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Night Terrors Because I'm Scared Something Will Happen To My 1 Year Old Son

by Cierra
(Bowman, Georgia)

Well I've never really heard of night terrors or had them. But when I was pregnant and right after we found out the sex of our baby I started having nightmares about my baby dying or someone kidnapping him. And about a few months ago my husband got me out of the living room and was asking me what was wrong and I kept telling him I thought our son was in danger.

I barely remember that one but...last night my husband and I went to bed around 2:35am and my son, who is 1, was awake a little but we fell asleep to him talking to himself, no big deal. But then 4:35am I jumped out of bed because I heard a blood curdling scream from my son, and bolted out of the room and yelled "OH MY GOD BABY" and started screaming and crying.

I ran up to my sons crib who was standing there just staring at me terrified. my husband, thinking someone was in the house or sadly he was thinking my son had died, stopped in the middle of the room and gave me the scariest look ever, it was the look of a man about to defend his family, which I have never seen before.

He said I was pale, my green eyes were wide open and black and dilated. my mouth was open and I was crying. he bear hugged me to shield me from looking at my son (because he thought the worst had happened) and he said I couldn't even say one sentence, the next thing I know we were in our bedroom with my son, who was and is fine.

All I kept telling him was that my baby was hurt and I thought someone was in the house going to hurt him. we think we both had mini strokes because our hearts and chests hurt so bad. we slept fine last night, we had stayed at my in-laws but we are at our house again and I'm scared to fall asleep. our son is definitely sleeping with us tonight, but I'm terrified it's going to happen again and I will have a stroke =/

It's the worst feeling in the world to think someone is hurting your baby or someone is in your house.

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