More good news is that there have been unforeseen consequences with laying down my foot in the middle of the night. George fell asleep last night to me reading and while he drank a bottle Vitalyte! And this afternoon, he fell asleep for a nap while listening to one of my meditation tracks as he drank a bottle. Very handy since Emilie always seems to start screaming with colic pains the moment George is ready for a nap (and then I can't give him milk. I tell you, having two of your little ones dependent on your boobs at the same time is hard. -And yes, I know medical professionals recommend not falling asleep with a bottle, as written above (because of tooth decay concerns), but George doesn't "sleep" with his bottle, it will fall out of his mouth or he takes it out to sleep better. Teeth heal themselves as long as they have decent break between meals, as a UK dentist site reads (http://www.purelydental.co.uk/top-tips-for-looking-after-your-teeth/). Anyway, I'm not too worried about his baby teeth.
I'm pretty excited George is learning how to fall asleep on his own and I'm so proud of him for doing so great considering how hard it must be for him. I wasn't going to quit milk at night or nap time, but if he's doing fine without it to go to sleep, I won't complain! I don't plan to cut him off completely, but he really doesn't need me suffering at night. Of course parenthood won't become a breeze par se because of all of this, but maybe, just maybe I'll get some sleep if Emilie's colic subsides. I don't blame her for the colic, nor George for the normal challenges of toddlerhood, but I'll still try to find ways that will help us all have a more calm home though. :) Chaos is not bliss for anyone (besides the Goddess of Chaos in the movie Sinbad), so it's good for me to try my best with making our home a calm environment.