c now sleeps through the night, in her own bed, and it is THE. BEST. EVER. letting her cry it out wasn't as painful as i thought it would be. she didn't put up much of a fight. we fed her, laid her in her crib and left the room. the first night she cried on and off for 30 minutes. the second night she cried for about 7 minutes. the next night it was 5. and then zero. we have had a few flair-ups since then. like last night, when she cried for about 45 minutes. but overall she has done amazing.
i honestly can't wrap my brain around the the fact that she just up and stopped waking up in the night every two hours simply because we put her in her own bed. weird. but we'll take it.
she is now on a very solid bedtime schedule. and it's great. here is what happens if you go to cafe rio shortly before bedtime with travis and liz:
proof that c will snuggle.
just not with me.
now we are working on naps. and it's not proving to be so easy. this child won't take a nap. she desperately needs one since she is fussy and whiny all day long. we try putting her in her crib and she will scream and scream and SCREAM until we go get here. she only naps if we are holding her. and that, my friends, is just not working for us. i love holding her while she sleeps, but i literally get nothing done. ever.
any advice on making nap times work? it's getting painful. oi. i mean really, if i keep letting her scream it out is she eventually going to fall asleep? i have a really hard time letting her scream for longer than an hour. i just want the child to take a nap. even one nap would be fine. half a nap. anything!