So this happened with all of my babies, and now it’s happening again with the baby that I watch a couple of days a week.
I constantly hear his crying in my head, even when I know he’s not crying.
Does this happen to anyone else? The sound of the the crying of the current baby in my life gets etched into my brain and then just won’t leave me alone. I truly heard the baby crying today after he woke up from his nap, so I went up and got him and then began feeding him lunch. But, then…what’s that? Crying, I swear! And not just any crying…his crying! I’m looking at him…I’m feeding him, and he is certainly not crying. In fact, he’s silent. And I know this because I’m looking at him. Yet, the crying I hear seems so real that I have to remind myself that the baby is really right here in front of me, so that I don’t run upstairs to check on him.
It’s not a horrible nuisance…I can live with this, I’m not complaining…but I really do wonder if this is normal or if I’m going crazy. The thing is, I don’t hear crying constantly, and the whole thing stops when the baby grows out of the baby crying stage. I don’t hear the constant whining of my toddlers when they’re not really whining. It’s just with crying. And it’s always very faint, as if it’s coming from upstairs from behind a closed door, as if I have to go find the source. But there is no source…it’s all in my mind...
Does this ever happen to you?