Sleeping & Growth Spurts

The last three days my little darling has been sleeping….. alot! I’m starting to wonder if I should be worried?

Today’s example –

Wake at 7am, changed diaper, bottle, back to sleep at 07h45.

Slept till 9am, top and tailed her, dressed for the day.

Back to sleep at 09h15 – slept till 11am when I had to wake her for her bottle.

She fell asleep on the bottle and I put her back in her cot at 11h30.

At 13h00 she cried a couple of times, but each time when going into her room I’d find her eyes closed, popped the dummy back in & she’d go straight back to sleep.

Eventually I woke her at 15h00 for a bottle. She fell asleep again on the bottle and has been dozing on and off ever since.

Saturday and Sunday were also like this. With the usual grumpiness setting in at around 16h30 in preparation for bath time and bed time.

She’s just past 10 weeks old and I’m wondering if all this sleeping is due to the growth spurt that usually happens just before or around 3 months?

Going to keep and eye on her and see how things go……….

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  • Reply Pandora

    Hi Sharon, Off topic, but I battle to post on the FC site. Your question about UIF – apparently you have to claim within 6 months of the adoption order being granted, so I guess they pay retrospectivly. I did not claim as my company pays the full salary.

    March 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Yvonne

    Shew Shaz that really is a lot of sleeping!!! In my experience growth spurts usually result in less sleep, and more feeding, feeding, feeding…but of course all babies are totally different and on their own schedules!

    As long as she’s feeding adquately and content chances are she’s fine, but just keep an eye out and go with your gut. I’m sure by now you’re getting used to the worry that’s a constant companian to us mums!!!


    March 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Angela

    Hey Sharon, I’d say it’s probably a growth spurt and remember, all babies are different so they don’t necessarily follow the same patterns. As long as you are keeping an eye on her and still waking her during the daylight hours for her feed’s – let her sleep away and enjoy it.

    March 2, 2010 at 11:10 am
  • Reply cat@juggling act

    Hi girl, just found you today and spent way too much time reading back and enjoying your blog. I am so happy for you! Luckily for us we only had secondary infertility and it only took a year but we have so many friends in the trenches, some of which have opted for adoption (no actual babies yet). Enjoy this beautiful princess.

    On the sleeping thing, none of mine actually did this ever – they sometimes had one very long nap for a few days, like a 4 or 5 hour one, but never basically the whole day. My experience with growth spurts is more of the less sleep, more eat type. But all kids are different, so if she looks healthy, it’s probably ok. Just do not Google something – never do – it just scares you for nothing.

    March 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    She’s just growing. Nothing to stress about.

    March 2, 2010 at 6:34 pm
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