I do not think that Mila has any idea how to sleep. Honestly, she fights every drowsy yawn, every slow eyeblink. Every last little bit of wakefullness ends up being a huge cryfest!!! Last night and the night before, I had to sit next to her crib, singing and shushing her for over an hour while she put up a terrible fight.
Hopefully, she'll catch on that I'm not willing to pick her up anymore when she is in bed. We've been forced to spoil her because of her issues but by the same token, its time to train her to sleep peacefully for her own good. And for mine, since I need more sleep. A lot more sleep.
And so I sit and shush and shush and sing till my voice gives out.