Because my brain turned into mush sometime in 2007, I can't remember if I mentioned this: Nathan is a terrible sleeper. The first six weeks of his life, he was nearly impossible to keep awake long enough to eat. So, he lost weight... before finally getting back up to his birth weight. After he began having waking hours, he started barely sleeping. By this I mean, at 12 weeks, he'd sleep only 12-13 hours a day.
More recently, he's had a hard time staying asleep. We'd struggle to get him to sleep and then a dog barking four blocks away would wake him up. And my God, if the floor boards squeaked? He'd be up for the next two hours.
I'm almost afraid to mention this - and I don't know if it will stick once we move - but I've been reading him stories, brushing his teeth, then putting him in his crib around 8:00 the past week. AND --- Nathan has been sleeping until 6:50 (when I wake him up). He's taking a good 2 1/2-3 hour nap at daycare... and it's all been easy. Easy!
I realize he's almost a year and a half old, and most of the people I know have had perfect children who began sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. Regardless, this is a huge accomplishment in our household. I'm sleeping better too!