Saturday, April 05, 2008



We've had a rough last few nights. Addie will wake up in the middle of the night, screaming and terrified. It's as though she's had nightmares and can't calm herself down. Then she looks around her room and seems to be scared of everything she sees. Has anyone gone through this? I didn't think it would happen until she was older, but it's been 4 out of the last 5 nights. Last night she was up every two hours, but she was running fever, so it must have been something different. I'm tired!!
That second pic is her looking at and saying "light." It's her new word. She's proud of herself :) I like this stage (besides for our rough evenings) because she's figuring out that everything has a name. So she points to things all the time and waits for me to tell her what it is. So cute!

4 comments:

natalie eve said...

Ohmigosh Steph! Addie is just so beautiful!! We have been having a lot of bad nights here as well, with Nora and the screaming business. I think with her though it's mostly new teeth. Hope things go better tonight. Love you!

Stephanie Balvin said...

We have gone through that- in fact we still go through it, but we immediately pray for them, and pray over the room.

Joy, Dan, and Anika said...

Yup, same thing here. In fact, that is why I am up right now. We've been putting her in bed with us the past couple of nights so we can get some sleep!!! I'm not sure what the deal is, I think they just wake up scared. Good luck :)

Lori said...

Us too! It's a tough stage. We have gone through a few times with Nicolai and hope to not with Sonja.

When babies, I calmed and soothed while still in their crib, when they get older, put them back into bed and prayed with them. Explaining that if they ask Jesus to help, he will.