Last night Lucas sat in his crib – not crying- just sitting in his crib for a total of 30 minutes. It’s totally weird to me, and I don’t know if it’s a regular thing with him. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it or if anything, I just want to share it because it’s so weird to me!
My husband and I are so stumped with it, and he suggested that I “ask the twitter kids” (ha!) but I decided this would require more than a few characters. 🙂
First, a little background. Lucas goes to bed between 7-7:30 every night. He goes down very easily. He doesn’t cry or fuss, he is tired by 7 and falls asleep within a few minutes. He wakes up somewhere between 8-9am. Occasionally he will wake up at 5 or 6 and I change his diaper, rock him and lay him back down. He goes back to sleep very easily and quickly, and will wake up a few hours later. He is my alarm clock usually, so I sleep until I hear him, then I go in and get him.
So. Last night.
He woke up at 5:15am. He was crying, so I went in his room. His pacifier was on the floor, which was why he was crying. That darn thing.. if he can’t find it in his sleep or if he sees it on the floor he cries for it. Anyways, so I changed his diaper, turned on his music and rocked him for about 5 minutes. I laid him in his bed but he would not lay down. Usually he rolls right over and goes back to sleep, but he would not lay down. So I said goodnight and left. He didn’t make a peep.
I decided, just for the heck of it, to grab the video monitor and bring in into my bedroom. I wanted to see what he was doing in there and how long he sat up for.
I saw him sitting in the corner, just holding his lovie and looking around for 5 minutes. I went back in his room, rocked him more, put him back in his bed. He rolled over, I left. I watched him get back up and sit up again. He sat there for 10 minutes. I felt so bad. I know he is tired, and I’m so confused as to why he was just sitting there. He wasn’t crying or fussing or talking. Just sucking on his pacifier, playing with his stuffed animal and… sitting there.
Next, I go in and bring Lucas into our room. Of course, that didn’t work. He started talking and crawling on his dad. So…. back in his room for a rock and lay back down in the crib. I put the dog in his room (with the door open) because it was freaking me out.
… Eventually, after a total of 30 minutes of mostly sitting up, he lays down and goes to sleep.
So, here I am thinking, does he do this every night and I just don’t know it? He seriously didn’t make a peep the whole time he was sitting in his bed. Is that why he sleeps in so late, because he is up in the middle of the night and I just don’t know it? In the morning, how long is he sitting there before he calls for me or before I wake up and go to check on him and find out that he is awake?
Poor baby. I feel so bad for him, just sitting there. It obviously doesn’t bother him because otherwise he would cry. Maybe he likes the alone time? I don’t understand it.
I think I’m going to bring the monitor in our room again tonight and see if it happens again. It sort of freaks me out actually.
Is it weird or what?