Things have been on the wild side over here… or rather the sleepless side. Leo hasn’t slept through the night since Easter which is, frankly, too dang long. We’ve gone through various stages: it started with him waking up at 3:30am every morning, then moved to waking up multiple times a night (like 6-8 times), and now has turned in to waking up several times a night (3-4) as well as waking up at 4am for the day.
We’re either in the throes of some seriously nasty sleep regression or 2 year molars that are taking their ever-loving time. Or something else entirely that is beyond the scope of my tired mind.
Here’s what works… sometimes: teething tablets (these worked when he was waking up at 3:30am and got him to settle back down til 5am), going in and rubbing his back, tylenol. Here’s what almost never works: letting him cry it out. He ends up working himself up and then not going back to sleep at all. We suspect it is molars but other than the completely bizarre sleep, we’ve got no signs of them. I finger-sweep his mouth on a daily basis, mining for some molar gold and I have yet to come up with even a corner of a tooth. They don’t even look swollen or red. We’ve been giving tylenol at times in case it is teething and it does generally seem to help him sleep. But if he’s not teething we’d rather not be giving him tylenol just for the hey of it.
Okay wise mamas out there, give me the bad news and the good advice. What.the.heck?!?!