I know I should have done this a long time ago, but we decided tonight that we would the night that we would let Elise fall asleep on her own. I knew I couldn't do 100% letting her cry it out. The other day I read an article that sounded doable. Here is a quick rundown of what the article said: Lay them in their crib, give them a pat, tell them you love them and leave the room. Wait 5 minutes and if they are still crying, go back in, give another pat and say it's time to go to sleep and leave the room again. Each time you leave, you are suppose to add 5 minutes, before going in again.
Now, I'll admit, I had my doubts! I didn't think this would work, but I would give just about anything a try. I haven't been getting a whole lot of sleep, because Elise has been waking up A LOT in the night. We did everything as above. We both put her to bed, then, after 5 minutes, Eric went in to check on her. Did the pat, goodnight and left the room. After 10 minutes, she was out! It took a total of 15 minutes! That's it!