Thursday, May 18, 2006

Nightmares

The little man's sleeping habits seem to be improving. He still wakes from time to time but it's been a while since he woke and cried every 45 minutes through the night.

He still occasionally wakes and needs us to go in before he'll stop crying. Sometimes he hasn't even opened his eyes. We've been wondering whether he's just having nightmares sometimes. A reassuring caress on his head usually sends him back to sleep.

He's not the only one who's been having nightmares. After bathing Oliver in the bath by himself for the first time (rather than getting in with him as I'd done previously) I dreamt that he drowned in the bath after I turned my back for a second (as if I would!). Then a few nights ago I dreamt that we had a second child but that it was barely recognisable as being human.

I suppose it just shows a level of insecurity or worry within me. I've been surprised at just what a terrible worrier I can be over Oliver. Oh well. Seems I'm no different to 99% of parents in the world after all.

1 comments:

Reservoir Mog said...

Can I raise a few points here? :)

One, you won't turn your back on Oliver in the bath, as you have too much fun splashing about and pinching his toys, to turn away... and he'd get you with a wet sponge between the shoulderblades anyway.

Two, one day Oliver won't be recognisable as human, either. It's called puberty! So don't worry about that dream.

Three, you've always been a worrier :) Can't blame Oliver for this, just got a new subject, that's all.

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