This week's photo memory I can't wait to forget.
This NOT SWEET picture of Colton sleeping ON MY BED is a reminder of the nightmare that has become our nights the last 2 weeks. My boy has been a champion sleeper since 6 months old. 12 solid hours a night, never a fight for bed, asking to go to bed most nights. Approx 2 weeks ago, timed perfectly with the arrival of my sister in law and her kids traveling from Colorado to stay with us for 2 weeks, my son started waking up approx 2 am screaming and beating on his door wanting to sleep with us. And I mean SCREAMING! FOR 2 HOURS! This has never, ever been an option aside from camping/hotels on trips so I was shocked he decided to start asking. Repeatedly, mom or dad tucking him back in his bed, reassuring him he is ok, and him getting up 10 mins later and starting again. He is so not a strong willed child at all so we are floored by this behavior. He isn't sick, he doesn't appear scared, and we do not think night terrors at all. He is calm within seconds of us walking in the door. In order to keep some quiet in the wee hours of the nights for our guests, who were sleeping in the room right next door, he won this battle for a couple weeks. What makes it worse, is that he doesn't even sleep well in our bed. He is constantly tossing, turning, and sitting up. Tonight is Operation Sleep Train The Preschooler. We all need sleep. Pray for us.
Update- as of June 22 he has slept the last 2 nights in his bed. The first night he slept until 5 am, cried for a few mins and then slept until 6:30am. Last night, he had a perfectly normal night. Thank you God! Slept from 8:30-8:30 uninterrupted!