After I finished the post - all was quiet in the house for about 15 minutes...by 9:30 pm she was fussing again and at around 10 pm I heard her whining for "Night Night" (her blanket). I'm thinking to myself, "You've got to be kidding...she's been upset, crying, screaming, whining - off and on for 5 hours! Seriously, GIVE IT UP KID!!!" So I got up...walked into her room and found her STANDING in the middle of the floor. She completely climbed out of her crib...she didn't fall because I didn't hear a thud and she wasn't crying...just fussing.
So at that point, I had, had it!!! I broke down crying...called my parents to tell them what she had done...I was exhausted and drained and couldn't stop crying...which with my cold turned into a coughing fit and then I was throwing up...my poor parents and Gracie...having to listen to me so upset and sick. I feel terrible about that! So finally my mom said,
"Sometimes, you just have to give in."
And that's what I did. I finally settled down and got her comfy in our bed and we went to bed together at 11 pm. UGH!
I didn't fight bedtime the next several nights...we both needed to recover...and I let her sleep in our bed. Since then we've both caught up on our sleep and I'm attempting again to get her nap and bedtime routine on track in her BIG GIRL BED - YEP, you climb out of your crib and you get a big girl bed instead.
Wish us luck on this transition and getting into a better routine with better sleep for everyone!!!