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04/04/2013 at 12:21
Hello again ladies (apologies for being so needy today!)
H is 4 weeks tomorrow and frequently at night (and sometimes during daytime naps) he makes grunting and straining noises, sometimes with a little cry or squeal thrown in. He seems to be asleep while he's doing it but it can last for a good hour or 2. It improves if he is held, but it still happens a little bit even then. As far as I can make out it's different from his 'I'm hungry, feed me' noises, but I'm constantly getting out of bed, only to find he is fast asleep. It's sometimes followed with poo or pop, but not always Anyone else experienced this? He can't be constipated as he is still at the runny poo stage. Could he be struggling with wind? It's not every time he's asleep, other times he's lovely and quiet.
04/04/2013 at 12:40
Yes, they are noisy wee creatures at night time. Mine both did a lot of this in the early days!
04/04/2013 at 12:42
Sounds familiar. S has been grunting and making little howling noises out of nowhere for weeks. She often whimpers and cries out in her sleep but her eyes are closed and seems to settle herself. It was really unnerving, but we are getting used to it now as i am sure you will.
04/04/2013 at 12:56
We've had this for the past week or so too. Our HV has a theory that they are becoming aware of sensations in their body, so they can feel they have wind/poo/need to wee but they are not quite sure what to do with it! So they try really hard to push it out, and sometimes A poos, sometimes its just wind (sometimes we get nothing!)
04/04/2013 at 13:01
A STILL does this at nearly 12 weeks (sorry!). It drives me demented, especially at 5am (until he finally wakes up and gives me the biggest, most heart-meltingly cute smile...!) Normally it eases if I let him sleep on me but last night was awful, he was fine until about 3am when he fed and I could hear his latch was bad (popping noises as he sucked) but he wouldn't latch properly no matter what so I had to just let him drink and then he was writhing and grunting in his sleep until about 8am.
04/04/2013 at 13:14
E still does plenty of this. She does it for no reason often but occasionally when accompanied with lots of moving around she is trying to tell me she is cold. It's usually about 3am when she goes into a lighter sleep and the temperature has really dropped. If my H is here I put earplugs in lightly as blocks out the background noise of the grunts but obviously not the crying or whimpering etc but that's not really an option when I'm alone
04/04/2013 at 13:30
A does this a lot too, she often wakes me up with it because I'm expecting her to cry out of hunger but she goes back to sleep and I'm left lying there awake until she really does wake up for milk. It's like sleeping with a piglet
04/04/2013 at 16:26
Thanks ladies. Reassuring to know it's not just my little dude. Hopefully we will get used to it soon or he grows out of it. At the moment it is really not helping my lack of sleep! I remember my first being a noisy sleeper, but this a whole other level! My poor H sat up with him for nearly 2 hours last night to try and let me get some sleep. We will have to see what tonight has in store!!
Thanks all for replying x
04/04/2013 at 16:46
My little man still does this and his 28 weeks. I joke with H that his dreaming that all the shops in the land have run out of aptimal :-)
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