Thank you Bonnie!
Interesting to think about a GI disturbance being the issue, I appreciate your answer and thoroughness. The GI specialists said he would grow out of that issue by 6 months of age which he did, but I suppose he could still have some issues with it at this age but he is too young to verbalize it to me. His bowels have also gotten much better, no more constipation for about 3-4 months now. He has a BM about 2x per day, and today was 3x. I wouldn't suspect this to be the problem as he's been regular for months now. As you said it's hard to know if it could be something else bothering him, but you would suspect this rather than "him just wanting more interaction with us" ? Do you recommend making him cry it out when this happens (even if it's intense screaming for 45 mins?) or be compassionate and go in and soothe and pick up like he's wanting? I HATE making him cry, but realize per the sleep people that its' necessary to teach him to put himself to sleep. Thanks again!
Thank you! I just clicked and read about him, and am shocked I haven't heard of him before. He sounds fabulous, and I will absolutely look into his books. Very much appreciated!