Half Asleep Cry. This one happens to me around midnight. Baby partially wakes up, eyes shut but a muffled cry comes out, not an urgent one but one loud enough the baby monitor picks it up. You are given two options: drag yourself out of bed to check on baby or continue sleeping until the crying becomes more frantic. Baby may fuss for another five or ten minutes, comforting himself back to sleep but on the verge of waking up. If you are already up, good bye sleep and you might as well check on baby.