Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My new night terrors

I've always been a very weird sleeper. As a child, I would walk and talk in my sleep. After college, I'd wake up in the middle of the night doing some very bizarre things. Once, I was on my hands and knees in my closet, I'd taken out all of my shoes and piled them in the middle of the floor, and I was searching for the hole that the gnomes came through. Another time, I had removed all of the framed pictures from the wall and leaned them against my bed. Since I've been married, my "night terrors" have been more along the lines of thinking I see giant spiders on the ceiling, or that there are things hanging from the shelves or lamps.

The last week or so, I haven't slept well at all. Each night, I've woken up with the frantic realization that I've lost the Bug somewhere in my room. Like I was supposed to be watching her but then she disappeared. I look in the covers, under the bed, under the desk, in the bathroom. Mind you, she's still sleeping soundly in her crib in her room. I read in the Times that this is fairly common for new mothers to experience. But the Bug's a year old... so why now?

2 comments:

Carly Brantz said...

My husband has the night terrors in our house and they are strangely similar to yours. He also took pictures off the wall in his sleep years ago and last week he accused me of hiding the baby in the closet in the middle of the night!

Alison said...

Hmmm, someone I know has REALLY bad night terrors and will involve him jumping out of bed and sprinting towards the bathroom, only to be violently halted by smacking right into the sink. It scares the crap out of me!!!