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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A sad and strange phenomenon.

Umm, Aspen must be having nightmares. There are times when she wakes up from her nap screaming. But she's not quite awake. And it will take a lot of poking, prodding and soothing before shre really opens her eyes and wakes up. From that point she calms a bit, but is grumpy, which is unusual for her.

Has your wee one ever had a similar experience? It's so sad. I wish I could do something for her, like whisper happy things into her ear while she's napping so she doesn't have anything scary to think about.

5 comments:

  1. Yup. Even my 3 year old still does it. I think it's nightmares. We, like you, have to wake them up completely before they calm down.

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  2. Milo does that sometimes too, it sucks, you wake up to a blood curdling scream and it is so hard to calm him down.

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  3. Those sound like night terrors to me, but I thought they didn't start until they were older. Beckett has done that. It is so scary and sad to watch as a parent. I hope it is only a short phase and they stop soon for her. That is so sad.

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  4. It's so sad when they do that. Julie wouldn't even let me touch her when she had those. If I did it made them so much worse and she would cry for even longer when she finally woke up. Singing to her was the only thing that worked. I hope she grows out of it. It's so sad to watch them go through it.

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  5. Yup Rock does that too. Except sometimes I wonder if it's because his mouth suddenly hurts really bad because of teething? Not sure. But babies have nightmares I know it! What would it be of? I wonder.... not being able to play with anything in sight that has buttons?

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