Amazingly, Annika will now go to bed incredibly easy. For the last 1 1/2 weeks. The magic trick was primarily switching her to a giant 6-12 month old pacifier which she LOVES. It has helped us so much. All I have to do is pop it in her mouth & lay her in bed after nursing and she just nods off eventually all by herself.
Plus we bought her a new CD player & play white noise womb sounds which helps her stay asleep, she was acting so sensitive to noises in the house & waking up a lot from stupid stuff like toilets flushing & the dog barking in the back yard.
Unfortunately she's been waking a lot earier than she was - 1-4am instead of 5-6am. But I don't really mind, it is much better now than when she slept through the night but took hours to go to sleep & didn't nap. She just nurses once & then sleeps till 7:30 am or so.
She is napping a lot better too, a short morning one & at least an hour in the afternoon.
Sigh. It is sooooo nice. (I am almost afraid to post this because that will probably make everything go haywire again.)