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Jul 20, 2008
Jodi, first time mom to baby Mason born at 28 weeks 12-10-07. He has GERD, DGE, MSPI, ?food allergies, and hypotonia (starts PT end of July). On Neocate (thickened with Simply Thick) and on prevacid and EES. Home apnea/bradycardia monitor d/c'd finally at 7 months!
OT Sleep Woes
Hello, I don't get around to posting much since I am not pumping any longer (yeah!) but I am here and reading as much as I can:-) We thought we had it made with the sleep thing. Mason has gone to bed like a champ at about 7pm for the last 2 months and slept 12 hours. Then BAM those days stopped on 7/5. Nothing has changed, he may be teething but I don't feel or see anything, he is increasingly alert and I think just doesn't want to go to bed. I think his first words will be "I'm not tired" ha, he'll say this pale faced, red rimmed eyes yawning!! Anyway, he puts up a major fight and was up pretty much all night last night off and on b/c he just learned to roll over. But he does it then screams and does not know to or even how to roll back and by the time we do it for him he's good and mad and AWAKE. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this. I feel like I got better sleep when he was a little baby, we can't keep this up! Thanks! PS I don't think it's ear infection or reflux since he stops screaming and smiles at us the minute we pick him up and leave his room (not that we make a habit of it but...)
Jul 20, 2008
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Same thing with us!!! Katie learned how to flip onto her stomach in one of those sleep positioners even! We wouldn't pick her up, just flip her over while still in her crib without a word to her and if she did it again we would flip her once more then she had to learn how to fall asleep on her tummy since that was how she wanted to sleep (but didn't want to wake up!). We questioned if she was taking too long of a nap, wasn't sleepy, hungry etc. but finally figured out that she just wanted to get up to be with us. It was really hard for awhile because she went from sleeping to waking up wanting to play. We did kinda make her CIO for awhile until she learned how to put herself back to sleep on her tummy and once they learn to roll the other way they can do it themselves. Katie did the "hard roll" first too as from back to tummy is supposed to be the harder of the two; she slept on her side from since she was 2 months old so I wasn't concerned about not sleeping on her back. No, you are not alone and it does eventually get better!!
Jul 21, 2008
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
hi. my 36wkr slept thru the night for 12 hours once. seriously-one time. i woke up FREAKING out but of course i didn't get any sleep that night since i checked on him every 15 minutes... it was the first night that he slept on his tummy in his crib @ 3 1/2 months.. i think it was fluke. anyway, on good nights i get 10-11 hours out of him either 8-6 or 7-6. on other days he's either sick (he keeps getting colds from the neighbor kid) and needs to sleep upright on me or he's teething ( he's cutting numbers 7 and 8 right now). also, hitting his milestones keeps him up as well-alertness, seperation anxiety, sitting up, rolling over, pulling up, etc. etc. the rolling over wake up lasted for about 3 wks... seperation anxiety is still goin on. he too would go to sleep on his own up until about 7 mo. of age (6 adjusted) and then he just wanted to be held, and held. i'm sure it is because we held him non stop for months because his reflux is ridiculously bad. on most days i don't mind rocking him to sleep but on others, well....

that being said it was wonderful that he slept 12 hours straight for 2 whole months.. esp. a refluxer with DGE. i'm impressed. he also looks to be growing really, really well. in that pic he looks so adorable and healthy. how much does he weigh now? does he wake up @ night because he can't roll back over? sounds more like this issue than anything else.. if you are unlucky like me you'll never sleep thru the night again. i envy mom's whose babies sleep well all the time yet my pedi says most kids really truly don't sleep thru the night consistently until they are well over a year old--- so we are not alone.

on a side note-who diagnosed the hypotonia? coy has hypertonia and we too start PT tomorrow. he was diagnosed by a neuro.
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