I had another horrific night with DS last night. He was awake for four hours, and cracked it if he was anywhere but on my head. We are staying at FOB'd house atm and only had a single bed, which DS ended up sleeping sprawled out in while I origami-ed myself into a corner.
This now marks 11 weeks of overnight wakings ranging from an hour to five hours, hysteria if apart from me, and co-sleeping that begins around midnight. He literally won't settle unless he is pressed up against me somehow. He has randomly slept through twice in this time.
Last night he nearly broke me. I can accept a stage of separation anxiety but I just have this sneaky voice in my head telling me it won't change. I am exHAUSted and dreading the rest of the school holidays. I have so much work to do and I just can't do it because of how tired I am.
So, DS is two in eleven days. He sleeps well in the day (usually about two to three hours when at home, between 30-90 minutes at childcare). He usually goes down ok at night, except that since they moved him on to the mats at cc he usually needs someone sitting in his room with him because he has someone sitting with him at nap time.
I won't do cry it out on any level, but I do tend to leave him if he is what I call squawking and there are no tears, he's just annoyed that I won't pick him up.
I tell myself it's just a stage and truth be told I can cope with the co-sleeping - it's the awake time that is sapping all the life out of me. He will tell me if he wants some food or drink and that is only very occasionally overnight.
Does anyone have any hints? Is this normal 2ish year old behaviour? Do I just have to suck it up a little while longer?