So, we've started doing the cry-it-out method. Yikes. We had no problem putting her to bed...except that we rocked her to sleep every night and eventually that is going to be a problem...
Whoops - 3 minutes is up...I'll be right back....
Okay - this SUCKS. I feel terrible letting her cry-SCREAM when I leave the room. Ugh.
We are motivated to do this now because a colleague of mine disclosed that his 2-year-old has uncontrollable tantrums because she never learned to "self-soothe" because she was rocked to sleep every night. UGH. Dahlia is SO TIRED right now and yet she just screams if she doesn't fall asleep in our arms. *sigh* I feel so bad when I go in there and she has little tears running down her face and she looks at me with those eyes that say "you're going to pick me up, right?"
It's hard. H.A.R.D. But I know ultimately she will be okay. Last night she did a 3 minute (go back into the room after 3 minutes), 5 minute and 1 10 minute. We didn't hear another peep out of her til almost 6:30 this morning. It's just so hard to sit here in the next room and listen to her, when I mostly just want to hold her and rock her to sleep.