Okay- first off, I have been known in the past to tell people to take their "pethetic little stories" of CIO to another board, but I have a question. Does anyones child prefer to cry or fuss to sleep?
Here is my story- My first DD was the type that wanted to nurse to sleep- we have always co-slept and it was never a big deal. She never cried to go to sleep.
Well, seems that no 2 kids are alike. My newest DD who is now 6 months old wants to fuss, cry or whatever you call it- to go to sleep. She has been this way from about birth- but now that she is 6 months old it is getting worse. (by that I mean, for me) At frist I was very upset over this, and now I have come to just learn her signs and back away and let her do her thing. But she is getting bigger so her crys are louder and make me upset. They have not gotten longer in periods (3seconds or less), just louder.
When she was born she would fuss and cry when I would try to nurse her or comfort her to sleep- so I started walking way for a few seconds and she would calm down, then if I went back it would start up again- I kinda was getting the vibe that I was anoying (sp) her. That she needed her space, and once she got her 30seconds of fussing out of the way and found her hands to suck on she was fine (she is a finger sucker)- falls asleep without another sound.
It is not like I truly would let her CIO- in the way where she could be crying for more than 2 min in an our right scream or even a fuss- so dont go bashing me- that is not the case. It is like she needs her space, and if I get too close she cant concentrate on sleeping, it is almost like feels like she wants to be awake because I am right there, but darnit she is so tired- so she fusses until I leave her alone in her own peace.
does anyone else child like to put her/himself to sleep? Do they CIO for a few seconds before they find that sleepy peace? Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong? I swear- with Breeze I feel like a new mother, like I have never done this before...
Will there ever be a time that she wants to just drift off to sleep in my arms or nursing???