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Sleeping patterns inside and outside the womb

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Riddzy Thu 02-Jun-11 13:08:42

I'm sure this has been asked before...

Has anyone noticed if their baby followed the sleeping patterns that it kept inside the womb once out?

I'm really, really hoping that this is the case because my 35-week bump is kicking all day long and we both sleep soundly all night.

AxyMum Thu 02-Jun-11 13:15:57

Wow, I hope so for your sake!

My baby isn't too active at night so I'm going to keep my fingers crossed too! I do get up at 12, 4 and 7 for trips to the loo though so at least I've been getting some practice in...

msbuggywinkle Thu 02-Jun-11 13:35:32

DD1 kicked all night and didn't sleep through until she was almost 3, before she was one she woke seven times a night every night, then it dropped to three times.

DD2 slept all night, first slept through at 10 days at was sleeping through regularly (as in barring illness/teething) at 3mths.

Both were bf and co-slept. I have put in an order for another one like DD2 this time...

Riddzy Thu 02-Jun-11 15:09:51

I'd like to put in an order for one like your DD2 also, msbuggywinkle.

Thanks for the replies.

LDNlady Thu 02-Jun-11 16:49:57

Well, after last night's antics I am hoping it all changes. I'm 39 weeks and she was pretty steady with movements through the day and the evening and then from 10:30 though to 01:30 she went bloody bonkers. She was moving so much and really quite forcefully that it was really uncomfy for me! (I was secretly hoping she was on her way!) grin So I am keeping my fingers crossed that that is one thing she doesn't do when she's here!!

galwaygal Thu 02-Jun-11 16:55:11

My DS1 used to wake and start actively kicking at 7am every morning (+/- 10 mins), whether I was awake or asleep, it was very consistent. And in the nearly 8 years since, he still wakes at 7am every morning, late night or early nights it is still 7am!!!!

So Yep I think that patterns in-utero can continue when on the outside, but then perhaps it is just him! My other children never had a distinct pattern so was never able to test the theory again!!!

lolajane2009 Thu 02-Jun-11 17:46:58

i hope not, my darling son decided 5am was an appropropriate time to wake me up and kicks a lot during the night and i get disturbed sleep.

Snakeears Thu 02-Jun-11 18:05:13

Uh oh, mine's a 5am riser too!

KeepOnSwimming Thu 02-Jun-11 18:30:57

Hmm mine decides that 11pm every evening is the best time for a kick about in utero..... I hope he/she changes that when they're born! I'll have to come back on this thread in a month or two to update!

Thornykate Thu 02-Jun-11 18:43:24

I have noticed this with all of mine. DC4 is due anytime & she wakes up at 5:45 so I will soon find out if she plans to keep it up on the outside smile

candr Thu 02-Jun-11 19:18:16

Oh I hope for my sake not as he wakes at 2, 4, 6 most days and is very active in the afternoons and evenings, I worry he is not sleeping enough already!

footyfan Fri 03-Jun-11 08:51:33

I was going to post a similar question - but was hoping everyone would say they weren't the same!!

My bump is very quiet in the day - and wakes up around 11pm (just as I'm going to sleep!) - he's then pretty lively all night, but especially around 6am.

Oh well - I guess I'll have to get used to sleeping in the day?!? hmm

LDNmummy Fri 03-Jun-11 09:12:00

Mine has a definite pattern of sleeping all day except around 5 or 6pm when she wakes for a little stretch and kick about. Then she wakes again around 11pm when I'm going to bed. When I wake up in the morning she is very active but I'm not sure if she has been like that all night or has taken time out. I'm only 23 weeks so I suppose I will find out as she gets big enough to wake me with more forceful kicks.

My relative told me that most baby's are quiet in the day because your body moving rocks them to sleep in a way. This has made sense to me so far because her pattern of waking fits in with my sitting/ lying down and relaxing time.

saoirse86 Fri 03-Jun-11 10:38:44

My DD was awake all night in the womb. She was an absolute nightmare in the first few months at night. She's now 8.5 months and still waking 2-3 times.

I'm ordering a sleeper for next time too! grin

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