I jinxed myself. After I said he's always good for the first hour, he woke up after only 30 minutes.
Carrie ~ I haven't ever put any of them down awake. I guess I just equated that with having a nap schedule so it never occurred to me to do it. I don't think I'd know when would be the right time to do that since none of them ever had a set time for sleeping. I think I would get very frustrated trying to do that if baby didn't fall asleep. They've all had routines but not set times. KWIM? I just nurse when they want to nurse and, eventually, they doze off and I put them down. I can usually make a good guess based on the time whether or not babe will fall asleep at this or that nursing. There are a few times when I've tried laying down with them when I thought they were trying to sleep but being too distracted or disturbed. It was always hit or miss whether they'd actually fall asleep. I would get very frustrated and feel like I wasted a half hour if they didn't fall asleep.
What's the reason for you wanting to do that? Maybe if you explore that, you can find a solution you feel really good about.
I wouldn't say I'm laid back. I'd say more like resigned. I mostly just do the best I can do to get through each day.
I wish I could be more disciplined about bedtime with the older boys. I know that I could get them to sleep in their own beds in their own room if I worked at it. I just don't want to spend an hour plus every night doing bedtime, especially with Dylan. Kellen takes so long to settle that I'd be spending most of that time telling him to lay down and be quiet. It's much easier to just wait until he crashes.
Ok, one more pic because I think this is so sweet. Kellen is 11 months old in this photo.