This is the third night in a row. He isn't upset when he wakes up, just kicking and looking around. Last night we let him stay like that and eventually he did start crying (4:45). I am not sure what to do. If we take him out of the crib and rock with him for 10-15 mintues he falls back to sleep and will sleep until 6 or 7. But I am worried this is starting a new habit, so last night I tried just rubbing/patting his belly but keeping him in the crib, and that didn't work at all. I think he felt like I was playing with him, he seemed wide awake until we sat in the rocking chair and then he gets that it is sleepy time.
Anyone successfully dealt with this? If it is just a phase, how do I get through it without it turning into his new wake-up time?