#1 has never been a great sleeper. I often hear friends with younger babies talking about how their kid sleeps through the night. The past 3 nights, #1 has slept for a 4 hr chunk, then a 3, then a 2, then a 1. I haven't gotten this much sleep since she was born.
She is also a lousy napper. (She doesn't put herself to sleep, cause I haven't taught her that yet... I'm not quite ready.) I get her to sleep, and if I move more than about 1 inch, she wakes up. Always. This means that I can never move back to her crib to put her down. I can sometimes put her on the couch, but then she wakes up within 20 min. I try so hard to not hold her while she sleeps, but it happens more often then I would care to admit. Sure, it means I don't get anything done, but it means I don't have an ornery, overly tired baby either.
About 90 min ago, #1 fell asleep in my arms as I sat on the couch. I needed to be able to be noisy, so I knew she needed to be in her crib. I stood up... and she stirred but didn't wake. I walked back to her room... and she didn't wake. I put her down... and she stayed asleep!
This has never happened before.
(Of course, I just heard her make a sound on the baby monitor... but I'll still take it!)