I'm happy to say that after nearly two months of revolving colds and many sleepless nights, our family is back on track again. For a while, Kellan would get up several times a night and refuse to go back to bed unless Erik or I would lie down with him. He was congested and coughing so some nights he'd wake up three or four times, calling for one of us to get into bed with him.
It's hard to resist a sick child, but after a couple of weeks of this, we were both exhausted and sick ourselves. Even after Kellan felt better, he kept calling us in the middle of the night to help him fall back asleep. So we took desperate measures - we bribed him.
We bought Kellan a red wagon for Christmas but never gave it to him because he ended up with too many gifts. We were going to give it to him on his birthday but we told him that if he managed to sleep three nights in a row without calling for us when he woke up, he'd get a surprise. It took three weeks, but now he's able to fall back asleep if he wakes up at night.
Erik and I were excited about giving Kellan his shiny new wagon but we should not have gotten too excited because Kellan had way more fun playing with the box the wagon came in. Seriously. He wore that box out! For his birthday he just may get another box!