It’s like Miles has been reading my blog and knew I’d been talking about the possibility of adding a second child to the mix and he wanted to give a taste of what it’s like to have a newborn in the house again.
Last night he woke up every 30 minutes between 3:45 and 7 a.m. EVERY 30 MINUTES!
I’m exhausted. My 2.5 year old on the other hand, finally gave up his battle with meaningful sleep and slept from 7 until Michael woke him up at 9:30 and was full of energy. I did not.
It all started when my dog woke me about 3 a.m. because he was thirsty and my husband forgot to fill his water dish before bed. I got up, took him outside and got him more water. Attempts to go back to bed in the actual bed though were futile because Michael was peacefully sleeping and snoring so loudly I had no chance.
So I settled on the couch and just started to fall asleep when Miles started shrieking. He was at the door of his room saying, “I’m scared mommy.” I’m not sure what he was scared of but after about 15 minutes of rocking, singing “Jingle Bells” and rubbing his back he was on his way back to sleep.
I trugged back to the couch like the zombie that I was settling back down to sleep. And although I was SO tired, it took me a bit to fall back asleep. And just as I did, BAM, Miles was screaming again.
Put that dance on a loop and that was how the early morning hours of Friday were spent. I’m still not sure why he was upset and tonight we will try to talk about what he might have been scared about.
I know it was just one night. And I wouldn’t dare think about not going in to comfort my distressed son. But here’s to hoping tonight goes a little better because I may be snoring the bars to “Jingle Bells” tonight rather than singing them.
Anyone else deal with nightmares or wakeful toddlers? What’s your best advice?