I started off very adamant that we were not going to rock or rub him to sleep. After much screaming that has been thrown out the window. Now I just want him to sleep & I seem to spend my entire day trying to get him to sleep.
We ended up moving him out of his crib & into a twin bed. That helped a lot. I think he felt trapped in his crib. But now we've started having to lie down with him just to get him to fall asleep. If this was a quick process, it wouldn't bother me so much, but tonight, for example, it has taken an hour and a half. And the longer it takes him to get to sleep the more fidgety he gets & the more he wants done for him. He "needs" lotion, kleenex, water, a different friend in bed, his toenails clipped (yes- he has asked for this several times), his socks on, his socks off, a different blanket, and the list goes on & on.
I am going crazy. I actually found many grey hairs on my head this week. I'm putting a call into our trusty sleep doctor tomorrow & am hoping she can help us with a plan.