After my DD was born she began sleeping through the night at about 8 weeks. That lasted till she was about 4 and a half months old. After that we started going downhill. First she started waking up during the night...once....twice.....now we are up to 3 or 4 times a night. We co-sleep, so she will nurse and usually fall right back asleep. Then around the very same time, she stopped napping. She will sleep for like 10 minutes and then wake up. On a very very good day she will nap for about 30 or 40 minutes. So now she spends her days exhausted and cranky with bags under her eyes. And now we are having trouble getting her to go to sleep at night. She used to nurse and then fall asleep for the night. Not anymore. She screams, arches her back, squirms to get down, etc. SHE HATES SLEEP!!! And since she hates sleep, she's always tired, which means she's always fussy. I'm not sure what kind of advice I need here. I dont actually mind her waking at night to nurse....that doesnt bother me. But the kid needs to nap....she's exhausted. And putting her to bed each night is driving me nuts. It is literally a battle. I have no idea what to do. Poor baby is always always always tired. Her little eyes are always red with bags under them. I know that she is feeling fine and everything, so I dont know what could be wrong. She sleeps safe and secure in Mommy's arms every night. I just dont get it. Is this one of those stages that I'm going to have to patiently wait out? Any help would be greatly greatly appreciated.