Well, Chad has finally decided that Carter needs to sleep in his crib for more than just an afternoon nap. We had tried just about every tactic to get him to sleep in his crib at night ... but finally this week Chad said, "he's going to sleep in his crib as of this week."
So, I guess all Carter needed was a deadline. Who knew?
A few things other things have helped too:
1.) I tucked a warm fuzzy blanket into the crib so that he had someplace soft for his head. Special thanks to Uncle Tom and Aunt Gretty for the super soft blanket!
2.) We have also started putting him in a "sleep sack" at night. Which is essentially a blanket that zips up around his pj's. Or, a baby moomoo. Or, the "holy shit this thing is warm - why didn't we think of this before" blanket.