If I was granted three wishes, one of them would be the ability to sleep anywhere, at any time. I think Jude has learned that skill. In his 15 months he has had three different "rooms" and is about to be moved again. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to move Jude from Finnan's room, back into the pack-n-play in our closet. As much as I wanted it to, room-sharing was not working out. Over the course of their 4 months of sharing, they learned to sleep through a lot, but they were also both sleeping less. We did not want Finnan disturbing Jude with reading/playing in his room before he fell asleep, so Finnan was going to bed later. We did not want Jude's early morning cries disturbing Finnan, so we would go and get him. As we went in to get Jude, we would hold our breath that we would not wake Finnan. That only worked half the time, so we would often be up with two tired boys before 6.
Now that Jude is back in our closet, Finnan is going to bed almost an hour earlier and neither one of them gets up before 6:30. I no longer have anxiety about every peep coming from their shared room. I am hoping to move Jude's crib to our guest room and that he will finally have a nursery, or at least a little corner nursery. I wish I could have figured out how to keep them together, but we are all much happier with a little bit more sleep. I will try a shared room again and, in the meantime, I am soliciting any advice on room sharing!