Evan wasn't feeling his best yesterday and he had a really rough time falling asleep, which isn't like him. He was still tossing and turning at 10:00! He'd doze off, but then wake up crying after only a few minutes. We don't do a lot of rocking in our house, but because he didn't feel well, we'd already been in several times trying to comfort him.
Finally, as we were getting ready for bed, I turned to Jeff and said those words that probably every parent says at least once, "We could let him sleep with us?" We considered the idea for a few minutes, but it was Jeff that made the decision not to go that route. A few minutes later, Evan fell asleep, and as far as I know, he didn't wake up again until morning. I'm sure that option looms in our future, but we didn't give in last night.
Jeff stayed home with him today, though, because he didn't seem to be feeling much better when he woke up. So, this afternoon, it will be Jeff that's home waiting impatiently for me to return!
Edited to add - I just called home and Jeff reports that Evan is now saying bubbles, "way to go Evan!"