I'll chime in! Totally normal: http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sleep-problems/8-infant-sleep-facts-every-parent-should-know
I think whatever is getting your baby to sleep is what you should do! I did what you are describing with my first ds and he is now sleeping soundly in his own bed all night (he's 5). :)
Mom to my little super hero (02/06) and our super hero-in-training (11/11).