First, we're very happy that Lucy goes all night without a peep--even when waking up. The bad news: she doesn't sleep at all if she's in her crib. It's our bed all the way. I was the mom nazi with the first two when it came to bottles and the family bed and such. I was 100% against starting the night with a kid under our covers. But I'm conflicted when it comes to Lucy because there are several schools of thought. And, let's be honest... getting sleep these days is just plain necessary. Jeff left the house this am, and she didn't even make a peep about it. Hooray! We went for a little stroll in the neighborhood, she spent two hours napping in my arms (she's got a little cold), and then we ventured out and got lunch and went to the book store and to look at swing sets for the backyard. She was absolutely fantastic! She doesn't cry in the carseat anymore, and really got into getting out in public. In fact, she wanted down and was off and running!
Then, seeing this happening this afternoon was enough to make a mom smile. My three little ones playing nicely together (of course, it was with a toy the boys haven't touched in months, if not years but now suddenly have to have). And I won't mention that 30 seconds later, one kid was pushing another. I'll just live in the moment.