When I was still pregnant some friends gave us their old baby monitor. I didn't think much of it, and stored it away. I mean, we live in a tiny house. We never used one with the littles I used to nanny for, and I just hate having too much stuff. But Henry is kind of a quiet guy. He will wake up, and we won't know it until he gets to a loud cry. So we found ourselves using a huge loud floor fan for white noise and keeping the bedroom door open so we could peer in at him every couple of minutes.
Then I finally pulled out the monitor. And it is awesome. I love being able to see him in his sleep! His little chest rise up and down. It has changed everything. Do you guys use a monitor?