Esther - She's waking a lot at night and I'm not sure why cuz she does this a lot! We might have a week or so where things settle down and DH and I think that "we" are making progress but we always come back to so many night wakings. Last night between 3:45 and 5am when I couldn't sleep, I counted 12 wakeups. She fusses a bit - never a full blown cry and then falls back off to sleep after usually less than a minute. But, it's just loud enough and long enough to wake DH and I up. I had convinced myself that the paci was the culprit - you know, she wakes up with it out and starts to fuss as she looks for it. Once she finds it and replugs then she'll settle and go back to sleep. The timing fits the duration of the wakeups, I think. Although now it looks like she has a sinus infection. But like I said, this is closer to the norm and the nights where we only have 3-5 wakeups are the anomoly. A nice anomoly, I'll grant you!
So, I wanted to wean the paci to see if we had some improvements with the wakeups cuz if she doesn't need the paci to sleep, she won't wake up "missing" something and fuss until she can find it. DH doesn't think the paci is the problem and when we saw her pediatrician yesterday he said that she'll sleep through when her system is ready. It just takes time. DH does agree that she needs to give it up and she's actually starting to seek out her paci's to suck on during the day. We don't give them too her - except in rare meltdown situations - but she'll crawl to her crib, reach in and pull them out to suck on them. She's also taken to putting anything that is long enough to suck on in her mouth (like a bulb syringe or puzzle pieces with knobby handles) and she'll suck away. We may have missed our window...I'm not sure.