After checking some books out from the library about sleeping and finding advice that ranged from cosleeping to letting Atticus cry it out, I called our adoption agency. One of the wonderful social workers who has adopted three children of his own talked me through everything and said that getting up with Atticus and rocking him is absolutely the right thing to be doing right now.
Conventional wisdom would say that an 11 month-old should be able to soothe himself back to sleep. If he'd been in our home since birth I would probably be advocating to let Atticus cry it out at night. The social worker reassured me though that these midnight cries are probably a way of testing his security here in his new home. He's been through so many changes and he needs to know that we're going to comfort him. In addition, he allayed my fears that we'll spoil Atticus by going to him or create a monster that never, ever sleeps. Deep down, this feels like the right advice to me. I really, really wanted someone to tell us what to do and I finally got that!
Of course, the bad news here is that Paul and I need to keep getting up at night!
In other good news, Norah just rolled over from front-to-back and back-to-front while I was watching her! Right in a row! Progress on rolling over has been slow, so I'm delighted to see her making some strides. She looked really proud of herself!