It's like something happened at eight months to. the. day. and Birdie can no longer nap easily and is waking a bunch in the night and earrrrrrrly in the morning (when mommy does not function well) and is having trouble putting herself back to sleep.
Of course in the last two weeks, she has cut FOUR! MORE teeth (bringing the total to SIX, the first two came together and the last four! came together.) She has also learned to get into the sitting position from her belly, sit on her knees, use my body for a climbing wall*, and best of all - pull herself into a standing position. She is constantly trying to stand up now. I found her in her crib more than once now crying, holding the rail as though she's gotten up but does not know how to get down. Very tragic.
All of which is to say that it's perfectly understandable that her poor little brain is too wired to sleep properly. Not that it helps me any. Especially when she's saying "mummmummmamummmamamumma" repeatedly because that's all she knows how to say (sorry, daddy.)
*and omg, does it ever hurttt when she climbs me using my hair or breasts as handles to pull up with. oh, and the time she pulled up and bit my nipple? i cried. so did she.