One and a half weeks ago I decided it was time she fall asleep on her own. At almost 11 months old now, she's still sleeping in our room and I had been nursing her to sleep every night and during the night when she'd wake up. We are tired!
I'd attempted cry it out a couple times before, but wasn't consistent or it wasn't working for us. (We did it with Elinore at 6 months, it was a breeze and she's a great sleeper usually!)
October 19, that evening, we began. And we committed to being consistent about it! 10 days in and we have been. She lays down awake and doesn't cry! And we've slept through the night more in the last two weeks than we have in a long time! Woo hoo! It's not every night, but more nights we slept than didn't. On those nights we didn't get up with her, I did hear her a couple times she'd cry or fuss a little, but she'd go back to sleep before we'd moved from bed.
Next step will be transitioning her to the big girl room with Elinore. This I'm even more nervous about. What if they're both awake in the middle of the night!? How do I get them both to fall asleep!? I'm sure we'll get a routine and be fine. What that looks like though; I don't know.
She's mastered blowing kisses the last couple weeks too. And it's super cute.