Needless to say - I called the Doctor again today to beg for any bit of advice that he may have been holding out on me before (in the 500 times that I had asked the same question). I have tried every sleep training method, every piece of advice from family, friends, doctors, books, random internet people, ANYONE. And nothing is working. We have been trying to sleep train him for months now. M-O-N-T-H-S
The doctor said, "Wow - you have a fighter on your hands!" So needless to say - we have our work cut out for us. We are now trying some far reaching/last resort (before we go nuts) tips.
Last resort tip 1: Put pictures of us on the wall. So that when Carter wakes up and wonders where we are - there are the freaky 1-D mommy and daddys staring at him. I can't make this stuff up - the doctor actually recommended this.
Last resort tip 2: An aquarium. Carter likes his crib music toys - but the musical ones only play music for about 2 minutes. The aquarium has fishies floating around while music (or water sounds) play for (what seems like) forever. And then the fish stop and the music and lights slowly fade out.
Yup - there are our smiley faces....freakishly staring down at Carter. I am contimplating adding word bubbles...that change weekly. If there were current word bubbles right now...mine could say, "remember these pictures Carter so that you can explain your parental paranoia to your therapist someday."