I have been feeling a bit lackluster lately when it comes to blogging, and life in general. After the holidays, after all the anticipation, and celebration, family time and cheer, I guess I feel a bit blue, a bit letdown. Now we are staring into the long winter ahead, without much to break up the months of cold. In addition, I am on the brink of exhaustion. Vik- the world’s sweetest, happiest baby (during the day)- is giving us a run-for-our-money during the night. He is still waking up every 2-3 hours to nurse throughout the night, which is newborn behavior, not that of a 5 1/2 month old. He has slept through the night a total of 2 times, ever. I am becoming increasingly tired. In fact, the world feels a bit foggy. I’ll be in the middle of a conversation and forget what we were talking about. I”ll walk upstairs to complete a chore, and once I’m there, forget what it was I was doing. We’ll be out for a walk, just a few blocks from home, and I’ll get a wave of exhaustion that makes me wonder how I’ll ever make it home. Exhaustion is permeating every cell of my being. And so I ask you- have you tried any sleep training methods? Did they work? Do you have any book, or website recommendations you can send my way? I’m at the end of my rope, and I’m hoping the advice of fellow moms might help me hang on.