Little Dude finally had a couple of decent naps today. In the crib, no less! I finally tried putting Little Dude down to nap and letting him cry a little. I know some of you are thinking, "what took me so long?" He just seemed so young before. He seems a little more able to deal with it now. He seems older, and is processing things differently than he was a month or two ago.
I gave myself a set time limit as to how long I would let it go. The first time, he cried about 20 minutes. I was about ready to go in there and get him when he quieted. The next time, it only took about 10 minutes for him to quiet. It does seem to get better every time. He napped for about an hour this morning, and then for an hour and a half around midday. He really wanted to sleep around three, but that was when my parents watched him for a few hours. He did sleep for a bit on the way over there, and then feel asleep in the car on the way home.
I think the best revelation for me is that I get to put him down and do other things while he sleeps. Today was mostly doing chores, but I could do some class planning or grading or anything. How exciting! I really hope he continues to nap. I could really get used to it. It made the day so much better!