Am I just worrying too much??

Discussion in 'Baby Club' started by shaunanicole, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. shaunanicole

    shaunanicole Guest

    I posted about this earlier but Ava has been sleeping a lot. I bumped her up by an ounce last week and she was sleeping pretty much all day and all night and was up only 3-4 hrs a day. She started wanting to eat more so I uped her by another ounce again at the end of last week and she is still sleeping a lot.

    No fever, she is pooing 2-3 times daily, and isn't acting abnormal. When she is awake she is really alert and smiles and coo's some (she seems to be happy). I just can't believe she is sleeping SO much! Is this normal???? I keep worrying over it!!! :cry:
     
  2. britt1986

    britt1986 Well-Known Member

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    My little guy is 9 weeks old and still sleeps 14-16 hours in a 24 hour period. I would say if your LO has normal wet and dirty diapers and is eating good then there is nothing to worry about.
     
  3. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    It sounds pretty normal to me hun, she sounds fine. Euan slept loads when he was younger and he still sleeps alot now for a 10 month old. If she is bright and alert when awake, and she is eating, pooing and peeing fine i wouldn't worry!
     
  4. ttcno3

    ttcno3 Well-Known Member

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    my little man is 6 wks 3Dy's and hopefully we have got over his colic he's having 4/5 oz of milk every 3hrs and sleeping most of the time i was the same as you is this normal yes :happydance::happydance::happydance:
    so the HV says its a sign were doing a good job :thumbup: as long as babe looks well and nappies are dirty then relax its not going to last forever x

    MERRY CHRISTMAS XXX
     
  5. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

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    Completely normal. Violet was still sleeping a hell of a lot until about 4 months but now she's hardly asleep during the day at all so definately make the most of it!!
     
  6. reemasams

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    A newborn may sleep as much as 16 hours a day (or even more), often in stretches of 3 to 4 hours at a time. And like the sleep all of us experience, babies have different phases of sleep: drowsiness, REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, light sleep, deep sleep, and very deep sleep. As babies grow, their periods of wakefulness increase.

    At first, these short stretches of 3 to 4 hours of sleep may be frustrating for you as they interfere with your sleep pattern. Have patience — this will change as your baby grows and begins to adapt to the rhythms of life outside the womb:happydance:
     
  7. bloodbinds

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    I was just wondering if this was normal too - she used to sleep about 12-13 hours in a day on average and now it feels like shes sleeping all the time - is this a 6th week kind of thing? Is it just a phase? I worry if she sleeps all day she wont sleep at night but its impossible to keep her awake!! Lol.
     
  8. peakydon

    peakydon proud mam of 3 girls :)

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    Amber was like that too. I wouldn't worry hun they're growing quite a lot at that age and they need their sleep. x
     

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