DS is generally a decent sleeper. We still don't have a schedule but I have pretty strict routines for both naps and bedtime which I think really helps. The problem is, anytime there is ANY variation from these little routines he naps horribly. Of course horrible napping usually ends with a horrible night.
For example, today we spent much of the day at DHs parents. I tried to replicate the same routine however he obviously wasn't in his room, in his crib a therefore fought his nap and then only napped for 45 min.
He also screamed most of the time we were there because he hates everyone right now except me, DH and the nanny. He would scream I someone even looked at him. Horrible.
When we got home he was in an ok mood but refused to nap. He stayed up until his regular bedtime and actually went down without a fight. However, he's been up every hour since then. He's currently been awake go the last 30 minutes fussing on and off in his crib. Who knows how long this will go on.
Anyway, I've noticed this pattern. Anytime our days aren't structured exactly like he's used to we have really rough nights. Sometimes it actually takes a day or two to fully recover. Is this just par for the course with a young baby? I can't imagine what it would be like to travel. Tell me this is just a phase.