"You are getting veeeeeeery sleeeeeeepy..."
Uh. No, I'm not.
After all that talk of quiet, it's noise that's keeping me sane these days. As per your advice, we purchased a sound machine for the nursery and both babies have (more or less) slept through the night ever since.
Don't let its homely looks fool you. It's what's on the inside that counts: EIGHT WHOLE HOURS of sleep.
Thanks to many of you for the outstanding recommendation. You are my very favorite people.