Well......it did not go so smoothly.
She took one nap yesterday, from 1:30-2:30 and then my husband picked her up and she fell back asleep in his arms 5 minutes later until 3:30. We fed her at 6:50, bathed her at 7:20, and then I nursed her at 8 and laid her in the crib very drowsy. She turned herself onto her tummy, whined a little, then fell asleep. At 10:30 she woke up crying, which was odd because she has never woken up at that time before....it's usually past midnight when she wakes up. My husband goes in there, gives her a hug, lays her back down, and walks out. She screams for 5 minutes, and my husband goes back in to repeat the process. During the next 10 minutes there are periods where she quiets down, even lying down at some points (to restore energy?), but then stands back up and screams. Hubby goes in and she gets even more agitated. 15 minutes more of the same alternating between calm and screaming.... just when we think she's about to fall asleep she stands back up and screams full blast. It is HEARTBREAKING. I spend the last 5 minutes staring at the baby monitor until hubby tells me time is up and I go into her room. Her bed is wet due to mucous and tears so I pick her up and we change the sheets, which only wakes her up even more, but she's laughing and smiling (which kinda makes me feel like she's played us.... but isn't that supposed to happen only after they turn 2?) Her nose has been running a bit these past 2 days which caused the wet sheets, but she doesn't seem sick otherwise. I hold her for about 5 minutes and she gets drowsy in my arms so I lay her back down and pat her for about a minute. She rolls over and falls asleep.
She wakes up at about 5AM and I quickly get my husband up. I also think, should I go in and feed her? He picks her up.....so not Ferber.....and holds her for about 5 minutes and then lays her in her crib and she falls asleep! She sleeps until 8AM.
Now I'm just totally confused. I think