I have to say, Lil Man seems to have settled into his new sleeping arrangements and no pacifier. We still have our struggles, but I think he enjoys the new found freedom of reading a book or playing before nap. Today, I heard him in his room in the rocker 'reading' books. When I went to check on him, he was in his bed almost asleep.
So far night time has been ok also. Tonight Hubby is working late, and I will be putting him down on my own. We'll see if this makes a difference.
An another note, I'm seeing improvements with Kindermusik. He will now go up (with some encouragement) to get the bells or shakers on his own. He is also about helping to 'clean up' and will return items to their baskets. And for the first time today, he got on the 'story blanket'. Ok, so it was only one knee on the blanket and the rest of him was on me, but that's still progress. It was a tough go in the beginning, but he seems to be enjoying it now. Last week he even pointed for me to take off his shoes, since we take off our shoes when we go into class.
I still worry about his lack of speech. But I try to remind myself that each week we are usually seeing progress. And progress is progress even if it is painfully slow.
It's hard to believe that my Lil Man will be 2 in less than two weeks.