Success. I rose with Signal this morning when he got up, despite the fact that it was only 5:40am. I let Ru sleep in until ten after eight, which for her is quite late. And you know what? It wasn't as painful as I thought it might be. I survived. Signal was cheerful and we read and sang and watched TV. He drank tons of water and I ended up changing his diaper 4 times in 2.5 hours. It was rather enjoyable, all things considered.
It's hard to be grumpy when you're surrounded by such cuteness, even if it is an hour that you'd rather not know exists!