The other day while I was working on homework and Matthew was napping, I noticed that he started to move around a lot. Initially I started to plan for his awakening, knowing that I needed to have a bottle ready. However, as I watched closer I noticed that he began to make a sad face as if he was getting ready to cry, all while still fast asleep! I instantly got up wondering what was going on with him. I was sure that a cry was getting ready to come out of his mouth and that would have sent me into an instant panic. I wondered what might be tormenting him. Just as I stood up his face went from sad to the handsome sleeping face that I am used to.
Watching your child sleep can be so peaceful. There are many times that my wife and I watch him sleep and it makes us so happy and joyful. There are many times when we watch him sleep and wonder what he may be dreaming about that causes him to laugh or smile while slumbering. I know that he is dreaming, but I am intrigued about what causes him to smile or cry while napping. I honestly may never know, but I look forward to the moment when he's old enough to tell me about his dreams just as much as his mother does.
I recently found an article about babies dreaming at night. This may be helpful to those who may be wondering why or what your baby may be dreaming about. It also gives insight into what you can do to avoid him/her from being woken by a bad dream.
Matthew Gamble Sr. is a father, husband, friend, and blogger. He writes about what it's like to raise Matthew Gamble II also known as M2 as a stay at home father. Join him on his journey into fatherhood with Mr. Daddy Duties!!!