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  1. Emily

    Six-ish months was so tough for us too, sleep wise! My son went nuts when he would roll over, and it pissed him off so much! Once he got more mobile, he was so much happier. It’s the pre-crawling sleep regression – her body and brain are working so hard to master that skill! The five am wake ups are so tough! But they eventually get the hang of things and start sleeping in later – it feels like it might never happen at that age, but they do. You’re doing awesome, mama! She’s adorable and she’s thriving, and you’re juggling so much with your new normal. They always tell you to give yourself 6 months with any new job to start feeling like you have the hang of it – and having a baby is a whole new LIFE. So it feels like it’s been a long time, but you’ve really done so much in such a short period of time. My little boy is 18 months now, and it’s so crazy how different my spring looks now versus a year ago.

  2. Melissa

    Honestly, 6 months is still “new baby” enough to feel exhausted! There’s a reason why mothers in many, many other countries don’t go back to work until the baby is at least a year old. The first year is hard enough without having to juggle work on top of everything else! With that said, it sounds like she’s thriving in daycare, so it’s great that she’s there. But you must give yourself a break and please know that it is okay to feel exhausted. You can’t rush it, but it WILL get better! Big hugs! xx

  3. I was obsessed with sleep around this age! M had never slept through the night and was waking up every hour – sometimes 20 minutes – at 5 months, so after sleep training I became obsessed with sleep. Still am! The sleeping will get way better but then you’re tired all the time because you are chasing them everywhere : ) It is a good thing they are so darn cute all the time.

  4. Lisa

    Unfortunately once they can flip over in the magic sleepsuit they can no more wear it as is a suffocation risk. :/ We use it for our lo and I’m already dreading that day.

    • Emily

      My daughter slept in her sleepsuit for the longest time and I felt like it prevented her from rolling over in her sleep. I, too, dreaded the transition, but once she stopped wearing it, she started sleeping on her tummy, which I think provided as much comfort as the suit did.

  5. Kathy

    She’s flipping adorable! I think she’s the spitting image of your sister-in-law, no??

  6. Julia

    Thanks for your honesty! Being a mom is exhausting and working fulltime is exhausting. The combo is killer! Have you thought of getting a nanny? My husband travels a ton and a nanny had saved my sanity!

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