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Out of curiosity, any BTDT moms have a baby, still in utero, with their days and nights mixed up, and had the issue after they were born? Baby is generally quiet during the day, then its like a painful party in my belly at night, complete with kicks, elbow jabs, and hiccups, all at the same time.
Not BTDT, but I did ask my lamaze teacher and a few other people about this, and whether or not their activity in utero had any bearing on their activity once they were born - it seems that babies come out of the womb with no internal clock, and will have their days and nights mixed up regardless of their activity in the womb. They apparently just need time to adjust, and to figure out their schedule (with mommy and daddy's help, of course!).
When I was pregnant with DD she was awake while I was at work and slept most of the night. She came out and had her nights and days mixed up bad. She was up every hour throughout the night for the first 2 weeks. It was a struggle but once she figured out night time was for sleeping she got into a pretty good 4-6 hr sleep schedule.
This one I feel more during the night but like someone already posted it's probably because I'm not moving as much.
Jacky - Mommy to Caylyn (12/17/11) and Carter (10/8/13)
Hmmm... DS seemed to move equally through the day and night in utero, and he was up every 2 hours regardless. They sleep a lot in general when they are first born, so it wasn't like he was up all night and slept all day. He just slept and woke on a 24 hour cycle. This LO seems the same but has a definite dance party period around 10pm each night, haha. Which happens to be my usual bed time.
Arwen is right, they tend to wake up when you stop moving because your movements lull them. And they have no semblance of day or night at first, you have to help them with that.
__________________ Aimee Wife to Matt Mama to Jackson Matthew- 3 yrs old & Henry Joseph- born 10/15/13
8 lbs 10 oz and 22" long
Like the other BTDT moms said, it'll take baby a while to get used to days and nights regardless of their schedule in the womb. There's lots to see and experience and they're just getting used to it all.
Amber Wife of Tim ; Mom to - (7) (4) (3), (2 months) and Step mom (9)
"No freedom til' we're equal. D*mn right I support it." - Macklemore "Same love"
Lemon's 4th trimester article kind of correlates to this - it seems like as long as you keep the baby moving and rocking when it's at this developmental stage, it'll feel rested and calm... So baby will be going nuts when you're sleeping! I must toss and turn enough to lull my baby boy I don't have this issue (yet). I think that when the babies get here, the best we can do to get them to sleep more at night is to get them all full of milk, changed and comfortable and on a schedule at night to encourage them to start keeping daylight hours.
I don't remember Sophia being mixed up in utero, but man, she definitely had her nights and days mixed up when she was born. Slept all day and was up ALL night. it was hard at first. Jane seems to be really active at night, but not in the middle of the night, so we shall see.
Mindy & Josh Mama to 3 beautiful girls!
DD - Maya (11), DD - Sophia (7), & DD - Jane (0)
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