Wednesday, April 15, 2009
All Good Things Must Come to an End
This separation anxiety stuff is for the birds! We are at the height of this developmental "stage" and let's just say it interferes with just about everything good we had going! Drew now wakes up once a night screaming, crying in his crib. Usually it's between 2am-5am. As soon as we walk in the room, he hushes; he just misses us and wants to know we're there. So of course, being the tender hearted mom I am (read: tired mom who wants her sleep) I bring him to bed with me. Problem: he pees in the bed.
I thought we'd buried the leaky diaper problem months ago! He never leaks through them during the day--only at night and during naps in his crib. But it's getting to be a daily/nightly thing, and it's driving us all insane!
Speaking of naps...that was another 'good thing' we had accomplished. I could walk or nurse Drew to sleep, place him in his crib, and expect at least a 40 minute nap. NOW....(sigh) he won't nurse to sleep, rock to sleep, be walked to sleep, nothing! He just wants to whine and cry and rub his eyes and be held. But heaven forbid his eyes close for even a second! He doesn't want to miss a thing.
When does this stage end?! Ahhhh!!!