ANYWAY... he stayed awake for three hours and fifteen minutes and finally passed out on my shoulder at quarter to six.
Of course, I looked at the clock with dread, trying to figure out if I should try to get him to stay asleep, or let him "recharge" and just be up half the night.
In the end I opted to make a go of convincing him that he really was tired enough to sleep through the night from six pm.
We had a bobble (with more sleep-nursing) around 6:30, and he was SO restless I just held him. The next two hours had a lot of comfort nursing and 3/4 asleep trips to Mommy's shoulder for burps, but by nine he was back in the cosleeper.
I inhaled dinner, and good thing because he was reflux-fussing again at ten thirty. After that one I just gave up on the Arm's Reach and kept him on me for the night. Oh the gymnastics I tried in order to get that kid to stay asleep! I suppose this is a preview of coming attractions, anytime he's teething or sick.
I doubt I got thirty minutes of continuous sleep all night.
Thirteen hours and thirty minutes of baby sleep, inclusive of nursing/burping/eeeeeeeaaasing down to the mattress and praying he stays down this time.
And this morning...
Rested, active, happy baby boy.
So totally worth it.