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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Question...

Chayse has had several times lately where when she wakes up, she is pure screaming/crying at the top of her lungs. It is almost like she has had a bad dream. Normally when she wakes up, she is much happier than this but just as soon as she sees Nathan or I, she will calm right down. Has anyone else had a child that has done this? Do they out grow it? Anyone know what causes it?

On a different note, her fever (Praise God!!) has FINALLY stayed below 100 for a full 24 hours!!!! HOOORRRAAAYYYY!!!!!!! The last few times we have taken it, the fever has been 99.8 or less! And so far today (knock on wood) it has been at her normal temperature of 98.7. She is still chewing on her hands, my hands, her Daddy's hands... no teeth yet but at least we are starting to see that she really is teething. Now if we could just get this screaming thing figured out...

4 comments:

Mindy said...

I know someone who had a little girl who had nightmares (maybe that is a little harsh - bad dreams) when she was young - before she turned 1 for sure but I don't know how young. Anyway, her doc told her that is normal and happens to some babies. She described the experience similar to the way you described yours.

Her name is Ashley and a link to her blog is on mine. I couldn't find the exact post when I tried but I will look some more and email you if I find it. (You may find it before me?)

I think her doc told her that she would probably grow out of it and I have not seen her mention it in a while....

Claudia said...

Steven has these, I just don't think when he was quite so young. Starting around 6 to 9 months, he would start screaming and seem inconsolable. We would almost yell at him to wake him up sometimes. When he did wake up, we couldn't put him back in his crib; he would just cry his eyes out. He would sleep with us for the rest of the night and get up in the morning like nothing ever happened. I think his are more along the lines of night terrors. He hasn't had one in a while, but I do foresee it happening again.
I found a link to one time that I mentioned sleep issues with Steven. Forgive the red writing, my blog was black at one point and the red wasn't as glaring...
http://smithsandpenny.blogspot.com/2007/09/stevens-definition-of-sleep.html

On a happier note: I am SOOOO glad to here Chayse seems to have kicked the fever. It is never good to see your little one struggle, especially for so long.

(Please excuse typos, I'm nursing at the keyboard. I've reread the comment, but I won't guarantee that I've caught all the mistakes.)

Elizabeth said...

If she is chewing on things, maybe she is waking up in pain from teething and her way of dealing with it is by screaming, but when she sees you guys it makes her feel better? Cassandra would do that often when she was teething, but a bottle, and sometimes orajel would be the only thing to calm her down. Just an idea

Beth Johnson said...

One of my boys did this, I think the oldest. But when I would go in the room I would make sure I didn't pick him up or turn on the light. Just let him know that we are there and console him and have him go back to sleep. I didn't want to make a habit of him waking in the night and then getting picked up.

Beth Johnson