Elizabeth Pantley's got nothin' on me! First, make sure it's really hot in the house, especially in the baby's room. Next, get really cocky because you put your baby down "drowsy but awake" and he successfully fell asleep on his own. Then, wait for the fun to begin! Joshua's never been an easy sleeper by any means, but at least lately he's only been getting up one or two times per night. Tonight we've been up and down several times since 7:00 p.m. when I put him to bed the first time.
The main problem is that he relies on his bag sleeper for comfort. Otherwise, he kicks his legs nonstop and can't settle himself down. Only tonight it was too hot for the bag and when I tried to help him sleep without it he just kept kicking and kicking and working himself up more and more. Finally, Jay brought the box fan in his room and cooled it off enough so that I could put him in the bag. It's working for now, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
I usually write my sermon on Thursday. I may be too fried tomorrow.