Some of you might not care at all about our sleep training adventures, but on the other hand, some of you might, so I'll share anyway. Last night Riley fell asleep around 8:30ish, and slept soundly, without a peep until 12:15. At that point I fed her, and put her straight back in her crib. She cried for 3 minutes, I went in, she cried for 5 minutes, I went in, and she was asleep before the 7 minute check. She slept until just after 5am, at which point I fed her. She fell asleep after I fed her, but woke as soon as I put her in her crib. Now I knew she needed more sleep, but 5am is a weird/tough time for her to fall asleep, so we decided to get her up for the day rather than let her cry at this point. She was happy enough, although I could tell she's very tired, and her voice is SO raspy and sad sounding. :(
She was really tired by 7am, so I tried to put her down for a nap. She SCREAMED for 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 7 minutes, and fell asleep 2 minutes later. And woke up 2 minutes after that. And then fell back asleep at 7:17am. And she napped in her crib until 8:00, so 43 minutes. HUGE success. Nap number two was sort of similar. Put her in there a little before 10:15, she screamed for 3 minutes, then 5 minutes, fell asleep before the 7 minute check, woke briefly and screamed some more, and then was out by 10:25. She slept until 11:30. Her newest thing though (which I'm not a huge fan of) is sleeping literally face down on the mattress. Like mouth and nose squished into the mattress. She usually turns her head after a few minutes, but it still freaks me out and I keep checking to make sure she's breathing!