When these things happen, I think parents go into over-analysis mode. What are we doing wrong?? Should we be letting him cry?? Will we ever sleep soundly again??? What do we DO???
Usually, when we hit this "breaking point," usually we find out that Munch is experiencing something physical. An ear infection. A bellyache. The jury is still out on this one.
Last night, things were better, though he still ended up in our bed for the majority of the night and then popped up awake at 6am. Now, 6am is night-and-day (literally) different from 4:40am. But, I was still tired. We let him get down onto our floor with Monkey while we rested and kept a groggy eye on him. He chilled for a while.
Then, he went to the foot of our bed, still on the floor, laid down and fell asleep. What a stinker!