My son will be 5 months on Tuesday and I am going back to work on Monday. I am a teacher so it is only 7 weeks until I am off for 2 months. My mother is taking care of him in our home, so I don't have to worry about getting him ready in the mornings. I will have to do this in Spetember when he starts daycare. Anyway, I really don't follow a schedule. I mean, Michael wakes up at 5:30/6 ish, nurses, goes back to sleep for about an hour, is up nurses about an hour later. All I know is that Michael takes a nap every 3 hours but it could be a 10 minute nap up until 2 hours. I keep telling my mother to follow his cues, which is hard for her since she comes from a different philosophy ( rigid schedules, letting babies cry it out). She has been shadowing me for a few days over the past month and has really changed her ways. She doesn't like Michael to cry it out and she can tell the difference between his crying. Wish me Luck on Monday!