Thursday, November 4, 2010

Screams in the night. A Halloween Story? No. But You Would Think That.

Caderyn has usually been such a good boy about going to sleep at night. I've honestly thought that bedtime was his most favorite part of the day. Apparently, as of Monday, I thought wrong.
Usually he has his cup of milk, we read two books, brush his teeth and put him to bed and he almost immediately goes to sleep.
Since Monday he SCREAMS. We check everything- is he wet? Is he too hot or cold? Is he still thirsty? Is there something in his room that might be scaring him?
Usually all of my answers to these are NO. So I cuddle him for a minute, tell him I love him and that I'm right outside and put him back to bed. S-C-R-E-A-M-S!
Last night was the third night of this chaos, so I decided I would let him cry it out. Forty-five minutes later I was at my wits end and I don't think Caderyn had taken a breath. We had changed him into cooler jammies, given him a drink of water, restarted his night time music and even brought in a nightlight. But nothing would stop this boy from crying.
So I did what I've done the past two nights. I brought him out into the living room and snuggled on the couch with him. He immediately stops crying and curls up and closes his eyes. WHAT THE HECK? Have I had the blinders pulled over my eyes so quickly?
So before I transitioned him back to his bed I did some brainstorming and grabbed an extra pillow from our room and let him sleep in his bed with a pillow. He almost immediately went back to sleep when I put him in his crib.
I don't know yet if this is what was bothering him but man i sure hope so because I don't know if I can take another night of screaming. Plus, I have a HUGE test tomorrow.
"Look at my mom everyone! I have her wrapped around this pointer finger of mine!"

Update as of 11:00 p.m.: Caderyn went to bed without a fuss. He cuddled up on his pillow and made a little "huh" sound- kind of like "huh, this big fluffy thing is kind of awesome." Jeff and I are PUMPED.

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