DD is 7 months, 3 weeks old. Over the last week, she has begun to wake frequently during the first half of the night. We have the same bedtime routine which ends with me nursing her to sleep in our bed and then placing her in her crib. In the past, this has worked like a charm, but lately, she wakes moments after being placed in her crib. Her little eyes pop open, and she is WIDE awake. If my DH tries to rock her, she protests and cries and pulls away, looking toward her bedroom door. She quiets as soon as I come into the room and hold her, and oftentimes, she will fall asleep within 15 minutes. I should note that she normally LOVES her daddy (and still does during the day!), so this has been a new development. Once asleep again, she wakes again 15 minutes to an hour later. This goes on from about 8:30 to midnight, at which point she will finally stay asleep until around 3 or 4am when she wakes for her usual nighttime feeding. Could this be teething? She's been eating her fingers, drooling... Separation anxiety? She has begun to cry when I leave the room momentarily or am not within her line of sight. She had an ear infection, but the dr said it was healing... And, if it were pain, you'd think giving her Tylenol would solve the problem, but it hasn't. Any ideas here? I got about 3.5 hours of sleep last night and am concerned about next week when I go back to work. I don't believe in letting her cry it out, so I will continue to rock/nurse her, but I'd like to have some ideas as to what is going on since she has slept through the night (w/ the exception of one feeding) since she was 8 weeks old.