O.k. I feel a little better this morning, dd seemed to sleep a bit better so I am more rested...
Dd is 8.5 months. For the beginning of her life I would nurse her and then carry her around the kitchen letting her listen to the exhaust fan on the stove and she would fall asleep quite quickly.
She would then sleep in a moses basket untill she would wake to nurse again and then I'd move her to her the family bed. I actually enjoyed this routine.
Well she got too long for her basket and we went on several trips this summer and as a result I resorted to nursing her to sleep. I never wanted to get into a nursing routine, selfishly I didn't want to be the only one to be able to do bedtime with her. We were able to rock my ds to sleep untill transitioning him to falling asleep on his own. I was hoping to find a similar solution for dd (we don't have a rocking chair any more).
So now I'm at a loss, she won't sleep in the sling and I'm afraid to put her in a stroller to sleep because I won't know what to do when it gets cold out. I have tried to walk her in the house like before but that doesn't seem to work either. I'm almost ready to drag the crib out of the attic. Maybe I can just let her play to sleep in it (I know probably not the best idea).
The part that I'm so frustrated about is that I feel like I can't read my dd signals. I have tried to move naps around in the afternoon, to skip them entirely, bath before bed, no bath, solids as a bedtime snack, no solids...you get the picture. I can't get a read on any of it.
Maybe there is something I haven't thought of?
Sigh, thank you for letting me vent a bit here. I know this will pass...