I'm not trying to downplay motherhood at all, but when your child is almost 2, shouldn't he be sleeping through the night?
I put him to bed around 730-830pm, and it seems every 4 hours he's stirring or whining for something...
...then he's started waking up (for the day) between 540 and 7am EVERYDAY!
Woke up this morning around 540am, yelled at him to go back to bed. 630am he's up. I'm lying there listening as he's making his way up the hall thinking to myself -- "oh my god, it's too early!"