Chase slept for 11.5 hours last night! There was one cry out at 5 but when I went in (very quietly) I found him still sleeping. Cue mommy to leave and catch a few more zzz's!
We are thrilled with the new sleeping habits at night! Tonight I put him down completely awake and only got a slight cry of protest. It is almost unreal how well his nights have been going.
Enter morning nap #1... he slept for 16 minutes. Unfortunately the naps have only been getting worse since we started this routine. 50, 30, 35, 24, 31 20... you get the idea. I am holding on to hope (by a thin thin thread) that once we have been in the routine for a few nights the naps will improve. Even with the nights going well, I really believe he needs to be sleeping more during the day. I actually need him to sleep more during the day so I can recharge while he does... if not, I ended up feeling way too exhausted at the end of the day.
I also want to say thank you to everyone who posted comments and advice! It felt great to know that you cared so much!