Pearl is finding more interesting furniture to explore now that she can crawl, but she can get herself out now so I usually don't have time to photograph her adventures. Here are a couple I was able to capture...
We transitioned Pearl to the crib a few weeks ago. She has slept through the night since she was two months old, but now that she is in the crib, it doesn't happen anymore. Some nights she just wakes up one or two times and goes to sleep easily if I go in there to lay her down and rub her face. I don't know why rubbing her face works, but sometimes it does.
Other nights are terrible. Like last night for example. She went to bed around 9:30, woke up at 10:45, I got her back to sleep, woke up at 12:00, I got her back to sleep, then again at 2:00, and I couldn't get her to sleep again. I finally gave up and just took her to bed with me where she slept soundly until 7am.
I've tried letting her "cry it out" a couple of times for 20 minutes. She never gives up though and rams her head into the side of the crib trying to crawl around in the dark. I don't feel comfortable letting her do that. Also, after trying the cry it out method one night, she lost her voice the next day from all of the screaming. She sounded so pathetic, I felt terrible. Clearly, this method does not work for us.
If you have suggestions on anything else to try, please share!