While perusing some Mommy blogs a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a video where a woman had a unique way to pre-wrap baby's arms down to his sides before swaddling. I blame my sleep deprived brain, but I totally forgot about that technique until last night. We tried it out, and SUCCESS. Little dude slept for 8 hrs in a row. He woke up SUPER hungry, but happy. And I can't complain about a nice long stretch of sleep either. I can't find the video that I learned the technique from, so I made my own. So, whoever you are - smart arm wrapping mom - thank you!
Some people seem to be really down on the whole swaddling thing, but it is actually recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Here's a helpful link with more info about swaddling, issued by the AAP. It's based on "The Happiest Baby on the Block" - which I'm also a major fan of!
Hope this helps others with little Houdini babies.