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Ok so we are to the point where we are ready to let Elianna cry it out. Where do we start? Malachi was a lot easier because he was always pretty independent so we did very little crying with him. We do have a couple of crib toys that we will put in there with music. But when she's crying what do I do? Or hubby? Should he go in since I breastfeed her? I'm just exhausted and to the point where I'm ready to let her cry it out.

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Bethany ReillyBedford, Virginia
    08/31/15
    If you know she's not hungry and just wants to be picked up just let her cry it out. I did that with my son, it took a few days but after that he was fine and doesn't even fight it at all anymore.
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    08/31/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Yea, I think that's what we will have to do. What did you do if he woke up in the middle of the night?
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    08/31/15
    I went in a rocked him and then laid him back down. Most of the time it's just going to be the separation anxiety, and it's going to break your heart but in end it will all be worth it.
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    09/02/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Ok thank you so much
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    09/05/15
    Let me know how it goes.
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    09/05/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Ok I will. We are kind of stuck at the moment because we are living with my parents. And we can't really do cry it out until we get into our own house. But as soon as we do it I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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    09/06/15
    Oh no. Well good luck with everything.
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    09/07/15
    Bethany Reilly
    Well my mom started her at nap time today. She only cried for 20 mins, went to sleep, woke up after 15 minutes. Went back to sleep and slept 2 hours. I had to wake her up to go somewhere. We will see how the night goes
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    09/07/15
    That's awesome, so glad to hear she did so well at nap time. Good luck tonight!
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    09/08/15
    Bethany Reilly
    She went to bed around 7:30. I did normal routine. Nursed her until she got sleepy and laid her down. She got upset but I left and ate dinner with my mom and dad and 23 month old. She cried and after 20 mins I went in. She became un-swaddled. I went back in and swaddled her. I laid her back down. She cried a little longer and only cried a total of 30 minutes. She slept through her normal 3 wake ups after I put her down. She just now woke up at 11:50, I nursed her until she got sleepy. Burped her. And laid he back in her bed she cried less then a minute and is now back asleep. This sleep training makes me so nervous and I feel lonely:( but it helps to know that I'm not by having my friends on here.
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    09/09/15
    I know the feeling and just know you are not alone.
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    About Bethany Reilly
    Current: Bedford, Virginia
    Birth: April 20
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    I am 23, raising Malachi who's 2&1/2, Elianna who is 1, & our newest addition Isaiah! Born April 15, 2016❤️