Te Deum laudamus!
Two days in a row now, I've laid the sleepy Little Bear down with a pacifier, tiptoed around to the other side of the room, and stuck my head back over moments later to see him sound asleep. What progress! I was getting so worn down by his refusal to nap unless I was holding him. Now if only we could get this to carry over to bed time... Last night was rough; he yelled and yelled until I got up to walk with him, immediately laying his head down and falling asleep as I moved, but waking again the moment I began to lay him back down. He received a vaccine yesterday, though, so hopefully that (plus the teething) was the cause of our unusually fussy night.
Just in case anyone is concerned about him being on a bed and covered with a blanket (gasp of shock and horror!), it is 20 degrees below zero today, and I was in the same room while he slept.