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Am I the only one that hears phantom cries?

LOL! No, I'm not crazy (at least I don't think so, haha), but sometimes my son will be in his crib and I swear I hear him crying, only to go into his room and he's asleep. I think sometimes I'm just expecting it so much that I think I hear it, lol, especially when the heater or air conditioning is on or something. My husband will do it too...we'll both stop and go silent, then when we realize he's not really crying, we let out a breath of relief! :)

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Asked by LovingSAHMommy at 8:53 PM on Dec. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I hear them every night... Just about when I start to drift off to sleep, I think I hear my lil one, usually I get up and go check just to find out he's sound asleep...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:54 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I know what you mean, just like I often hear my grown up kids calling "mom" when they are not even here!

    Answer by older at 8:55 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I heard those false cries when they were babies, now that they are older I seem to only hear the real ones!

    Answer by spottedpony at 8:56 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Actually I thought I just heard my LO a few minutes ago...but it wasnt him....I thought I was the only one lol

    Answer by LogansMamma0511 at 8:58 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Phew! I'm glad I'm not the only one, haha!

    Yea, Older, my mom says sometimes she hears me too. She also will wake up sometimes and swear she hears me calling her, so clearly. She says it makes her worry that I need her help or something, lol!

    Comment by LovingSAHMommy (original poster) at 8:59 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • Ok, so does this mean we're not crazy, even though we're all kind of hearing voices, lol?!

    Maybe the crying just eventually drives you a little nuts! :)

    Comment by LovingSAHMommy (original poster) at 9:00 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I did that so much when my son was a new born, and sometimes I still wake up and could have sworn I heard something when really it was all in my mind the whole time. Glad to know it isn't just me :)

    Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 9:01 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I still do too and my youngest is 2!

    Answer by jem102675 at 9:04 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • I do that too, especially if my daughter had been crying already but stopped. Or in the middle of sex. "wait,, nevermind go ahead."

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 9:08 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

  • yup.
    I remember when dd was a newborn.. my inlaws would come over & tell me to go take a nap while they watch her.. I never rested cuz as soon as id get relaxed id "hear a cry".. and i just worried she was hungry (nursing so they couldnt do that for me! lol)..
    I felt bad since i was never resting.. just left to sit in my room, listening, waiting for the cry! lol...

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 9:20 PM on Dec. 1, 2010

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