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26/07/2013 at 19:51
Reggie is a week old today and still spends the vast majority of his time asleep. He is feeding well, loads of wet and dirty nappies and when he does have a wakeful spell he's alert and looking around. George thought sleep was for losers from day one and has been the same ever since, so this is a bit alien to me. Just wondered how much other newborns sleep and whether this is 'normal' for them to sleep most of the time.
26/07/2013 at 20:02
Totally normal. Samuel just sleeps and if he wakes up tends to want fed instantly then falls asleep again!
26/07/2013 at 20:04
Ah ok, that sounds just like Reggie. I am making the most of it in case he changes his mind and decides to be like his brother after all!
26/07/2013 at 20:07
Yep, I have to make the most of him being asleep cos he doesn't know how to be awake for more than 5 minutes without wanting a feed!
26/07/2013 at 20:10
R is the same, he's generally on the boob within moments of waking, and very quickly asleep again! My Mum and mil are most put out because they still haven't seen him with his eyes open. Hope you guys are getting on well?
26/07/2013 at 20:18
Noodles is just as you described and it is so different to zoe. We have even been managing to cook and eat meals. I am making the most of it as am sure it wil end at some point.
26/07/2013 at 20:43
It's hard to get used to isn't it JB? I am so grateful for him being like this, it's really eased us into life with a baby and I've appreciated the restful past week.
How are your older ones with the new arrivals? George is utterly besotted with R, very cute :)
26/07/2013 at 20:58
Zoe is totally besotted too. She is living in her "big sister" t-shirt and wants to show everyone her baby sister. She sits and chats to her and it's so lovely to listen to her when she doesn't know we are there. She's also being super helpful, will rush off to get the nappy read when Noodles need changing and is choosing her babygro each morning. We have had a few moments that haven't gone so well, but mainly in the first few days when she would get really upset whenever H was feeding Noodles, note only when H was doing it not me.
26/07/2013 at 21:11
We're doing well - he's not a very good visitor though, went into my work yesterday and he woke up as soon as he was passed to someone for a cuddle so then screamed til I took him off and fed him. He feeds half hourly sometimes, think the longest stretch we've had overnight is 2 hours but it's mainly less than that. My H is back to work tomorrow :-(
On the plus side we were discharged by mw today and he's over his birth weight already :-)
That's cute George is besotted. Abigail is a similar age and is the same, J is just turned 2 and isn't so keen. He touched him today which is progress. He tends to show interest if hes in his bouncer and thinks we're not watching him and will tickle his toes lol. Not pushing him to show any interest though, he'll hopefully learn to love him!
27/07/2013 at 08:44
Ahh glad to hear the new additions are settling well and older ones have been welcoming! :)
I expected this first week to be much harder and am trying to remind myself not to get lulled into a false sense of security... Must just enjoy these early sleepy days.
Ally I guess age makes a big difference, J is only little himself, as you say he'll soon love his little bro.
28/07/2013 at 09:59
Jemima slept for 23 hours out of 24 for the first six months. Perfectly normal in my experience. Sleep and grow is all a newborn should be doing. If you have a sleep fiend, grab it with both hands and don't overstimulate and allow to sleep as much as they want. No such thing as too much sleep and they are all different.
My 2.5 year old still naps for 3 hours every afternoon and goes down for 7pm . . .
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