I know what you're thinking right now. You're thinking, "Oh, what a sweet little boy! He looks so angelic sleeping there in his crib." Well, you're right, he is an angelic little boy when he finally falls asleep. However, I do believe the devil inside him comes out when he realizes we are trying to put him to sleep for the night. Naptimes aren't really much of a problem anymore, it's NIGHTtime where we have the problem.
Usually, we try to stick to a daily routine of two naps during the day and then Trotwood goes to bed around 6:45 at night. Ever since daylight savings time, Trotwood has fought us even harder when it comes to his bedtime. It doesn't matter if we put him to sleep later than 6:45 or if he gets a longer or shorter nap during the day, he will just scream once he realizes we're trying to put him to sleep. We used to rock him to sleep in our arms every night and then lay him down in his crib. Then he started waking up once we put him in his crib. Now he won't even fall asleep in our arms when we are rocking him. Every night I keep thinking all this fuss must be because he is teething (he has 3 teeth now!) but I'm not so sure it is just him teething.
I feel like we've tried everything. Tonight, I'm going for the extinction method and neither one of us is going in his room until he falls asleep.
Ever since Trotwood was born, we've swaddled him in a blanket to put him to sleep (mainly when he was tiny to keep his little arms from flailing around when he was sleeping on his back). Now, he's just used to it and I think he recognizes that as one of the dreaded signs that we are going to try and put him to sleep.