Thank you everyone for your continued support, advice, and responses.
: It is so wonderful to have somewhere to go and talk with moms who have BTDT, and can offer sympathy and advice and just to let me ramble if I need to.
You all have been amazing!
This morning we got a nice long 2-hour nap!
: We slept together, so I know he woke up a few times during the nap, but went right back to sleep and didn't disturb me much, which was great. Then we headed to my grandma's for the afternoon and swam for a few hours. Liam loved the water, and had a great time. He was really happy today, which is the first in a week or two! He did miss his afternoon nap, though, but is asleep now and I think he is out for the night.
After reading more of people's responses, and in my other thread, I am thinking I will not go see a sleep specialist. It seems there is just no research/support for infants who DON'T sleep. Only CIO advice. So it seems it will be something we will have to work through on our own. Right now he is cruising/pulling up and trying to walk, so I think that may have something to do with it. I really think he is a smart smart boy, and his brain just works overtime, and he just has such a hard time sleeping because his brain won't shut off. I will just have to keep doing what I can to help him sleep, and get as much sleep as I can myself. It has to get better at some point, right? I just keep praying everyday that God will give me the strength to get through the day, and so far He has been faithful and has gotten me through. It has been so hard, but I know these times are fleeting and soon I will look back and won't remember all of these sleepless nights and I will miss snuggling with my (not so) tiny baby at night.