so with Ethan i was completely against him "crying it out" to go to sleep and such. i just couldn't handle it when he was small. so we had a HORRENDOUS time trying to get him to go to sleep, stay asleep, do anything that resembles sleep. it was really bad. many times i ended up in tears and as frustrated as he was. then when we moved to AZ i decided to try again, he was about 13-14 months old and it didn't take long, he cried for a very short time a couple of nights and then it was fine from there on out.
so this time we decided to do it earlier.
the thing about Avery is that she is NOT cuddly or touchy...she is kind of prickly, and i'm not trying to be mean, but she just is. so when we try to get her to sleep it is a battle EVERY SINGLE TIME. she freaks out, arches her back, cries her head off if we are holding her or not. so kendall figured if she is going to do that anyway, why not do it in her crib. because we have tried going in and comforting her and going back out and it doesn't work so great. we end up holding her anyway, and then she goes to sleep that way, which is alright, if she wouldn't pitch an all out fit to get that way. so i am trying to be onboard with this because it is, once again, DRIVING ME BANANAS. i love my kids, but what is up with this non-sleeping business? she will only sleep for 30 minutes during the day a couple of times, on average and she is definitely NOT sleeping through the night and she is grumpy increasingly throughout the day.
so today kendall is gone to school and i am trying to do this crying it out business. because i am at a loss of what to do...i don't want advice, i have read so much and tried so many things and i don't really want so much encouragement, unless you have a really good story, but i just want to send my frustration and sleepiness out into the cosmic void....
it has been almost an hour and she is still crying as much as she was at the beginning...this sucks.