I have not posted here in a long, long time. It has been pretty smooth sailing since my son was about 15 months old and started sleeping through the night almost all the time.
Now, he will be 3 years old in one month, and we have had NO. Sleep. In our house. For a month.
And we are at a total loss as to why!
His second molars are all in. It's not too cold in his room (it was - we fixed it). I can't think what else. I can't think much at all lately.
He wakes up so many times a night, sometimes staying up for hours. Whining, crying, demanding things. Demanding to sleep in mama and daddy's bed. Demanding us come sleep with him. (he's just on the other side of a wall from our bed. The door is open. He knows he's not alone). Sometimes just incoherently crying. We've tried EVERYTHING. Stopped ourselves and tried a new approach a few times. Tried one of us staying with him until he falls asleep. Tried no talking. Tried threatening punishments like taking away toys or cartoons or closing the door. Tried promising rewards if he stays in bed. Tried tylenol before bed thinking it was teething, but no - those teeth are in. Nothing we try to do will stop him from waking up, making noise, getting out of bed, talking and talking, demanding things, refusing to stay in bed, crying hysterically, etc.
He says his stomach hurts and he doesn't feel good. However, he has been saying that nonstop for the last few months, ever since he had a stomach bug and everyone was very kind to him and pampered him. Now he says "My stomach hurts!" and/or "I don't feel good!" several times a day, almost exclusively when someone tells him to do something he doesn't want to do (or to stop doing something he DOES want to do).