Since MK came to us (almost a year ago), she has always had bad dreams. I have doctors notes dated to before her time in care that state she would bang her head and rock all of the time. We still have those issues, but not nearly as frequently.
This weekend we are in Savannah, GA to meet my parents and pick up my younger sister for her to visit us in NC for the next 3 weeks. Naturally, we decided to stay in a hotel to visit with family for the weekend.
Last night, I barely slept. About every 20-30 minutes, MK would thrash around and bang her head violently in her bed. I was HEART BREAKING!!!! She literally looked like she was have a seizure at one point.
Finally, around 5:00am, I crawl into the bed with her to comfort her and help her get some sleep.
I don't know for sure if this happens nightly, my husband said it does. I just makes me so sad that despite all of the happy days we have, at night, she is haunted my memories of "bad" times before us. What do you do when the monster your baby dreams about isn't a "monster", but rather their birth family?
I asked her this morning and she said she just kept having bad dreams about her birth parents.
This mama is feeling so lucky to have such great kids, but I really wish I could make all of the bad go away. I guess as parents we all do right?