When Asher was an infant we thought he was this great sleeper. He would sleep 3-4 hours at a time then wake up. Sounds pretty great to me for a newborn. Fast forward 20 months later and he was still waking up every 3-4 hours, sometimes every 2 hours. Not so great. We tried everything, and nothing worked. The most he slept was one or two nights every few months. So in April when he went in for his 18 month check up and had an ear infection in both ears we started thinking something was up. He acted completely normal but would be up all night. Between April and June he had 4 ear infections and our doctor referred us to an ENT. It came as no surprise to us that he needed tubes. As much as I didn't want him to have surgery, no matter how routine and minor, I was secretly doing a happy dance because he might finally sleep! It took one night of him waking up and he has started sleeping all night. Consistently. Since July! I cannot say how much better life is around here with consistent sleep. For everyone. Remember he shares a room with Annika so he was always waking her up. He also hasn't had another ear infection since the surgery, which is really the best part since he isn't in pain anymore.
My family sent Asher this super cute Snoopy doll for his surgery. here he is kissing and hugging it. He loves it and it is really a darling stuffed animal.