OK. I admit it. I was very anti-swing. I'd read that they become a prop. That babies get used to them and don't learn to put themselves to sleep. But after a few sleepless nights and after watching a DVD about calming babies, the suggestion to swaddle and swing sounds great to me. We are all getting a little more rest and our moods are on the upswing. Unfortunately, it seems that just when one thing is getting better, other problems creep in and the pendulum swings back again. I suppose we should follow Lydia's lead. We can cry and scream, but in the end we are strapped in so it will be easier on everyone if we chill out and enjoy the ride!