Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TWO SENSE TUESDAYS #17...Crying Out

Being a new mother I seem to get a lot of advice, which can be helpful, but is also very frustrating when it's from people who are insistent that their way is the BEST way. I also get advice (because I'm an adoptive mother) from those who think that my son is just a stand-in until I get "the real thing."

Each week I will post a new question. I'd love it if you'd play along and offer us new mothers your pearls of wisdom.

HERE IS THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:

DO YOUR CHILD(REN) EVER CRY OUT IN THEIR SLEEP (NOT WAKING UP)? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?


3 comments:

BB said...

R doesn't cry much. Right now we are adjusting to sleeping unswaddled and she will wake 3 or 4 times in the night fussing (but not crying). I try to allow her to work through these fussy periods on her own, but sometimes I go in to replace a paci and soothe her. If she CRIES, she gets tended to. So, we don't really do CIO. I am not against it, but I don't see myself as a CIO mom.

Debbie B said...

Isabel did for awhile and turned out she had an ear infection. I was researching nightmares and night terrors though it was so serious.

She still does occasionally but it's just a brief cry and then nothing. Some times I do believe she's had a bad dream. The other night for instance she was screaming (not a normal cry) and I went in very quickly and picked her up and she held on tight and was fast asleep.

Kris said...

Megan does this quite a bit...more so lately than she had been (I'm hoping it will end soon!).

What does it mean? That's a really good question! I think Megan either has bad dreams or remembers things from her life before us. Honestly, I don't know if there is any way to know. I usually snuggle her, tell her mommy's here...and she's off to sleep...or maybe doesn't wake up, I don't know which.