I let her cry about 20 seconds...went in and gave her a pacifier and rubbed her back...walked out. She lasted about a minute and then cried. I waited about 30 seconds and did the same again. She lasted a bit longer. You get the point, but it only took about 5 tries and waiting only 1 minute 15 seconds of her fussing until she got the point...that I'm really right outside her door, she really is ok, and that she should really just go to sleep. She, along with Anna and Alexis (both still swaddled) have been soundly sleeping since 8pm tonight. I'm anticipating getting up several times tonight to go in and soothe Ava since she isn't swaddled, but it seems like she is fine with just a little bit of love and rub on her back and she falls back asleep. I really hope the other two catch on as quick as Ava seems to be. I could in fact, be jinxing myself by saying all is well at the Thornhill house already, but she really did catch on quick...good thing too because I hated hearing her cry for even that minute...but it will be well worth it if she can fall asleep by herself un-swaddled.
The girls were all doing what I considered to be STTN (Sleeping Through The Night), but we were so inconsistent with what time their last bottle was that bedtime varied by 2 hours. So after a week of really being consistent with their bedtime routine, the girls are all starting to go to sleep between 7:30-8pm and wake up anytime between 4am-6am. I consider this a HUGE success...especially, since ALL 3 are doing it together! YEA GIRLS!!! and Yea for Mommy and Daddy getting a little extra shut-eye...now if I just wasn't so addicted to this blog, maybe I could get to bed earlier than midnight.