Pete has been taking long naps recently (1 or 2 or 3 hours long!). And he's been doing this 2 or 3 times a day. And I can just put him down in his crib without much fuss.
The first day he did this, I thought he was dead.
Then second day, I thought he must be getting sick.
The third day, I thought it must be a growth spurt.
The fourth day, I began to take it for granted.
The fifth day, yesterday, I began to pat myself on the back for being such an amazing mom.
Actually, I've done nothing different in my parenting the last week than I have in the previous months. I think we've just hit a milestone and he's starting to get into a more predictable and regular phase. At least I hope so. Bill still thinks growth spurt, but I wouldn't think it would go past 3 days or so (based on previous experience). We'll see. For now, I'll just rejoice and try to use my new found time wisely.