So, we're back to having reasonably serious sleep issues. As in, The Boy just won't sleep without being on top of me or next to Grandma. When he's in the hospital, we can get up (even leave the room for short periods of time) without him waking. For the last couple of weeks (ironically, since my blog entry about the blissfully silent morning), if I've gotten up, so has The Boy.
Anyone have any suggestions about this? Here's what we're not willing to do right now: let him "cry it out." Not so good, when we've just gotten his blood pressure under control and don't want to show him more stress than we can avoid. We went through a time of putting the gate across the door and leaving him to scream in his bedroom until he went to sleep; we're not willing or able to subject the entire household to that right now.
I know that this is just a phase, and he'll work his way out of it soon-ish. It's just hard on everyone, especially The Boy. He's sleeping far, far too little at night and having unsatisfying naps during the day. It's really hard, especially when Younger Bro requires attention but The Boy is asleep. I go to take care of Younger Bro, but The Boy wakes up poorly and needs Daddy's shoulder on which to fall asleep.
Help would be appreciated.