My 6 week old son, who sleeps in a crib in our bedroom, will typically sleep for at least a 5 hour stretch at night, but occassionally he has gone longer. Last night I heard him stirring and making soft grunting type noises. When I got out of bed to look assuming it was time for a diaper change and feeding, he was wiggling around a bit but his eyes were shut. I watched for a few minutes to make sure, but he never opened his eyes and eventually stopped wiggling. So i got back in bed expecting him to wake up in a few minutes, but instead he stayed asleep. About 2 hours later, same thing. This time my husband checked too. He ended up sleeping all night long.
Should I have gotten him up when he was stirring around? or was he just dreaming? I hate to wake him if he's sleeping, especially at night. My husband works long hours and I'll be starting back to work soon, so a decent night's sleep for everyone is well received!
Also- during the day, do you wake your babies to nurse if they have been napping for several hours?