Apologies for the complete silence. I have been meaning to post here for a long time, and plan to get back to it too....but I've been so busy and so sleep-deprived. We have a little boy who struggles to stay asleep longer than an hour or two at a time and it's really taken its toll. Almost eight months of such fractured sleep and so little of it. Whoever came up with the phrase "sleeping like a baby" to mean a heavy placid sleep was all wrong.
I will get back to posting eventually but it may be a while yet. We are launching on some extensive and very structured sleep training soon, which will make things worse before they are better, so send all those calming baby-sleeping vibes our direction over the next while and hopefully after that, to quote Arnie, I'll be back.