Michele - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello fellow parents. My husband and I are at wits end here with our almost 15 mos. old (born Feb. 1, 2008). He's usually a great sleeper, maybe waking up once or twice a night with a night terror and easily soothed back down. For some reason, the last 3 or 4 nights, he's been waking every hour, almost on the hour screaming, real tears, and very agitated when I or my husband goes in there to try to lay him back down or put his pacifier in his mouth. He is a great eater, walks well now, has a mouth-full of teeth and recently took him to the pediatrician to make sure it wasn't teeth problems or perhaps an ear infection. No fever in the last two weeks or so either. My older boys, 5 and 4 yr. old, are awesome sleepers and always slept well. This is just a new thing with my baby now and I'm very sleep deprived. I can handle a newborn just waking needing to eat and changed, but an almost 15 mos. old screaming bloody murder every hour is exhausting.
My question is, since he is healthy, etc. is there anyone out there that has/is experienced the same thing and what did you do? I'm at a loss and need more uninterrupted sleep as I've got two other kids who need an alert mommy during the day. I feel helpless. Is it just major nightmares? Or pain? or what?
Thanks so much for your insight, I could really use it at this point.
Michele - mommy to Max, Drew and Rudi