My 2.5 mo son has been having quite a hard time getting down for bed. Our bedtime routine is as follows: approximately 2 hours after his last nap of the day, when he's displaying a lot of tired signs, we take a bath, put pajamas on, sometimes read a story (I know, silly at this age, but dad and I like it!), nurse, listen to calming music. Without fail, he falls asleep. I'll then lay down with him.
Then, no matter how deeply asleep he seems (I often do the limp-limb test), he wakes up. Sometimes he wakes up if I get up to go to the bathroom, other times he wakes up when I'm still there.
Then, this dance happens at least another time, sometimes 2-3 more times before he is finally out for the night.
Usually after he wakes up he does not want to nurse again. Sometimes he is WIDE awake, and will have a full 1.5 hour awake cycle before being tired enough to go back to sleep. Other times he will be cranky and tired still, so we will rock, or I'll put him in the mei tai or Moby and walk him back to sleep.
Once he is truly asleep, he'll sleep really well - 5-7 hours without waking.
Any ideas? The 2-3 hour bedtime routine is starting to really get to me.