To echo, my friend, Mary's post....
We are having the same issue, but with a 19 month old. Addison has always been such a champion sleeper....our old "normal" was going to bed at 7, waking up at 8am. Napping for a good 2-3 hours each afternoon. Ahh...memories.
For the last week, she has refused to nap. Refused to sleep period. Except in the car. And we have resorted to driving around for 45 minutes just to get her some shut eye....ridiculous.
She used to love her crib and now when she gets put in it, she just wails and throws everything out....her lovie, blanket, and pillow. The kid is smart.....she can't sleep without them. Last night after waking up at 6am and not napping ALL DAY...I put her to be at 6:45. She immediately threw everything out. I let her carry on for 30 minutes before going back to put everything in..only be thrown out again. So out of "tough love", I let her wail about it for 3 hours. Andy and I finally went in there together at 10:30. She wailed when we put her back in the crib, but thankfully settled down and went to sleep.
As I'm typing this, she's wailing in her crib right now as I try to get her to nap. It's obvious the girl is EXHAUSTED.
And timing? yeah...couldn't be worse.
Graham will be here in less than 48 hours! I really don't need a non-sleeping toddler AND a newborn. Praying.....
Any suggestions? =)