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#1 of 7 Old 03-04-2003, 11:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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got your attention now don't i?

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.

what's up with that?:
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:LOL :LOL

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!

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your baby shares my birthday! libras rule! i planned our baby to be an october/libra baby.

well, at least i know she's not the only one. :
i wonder what happens to their brains, physiologically, after an "owie" that helps them sleep. hmmmmmmmmmm
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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.
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Usually when we first try and lay dd down she will jump in the bed for a bit I will get up and go to the bathroom causing her to scream then when I get back she nurses her to sleep....:

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This has happened to us as well. I always thought that the crying just took away that last little bit of energy ds had, and then he was finally able to fall asleep.
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same experience here. Just sorta figured he gets too tired to keep his balance, trips or runs into something, and wears himself out crying so he falls asleep fast.

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