Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Growing Pains and Night Terrors

Landon is my growing pain, night terror child.  The night terror's started just after Sawyer was born, when Nate took the new job at the hospital.  The change in schedule and such must have triggered them.  When it first happened I was annoyed.  Why is my child freaking out and why wont he calm down? What was his problem? But after I figured out that Landon was having night terrors I was able to handle them.  Thankfully they stopped after 6 months or so. 
The growing pains started a year or two ago, I honestly am not sure exactly.  But they only bother him (and me) at night.  He wakes me up squealing (yes, squealing) and so I get up, get some ibuprofen and rub his foot.  They are mostly in his foot, his big toe and sometimes his shin.  I will be glad when they go away.  He just grows too darn fast.  So, why am I blogging about this? One, he woke me up squealing last night with growing pains.  Two, I thought I should document things for the future. :) If you need info on either subject I found help here and here.

1 comment:

Shauna said...

My son had pains in his shins when he was in sixth grade. The doctor said they were just "growing pains" and they'd go away. I don't remember how long it took, but they did stop.