my go-to method? just keep feeding him until the food coma hits and he's ready to conk out.
within an hour i think i got about 7 ounces or so in him (usually he's been taking 4 ounces at a feeding these past few days), and by 9:30 pm he was down. and he slept for a full 7 hours! ::gasp:: it was so glorious. he let out a little squeal at 3:30 am, but then turned his head and went back to sleep, and so did i.
and then after his 4:30 am feeding, he went back to sleep and we both slept for another hour and a half.
i feel so ambitious today, so awake, so energetic, so full of life! hallelujah for a really good night's rest. :)