Anywho. So I woke up this morning determined to try some new things and see what happened. First, she woke up for the morning at 6:30am, I fed her, and by 7:00 I had her in her crib. No messing around here. She was asleep by 7:20, NO TEARS, and I thought I was a genius. Until she woke up at 7:50. 30 minute nap, not so good. She did wake up fairly happy though, so that was a start. Next nap... I put her in bed at 8:45, she was quiet for a few minutes, then started to cry. I let her cry for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes I went and picked her up and settled her, then put her straight back in her crib. She started to cry right away, and I let her cry for 10 minutes. Meanwhile I took a shower to avoid losing my mind from listening to my baby cry. After those 10 minutes I picked her up, settled her, and put her back in bed. Immediately she started to cry, I left her for another 10 minutes while I went and did dishes to distract myself. After those ten minutes, I had already decided I would give it a MAX of ten more minutes before I'd had enough for this nap... BUT, after I picked her up, she calmed down, and started to fall asleep, so I put her back in her bed, and sure enough, she fell asleep at 9:25. Holy. Moly. I gave myself a pat on the back, and basically watched her through the video monitor until she woke up. Good use of time, I know. But it worked. She fell asleep in her crib. Twice. During the day. Commence applause.
In fact, she was in such a good mood when Mark got home, we decided to test out her "Joey Jumper."