He has been teething some, drooling a lot, a little sick, etc. for months now. But he has always been a pretty happy baby. Lately, though, he is whining NONSTOP from the time he wakes til he goes down for nap. Then he's back at it again til bedtime. Some of it could be perceived hunger -- he is always wanting to eat and we are establishing a schedule. But he eats A LOT at each meal and there is no way he is actually hungry. I offer him a sippy with water whenever he complains, but that's not good enough for him.
I can't take it. There is no verifiable reason for him to complain like this. I check his diaper. I make sure he's warm enough. He's well-fed. He's not thirsty. He's given love and attention. I hold him on my lap and he stops for 3 seconds, then climbs down and starts the complaining again. I can't just sit all day and have him go up and down 90 times an hour. It is getting to the point where I am just finished with him. I hate to feel this way about a baby, but OMG he is ANNOYING THE DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME.
Words of wisdom? Things to try? Reasons I might be missing? I want my happy baby back!