It started out great! DD was putting herself to sleep. I'd give her something soft to put in her hand (she likes to have a hand in my hair when I'm holding her), she'd suck her thumb and go to sleep.
I really want to night wean. I really want her off of me.
This was last night.
Bed at 6:30 by DH (I usually nurse her before bed but I'm not home Wed evenings so no nursing). He said she was asleep in seconds.
Woke at 9:30. I nursed her. She did not fall asleep at the breast she actually pulled away when she was done. So I started rocking her. She's heavy and I have an unpadded wooden rocking chair so after a while it gets uncomfortable. I put her in her crib with her softy and sat beside her (this has worked in the past. If she sees me she doesn't cry as often she'll fall asleep). Everytime she stood up and cried I wordlessly put her back lying down. I gave up at 10:30 and DH stepped in. Back to sleep around 11. After an hour and a half!
Woke again at 2:30ish. No nursing but I picked her up and rocked her for a while. Until I couldn't anymore. Put her in her crib. 3:00 or 3:30 Dh stepped in (ok by this point I was sitting in the hallway listening to her cry, I couldn't do it anymore). He tried while I went to bed. 4:00 he brought her to bed with me (he had to go to work this morning!). She cried and fought until 5:00 when I gave in and nursed her. Then she slept til 7 and she's up for the day.
I know I'm not doing this right! Someone please help. I want her off me and I want to sleep too! It's been weeks. I need a more consistent method.
I have looked at Dr Jay Gordons method but He says not to nurse again until after she's slept, but I can't get her back to sleep to get to that point.