The other night Little Bean woke up about 2 hours after bedtime. He does this every now and then. Normally he’ll self soothe himself back to sleep, or a quick nursing session will relax him enough to settle back down.
This time was different.
He wasn’t crying. He was screaming. Red face. Tears.
I picked him up. Rocked him. Attempted to nurse. Nothing seemed to work.
Could be be teething? Gas Pains?
What could it be? What? WHAT?
I took him down stairs to see Dad and thought maybe I’d give him a little Tylenol just in case. Then as we walked down the stairs he started to come out of it. Looking around contentedly.
The husband and I decided against Tylenol and I took him back to bed. All was fine until we walked back in his room.
As if on cue, he immediately began crying again!
Was I just played by my 6 month old? Has he already learned to manipulate me with his cries?
I laid him back in bed. He cried for less than 5 minutes and then passed out.