My eldest was a shocking sleeper at night. He would go down during the day without a fuss but would wake several times during the night. He was pretty good until an o/s holiday at 6m interferred with everything.
I finally sorted him out at 15 months because i couldn't pander to him anymore. I was 9 months pregnant, couldn't move properly because bubs was on my syatic nerve, had a blood clot in my leg that was supposed to be elevated and hubby was on nightshift! When he cried i gave him a cuddle, and put him down again. After my third attempt i just told him that he was fine, Mummy was buggered and she wasn't coming out again. I gave him a kiss, tucked him in and left. I did have the monitor on in my room and several times he cried. I would watch the clock as i had vowed to myself that i wouldn't leave him for more than 10 minutes. The checky thing would cry for 8 minutes, stop, talk to himself, another 8 minutes of half-hearted crying, talking, etc, for about 1 hour. Then he went to sleep.
We haven't had a problem since, except for the night before his teeth cut! He'll wake several times calling out for Mummy. Richard and i'll be swearing, wondering what's wrong and the next day a tooth appears like magic!
I know i probably haven't helped, but at least you know that there are plenty of people out there who are awake at the same time!
Dette, DS 06.03, DS 10.04, DD 03.06 & Due Sept 07!