Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wean terror

I didn't nurse at all today and neither of us noticed. Maybe it's time. But once I do wean her there's no going back, ever. My first small lesson in letting go. I think I'll need several of those.

Last night she had a night terror in the middle of the night and there was no waking her up or consoling her. I tried everything I could think of to wake her up and/or calm her and she just would not. She was screaming, and I mean screaming and writhing around. Her eyes were open but she was so clearly not awake. It didn't make a difference if I held her or not. I finally sat down with her on the floor, set her down a few feet away from me and held out my arms. She came to me, stopped crying and was instantly asleep on my shoulder. I rocked and rocked her on the floor, afraid to stop in case she started up again. If it happens again tonight I'll try it again. I don't know why her coming to me by herself made a difference. Maybe before that I was part of the nightmare that she was trying to escape from? Poor girl. It's so frustrating.


  1. I'm so sorry you have to deal with night terrors. They are the worst! Hopefully she won't have them often.

  2. I meant talking not taling, oops.

  3. Yikes! I so know what you are taling about! We have been going through this with Ethan. It was awful after our hospital stay and now it only happens once in a while. Next time I will have to try the method you described. Anything to stop the terror!