These past few weeks nights have been very difficult. When I started weaning Avery it was going great. She was taking it good and falling asleep without having to be nursed. Then all of a sudden I feel like we took 5 steps back. Lately the only way I am able to get Avery to sleep is by nursing and even nursing her to sleep is taking longer than it used to. She also wakes up numerous times during the night and the only way I can calm her down and get her back to sleep is if I nurse her. I am so careful when I get in and out of bed so that I don’t wake her but even before I fall asleep she wakes up needing to nurse. I don’t want to dread nights I want to love them! I want to be able to cuddle Josh and Avery and have us all have a great night sleep. I am feeling very discouraged right now and I feel like I am not able to meet Avery’s needs at night or help her to stay asleep. I feel awful that she’s not sleeping through the night and that I’m cranky sometimes because of it. I very much need a good night sleep especially to be the mom that I want to be for Avery. I have tried everything I can think of to calm her down and get her back to sleep without nursing or to at least sleep through the night but nothing has worked so far. I am not one to let Avery cry it out but if anyone has any other ideas I’d love to hear them! I will continue to do the best that I can do for her and it may mean nursing her to sleep longer than I planned but I’m hoping a full nights sleep is going to come soon! At least during the day she’s an angel! Thank goodness I love Avery more than words can say and would do anything for her!