Not too much to update on this operation. It is going more smoothly than I had anticipated after reading all the books on how to do it. The last two days went much like the first. He goes to bed without any fuss as long as he has a bottle (with just an ounce of water or even empty). So, we have successfully eliminated the milk in a bottle at bedtime issue!
We'll get rid of the bottle completely, but since Carter is going to Grandma and Grandpa's tomorrow so that mommy and daddy can celebrate their 2nd anniversary, we thought we'd let him keep it another night. It is the LEAST we could do since they offered to watch him for us :)