Check the list; monitor on, white noise machine on, books are read, sleep diaper currently dry, curtains closed, blanket in hand, all the major items tended to. Tiny human is ready for bed.
A quick hug and then gently lowered into the crib. This was a much easier process a year and a half and 20 pounds ago. When did the crib mattress get to close to the ground? My back is going to kill me for this.
Kid is down, sneak out; don’t let the door close too loudly.
Floor board creak followed by a toddler’s wail.