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Calling Gina-ites

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bakedpotato Thu 28-Apr-05 11:01:14

DS, 13 wks, has been sleeping 7-7.15 (with dream feed at 10.15pm) since 5 wks, which was a pleasant surprise since his sister only went through at 4 mths. He's on 3 breastfeeds and 2 formula feeds a day. V happy little boy.
Problem is we've had 3 night wakings in the last fortnight -- at varying times, earliest 1.30, latest around 5 -- for no obvious reason.
They're fairly brief wakeups: we wait for 5-10 mins to see if he will settle himself, but when/if he doesn't, we go in, check his nappy is OK, give him a bit of water and some cuddles (last night he resisted these, was wriggling around in my arms in the way that he does if over-tired at bedtime), he screams more when put down, then settles almost immediately.
He always sleeps well afterwards and this morning he was still zonked when I went to get him up around 7.30, so I'm sure it's not hunger waking him up. Neither (I'm fairly sure) is it cold, light or noise. He's in his grobag, tucked securely under a light blanket, so I don't think he's startling himself awake either.

?? Anyone else had this?

bakedpotato Thu 28-Apr-05 11:02:19

please don't flame me for being a Gina-ite

wheresmyfroggy Thu 28-Apr-05 11:03:53

how many times have you woken in the night for some inexplacable reason in the last two weeks?

wheresmyfroggy Thu 28-Apr-05 11:09:49

Sorry didn't mean to sound arsey, but everyone wakes up in the night and quickly drifts back off. it's all part of natural sleep patterns but baby does not recognise this yet. baby prob wakes up more than that but doesn't stir enough most of the time to wake you up before falling asleep again, i wouldn't worry if baby goes back without having to feed etc and therefore isn't breaking good ol' Gina's routine

bakedpotato Thu 28-Apr-05 11:17:35

Must read DS the relevant chapter again in businesslike voice.

I know it's a bit daft to complain about this, but once DD went through she just... went through. No wakeups at all. Maybe it's just a developmental thing.

Seona1973 Thu 28-Apr-05 11:40:40

you're at growth spurt time so maybe that is part of it. Keep consistent and you can minimise the disruption. My dd sleeps well most nights but there are occasions when it goes pear shaped but thats something to be expected if you have children!!!

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