Log In Sign Up

And the worrying begins!

Forum: 2011 Playroom


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2011 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
March 12th, 2013, 04:14 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 2,084
Evan sleeps ALL THE TIME. I don't really remember how much Will slept as a newborn but I'm a little worried that Evan sleeps too much, i dont want him to be lethargic/sick. Or is this normal for a newborn/preemie? He wakes to eat only half the time. He is gaining weight but he only stays awake for long enough to eat then he falls back asleep for hours.

William Jeffery, born 8/1/11
Evan John, born 2/24/13

Visit my blogs.
Reply With Quote
March 12th, 2013, 04:40 PM
~Rae~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,531
Preemies tire easily. I was given instructions to wake them to eat until they gained a set number of ounces. Can't remember how much. Undressing them before eating helps. Once weight gain wasn't an issue (probably at the 4 week visit) our pedi said let them sleep & that they'd wake when hungry. She was right.

Reply With Quote
March 12th, 2013, 05:14 PM
Rachel's Avatar Just Rachel
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Taneytown, MD
Posts: 115,677
Send a message via Yahoo to Rachel
I didn't have a preemie, but it's totally normal for newborns to sleep a lot.
Reply With Quote
March 12th, 2013, 06:12 PM
irishblessing's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 15,605
Dominic slept A LOT! so I think it is quite normal. I used to have to wake him up for feedings.

Thank you Vicki for my new siggy!
Reply With Quote
March 12th, 2013, 06:52 PM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 22
I had a preemie and it is completely normal. Zachary used to fall asleep as he was eating. And then they start getting their nights and days mixed up.
Reply With Quote
March 12th, 2013, 08:00 PM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Small Town, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 5,639
I don't have any advice about preemies but I hope that these mamas help ease your mind
Can you call the dr just to ask about it?

Proud mama to:

Avery Elizabeth (08/27/2011) & Dawsyn Brielle (10/29/2013)
Reply With Quote
March 13th, 2013, 08:06 AM
Posts: n/a
I didn't have a preemie, but just want to say newborns sleep a ton. I hope you can get some good advice
Reply With Quote
March 13th, 2013, 05:51 PM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ontario
Posts: 10,865
Ayla and Silas were only 3 weeks early, but Silas slept A LOT. I mean, most of the day for a good few months. Ayla, not so much. Silas would sleep easily 18 hours a day. My nephew was the same way.
Reply With Quote
March 13th, 2013, 11:20 PM
8miraclez's Avatar Formerly Halfbaked
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,472
Yep, preemies sleep tons. I always had to pump and fortify breast milk so they would get extra calories without having to eat more since they were constantly sleeping. They become more alert, just like regular babies, you just need to remember to adjust his age.

To read updates about our baby born with major birth defects, like our Facebook page
Reply With Quote
March 13th, 2013, 11:22 PM
jdt's Avatar
jdt jdt is offline
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,897
I didn't have preemies but I remember with Joshua all the kid did was sleep, wake up to eat, and then go back to sleep for a couple hrs. It was that cycle for awhile. I look back now and wish he would sleep that much just so i can stuff done around the house.
Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0