This is the first time I have posted on this board and I think I am mostly looking for validation. DD has always been a pretty awful sleeper and we have tried so many things to improve it. I have read the No Cry Sleep Solution but not much in it helped with her sleeping. I read Ferber and we attempted it twice with DD but it was completely awful and stopped. She was going to sleep great on her own for quite a while but is back to being rocked to sleep and whimpering even during this. Once she is asleep she will sleep a pretty good stretch. She used to wake soooo many times a night so that part has improved over time.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I am pretty much sick to my stomach that her sleeping is going to continue to get worse and we may have to try CIO yet again. I (and DH) just don't want to do it. It's just so hard when you have so many people saying to do it or hearing success stories with it. Reinforce to me why CIO sucks (for lack of a better word) and maybe some success stories on having a baby that will eventually sleep well without CIO.