Oh my our almost 11 month old is doing the same thing!
Screams bloody murder if we try to put him back in the crib. The past 3 nights he has woken at 4am. And he screams. He wont even fall asleep in our bed. I have to put him back in his crib to see if he will cry and pass out.. but I can only stand about 5 minutes of the screaming, bc it sounds like he is dying. Then he passes out as soon as I pick him up.
We too, work full time jobs and need sleep.
Teething? A food allergy? nightmares? seperation anxiety? ghosts (I know I know but really you never know) Tonight were trying a night light, soothing sounds, and some natural teething tablets.