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Old 12-13-2009, 09:06 PM   #1
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So I have one DS you'd think I'd know what I'm doing, however, this DS(2) is sooo much different than the first one was.

Newborn DS is sleeping A LOT and I mean A LOT... he woke up 2x to nurse today I had to wake him otherwise. And he only nursed for about 15-20min. Now here's his low down: he's 6lbs 11oz and he was up to 11 on the jaundice test (15 being the high). Is this normal sleeping or should he be waking more to nurse?! He also slept all night. Went to bed at 8:30 woke up at 11 then again at 4 and I woke him at 8am today. I call his ped tomorrow for an appt tomorrow or Tuesday but I was just wondering. My ODS was up and eating every hour when he was born!

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Old 12-13-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to 2 kiddom! Just when you think you know the rules, someone changed the game on you!
Maybe you can try to wake him up a time or two during those longer sleep periods if you are worried about jaundice or weight gain.
I kept watching your baby meter get closer to "40", wondering when that lil bugger would get here! Congrats!
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Re: Newborn Question re:sleep

Some babies do just sleep more than others, but since he was higher on the jaundice spectrum, I would say that could be contributing a bit as well. Since he isn't even a week yet, I would probably try to feed him every 3 hours. Does your ped or hospital have a call line where you can just call in and ask a nurse? I would do that if its available to you just to see what they say.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:28 PM   #4
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Welcome to 2 kiddom! Just when you think you know the rules, someone changed the game on you!
Maybe you can try to wake him up a time or two during those longer sleep periods if you are worried about jaundice or weight gain.
I kept watching your baby meter get closer to "40", wondering when that lil bugger would get here! Congrats!
haha thank you!!! We're super excited he's finally here!!!
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Some babies do just sleep more than others, but since he was higher on the jaundice spectrum, I would say that could be contributing a bit as well. Since he isn't even a week yet, I would probably try to feed him every 3 hours. Does your ped or hospital have a call line where you can just call in and ask a nurse? I would do that if its available to you just to see what they say.
Oh, good thinking!! I will do that. I am grateful for his sleeping if that's all it is, but I just feel like he should be eating more.
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Re: Newborn Question re:sleep

I hope its just his personality and he keeps sleeping for you even after the jaundice phase...and I'm totally jealous, my 13 month old doesn't even leep that well lol!
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Re: Newborn Question re:sleep

FWIW my oldest slept like that, though he didn't get too high on the jaundice...the problem with my oldest was that at around 2 months he decided that sleep was OVERRATED and he didn't need it anymore I went through two whole weeks where the only time he slept was in the car, or in the car seat with me holding it on top of the washer on spin cycle.

My second child was a pretty good sleeper from the start and ate around every 3 hours for the first 4 months, then at 5 months he started going longer stretches without eating/sleeping.

My baby is 5 months and has always been a good sleeper even with him being EBF he goes 3-5 hours during the day between meals and sleeps through the night (7:30 - 5).

So my guess is that you just got a good sleeper
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