3boyz, it's great to hear that Gavin has also begun napping on his own. And waking in a good mood as well. Isn't is wonderful to get over the hurdles. I know he has also presented you with some challenges. We should both be very proud of our LOs. And ourselves for getting though the harder moments with grace and love.
And strongfeather, I know what you mean...I thought for sure that Piper would begin to cry and I had already prepared myself that I would have to go to her and try again when she is a bit older, but to my surprise, she went without a fight. So, maybe it is worth a try. If Sam begins to cry, you can always go to him and soothe him as I was prepared to do with Piper. But she didn't cry. That was the magic of it all. Good luck!
Mama to 4yo dd Piper, loving wife to Dave and preggo for the second time...due in Early July! Hurray!