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    Default Sugar sensitivity?

    Wondering if this is common? I don't normally eat a whole lot of sugar, but over the holidays definitely had more. DD has been...extra restless lately. Waking up more frequently at night and today, only took two half hour naps. (normally takes 4 half hour naps spaced 2 hrs apart--it's like clockwork, freaks me out, haha) She's also been staying up a lot later over the past week or so-- will fight my efforts to get her down for the night until, well, like yesterday, 11pm. My DH was the one that put two and two together with the possibility of sugar maybe making her more wound up than normal. Thoughts?
    First time mommy to Anika Jo, born 6/27/11 at home
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    Or teeth? does she have any teeth yet?

    Or people around or breaks in routine - any reason not to want to "miss" anything will keep some kiddos awake.
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.


    If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.

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    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

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    Well, DD was less wound up tonight--went to sleep just fine around 8:30, and had just one wakeup for a quick nursing so far. She already has two bottom teeth poking through, but I could definitely see how the hustle and bustle of the holidays could throw her off. I actually chalked it up to that, until DH pointed out that the difference with these get-togethers was the added element of more sugar than normal--guess it could be the combination of the two. Eh, either way, cutting back on my sugar intake would be a good thing anyway, even though I did stumble upon a brownie recipe that is out. of. this. world. Seriously, I could eat those for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    First time mommy to Anika Jo, born 6/27/11 at home
    Love to , and . Cloth diapering full time, and part-time ECing-- my baby pees and poos in her little pink potty!
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    Our kiddos were born on the same day...same issues here, but have been chalking it up to teething and six-month growth spurt??? Perhaps it's a combination of all the above, but I'll lay off the sugar intake myself! CAN'T hurt anything! LOL!

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    It could be sugar. Were you eating chocolate? Because it could also be caffeine.
    ~Jenn~


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    doh! they were chocolate brownies with lots.of.chocolate...haven't really had chocolate with her up until these little pieces of heaven came into my world. darn...
    First time mommy to Anika Jo, born 6/27/11 at home
    Love to , and . Cloth diapering full time, and part-time ECing-- my baby pees and poos in her little pink potty!
    I blog: www.the-whole-life.blogspot.com

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    and yeah,...don't drink coffe or soda so haven't had any caffeine elsewhere...double darn...those were so gooooood.
    First time mommy to Anika Jo, born 6/27/11 at home
    Love to , and . Cloth diapering full time, and part-time ECing-- my baby pees and poos in her little pink potty!
    I blog: www.the-whole-life.blogspot.com

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    I hate to be the ne to say this but 99% of the time baby fussies are out of mama's control. It is so tempting to try and blame it on things we can control, like caffeine, sugar etc. But it so very very rarely is. Of course it cannot hurt to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet, and caffeine is something most of us can do without. But there is, in general, no need to deny yourself things because a baby is still going to be fussy if he is teething.
    proud but exhausted working mammy to two high needs babies

    • my surprise baby: the one and only D-Man born 3 weeks late (5/5/08) at 9 lbs 14 oz and 21.5 inches, and
    • the shock H-Girl born about a week late (10/7/09) at 8lbs 15oz and 20.75 inches.


    If I am here I am covered in baby (probably two) and fighting for control of the keyboard.

    Family beds are awesome

    Wondering if you have PPD? Take the screening and see your doctor. You deserve to feel better.

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