Palmer is teething and it is throwing us totally off schedule! He is on ibuprofen pretty much nonstop and he still has a few absolute meltdowns each day. He is not napping well. Last night he even woke up in the middle of the night, and I had to nurse him back to sleep, which hasn't happened in a couple months. I'm exhausted and I know he is exhausted. Yesterday I was struggling to put him down for his afternoon nap. He was screaming and fighting me. To give him a break from being cradled and rocked I laid him across my legs and let him dangle upside down a bit, figuring I'd soon try again to get him ready to sleep when he settled down. Crazily enough, he instantly fell asleep! Sariah was there and took these pictures as proof. Please forgive my disheveled appearance. It had been a long day and I had just finished the day care on top of it.
I'm not sure if hanging upside down somehow relieved some of the pressure in his ears from teething or if he was just utterly exhausted, but for some strange reason this worked.
I need to revisit Baby Wise. I'm not sure if I should adjust his schedule so he is napping and sleeping better or if this teething is just something we have to struggle through. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.