Re: 11month old awake for hours during night
yeah, we hvae that too. usually it's not middle of the night, but evenings - dinner, reading, bath, nursing, then at 8:15 either DS falls asleep or pops up ready to play. in that case i stay in bed and he goes downstairs (by himself) to play with his dad, until he's tired out. he usually comes back upstairs (by himself) and nurses right down, anytime between 9:15 and 12:15.
it works for us because i can be in bed resting/reading for work, and DH is always still up then anyway. we have just decided to do baby-led sleeping as well as everything else: no fights over sleep at our house! it has its tradeoffs.
Nursing, pumping, cloth-diapering, babywearing, working professor mama with the awesomest SAHD ever.