Thank you for all of the advice offered yesterday. I really like to hear how other moms handle their sleepless children. Very educational and interesting.
Honestly, I am not a big fan of cry-it-out methods. Hence, the reason I have been feeding Porgie three times per night for an entire year. The first book I bought on sleep issues was Sleeping Through the Night by Jodi Mindell. She recommended the cry-it-out method, which I thought was too cruel. So, I went out and bought The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantely. I liked this book a lot more, but it was pretty ineffective in altering Porgie's sleep habits. So, I sucked it up and continued to feed her over and over and over during the night.
There were many mornings when I woke up angry. I was pissed because of my lack of sleep. It was making me a mean person. I snapped at everyone - Porgie included. I made a deal with myself - when Porgie reached the age of one year, I would start sleep training. This was a way to help keep myself sane in my moments of madness. I know I sound dramatic, but this no sleeping thing has really kicked my ass. I just wasn't expecting the sleeplessness to continue for so long.
Enough about me, lets talk about Porgie. She woke up at 3:00 am whining, but went right back to sleep. She slept until 6:30 this morning! I was pretty excited. It might be a fluke or it might be the start of a new routine. I am hoping its a new routine.