Last night (or is it this morning?) at around 2am I awoke suddenly. Something was wrong. A minute or so later a little whimper came from Fern's room. Then, I heard the sound of her tummy lurching. I leapt up immediately, knowing she was about to be sick.
When I got into Fern's room she seemed sort of ok, but I knew she wasn't. I got her up and brought her into our room. We tried to put her down between us, but she couldn't settle (mum and dad's room sort of equates in baby terms to Disneyland) so we put her back in her own room on a precautionary towel.
About five minutes later we heard the unmistakeable sound of our baby throwing up. After cleaning her up, she seemed happy enough and went back to sleep until morning. She is back to her normal sunny self today.
What is the force that woke me up before anything happened last night? How is it that I could hear her unsettled tummy from another room and know immediately that something wasn't right? I can't believe before I had a baby I was concerned I wouldnt hear my baby cry in the night. To this day I have never once switched on a baby monitor and am constantly amazed that I havn't needed to, that my body is so attuned to Fern's that I know when something is wrong or she needs me often before she does!
Have you had similar experiences as a mother? Does it make you feel all warm and fuzzy too??