{Night Terrors}

Just when you think they're gone for good...
Bam! They wake you with a sucker punch kick to the gut in the middle of the night.

Last night {6/14} around 11:30pm Mason started screaming, kicking, twisting, turning, arching his back, and swinging his arms and we couldn't get him to come out of his "Night terror" for a good 10-15 minutes.
They're so scary and incredibly hard to watch.
It's like something takes over your child and nothing you say or do can help.
It's heart-wrenching.

It's nights like these that I am thankful we are a co-sleeping type of family. I couldn't imagine this happening to him in his room/bed...alone.

Mase had 3 big ones last night...and a few small ones that I was able to control by patting his back and kissing his forehead.

They're exhausting for all of us.

After an episode you sit and think {and cry} and wonder what you could have done differently. But in all honestly, there's hardly anything you can do.
But pray.

Most studies show that the child does not remember the dream 
and that makes me feel just a smidge better. 
Doesn't make it any easier though.

Mason has had these since he was months old.
At first we had no clue what was going on.
It was frightening, to say the least.
Thankfully our pediatrician at the time knew exactly what it was.
Her son experiences them too.

It was almost a pattern of night terrors every 4 months...
then it spread a little further than that. 
I honestly can't remember the last time he had one before last night.
I thought or at least hoped and prayed they were gone forever.

I will be so thankful for the day these are gone forever!!!

Rest in GOD alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him.

Psalm 62:5




  1. Praying! I hope this gets easier, I couldn't imagine watching my son have one, it really would be heart-wrenching!

  2. Darn it. Those don't sound fun at all. I am so sorry he has them. He is very precious. I will definately be praying that he overcomes them!
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  3. I know how you feel - Jay used to get these every so often during his 1st year. Fortunately he hasn't had in any in a good while, but I'm not getting my hopes up that they're gone.

    Like you said, it's soooo heart-wrenching and there's absolutely nothing you can do!

  4. You poor things!! I'm so glad you have a pediatrician that understands!! Lachy started having night terrors when he was a few months old and we were told that babies dont dream and night terrors wern't real! After trying to wake my terrified child several times a night i can 100% say that the doc didn't know what she was on about!! Fortunately they seem to have eased off now! Will be praying for a fast end to Mason's terrors!


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