Like many first-time parents, Pat and I made the decision to co-sleep with Savannah. For non-parents that means to keep her in our bed and make her crib a foreign concept.
It worked for the time I was breast feeding, but has since become a dangerous situation as we worry that Savannah will now wake up and take a trip (translated - bad fall) over the side of the bed.
Last night I did what every parent dreads doing... I forced Savannah to cry herself to sleep in her own bed. It took about 1.5 hours and I ended up going in there several times and patting her until she finally fell asleep.
Now it's almost eight hours later and she's still asleep!
I went in there to check and make sure she was OK and she was fine.
I just hope I have the strength to do it again tonight... everyone promises me that she'll sleep on her own after a few nights of crying.