Chellsi - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
Ok so here is a little background info...My son is 8 months old and sleeps in his crib every night. When he was a newborn, he slept with us for about 3 or 4 weeks untill I transitioned him into his bassinett. My son has a borderline abnormality with his t waves in his heart and because of that the doctors told me early on that there is a greater chance that he could have SIDS--in addition, my brother died of SIDS so it runs in my family. I was totally freaked out at first, and was really worried that he was going to die in his sleep. I have since calmed down about it and rarely think about it. However, every single night, I wake up 2-3 times positive that he is in our bed under the covers somewhere, I start to panic and pat the bed all over looking for him. I wake my husband up saying "where is the baby" he tells me every night "he is in his crib--where you put him" and sometimes I don't believe him and I have to go check on him. It is almost like I am still asleep and sleepwalking or something, he hasn't slept in our bed for at least 5 months! I have even got up and walked over to my husbands side of the bed and checked in his arms to see if the baby is there!! Am i crazy?!?! I tell myself before I go to bed, that the baby is in his crib and if I wake up its okay and I can just tell myself this and fall back asleep--and then when it happens, I am convinced that he was just laying next to me and now he is gone....
Any advice? I am not depressed nor do I feel like I have anxiety problems-- anyone else sleepwalk or talk in their sleep?