It went surprisingly well. I think I was up with M 3 times. Each time I leaned down to hug him, snuggle a bit. And then I laid him down saying, "Night, night." I kept my hand on his back a few minutes until he settled. There were no massive screaming fits because I never picked him up.
He slept around 3 hours between each waking until the 3:30 a.m. one. After that he didn't wake again until 8:30. Nearly 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep is a Christmas miracle in my book.
Some things that M is doing now....at 14 months:
* He finally brings me books to read to him. He is pretty picky...I can't just pick up any old board book. But he does like to sit in my lap and be read to.
*He knows that ducks say "Cack, cack," because every time he sees a duck--in a book, on tv, in real life-- he says, "Cack, cack."
*He says "Maow" for cat.
*He says "No" uber-clearly. And uses it completely correctly. Like when I'm trying to wipe food off his face.
*He says "Bow" for "Wow."
*He walks 90% of the time, so I guess he is officially a toddler.