My little DD2 was born 21st Sept via elective c section. Everything was perfect as she was 6p 9oz (2.9kg) and 50cm. Her big sister is 2.5yrs and adores her. smile
She is the most placid baby ever. Hardly ever cries so when she does it's when something is really bothering her like wind and she has had a bit of a cold for the last week. Sleeping well at night and breast feeding is going great this time. I breast fed DD1 successfully but with the usual difficulties, but this time nothing. Have really had it easy.
As for the crying to sleep I have never done it but I know it works for some people. With mine I will just put her in the bassinett when she is clingy (sleeps and settles when picked up, but wakes when put down) and will stay there and pat her and hum or sing to sooth. This usually happens when she is held by visitors all day.
With DD1 I ended up using a dummy as I thought I was going to go insane otherwise and this worked a treat. DD2 doesn't cry so will usually just lie there grunting and kicking until she goes to sleep.
It is hard with your first as you don't know what to do but just do what works. It's not going to hurt her to cry for a bit, especially when you are feeling frustrated and need a break. (Please don't kill me for saying that smile, not wanting to start a crontrol crying debate )