DD didn't take a nap today and was falling apart at the seams at 7:30 so I put her to bed. Well, I sit with her until she falls asleep but it's now almost 1:30 a.m. and she is STILL up. I don't know what to do. She keeps almost going to sleep then wakes up crying. She has done this probably ten times since 7:30 and she is just standing in there right now looking at me. I'm trapped on the couch in the living rom where she can see me. I don't know what to do. I think I'm going to be up all night, and I can't do that. Anybody have any ideas what could be going on? I am rather alarmed at the prospect of being up all night, her being up all night, and then us both having to deal with each other tomorrow. It will not be pretty...help? She's going to be three at the beginning of February, if that helps at all.
Update. Whew. What a night. She finally fell asleep at 2 a.m. but got up crying 45 minutes later, cred for ten minutes, went back to sleep, got up 45 minutes later, cried for a while, slept a little more then got up and cried for a while more. All I could think of to do was to put us both on her floor and try to sleep together there, as she didn't want to be in her crib last night and I needed some rest. So we slept from about 4:30 until 7:30 a.m., fitfully on the floor and then she got up. Today she has a little bit of a runny nose so I guess it was just because she got a little cold. I am not happy she is has a cold but I'm relieved that it's that and not another sleep regression that will last three months again, hopefully.
12/10 Thanks ladies for the support. :) I was at my wits end last night when I posted this and it was a good vent to just get out my frustration but people actually responded which was extra nice! lol. I hadn't considered an ear infection because she's never had one but since most people have suggested it I am going to see how she is doing tonight and tomorrow and then take her to the doc for an ear check. So far tonight she's gotten up and cried a little on and off but so far so good and I'm going to try to get some sleep. Hugs, mamas. And goodnight.