Just an update from us. DS is still self-settling well, waking once per night. Amazing. Sometimes he falls asleep during his bedtime feed and I rustle him awake while putting on his sleeping bag. If he still doesn't wake up I just read him his bedtime story next to him while he's asleep haha. Our only issue now is he is catnapping at family daycare. I think it's too much fun there. He's only there once a week so it's not too bad, I think he's in a really playful stage so will just persist with the same things we've been doing and wait for things to change again.
As hard as it was for me to listen to him cry, the improvements are amazing. I'm human again and a better mum than ever and he's even happier than before too. The small amount of crying was worth the benefits.