Squee! I have been following ALL of you closely! Stealing your ideas LOL! Now I want my own thread!
Little background... Dalton is 20 months and has been a boob man since evers! He has slept with us every night since he was born. We had a pack and play in the room, and starting at about a year he would do a small stretch in there first, then back in bed at 11-1 ish and stay there. When teething hit (he got em all at once!), we regressed and I swear for 2 months he did not sleep in his pack and play at all. Finally, this last month he has been sleeping better, sleeping LONGER and in his pack and play most the night. The last 2 weeks have proven a FULL night sleep for both of us, and him waking up at 4am for some more nurses.
We are on a bit of a time crunch to get him sleeping on his own because we have a concert in Denver in May. We will be gone two nights, and he has never EVER slept without Mommy and Daddy, or gone that long without nursing. I imagine that weekend will be the weekend he weans entirely... which is fine if that's what he wants!
Anyway... we had a crib for him, but he never slept in it. With our second son we put him in a toddler bed at this age, so we thought what the heck! We will try again! We converted the crib to a bed yesterday, rearranged the bedroom and got him familiar with it! Not even 20 minutes after that bed was up? He nursed and napped in there for 2 hours!
Last night was... PERFECT. OMG. He nursed to sleep, went down without any fuss and slept in his room until 4 am! He just got out of bed, walked into our bedroom and said MAMA!! BLANKIE (that's his word for nursing)!!! So we did amazing!!
YAY! I hope this works!