I've been trying to wake up my guy for half an hour, and he's NOT having it. He's still asleep when I try to nibble him awake, STAND HIM UP, pick him up, he's just...zonked out. And I don't know...maybe he's trying to shed his one remaining nap? Usually it's been pretty simple waking him up from naps. He'll be a grouch about it for a while, but I've never had *this* happen. Additionally, his 2 year molars are coming in, so maybe he's just super tired from that? And maybe he WILL go to bed early tonight regardless of how long he naps because he'll be super-tired from teething still? They've caused him to cry quite a bit today.
I'm just afraid if I let him sleep for much longer he's gonna be up all night... We recently went for months with him adopting a nocturnal schedule due to an unforeseen milk allergy, and after his body cleared that up, I've been spending this week trying to get him back on track. I HATE waking him up. I don't believe babies should be woken up... and should be left to sort out their sleep schedule on their own.. so I'll only do it when it's absolutely necessary, like for the morning when I was trying to remind him that it was day-time, and since that's been getting better and better by the day, I've only been waking him up from his naps. If I let him sleep longer than an hour, he's up all night. Additionally, I'm on my period, so I'm quite exhausted myself, and I really, really, really don't want to be up all night with him because my body just wants to sleep, sleep, sleep :(
Lately his sleep schedule has been like this: He'll wake up on his own around 1 pm(yesterday 1:15, today 1 pm even), stay up for 4 hours, I let him take an hour nap, I wake him up, and then he'll go to bed at either around 1 or 2 am after a couple hours of all the lights being down low(so I still have some light to see him when he's playing), and then when I see that he's getting tired, but still having trouble settling down, for half an hour I'll rock him in my Mai Tei carrier, and he'll pass out either in it, or after nursing straight after I take him out of it. And yes, I have been trying to push the bedtime back further by waking him up earlier, but I've been doing it very gradually.
I'm so confused, and a little daunted.. because like I said, I've been trying to get him back on track, but now I can't get him to wake up at all!
Oh, Oh, oh! He's 21 months old.