I implemented several techniques this morning when Miss Thang woke up at 4:17am. Yes, that's right. 4 o'clock in the morning! Not clue! I picked her up, feed her and put her back down all without saying a word plus I didn't change her diaper which seems to wake her up. It didn't feel very wet so I left it. She went back down no problem. Then she woke up again at 5:30am so I picked her up and held her for a little while (2-5 min) then put her back down and she slept until 6:45am. Not too bad! Hopefully it'll just get better and better.
Now...another question....how do you keep her up in the evenings? M goes to bed around 8pm so we start the bedtime routine around 7pm. She had a good nap this morning but nothing this afternoon and was rubbing her eyes and crying/whining/fussy by 5pm. What do I do? I tried playing with her, reading to her, fed her supper and finally I gave up and started the bedtime routine at 6:15 so she was asleep at 7:15-7:30pm. Not too bad but still...any suggestions?