And we had success on night number 2! Seriously! I actually had to wake him up to leave the house this morning to go to work. Whether or not he was still asleep from crying throughout the night I have no clue but regardless, he slept in his crib, I slept in my bed and when I went in his room this morning, he was again, Alive and Breathing! Oh thank goodness!
And there is no better way to end my day than with a sleeping child. And you know he is truly gone when his paci falls out of his mouth yet his tongue is still sucking away. When his uncontrollable facial muscles allow me to see just one more smile on his face before he's down for the night. When I take that last peak at the monitor and see how he's rolled over onto his knees and sleeping with his butt up in the air before I can then turn it off. He looks so peaceful. So calm.
And then and only then, I can finally get some restful sleep!