
She likes squished up pear but makes faces when it's squished up apple.
Oh, I feel another baby photo post coming on...