I had the worst night ever last night.
It was just a normal night with my toddler telling me every two seconds "mummy, I'm just so tired" yes I'm aware of that kid, because you refused to have a nap!
I knew he was overtired. He was vocal about it. But I didn't anticipate the night that was heading our way!
We had our usual, normal bed time routine. I read him a story, and he drifted off to sleep. Just as he normally does.
Then two hours later, he woke up SCREAMING his head off. My heart nearly jumped out of my chest. I didn't know what was happening to him! he wouldn't look at me, or talk to me as he was too busy crying!
I tried to calm him down, and patted his back. Finally, he said something! "I am so tired, mummy, I just want to sleep" I don't think he was aware of what was happening, but I told him to dream about nice things, and asked whether he would like me to sing him a song, lmao, long story cut short, he drifted off to sleep.
Then it happened again at bang on 4AM. I wasn't in deep sleep, but at the same time I wasn't awake. I don't know how to explain it lol. I was there, ready, but enjoying my sleep too. Anyway, he starts SCREAMING again in his sleep. I'm getting so frustrated at this point, because he won't tell me what's bothering him! He's not talking to me. His eyes aren't actually open, he's just crying.
I have heard of night terrors before, but never in my life was I thinking that it would happen to my toddler?! I wasn't even expecting it to. Who sits there, expecting for horrid things to happen to their child? lol. Not me!
I am such a cry baby, so of course, I started crying because I knew my child wasn't sick! I stopped obsessing over him becoming ill like beginning of this year, so he is completely healthy, and hasn't got sick for MONTHS!
I cuddled him to sleep, and guess what I woke up to this morning?! He's wet the bed! He's always dry at night, and knows when to go to the toilet, so....
Damn you water-melon! We will not be eating you before bed time, anymore!
This morning-- i googled night terrors, and that confirmed everything for me. I'm just going to make sure he's not over-tired in the future as that was the main cause of it.
Thank the bloody universe that it's normal, as I was shitting in my boots, lol.
I have never experienced it before and obviously had no idea that one day it would happen to my toddler!
Anyway, the good news is that he's happy and healthy this morning. He doesn't remember anything!