The last couple nights have been rough on Aric. He’s been waking up at least once, sometimes twice a night in tears. Sometimes he’s actually asleep while he’s crying. All we have to do is lay him back down (he’s usually sitting up) and he’s fine for the rest of the night. Other times, like last night, he twists and bends and thrashes his body in a way that makes me think he has a WICKED bad gas bubble.
So after being up crying at 3:15, then again at 4, we brought him in bed with us so that the next time he got up crying, we wouldn’t have to leave the bed.
Why oh why oh WHY do toddlers think the best sleeping position is in an “H” form? And while I only had a head in my back last night, I can’t imagine Tim had a good night with little feet in his back. And of course we couldn’t move him because he’d finally fallen back asleep. We wouldn’t want to disturb the young prince while he slumbers. So we clung to the edge of the bed, too afraid to move.
And yes, it was helpful when he started crying again at 5:45 when Tim got up to shower (again with the twisting and wrenching sadness). But then he didn’t go back to sleep.
Bye Bye Kitty!
Kitty go bye bye, Mommy.
Nigh Nigh Kitty!
Seeing as how we had TV installed in our bedroom just yesterday for this exact reason, I flipped it on. And while it made the bedroom far too bright for me to go back asleep it made Aric shut up for 5 minutes. And then?
Nigh nigh Bew.
Where Bew go?
Bew!! Where aaaaaare youuuuuuu?
There it is!
Bye bye Mommy!
Bed-sharing will never be for me. I love my baby always, but I like my sleep far more …. at least between the hours of 10pm and 7am.
Though no lie, it was night to have him in bed with me so I could try and take his tummy pains away through osmosis
Related question – Would Gripe water have helped this situation? I still have a bottle from his bad gas when he was a baby baby. Might as well get some use out of it!