It seems that Elijah may finally be cutting a tooth. After months and months (seriously, it's been six solid months!) of, "Oh, look at him putting things in his mouth. He must be teething!" and "That's a lot of drool. He must be teething!" and even, "Oh yes, I can definitely feel some teeth coming through there," WE can feel a sharp protrusion in the centre of his bottom gum.
Tonight, after he'd been down for about half an hour, he woke and refused to settle. When I accidentally felt what is most likely a tooth and had his Daddy confirm it, we gave him some Bonjela and he went almost straight back to sleep. I think this is a pretty good indication of teething.
It sure explains why over the past few days, his moods have been absolutely hellish, to put it nicely. It doesn't explain why he hasn't been sleeping well for the last three-and-a-half months, but darn it, I can't let all this stress and commotion go unexplained!