And how many times can one mother wake up in the night, night after night, after night to the sound of her "baby" crying? And why is the 3-year old waking up and crying twice as much as the 6-month old? TWICE AS MUCH. She is up and crying as much as 6 times a night some nights. I have no idea why. Neither does she. When I go in there she says "I'm not tired." Sometimes she says, "I'm thirsty." Or sometimes she says, "I want to go HOME."
One of the possible side effects of Singulair is difficulty sleeping. Jesus. This is NOT an acceptable side effect for me. However, she wasn't sleeping well before she started it. In fact, the first night of Singulair she slept through the night and I did a happy dance. Then the next night happened and she was up all night again.
She is also in a major "Fear Period" right now and is scared of everything. So is this a nightmare thing? Or, is she having asthma symptoms--which is another main cause of nightime waking in kids? Or forming a habit of getting Mommy in there? How am I supposed to know these things?I am guessing she has some kind of allergies and also some kind of asthma thing that flares up when she has respiratory stuff going on (viruses, allergies, you name it). Either that, or she has a virus that is NEVER-FUCKING-ENDING. The black eyes are either from the respiratory problems (there is such a thing as "allergic shiners") or they are from NOT SLEEPING. I think I have the same effect going on myself.
I wish I knew what to do for her. I wish I could figure out what is going on. Do I ignore the nighttime crying? Sometimes. Do I go in there and yell at her to stop? Yes. Do I run in there and ask what is wrong? Sometimes. Do I threaten to close her door all the way if she cries again? Yes. Do I feel horribly conflicted and guilty about it all? Definitely.
I wish I could fix this for her. I wish I knew what I should do. I wish I could stop worrying about it.