I didn't end up crying - thank goodness. I felt horrible sticking her in her cradle. She was looking around like, "What the heck is going on?" When I moved her to bed for those few minutes she was just staring at me. Her little eyes were so heavy but she fought closing them. This will be an adjustment that is for sure. And one that I'm not going to rush because right now I absolutely adore sleeping with her right next to me. She lasted about an hour and a half in the cradle before she woke up. I'm pretty sure she only started waking because she was hungry. If she hadn't fought going to sleep it would have been longer. We will figure it out!
Sleep well everyone!