At risk of writing about it and therefore having it all fall to shit....
LINCOLN IS SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!
I just can't keep that to myself. I am so so soooo happy about it.
Naps are coming along very nicely too but are definitely not cemented yet. This means that I'm still a bit of a prisoner in my own home (particularly during the week) since he needs three naps a day and they need to take place in his own bed. But if I have to be a prisoner then at least I can be a prisoner who is getting more sleep at night!
My mom was over on the weekend and I went out for a couple of hours (FREE! I was FREE!!!). She put him down for one of his naps (the first person besides myself to put him down since sleep training started) and there was absolutely NO problem.
I went to the gym yesterday while Steve watched the kids and Steve put him down for his afternoon nap (also a first since nap training) and there was no problem.
Progress. Serious progress, my friends.
Next weekend I have tickets to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (a little Christmas gift from me, to me) and I really would like the kids to stay the night at my parents house. I'm so worried about Lincoln and possibly screwing up his sleep schedule. Also it is a pretty big job to make sure naps are taken at the right time and handled in a particular way and I feel a bit bad putting that on my mom - although she says it's no problem.
It needs to start happening though - Lincoln sleeping elsewhere, particularly at my moms since she is currently my only babysitter.
But... right now I'm pretty excited about where we're at with the progress. It's really very exciting and makes me really quite happy.