Pieces of Me

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Night Terrors

Cayden has been experiencing night terrors.  After several hours of sleep, he begins to scream inconsolably for 20-30 minutes.  During this time, we do everything we can do wake him up.  Sometimes he talks to us.  Sometimes he appears to be awake but isn’t.  And sometimes he just cries for what seems like forever. 
Hannah had night terrors every now and then, but she would just scream out in the middle of the night and then be fine.  With Cayden, it is a terrible ordeal that not only interrupts his and my sleep, but also really upsets the mommy. 
I know it’s part of growing up and that most kids go through it, but there is nothing like watching your child scream and toss about in sheer terrible and not be able to stop it. 
It’s effecting not only our nights, but also our days.  There are times when I wander about like a zombie because I’m so tired.  And you can tell that Cayden isn’t getting a good night’s sleep.  He’s cranky, rude, and just tired.  Of course, there are times when I am cranky, rude, and just tired.  We make a good pair.