Oh gosh if you have a 7 month old that goes to bed without having to be rocked, etc etc you have done a great job! I loved rocking my youngest but there were some nights I just KNEW that child was playing me when he'd yell in his 10 month old voice -- "BOCK ONE MINUTE MAMA?!?! BOCK ONE MINUTE?" which meant come back in here and rock some more! LOL
Those were some trying times since I have my kids 13 months apart and the older one was very needy too...but at this point they are some of the most precious memories I have. I can close my eyes and be back to that tiny little bedroom with that rocking chair which also rocked my dad and his mom before him....and it makes me smile every time.