Eventually he grew out of this phase and would wake up on his own and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without assistance. Every once in a while when extra tired he would have a repeat and wake up screaming. These occurrences were pretty rare so, many times, they threw us off. We would forget and would waste time trying to figure out what was wrong. Lesson learned. If he wakes up screaming, potty first, questions second.
Recently he has been experiencing a relapse. I have kind of wondered if it had something to do with my being pregnant. More specifically, since I already wake up twice a night having to pee myself and the Princess sometimes wakes up having to pee and still needs assistance, why not add a forth nightly bathroom trip. You know, to help prepare me for the all nighters once the baby is born.
Now he seems to have outgrown the screaming and instead rocks back and forth whimpering. Again, his eyes don't open. The Princess will wake up to the whimpering and drag herself out of bed, make her way to my room, wake me up and tell me that the Peanut needs to go potty. She then slumps back into bed and happily drifts back to dreamland while I wake him up and get him to the bathroom.
This was happening every night and I was really starting to wonder what had caused this sudden relapse.
Then he dropped the bombshell on me.