no, i'm not talking about hitting my baby.
i have noticed a pattern of shoshanna's that is weird. she seems to go right to sleep, happily, after a bonk to the head. she'll be fighting sleep, being fussy and mean, then she'll trip or slip or get knocked over by a dog, and hit her head on the wall or floor or whatever, and then nurse for a very brief period of time and go straight to sleep.
Too funny! Except this is the way it is at my house too! My dd is about the same age as yours (born 10/16/01) and sometimes the only way she'll consent to be rocked at night, which is how she falls asleep now, is if she has had some kind of fall, injury or trauma. Especially when she's really wound up at night, we always smile when she falls, bumps, or gets something taken away by the dog that she'll be ready to go to bed soon. Funny kids, huh!
Violin teaching, doula-ing Mom to Abby, (8) Ashlynn, (6) : and Max (11/13/08) Diagnosed with Metopic Craniosynostosis. First surgery 5/1/09, Second surgery March 2010.
I won't say it is a constant but it is not uncommon for Bonnie to get to a point of tired crankiness where it seems like a moment of focused unhappiness, a very brief cry, will help her get her energy together well enough to settle in and nurse to sleep.