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I Still Check on My Sleeping Toddler

After sneaking into our bed...

As neurotic as it may sound… I still get up in the middle of the night to check on both of my son’s to see if they are still breathing.  No Joke.

While my boys are almost 4 and 2 years old the mother inside of me is still worried about some kind of freak unknown illness or SIDS in the middle of the night, even though they are far out of the realm of SIDS.

I have to admit, both of my son’s have really awesome sleep patterns and they sleep just like their Dad… very deep.

But I had to talk to other moms about this because I need to know… does it ever really end?  Am I ever going to just be able to sleep through the night just like they do without worrying about getting up to check on them and their breathing patterns.  Am I going to be able to sleep through the night if they are at Grandma’s house for a sleep over without sitting up thinking about them at 2am and wondering if they are ok?

I know it seems really silly to some, but the anxiety I have gained since becoming a mother is sometimes unreal.

But I am trying really hard not to worry about them as much as they are getting older, and really becoming older children.  Because if I don’t work to kick the habit now, who knows how long it will continue to go on for and it really probably isn’t too healthy.

But I can’t be the only one out there who does this… so come on moms, fess up!
Who else is still checking on their toddlers in the middle of the night?

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