I've always been intrigued by astrology. I'm not one to make decisions based on it or anything, but I'll check out my horoscope. I like reading descriptions of my sign, seeing myself reflected in the words, and I appreciate astrology for the comfort and understanding it provides. Now that I'm a mom, I enjoy reading my daughter's horoscope and seeing how it plays out in her little life, too, especially in one crucial area: sleep. With all this in mind, I've prepared a guide for how your baby will sleep, based on their Zodiac sign.
My daughter's due date was mid-May, so I was pretty sure I would have a Taurus on my hands, and I was OK with that. Although uncompromising, a Taurus is also patient, practical, and devoted. I managed to really offend my sister when I revealed that I was crossing my fingers and shamelessly hoping I didn't end up with a Gemini (the cutoff is May 21st). Don't get me wrong, I love a Gemini... in its adult incarnations. But in my albeit limited experience, they are difficult babies. My beloved sister had such terrible colic and slept so little that when I came along, my mom took me to the doctor to make sure there wasn't something wrong with me (all I did was sleep and eat — a true Cancer).
I went into labor on my due date and delivered my little bull baby the following day. True to Taurus form, she was reliable and stable. She's a little stubborn at bedtime, but overall, she's a great sleeper. Astrology doesn't have all the answers, to be sure, but it can clue you in on a few things and I happen to believe infant sleep is one of them.