We took the plunge and took the front off J's crib. He spent his 2nd night in it last night and did great. He hasn't figured out that he can get out whenever he wants, I think, which is ok for me.
I also wanted to post about a new blog I started, if you're interested in reading. It's main focus will be food (I'm trying to change the way we eat), reducing our impact on the environment, and organizing my crazy house. If you're interested, it's here: our journey.