This probably sounds really stupid, but I feel like a horrible AP mom right now!! I laid Evan down in his crib to look at his mobile--which he loves--while I took a shower and got dressed so we could go run errands. After I had gotten out of the shower, he fussed a little so I gave him his binky and turned his mobile back on, which made him much happier, so I could get dressed. I go back in there to pick him up and he's fallen asleep, completely on his own. So why do I feel like a terrible mother????
It didn't read to me that you were a horrible mother. I didn't perceive any CIO.
I'd say that your baby was ready at that particular time to fall asleep on his own.
Congratulations to you and your bub.
My DS went to sleep on his own about that age. We have gone back and forth a number of times since then where he can go weeks at falling asleep on his own and then without warning he needs us to help him to sleep for weeks. We just go with the flow.