So I've heard that the CIO method should work pretty fast...as in 3 nights or so. Well...yeah, it's not working that great for us. I suspect it's because I can't take it any more by about 5am and go and get her and bring her back for some snuggle time. I'm sure I'm screwing it/her up but I'm at wit's end.
Last night was okay. She slept pretty much all night. I think I heard her a couple times but just let her cry...it was her sort of pissed off cry (because i'm not going in there). But not SCREAMING like it has been some nights. Saturday night she was PISSED and SCREAMED for a full hour. I felt bad because my sister was visiting and the ONE NIGHT she gets away from her screaming children she had to listen to mine. Nice. Anyway - she cried from 5am to 6am this morning when I finally got up, gave her a bottle (yeah, I know, that should stop too) and we went back to bed.
So I've been trying to get her to take naps in her crib when I'm home (like this weekend & today) and that has NOT been going well. 3 days in a row it's sucked. The book I'm reading says - give it an hour - even if she cries the whole time and soon it will be better...how soon is soon? Good lord. Day 3 of this is making me want to rip my eyeballs out of my head. I was working from home today due to the ice storm and it's been nearly impossible what with all the wailing. And of course I'd rather be playing but whatever...I have to get some work done too.
So, we tried for a 3:30 2nd nap of the day because you know, she DIDN'T SLEEP EARLIER for her nap and I thought it was going well, but now she's been screaming again for the past 20 minutes or so. The hour is almost up, thank god, and then I can go get her.
This sucks. Why does my child hate to sleep? Why won't she give me a break?!?