After 2 hours of FULL OUT HARD CORD BLOOD VESSEL BURSTING (well, you'd think!) SCREAMING last night (this from 8-10pm). I gave up. I went upstairs, picked her up, she calmed down. I went into our bedroom. Laid her on our bed and she didn't make a peep. She was awake. But just laid there. I went downstairs to get my water & my book, told Steve I was going to bed (with Dahlia) and got ready for bed. She was still awake, but just sitting there. SO TIRED. I laid down with her and she was asleep within minutes.
Then I got up and read my book for a while in her room, because I cannot go to sleep without reading! Well, I could but....
I was tempted to crawl into her crib to sleep! But figured that wouldn't be too comfy.
I returned to my bed and she slept. All. Night. In fact she slept til 8:30 this morning!!
I do not want to co-sleep with her every night. I do not want to go down this path of bending to whatever she wants. But I'm at wit's end with the sleeping thing. She has fought bedtime every night for almost a week. And she puts up a hell of a fight! She continues to wake up in the night and is inconsolable.
CIO didn't work (doesn't, we tried last night from 8-10); putting her down awake doesn't work. I don't know what else to do!