The "sleep begets sleep" adage seems to be true. The babies napped like champs yesterday (albeit mostly in the stroller or swing), and they were in bed sound asleep by 8:00. And they slept until almost 3:00AM! OK, not without some bumps: by midnight, both of them were in bed with us, but sleeping like logs. Truth be told, I like having them in bed with us. It feels very cozy and safe, and they clearly are comforted by it, too.
They went right back to bed after the 3:00 feeding and slept until almost 6:00. Good job, babies!
Additional proof that I am an optimist: When sleeping goes well--even for just one night--I assume that it's the start of a trend.