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I'm sorry you are waking more these days. Maybe cosleeping would help you get more sleep during this tough phase? When I would lie down with Meg early in the evening, she would sleep better. That is the only real advice I can offer because it is the only thing that helped me. Have you read The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley? I found that book really helpful in understanding what kind of patterns were normal, and helping Meg to find her own sleep schedule.
Meg did just what your little one is doing at about the same time. The frequent waking lasted a month or two for Meg, and has reappeared briefly once in a while since then, but was only really hard for less than two months right around the time Meg was five months old.
She was teething, but not ready for solids yet. We started giving her tastes of things at six months, and she let us know very clearly that she wasn't interested. She wasn't crawling yet, or even trying to do so. I really think it was her teeth. Once they popped, her sleep greatly improved.
Good luck. I hope you are both sleeping better soon.
Kam, mama to Meg