This is my routine for CE’s bedtime. At about 9pm, I’ll wipe his face and change him into his pajamas. He’ll drink his milk at 9:30pm. After the lights are off, he’ll be either standing at the bed headboard... rocking it or looking out the window (I have to raise the curtain blind or else he’ll be pulling it to peep outside), or crawling all over the bed and me.
He has this habit of lying on me to sleep. Sometimes this slave gets a little out of breath with such a heavy object on her chest. :) Once he’s settled down and ready to doze off, I’ll roll him onto his side of the bed (we co-sleep on the same bed). He normally sleeps by 10:30pm.
After he’s asleep, I’ll go downstairs to watch TV or surf the internet. But recently, I think it’s been almost a month already, he will wake up after an hour or so, sit up and cry. I have to quickly run upstairs to pop the pacifier back into his mouth and get him to lie down to sleep. It usually takes less than 5 mins to put him back to sleep. My problem is on some nights, he’ll wake up a few times crying, looking for me. Even the father is not able to pacify him back to sleep.
I really don’t know what’s wrong. Is it due to teething? Coz his molars are coming out. Or is he having separation anxiety? That I must be by his side even when he’s asleep? So some nights, I have no choice but to sleep early with him. I really hope it’s just a phase that’ll pass soon.