Like many first moms, I was certain I would get my baby on a schedule right away. As soon as she made her debut, plans changed. I spoiled her —letting her fall asleep in my arms whenever she pleased and allowing her to nap as she pleased. Again, I vowed that number two would be different and I would have him following the clock. To see how that plan is panning out,


Once more, my child greeted me with a face I couldn't resist and I have failed to stick to a strict timeline. Luckily for me, my first child easily fell into her own routine, but can also roll with the flow if we need her to eat earlier or nap later. As for my lil guy, he seems to be mapping out his own agenda quite nicely though we are trying to provide more structure with him. Over the last few weeks, I have tried to let him "tell" me how I can meet his needs. So far, my five-month-old boy still takes his early bird nap, a later morning snooze and a lengthy afternoon siesta. By 6 p.m., he's ready to hit the sheets and call it a night. The toughest part of the sleep battle I am currently fighting is getting him to "like" being put in his crib with eyes wide open.

Did you put your babe on a schedule?