Victoria - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )
My son's been driving us a little crazy this week (just started this week every night). He wakes up in the middle of the night calling out loudly for his Dada. He ends up screaming. I feel badly because my landlord lives in the bottom half of the house and sleeps right under our son's room (granted he's super sweet and doesn't get mad about it when I ask if it bothers him).
My husband actually let him sleep on him for a few hours before putting him in between us in bed where he'll fall asleep. Then he'll wake up fully energized at 5AM (thankfully I am used to waking up at 5:30 normally anyway since I was a child). He did this for a few days and my husband got a fever because of lack of rest. I told my husband he was spoiling him and that he shouldn't make it a habit and that our son needs to be in his own bed.
Last night my son woke up at night yelling and crying for his Dada. I closed the door of his bedroom and wanted to try to let my husband sleep, while for 30 minutes I tried calming my boy down best I could. Eventually he started drinking some milk and calmed down and fell asleep through the rest of the night and woke up at 6AM (which is the usual time he had been waking up before this week). I am glad that I was able to get him calmed down.
If he does it again do you know of maybe any ideas why he is like this?
Have any of you experienced this?
My husband plays with him after work and so there really isn't any missing his daddy factors causing this. They have fun together. My worry is that he will do this even more often when I am due to have another baby around Christmas. My son doesn't understand that he is going to be a brother at allllll so I don't think he is upset in that mannerism. I just don't want him to end up doing this anymore when I'll have an infant to tend to as well in the middle of the night.