The last few days have seen him settle down a bit and get back to some sort of regular sleeping but he has been throwing tantrums and just being generally unhappy.
I know through talking to other parents that when the sleeping routine goes out the window we all struggle. That routine is what you cling to some days. You know when you will get a chance to have a quiet cup of tea and get some chores done, or in my case it is when I can work. Take that sleep away and you feel stressed, overwhelmed and lost.
I have learnt something through all of this, and previous hard times however. I know that with Jonty there will be difficult times. Sometimes he will be cranky for no reason or will wake during the night...just because. Sometimes I just can't control any of this. So, I have found that the best way is to stay as calm as possible and ride it out. If I let it get to me, or get angry with him that only makes things way worse... not just for Jonty but for me too. I have decided that just because Jonty is having a bad day it doesn't mean that I have to as well.
I'm not saying that I can do this every time but when I can manage to the day doesn't seem as bad and Jonty is much more likely to get over it faster. Also you tend to focus more on staying calm rather than on how bad things are and this helps as well. I still discipline him but I don't yell.
I know this wouldn't work for everyone but for me if I raise my voice it makes me more upset and through all of this I am trying to save myself as much stress as possible... and Jonty!