Okay, so it's not really a success per say... but attempt #2 at sleep training was great in my eyes. I put her down while she was half asleep after her last feed. The Love Bug opened her eyes as soon as I put her down. I decided to just give it another go and ducked down and ran out of the room, as quietly as I could. We heard Love Bug kicking and moving around a little, but 10 minutes later, she was asleep.
I guess I didn't succeed at letting her cry without wimping out, but I prefer this way. Maybe I can successfully get her to sleep well without ever having to let her cry.
I know, I know... dream on.