Another commiserator here too... I'm listening to DD jabber, do raspberries and coo, on the monitor. she was ready for bed at 630, slept like a champ.. till 830 on the nose. i just went up and nursed her to almost sleep. popped her off, popped in the pacifier, and she was good. fell asleep on her own (ish) and then suddenly she's awake again! She started going downhill around 4 months I think? I dont remember. good thing I didnt write down those "long" stretches of 4-5 hours, they'd only make me jealous of my 3MO mama self.. (I vaguely remember times of waking to feed her at 3AM, remarking, "Wow! the last time she woke was 10PM!) HAHAHAHAHAHA looong gone. DD too is teething, though her gums are just getting hard now, not even little white spots. we might have a long road ahead. we give her some homeopathic teething drops, and that used to help, but seems to not do enough anymore...? we co-sleep, and I was wondering if I was waking her up at night, but now she just doesnt sleep well at night, at all, whether or not I'm in bed.
the thing is, DD is an AMAZING napper. I can put her down in our bed, in her clothes, give her a pacifier and her lovey, and she will roll onto her tummy and go to sleep. sometimes, for like 3 hours! I can't PAY her to sleep 3 hours at night.
so, I wont hijack, I'll just say, I'm there with you. totally sleep deprived, and getting more cranky by the night.
look at that... the whining has started. time to try again...
ETA- we've tried earlier bed time, later bed time, skip afternoon nap, i stopped all caffeine after 11AM, (1 cup of half caf!!) is it possible for a child to only be a napper? like only sleep 2 hours, then want to be up for 2 hours, around.the.clock?