Evie's always been a really good night sleeper. She's been sleeping thru since she was 9 weeks and even tho we rock her to sleep for her daytime naps, she'll doze off in her cot for bedtime
For the last few months she's been really restless at night. She'll go off to sleep at around 7.30pm and we wont hear a peep out of her till about 2am. This is when she starts getting restless. My OH is usually still up then (night owl lol) so he'll see to her. I've made a point of telling him not to pick her up unless she seems distressed or in pain, and just to tuck her in, and pat n shh till she's settling down again and this usually gets her back off. But then she'll be crying out again an hour later.. she'll continue doing this every hour or so till she gets up at 6.30am. Also, in the last week she's woken up at just gone 5am and will NOT go back to sleep!!!
She doesnt cry properly when she wakes up, she shouts and moans, hence why there's no need to pick her up, and she doesnt ask for a bottle so we dont give her a feed - she hasnt been fed during the night since she was 9 weeks and I dont really want to start that up again unless she is hungry, which she doesnt seem to be.
Oh, she's teething too, (she still has no teeth!) but she doesnt seem to be crying out in pain so I dont think it's her teeth bothering her.
I was hoping that this would be a phase (sleep regression phase) and that she'd grow out of it but it seems to be getting worse and has been going on for months now!
My daughter has the exact same problem for the last two weeks or so. I'm thinking it's teething pain - during the day she's distracted, but at night, even a dull pain may feel sharper.
But she also seems like she's dreaming a lot, restless dreams. Sometimes I hear her cry and yell, and I go in her room and it seems she's not fully awake. It may be her brain developing. I'm taking a note of it though to mention it to the doctor at our next check-up.
Thomas has been doing this on and off recently too. For example last night he stirred at about 2 a.m., 2.45 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m. and then up for the day at 6.15 a.m. He doesn't cry when he wakes up, just has a little moan to himself and then goes back off to sleep usually within a few minutes. I only go into him if it goes on for longer than about ten minutes or if he starts to cry, otherwise I just leave him to go back to sleep. I'm not even sure if he is fully awake most of the time, just crying out in his sleep. But obviously I wake up every time. I think it could be related to teething, Thomas got another tooth a couple of days ago and really suffered with it and I'm pretty sure he has another one coming through on top now.
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