Kat - posted on 11/19/2011 ( 45 moms have responded )
So monday night i had it. I offically decided to put the railing on the crib and get to work. My LO is 13 months and has been co-sleeping since day one. I have recently night weaned him for the most part, nursing maybe once being approx 7-9 hours after last feed. He does not eat solids well. Anywho, i told myself that i would NEVER try to sleep train again. It was to hard at the other attempts. This was attempt 4. So far, still going. Started monday. It was a loooooong first night, changing plan up a bit as the day goes. Ive come to realize that the more we check on him the worse he gets. I REALLY did NOT want to, i think its called extinction, right?! but as we have only gone in less and less he has cried less and less every night. I feel SOOOOO mean though for letting him do this. If he is hysterical we check on him, lay him down, and tell him night night. If not we are riding it out. The only thing i dont get is why is he continuing to wake up again and again everynight crying. Everything i read says when they eventually go to sleep that is it, they are sleeping through the night. I dont even respond to him in the night, so its not like he thinks hes gonna see me. Is he just REALLY trying hard to get me to go back to the way things use to be, and hopefully this will end soon???? I just dont want this to go on for a month or two. I cant even imagine dealing with this for another week. PLEASE if anyone has a similar story to share, or ressurance for me. I feel like a TERRIBLE mommy and dont feel like i have anyone to talk to. I sure wish my mommy was here.