<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs. Galeforce:</b>" Our bedtime routine is like this, Before we get into the routine I let him play and use up all that ... [snip!] ... something that smells like me in there and that didnt work. I will usually stand there just to see if hes really down or not."</blockquote>
Maybe switch the feeding position? Instead of him laying on top of you put him in your arms or a different way, so then your not completely waking him when you move him because he's flat on you so the movement isn't abrupt.
I am sort of having the same problem with my daughter but shes 16 months old! I put her to sleep in our bed (first mistake, I know) then go to move her to her own and she freaks, My husband has to get up for works at 4:00 am, so I usually just go upstairs and sleep with her in the recliner...I havent gotten any sleep for weeks! what freaks me out though is we are having a baby boy any time and she wont sleep alone...I would try the CIO method but I have five kids in school and a husband that needs sleep too...I dont know what to tell you that would help except try to get a hold of the situation before he gets any older! or it will be so much worse for the both of you.
Maybe look for the book called "no cry sleep solution." Never have been a fan of CIO. I nursed for a couple years and also co slept.. after awhile I just stopped trying the crib. I've heard that when they.stop crying its because they shut down emotionally. Seven months is just so young :-/ I know its frustrating but think of how frustrated baby probably was too. maybe just try and enjoy it some how because these days don't last long. Soon he will be a rambunctious todler and ain't have time to cuddle or hug you..