Friday, April 20, 2012

Sleep Crawling

We all know what sleep walking is, but do you know anything about sleep crawling?  This is a totally new concept to me.  But we are in full swing of a sleep crawling stage.

It amazes me so much that when babies are working on milestones they actually wake in the middle of the night because they are working so hard on rolling over, sitting up, crawling, talking or whatever it may be. 

When Rory was learning how to roll over we went through a period of about a week where she would wake in the middle of the night and fuss and try to roll over.  Then she would get upset and frustrated and fussing would turn into full blown crying.  We are experiencing this same thing again this week with crawling.

Rory actually crawls across her crib in the middle of the night and then gets upset when she reaches the end and has no place more to go.  She cries and will not self soothe herself back to sleep.  For the past 3 nights its been pretty close to the same routine:

7:30 - Bedtime
12:00 - Crawl across crib
12:02 - Get upset that there is nowhere else to crawl
12:10 - Get increasingly upset
12:15 - Get comforted by Mommy or Daddy
12:20 - Fall back asleep
12:25 - Try to crawl
12:26 - Get upset that there is nowhere else to crawl. 

You get the idea.  She eventually takes a bottle and some more comforting and goes back to sleep before 1am.  Then sleeps till her normal 1st bottle time of 5:30am.

She only wakes about one extra time a night but its definitely throwing off sleep routines for all 3 of us - well, probably all 4 of us since Willow gets up in the middle of the night to see what all the fuss is about. 

Rory hasn't really crawled during the light of the day yet, only secretively in her sleep.  I think its coming pretty soon though.  She can pull her knees in and get up on all 4's and rock back and forth.  She then falls forward which makes her move about 1 in.  Then repeats.  Not the best method of movement. 

I'll try to take a pic tonight of her up on all 4's, its pretty cute!

UPDATE: Here's a pic that I promised.  She's a Bears fan despite her outfit!

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