Last Sunday night was the first night Brenden spent in his room in his crib. I expected to be worried, but I was too tired. It helped that my Mom was spending the night (she’s watching Brenden for a couple hours each day while I go to summer school) and offered to get up with him when he needed to be fed.
So he’s been on the other side of the house for a whole week now and it’s been fine. Until today. Early this morning I had a dream that there was a snake in the house and while I was gathering stuff to get it out of the house it crawled into Brenden’s crib. So I woke up from that and looked at the clock and saw that it was 5:00 a.m. Brenden had not woken up all night. He often wakes up at 2:00 and almost always around 3:30-4:30. So I was really worried. We have a monitor in our room and I couldn’t hear a thing. So I paniced and got up to check on him. I’ll be darned if he wasn’t sleeping away! So I got back in bed feeling dumb and started to go back to sleep when he made a huge gulping noise and then was quiet. So of course, up I went to check on him again. Again, he was fine. So by now I’m feeling really silly but have started to think about what if something did happen to him, so it’s very hard to get back to sleep.
At 6:00 a.m. Patrick’s weekday alarm goes off because he forgot to turn it off. The first thing he does, not knowing that I’ve been up twice, is to go check on Brenden with all the same thoughts I was having. When he came back I confessed I’d done the same thing. I finally got back to sleep, but Patrick was up for another hour.
I think it’s some sort of irony that we’ve been waiting for him to sleep through the night and he finally did it and WE couldn’t sleep!