Good to hear things are getting better. When I was in the sleep clinic with my son at 5 weeks old I remember them saying not to go into him until he is at full cry for 2 mins. Then go in, resettle by placing him on his side with one hand firmly on his shoulder and the other patting his bottom. Once he was calm and settled then gently turn him back on his back then walk out and do it all again. I remember doing this but Marc ended up having silent reflux and colic so I ended up staying with him until his eyes closed - he still woke up frequently.
The good news is, I have been doing it with my now 9 week old and she is sleeping very well. So it appears that unless your baby has a medical condition, this method should work. I must say that it takes time, committment, patience and consistancy. There's no denying it's bloody hard, but worth the effort.
I remember when i finally did the controlled crying with Marc at 9 months (he no longer had relfux or colic but had formed bad habits), I committed myself to stay home for 2 weeks purely to get his sleeping right and it worked. He is now an excellent sleeper.
You have received heaps of great advice and it has been great to read what everybody does. I hope this helps and doesn't confuse you more. Take what you like and what works for you.
Would be interested to hear how it's all going.
Simone, Vic, Boy 6/7/03; Girl 12/2/06