Doesn't matter what you say now. You will eat your words on many, many matters.
That doesn't mean you won't make a great parent. Just not a perfect one.
I agree, and remember, every kid is different too. One of mine would have slept through the night at week 2 but her doctor wanted us to wake her every 3-4 hours to feed her. Second kid would throw up everything he ate if he cried for more than 5 minutes, so then I'd HAVE to change his outfit, his bed, and re-feed him, so picking him up for a few minutes was easier. It also makes a difference if the little one crying is keeping up other people in the house, which may not be ideal either.
Then just when you think you've got a good schedule going, their patterns will change--they'll get sick or start teething or go through a growth spurt and require more feedings. It's not going to be perfect every night, no matter how hard you try.
I agree with the earlier posters who said make sure all needs are met (clean diaper, fed, etc.), but also with the one who said newborns can't really self-soothe. Later you can try letting them cry it out, but you know what? You may also decide (later on) that you'd rather just hold them anyway.
This post was edited on 7/4 at 11:17 pm