Maybe LO is getting a new tooth??? I "hear" you with those darn ear infections. DD1 had probably ten of them in her first year. Take heart in the fact that as they sleep more on their tummies, get bigger, and don't get sick from EVERY cold virus out there, those ear infections will stop. DD1 didn't have your LO's issues, but she did have delayed development due to torticulis (sp). Her head was tilted up and to the left and she was weaker on her left side. So she didn't turn over until about 6 months, add that to being HUGE, and she got her fair share of ear infections. Just one with DD2 so far, knock on wood, and I can't remember the last time DD1 had one. Definitely not long after she turned one, they stopped. PITAs!!!