Thanks for the suggestions. We usually take him the indoor playground at the Mall in the early evenings, and hadn't in the last few days. We tried that last night, and he had his usual great time. But he still didn't sleep well.
I actually think there's something else going on. He had diarrhea this morning. Ugh. He was up 3 times last night, and I could tell that he didn't feel well.
He never has liked to be "usual." We think we have something figured out, then he changes it! Even his sleep disturbances are different from night to night. At least last night he went back to sleep easier. That wide awake thing is MUCH more difficult for me to deal with.
We have a bedtime routine that works well for us. We play at home or at the playground, then have an oatmeal, apple sauce and yogurt snack, then dh gives ds his bath. After the bath, it's good to sit on the floor to be blow dried ("hot, hot!") then you play on the bed with the cat. Then it's time to say night night ("na na") and nurse to sleep.
Today is dh's day off, so maybe I can get a nap in this afternoon.
Think SLEEPY thoughts for us tonight!