Ok so I'm hoping that the la leche league crew is into the attachment parenting thing like I am. What I'm wondering is how to get my 19 month old to sleep. She has never been on a schedule. We nursed and slept whenever and have done pretty well with that up until recently. She has started going to bed very late at night (like 11pm-1am) and what's more concerning for me is that everything I used to do doesn't get her to sleep anymore. She fights it tooth and nail. And if I wait for tired signs I am waiting forever. She used to rub her eyes, yawn, ask to nurse and we would go to room with dim lights and she would nurse to sleep. Now she is going a mile a minute and at a reasonable hour I take her up to her room, dim the lights and have quiet play for awhile, then read books, sing lullabies, let her nurse, rock her, lay down with her, but nothing works. She sees it all coming and freaks out and tries to rev herself up to fight sleeping. I just don't know what to do.
I've coslept with her her whole life and always nursed her and tried to make the bedtime experience a positive one but it seems she still hates going to sleep. I am unwilling to let her cry it out and was initially against scheduling her but I cannot handle these late bedtimes bc I'm exhausted by then (I'm a sahm). I would be open to getting her on more of a routine/schedule but just don't know where to start. I can no longer get her to sleep no matter what I do, she sleeps when she wants to, period.
Does anyone have some advice for this tough period?