When he wakes up early, I try putting him in bed with me, hoping that he'll fall asleep again (I haven't had any success with this). By today, I was too tired, so every time he tried crawling around the bed (or all over me), I made him lay back down again. Soon enough, I was pinning him with my arm so he couldn't get up. I then started rubbing his back & singing to him (singing is not easy to do when you've just woken up). He calmed down & within 30 minutes, he was finally asleep again. To my amazement, he slept until 8:45 (when the phone rang & woke him up).
Nice & relaxed
Happy after a nice sleep, finally
He was sleeping so peacefully in the comfy bed that I think he must be uncomfortable on the 'mattress' in the pack-n-play. He's already been so much happier since sleeping in (not to mention I have too).