Probably the biggest change is that Eddie now naps in his crib all the time and we don't completely swaddle him anymore. We just swaddle his legs - he is now free to move his arms about. And I have been working on a routine when putting him down to make it go smoother and quicker. Part of this routine music from a snow globe (which we have learned to NOT over wind or else you could stand there rocking him forever!), rocking him while the music is on and then once that stops, we give him his Winnie the Pooh Lovey for him to hold and cuddle while in the crib. When we make sure catch him just as he is getting sleepy, he goes down great.
It's been a work in progress, but overall I am pleased with how painless this has been. He naps quite a bit still during the day. All this sleep does seem to be doing him well. He has been such a happy boy when he is awake and usually I find him in his crib awake from his nap on his side, chewing on his hands - all smiles! And since I am not holding him for his naps, I feel like I can get stuff done around the house.
In other news, we finally got a nice rug for our living room. I love having a big rug because it makes playing with Eddie on the floor so much easier! Sammy also likes the new rug (see below). We took away his "step" (old couch pillow) that he used to hop up on the couch. He can get more traction with the rug now, so it's totally unnecessary (but funny enough, when we had company, he didn't need that pillow - he would hop up on the couch just fine!)
Sammy showing off the new rug
Sammy and Eddie doing tummy time together