Should I be worried? (Long post... sorry!)

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  1. Tabs

    Tabs Mummy to Morgan & Niamh!

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    I'm sorry if this comes out as a bit of a ramble, but I'm just so confused at the moment...

    When Morgan was really little, she never was one to nap much during the day, and when she did, it was only because I held her and rocked her until she finally fell asleep, or because she fell asleep after her bottle.

    Then the last few weeks, she's been having a couple of good naps during the day (1-1.5 hrs a time) one in morning, one in afternoon, and would show signs of being tired (yawning, rubbing her eyes, getting a bit grizzly) so I could tell easily that she was tired and so would put her down in her pram and she would fall asleep straightaway.

    She had been feeding a good 6-7oz each bottle, five times a day. She would fall asleep in the evening about 7-8pm and I would change her and feed her about 11pm (more often than not she would hardly wake up) and then go to bed and she would sleep right through til 7.30am ish...

    Ok... so now the bit I'm concerned about...

    After a good night's sleep last Thursday night, Morgan did nothing but sleep pretty much all day on Friday, only really waking to feed and then only having 3-4oz a time (except for her last night-time bottle when she would still have the full 7oz). She still then slept right through on Friday night til 8am!? I figured she was probably just feeling a bit under the weather, so wasn't too worried.

    Saturday, we were out and about a bit during the day and had some friends over on the evening... you could see she was sooooooo tired all day, again rubbing her eyes, yawning, grizzling, but she kept fighting sleep and only cat-napped a few times (I think she was scared of missing something!) and I think had we been at home, she would've slept all day again. And again she slept through til 7.30am!

    Sunday, we went to visit my mum and brother at lunchtime (40 mile drive away) and she slept and slept and slept... she last fell asleep about 4.30pm after a bottle (still only having 3-4oz each bottle during the day) and stayed asleep until just before 10pm!! I changed her and fed her (had 6oz) and went to bed and again... she slept right through til 7am!

    Yesterday was pretty much the same... loads of sleep and not drinking much milk at all during the day, but having her 6-7oz on the night and slept through til 6.30am this morning.

    So now I'm starting to get a bit concerned that she is sleeping so much (and when she is awake, she still seems tired!!) and not having anywhere near as much milk as she was up til last week and really as much as she should be having?

    I decided to write a little diary today of what she drinks and when she sleeps and this is today so far:

    6.30am - Woke up.
    6.45am - Got up, washed and changed.
    7.00am - Drank 3.5 oz of milk.
    7.15am - Sat in chair watching the GMTV (she loves watching the news!!!) while I got washed and dressed (but she still was dopey and half asleep!)
    8.00am - POO! Changed! Sat and had a cuddle with Daddy before work... still seems sleepy!
    8.30am - Took Daddy to work and fell asleep in the car.
    9.00am - Got home - Morgan still asleep!
    10.00am - Woke up and then sat in chair in kitchen while I washed up (she normally gets all giggly when I do this as I dance around to the radio - today, she just sat there looking sleepy and not really that interested?!)
    10.45am - Changed nappy - still not properly awake?
    11.00am - Grizzly, so got her bottle, but she only had 2oz, the POO! So changed again?!
    11.15am - Fell asleep again!
    12.30pm - Woke up grizzly so had another 2oz of milk.
    12.40pm - Fell asleep again!
    1.00pm - Woke up and I tried her in her chair with some toys - but so wasn't interested...
    1.30pm - Fell asleep AGAIN!
    She's still snoring now!!


    So it's 8 hours sice she got up this morning, and in that time she's been asleep for 4 hours and only had about 8oz of milk?

    She hasn't got a temp or anything. No sign of a rash. She's not floppy so I know it can't be anything sinister, but surely it can't be right that she's been like this for 5 days now?

    Do you think I should ring the HV or GP about it?



    (Sorry for the long ramble, but I had to type it all out to help me try and make sense of it myself!! Thanks for reading!)
     
  2. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    I'm sorry hun, I don't know, but I think you will feel happier once you've had her checked over.

    xx
     
  3. 1st_baby

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    I think you should ring up the GP and see whats going on , some babies will sleep if there under the weather but shes is sleeping allot and anytime there not being themselves well I would call to be sure everything is ok ..

    hope it goes ok for you hun let us know ?
     
  4. isil

    isil Well-Known Member

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    Alasdair does this quite a lot for no apparent reason. He always seems fairly happy when he is awake though so I never worried too much. Did mention it to HV and she just said to keep an eye on it (is that what they say about everything?!?!) I wouldn't hesitate to get her checked out by GP if you're worried though - that's what they're there for after all!
     
  5. clairebear

    clairebear Mummy to 2 handsome boys.

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    i would ring gp just for reassurance to put your mind at rest x xx
     
  6. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    I think motherly instinct is telling you something isn't right. You know your baby way better than anyone else.

    If this had only happened for a couple of days i would say don't be too concerned but 5days does seem excessive. I think you should definitely speak to your GP or maybe better go to a local baby clinic? They will most likely have more time for you and obviously specialise in babies.

    When did you last get her weighed if her weight gain has slowed down a lot then there may be something wrong or if she has gained a lot then you know its just a long growth spurt??

    Sorry i can't really help much but i would definitely go get it checked out, as i said mums know best!

    x
     
  7. lady3

    lady3 Well-Known Member

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    I agree that mums know best. Keep on writing in the diary so that you can show the gp how much she's sleeping/eating. Could be a growth spurt, or I've even known babies to sleep through when they have pain from teething, so it could be a number of things. Best call the gp.
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    After 5 days I'd be asking your doctor. Hannah does have her days like that (sometimes a couple in a row) but if it went any longer I'd give her pediatrician a call. It can't hurt to have it checked out :hugs:
     
  9. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i too would ring your gp for reassurance, maddi too has her sleepy days, but i would get her checked out just in case. thinking of you :hugs:
     
  10. Tabs

    Tabs Mummy to Morgan & Niamh!

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    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate your replies and for taking the time to reading my essay!! :rofl:

    I think I'll try ringing the HV in the morning and see if I can have a chat with her and take it from there.
     
  11. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    so glad honey :hugs: really good luck with the hv, let us no how you get on :hugs:
     
  12. Whisper

    Whisper Mummy to DD & DS

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    any updates hun? how did you get on with the HV?
     
  13. Tabs

    Tabs Mummy to Morgan & Niamh!

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    I rang the HV this morning and explained how Morgan's been. She really didn't seem too concerned at all, but said to keep doing the diary today and tomorrow and call her back if I'm still worried.

    And I'm quite happy with that really, as all the HV at our clinic are fantastic, and have always all come out with the same kind of advice for things! She's still been very sleepy today, but has fed a bit better... so will just see how she goes for now methinks!

    Thank you everyone for your advice!


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  14. xarlenex

    xarlenex Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear the HV seems to think its not much to worry about. Kyle was like this a few months ago, except he was just to easily irritated when we was awake and I was told it sounded like he may possibly be lacking iron. Turned out he was fine but just thought you may be able to suggest this to the health visitor if she doesnt pick up xx
     
  15. Soon2be3

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    too be honest it sounds like a growth spurt and I hope thats all it is. Keep us updated :hugs:
     
  16. KandKsMama

    KandKsMama Mom of 3 girls under 4

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    Quick question has she cut any teeth? Both of my girls both dropped down the amount they were eating and began to sleep a lot more right before their teeth popped. Younger DD currently has her two bottom teeth and is currently cutting her top two. She has already today woke around 8am, passed back out for a while around 9:30am, slept for 30 mins or so, played for a bit still appearing tired, fell back asleep on daddies lap around 11 and slept for almost an hour woke up and was cranky and DH gave her a bottle and she is now sleeping again since a little before 2pm (now it is 2:23). She is also only half finishing her normal 8oz bottle or nursing less than normal for her.
     
  17. Tabs

    Tabs Mummy to Morgan & Niamh!

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    Not that I can see or feel... but I know they've been bothering her for a while now, due to the ocean-amount of drool and fervent finger munching she's been doing! And the random, sudden outbursts of screaming every so often, when I have to get the Calpol out!

    I never thought that they could get so sleepy when they're teething!! That's quite probably what's been going on then... I'll keep a close eye on her gums!!

    Thanks hun!
     
  18. Tezzy

    Tezzy Mum of 2 TTCAL

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    rhys sleeps like that when hes teething.. instead of dealing with the pain his body just shuts down for between 4 and 8 days.. when he gets over it he usually has a new tooth.. its rather strange!
     
  19. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    so glad you're pleased with the hv, thats great that your clinic is so good :hugs:
     
  20. vicky

    vicky Well-Known Member

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    kacy used to that when she was growing through a big growth spurt, she still gets cranky and really tired quickly if she is growing through a growth spurt. but she wouldn't sleep
     

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