Friday, June 3, 2011
Y'all. I am about to lose it. For the love. I'm gonna need some advice, and some of these 134 followers need to come out of the lurking woodwork and leave me a dang comment on what to do. Puh-lease.
Ever since Emma's sickness two weeks ago, her sleeping has been no bueno. She used to sleep until 8:309 or later, now it's like 7:00. (I know, don't stab me, but when you're 38 weeks pregnant and you're used to that, it's HARD to change it up.) This week, she has started waking at 12:00 or 3:30 each night SCREAMING, "Mommmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaa!" I guess it's bad dreams?
I googled it, and it seems like it could be nightmares. She has also started saying, "I scared," during the day randomly. When I ask her what she's scared of, sometimes she says the dog's name, other times she can't tell me. In the night, when I go in to her, she just wants to be held and says, "Rock" and I have to go in her old nursery and rock her.
Now, this child has never liked to be rocked, even as an infant. But, I guess when she was sick and waking up eleventy billion times per night from fever, that comforted her?
Today, she decided after waking up at 3:30 and 4:30, we would get up at 6:30. My sister doesn't get her child up before a certain time, and I normally don't have this problem, because duh. 8:00 is a perfectly acceptable time to wake up. But, she was wigging out this morning. Now just rolling around waking up, but like freaking.
So, what do you think is up and for the love, what can I do? I need you help, advice, suggestions. Please, share it all. And, if you've gone through this with your child, details please. I'm wondering if it's carried over from sickness, or if she can sense that in SEVEN DAYS we will have another baby, or if it's genuinely nightmares. And if so, WHAT DO I DO?
All ideas welcome.
Peace, I'm going to sleep at 8:00 since my wake up call is in about 4 hours..............
Posted by Susannah at 7:37 PM