One of the changes in the Mini that I had noticed after his 15 month check up, (as I had previously mentioned) was that he started abruptly sleeping through the night, which bothered me.
I can hear tons of tired parents asking me if I’m crazy. When I mention this to people they look at me as if I’m crazy. I know, I’m upset that my kid is sleeping through the night.
But the Mini woke up probably more frequently than he should have. On average twice a week, and we went through a pretty bad regression for awhile where he didn’t want to go to sleep unless I rocked him to sleep. Because usually goes to bed without much fuss, I wasn’t really worried and I refuse to let him cry it out. I did it once and it went against everything I stand for. I know it works for some people, but the Mini is too sensitive and it made things worse and really, I can’t think of a worse thing for a kid to feel than the feeling of abandonment.
Anyway, he stopped waking up and I knew it wasn’t normal. And quite frankly, I missed it. Yes, it was exhausting, like every other aspect of parenting is at times, but he’s not going to be waking up in the middle of the night crying for me at 30.
We see tons of changes every day. The eye contact is back, the affection, the laughter. I mentioned earlier this week to the Meester that he still wasn’t really waking up and maybe after everything we had been through, that phase in his life had passed. The Meester of course looked at me as if I was crazy, because be careful what you wish for.
Last night, I was startled out of bed by one very upset baby who wanted Mama to hold him.
To me, this is the biggest indication that I have my son back.