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Nightly Freakout.

Written on November 4, 2005 by Kevin.

Since as early as I can remember, I have been a sleepwalker. Walking around in my sleep throughout the house doing god knows what. Believing that the house was caving in, or that bugs were in my bed. A pretty nightly occurrence for many years now.

With baby Rylan now here, the Crib Tent that we purchased to keep the cats out of the crib also is a way to help control me sleepwalking and grabbing the baby. For the past 2 weeks since Rylan was born, pretty much nightly, I wake up in a panic trying to find Rylan amongst the sheets or clothing on the ground. As real as can be, I believe that I can literally hear Rylan's voice deep within the sheets. In pure panic mode, I dig frantically looking for him only to turn to the crib and see him there, sleeping peacefully. *sigh of relief*

I have never been around someone who sleepwalks so I am not certain exactly what my parents and my wife have seen but while I do not want Rylan to go through the dreams that I do, I am curious to see sleepwalking from another view. I am curious to see what Rylan may do if he was to sleep walk (obviously when he can walk). Will he have the same thoughts of a spider infested wall, or maybe that his parents are in severe danger? Only time will tell whether or not he gained that trait from me.


Congratulations on little Rylan's birth! Great name, by the way. I just had a baby 4 weeks ago, Rylan looks like a big boy! Try to get some is hard only getting 2 to 3 hours at a time, but they will usually sleep through the night at about 3 months of age..."sleep through the night" meaning about 4-5 hours at a stretch...a far cry from what I really want, but I'll take it LOL

Written by Darla on Nov 4, 2005

Yikes! That takes childproofing to a whole new level if, in a year or two, you have a toddler walking around the house at 3 a.m.

But, six months from now it would be pretty funny to watch Rylan sleepcrawl.

Written by AJ on Nov 6, 2005

I am not certain how normal it is but Rylan can be very talkative in his sleep. So much so that my wife thinks he is awake when he is not. Maybe this is the start of the dreams. I agree though that sleepcrawling would be one interesting thing to see and I'll attempt to video tape it if the time arrives.

Written by Kevin on Nov 6, 2005

Even though neither of us have a history of sleepwalking, we might need to look into a crib tent ourselves.

Sullivan ended up in our bed Saturday night. Neither of us have any memory of putting him there.

Written by Rob on Nov 7, 2005

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