How I got my baby to take two naps a day and sleep through the night

I know some people are going to read the title of this and think, “You lucky asshole.” But seriously – I worked my ass off to get this kid on a sleep schedule! When Everett came home from the NICU after four and a half months, he barely slept. Because the lights were constantly on, alarms were repeatedly beeping and people were always chatting in the NICU – he was used to being awake. Here’s how I got my baby to take two naps a day and sleep through the night. Once he came home, there were days he literally would be awake for eight hours straight. As a newborn (because he was born four months early, so his adjusted age was newborn). When he did sleep, it was maybe for twenty minutes at a time, randomly. Nights were a crapshoot. At first he had his days and nights mixed up.…