Okay, I know this will sound weird but I wonder if this ever happened to anyone else. We started out sleeping with our baby and he slept with us until he turned 2 years old and still nursed all night. Well, anytime he would fall asleep and then I would fall asleep, I would ALWAYS wake up in a certain way. Here's how it always went, no exceptions. I would be sleeping and it's like something would tell me I need to wake up and then I would get this really big feeling of anticipation, almost like butterflies in my stomach and then I would feel myself falling really really fast back into my body, so fast sometimes I can remember being dizzy while it's happening and even for a while after I wake up, kind of like I've been flying through the air. A very physical feeling. And then within 30 seconds of waking up, my baby would wake up. Without exception, this is how it has happened for two years, even when he would nap in a separate room and if I fell asleep during his nap, I would wake up in this exact way and know that my baby would be awake very soon, and he always was. It's almost like somehow we were connceted in our sleep, does that make sense? Like he was letting me know it was time to wake up so that I would be ready for him when he woke up. It's like our spirits were linked and communicating while sleeping and we coincided our waking up like this because we were so linked? Does that sound weird? I tried to explain it to dh, but he just thought I was crazy. Has this happned to anyone?
Well, when he turned 2, he was still waking up 7 to 8 times a night to nurse and I was so exhausted that we decided to slowly night wean him and start him out in his own bed in his own room. Now I am sleeping better, finally, but slowly I lost the way I woke up with him before and now I no longer wake up that way. I haven't had that experience in weeks and I miss it, almost like we've broken some kind of connection now that we're not sleeping together anymore.
I'm not even sure if this is the right place for this, but I'm just curious to know if anyone else has anything like this. Thanks!