Yesterday at ECFE I mentioned that Dahlia still refuses to sleep - and after we all talked a little, the entire class was devoted to talking about how Dahlia is the non-sleeper. (it was a little embarrassing actually). Dahlia slept through the night on Sunday night which was such an anomaly I knew it wouldn't last. And it didn't.
So at class I told them that Dahlia wakes up lately between 1:30 and 2 and cries, no SCREAMS, for an hour or longer. We haven't been going in there....we're at wit's end.
Well, until last night. We have been really good and just letting her CIO and it hasn't been *too bad* because usually after an hour or so shes quiets down. Last night - no such luck. She SCREAMED! Screamed her head off for and hour and a half. Steve had already gotten up and gone in there (much to my chagrin!!!!!) and that didn't help and after another 45 minutes or so I couldn't take it any more, and Steve was getting super pissed because he hadn't slept AT ALL that night (took over 2 hours for him to fall asleep in the first place)....and I ended up bringing her back to bed with me (Steve retired to the other room because he was so annoyed). *sigh* I was so mad at myself for giving in because I know it undermines everything but I just couldn't stand it any more!
We got a little sleep - Dahlia was snuggly for a while thank god. but it's disheartening to know that we "failed" again. We have a few more ideas to try - how to put her to bed differently, earlier, etc but I'm losing hope that she'll ever sleep like a normal kid. *sigh*