Get held/walked/sometimes nurse again
Go to sleep
Placed in cribAfter re-reading the book Sleeping Through the Night we decided that I would go about her normal bedtime routine, but stop with her nursing session and then pass her off to Sean for books. This would break her association with me holding or nursing her again and hopefully lead to less resistance for a new routine. Sean read her books and then kissed her goodnight and left. I was expecting a big fight from her but night one she cried for 8 minutes, night two is was maybe 30 seconds, and night three (tonight) I only heard a mild protest that lasted less than 10 seconds. I was honestly very worried about how Colin would react to her crying while we "ignored her" but it was mostly a non-issue because she didn't cry that long and with the baseball game on he was distracted enough that he didn't really notice.
So far, overnight she has been a little odd. The number of night wakings is the same but at that last wake up around 3 she does not want to be put down. That is very unusual for her as she isn't really big on cuddling while sleeping. So while I was hoping for better sleep I've gotten worse...it is still early yet though so we'll see. Next week we will train her naps, I don't really think that will be much of a problem at all. Then after that goes well, we will work out the plan for overnight...that is a little trickier as Colin is in the room with her I'm not sure how long I can let her cry without waking him up..generally she doesn't wake him up at all so I'm hoping that trend continues. We will be trying out Colin's first sleepover at a friends house soon so hopefully that will be the night we start overnight training.