Last night my 3.5-month-old dd was very tired. I nursed her, almost had her asleep, but by the time I got her from my arms to the crib, she was awake again and fussing. She was rubbing her eyes hardcore and very exhausted so I thought it probably wouldn't be long before she was asleep.
I went out of the room for 10 minutes. I didn't hear anything during that time. When I went back in, she was lying perfectly still, staring at the ceiling fan. I've seen her in this state when she has fallen asleep next to me in our bed. It means she's just about to drop off.
But, I picked her up and took her out with me because I felt guilty that she was lying there awake by herself. Plus, I knew I would be going to bed in about 40 minutes and then she could fall asleep beside me.
Basically, I want to know if it's okay to let her lie in her crib alone for 15 minutes if she's not crying, and let her drop off to sleep by herself. Instinct tells me that if she wanted me, she'd be crying, and the fact that she didn't meant she was okay. But I just wasn't sure.