So, I've been avoiding blogging because the largest issue in my life right now is sleep training Oscar, and I've talked enough about sleep on this blog and sleep training is really hard and leaves me feeling really conflicted. But, given these options, I feel I've made the right decision:
Option 1 (no training, last month and a half): Oscar in bed by 7pm - wakes 8+ times a night - comes in the bed at 10:30 (at third or fourth waking) - nurses every 1.5 hours until daybreak - at daybreak, starts poking, pinching, shrieking at Mommy - naps 2x a day for 15-30 minutes.
Option 2 (training, last two days): Oscar in bed by 7pm - first waking, Oscar cries (HARD) 15-25 minutes - sleeps until 11:30, nurses and back in crib by midnight - wakes at 6am, nurses stays in bed w/Mommy - starts the day at 7am.
So, we're going with Option 2, which is really hard and really shitty in the moment, but really awesome the next day when both O and I are well rested and much less cranky. As if a kid with a smile like this could ever be cranky (yes, this is a gratuitous baby-in-the-bath shot.)