Moxie - 2005-02-17 23:58:22
How old is she again? It sounds like a toddler developmental thing to me. I'm sure our guy was up talking to himself at a certain stage, but I never went in to check unless he actually started crying. My assvice is just not to do anything about it unless it starts to bother her.
Amber - 2005-02-18 00:37:07
Oy, that sounds like sleepwalking to me. M has had bouts of horrible night terrors and it really freaked us out for a long time. No matter what we did we couldn't wake her up and she would just scream and scream. I think for sleepwalking you are not supposed to wake them up, but I could be wrong. I also don't have any idea if it could be adoption/trauma related. So there. I am no help at all.
cagey - 2005-02-18 11:07:55
Could she be going through some sort of growth spurt? It doesn't seem like she is unhappy or disturbed that she is waking up, right? It does sound like sleepwalking to me, also.
kim - 2005-02-18 12:06:23
Something is disturbing her sleep. I would call the pediatrician. WHen our Fdaughter started waking up, we found out it was teething. We were told to give her M0trin to help her sleep and the pain. Maybe the ped. could give you advice.
Carrie - 2005-02-18 15:07:50
Hmmm...I would certainly like to know the answer to that if you find it. I have read about instances of night terrors in adopted children but not of that. I wonder what is going on. She doesn't seem to be in pain or anything if she's not crying. Maybe it's just a normal baby thing that we aren't always aware of? Asking your social worker is a good idea.
mimi smartypants - 2005-02-18 16:45:16
Whenever Nora goes through a growth spurt or a new developmental milestone she doesn't sleep as well for a while, but it's the "trance" thing in your post that stood out to me. It would be less unsettling if she was just awake and talking or playing (or even crying). I would definitely not freak out---it's probably nothing---but I think you're smart to just check with your coordinator and pediatrician. Could be sleepwalking or something like that.
Kat - 2005-02-19 09:53:06
Have you considered the foods she is eating, in general and particularily before bed? Often certain foods can have effects on sleeping. Good luck:) Kat
falimako - 2005-02-20 22:47:01
My son is three and he has been doing stuff like that for over a year. He will call out and I will go in and it is like he is awake, but not awake if you know what I mean. So I tell him to lay down, and he does and that is it. It is weird, but doesn't really worry me.

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