Thanks for reading my post and replying. His two bottom teeth have come in about a week apart (last one a few days ago) - they are fully through the gums. He was not fussy at all when they erupted - go figure. My mom (who watches him during the day) thinks he is teething again and that is upper two will be making an appearance soon (no visible signs yet). We will definitely try medicating before BT - maybe that will be more effective than waiting until he is awake and screaming at night.
He had 3 NW last night - first one I nursed, second one (2 hrs later) I tried to let him self-settle but he escalated to screaming - went in and couldn't calm him down in the crib with sh/pat - had to pick him up and hold him/rock him - gave him pain meds - he eventually calmed down and fell asleep in the crib. Third one (2 hrs later) - same as second one but I didn't give him more meds as it had only been two hours. He then slept for over 5 hours and woke an hour later than usual. (He never sleeps in - we'll be off schedule today but I didn't wake him as I figured he needed the sleep.)
This has been our EASY lately:
A - wakes sometime b/t 6:15-6:30
E - around 6:50-7:00 (nurses 20 min)
E - solids 1 hour later
S - around 8:30 (30-45 min nap in crib)
E - around 10:30-11:00 (4 oz formula, 4 oz EBM)
E - solids 1 hour later
S- around 12:00 (30-45 min nap in crib)
E - around 2:30 (8 oz EBM)
S - between 4-5 (30 min nap in stroller - have to AP to get in last nap)
E - around 6 (nurses); have also skipped this feed and done one feed before BT instead of top off
around 6:30 BT routine, around 7:00 nurses (top off or full feed), asleep by 7:30-7:45
His feeds are 3.5-4 hours apart during the day when my mom watches him - weekends he goes longer (usually 4-4.25 hours). I realize his first A time is short - it has always been the shortest A time of the day - I'd like to push it out a bit but it's hard because my mom watches him during the week and likes to do her own thing (she watches for his sleepy cues) - to be fair, the times I've tried to extend this A time, he will fall asleep on my shoulder . . . maybe I can convince my mom to slowly and consistently extend the first A time to see what happens . . . looking at my EASY I'm thinking we may be in an UT/OT loop. He's a really easygoing baby and rarely fusses - I've always worried about how little sleep he gets but it doesn't seem to affect his mood. I'd like to get him to bed earlier but he seems to do best with an A time of 2.5 hours before BT - any earlier or later and he has trouble falling asleep independently. If I skip the CN and put him to bed early, he stays awake until his usual BT and then ends up w/ a really long A time before bed. I'd like his CN to be earlier but I usually have to AP his CN myself when I get home from work around 5 which then pushes back his BT . . .
So what do you think??? I feel like if we could extend the naps and get him more sleep during the day, we could drop the CT and have an earlier BT and better sleep at night. I have the summer off from work (in 5 weeks) - I might have to wait until then to try extending his naps (my mom is not comfortable trying w2s or sh/pat . . . )
Thanks again for your help!