We just started nightweaning W night last week... I skipped straight to phase 2 of Gordon's plan, b/c we'd been living in phase 1 for awhile - so maybe technically we starting nightweaning months ago
Anyway, she already knew how to fall asleep after relatively short nursings and without nipple in mouth if I insisted. I chose 10:30-5:30a as my 7-hr sleep window, b/c DH's alarm goes off at 5:30, and we usually get up at 6 - so I figured that would give me and DD 30m to snuggle in bed and nurse in the morning. She often wakes to nurse for the first time around 10:30p, too, so I figured I could just keep that nurse, and try to eliminate the rest.
W night was hard b/c she was mad about not nursing and so couldn't relax. But I found a position (reclining against a few pillows and bear hugging her against my chest) that she really liked and would help her conk out off and on for decent stretches. Th night was much better - she was a little sad, but would get herself to sleep relatively quickly, without much support from me. And then F night...
She slept through the entire night for the first time in her life!!! 6.30p-5:30a!!!
Of course, then Sat night we dressed her inappropriately, and she woke up multiple times too hot or too cold.
: And she was mad about not nursing then... And last night she woke up a few times, but didn't get upset until about 4:30a, when she was really feeling ready to nurse. I think I need to remember to keep a sippy of water by the bed - I keep forgetting, partly b/c she's always rejected it as a stand-in for nursing in the past.
The other issue I'm dealing with is that she's 90% potty-learned, and she's realized that saying "potty" is a get-out-of-bed-free card. But she's really hoping that it'll be accompanied by nursing, so she gets upset...
Still, I feel so hopeful - I'm ready for more sleep, and the progression of W night to F night, STTN, makes me even more confident she's ready.