Re: preparing to wean at one...advice
Actually, I do think the Dr. Jay method can work if your goal is just partial night-weaning. When I used my "homebrew" method- which was a lot like the Jay Gordon method- my goal was just to get one good stretch of sleep from my daughter, who was waking every 1-2 hours ALL. NIGHT. LONG. I was going INSANE.
Anyway, the first night I tried, DD slept from 9:30 until 3:00, which was the longest stretch of sleep I'd have in 6 months. She woke at 3:00, nursed, and went back to sleep until 7:00 or so. Bliss. Sheer bliss.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"