View Full Version : Is this just a baby thing or something else?
02-24-2003, 08:50 PM
I know I've mentioned before that Joel is a horrible sleeper. Well, he continues to be and its actually gotten worse and not better. I'm just confused and don't know wether it's a baby thing or a medical thing. Sometimes its so hard to tell. For the past 2 weeks, he awakens 4 to 5 times a night fussing and has a lot of trouble settling back down. He usually won't nurse to go back to sleep (he used to and it exhausted me; now I wish he would!http://www.twinEnterprises.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif The only thing new about his evenings is that he's tube fed. We give him tylenol for teething. Gas drops when needed- all the typical baby stuff. He was seen by the doc last Friday- everything was clear. Any other ideas for me. I'm desperate.
One other unrelated question- how long after your kiddos tolerated the PMV did they start babbling. Joel makes an "ah" sound, but won't say any consanant sounds like baa baa or da da. It's just "ahhh" - with or without the valve.
Lisa - I think it's just a baby thing. Â*My son is 11 1/2 months old (he's my "healthy" one) and when he was about 10 months old he started this waking up in the night thing again, after having slept through the night for quite awhile. Â*I think I read something from my pediatrician's office that at about 9 months or so kids have trouble sleeping again. Â*Just recently, he's started sleeping through the night again. Â*Does Joel want to get up and play or just have a little midnight snack? Â*Eric would just want some bottle and then he'd go back to sleep.
I'll bet it's just a stage, but it is hard when you don't get a single night of uninterrupted sleep . . . I understand completely.
Hang in there . . .
02-25-2003, 07:54 AM
It could be related to the tube feeding as well. If he is getting a suddenly increased number of calories it can have funny effects on them. With Alli she desatted! Sounds strange, but it took her about a month to get used to having so many calories and for her little body to be able to process them. Just a thought... Deb
Grace started getting restless at night at about the same age. I think it is because babies start getting disturbed by dreams. It could be the other things that other people have suggested as well though. Olga
02-25-2003, 12:17 PM
Sounds like your little guy has a lot of new things going on. Teeth, tube feedings. I know the calorie game can cause a lot of discomfort. It did for Joey. He is just now getting use to the calories. I think at that age babies just start waking in the night. But remember- use your gut instinct. It is the best source. If you think it could be medical - don't hesitate to call. I hope you get some sleep.
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