Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pretzel Position

It has been a while since a time warp post; I thought this one would be interesting.

Austin has always had sleep issues.  Mostly problems falling asleep when he was little but now he sticks to a fairly typical routine, most of the time.  The way he sleeps has brought about some concern, when the position he likes to sleep in was witnessed at his preschool a few years ago.  He got sick at school and fell asleep while I was on my way to get him.  His teacher said she had never seen a child do this and thought it was odd.  He used to sleep this way a lot and I really did not find it strange since he was so big this is how he slept in my stomach, which the nurse who used to measure me, thought was very funny.  I figured, well, it is because that what he did while I was pregnant with him.  I dismissed it earlier on, but not after the teacher talked to me about it.

Now, the position I am referring to can best described as a pretzel.  Austin will sleep folded over his legs with his knees bent to the sides and his hands under his stomach or stretched past his feet.  He did this so much when he was little, and if you moved him, he would go right back to that position.  He still does it now.  When I see him like that at night, I wake him up and move him so he is on his side and in my opinion, more comfortable.  He got a laugh about it when we were talking about it the other day.  He insists that he enjoys sleeping "like a pretzel".

All the best! *HUGS*