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    Default morning grunting & fussiness

    My almost 8 week old dd has been waking up the last few mornings grunting and squirming like crazy -- it can last an hour before she is really awake. At first I thought she was trying to poop, but it doesn't seem related as she poops very easily everytime she is bfing!

    A pacifier will calm her somewhat until she knocks it out of her mouth. Holding her helps sometimes, but other times she continues to squirm which makes it hard to hold her....

    Eventually she wants to eat....but she is usually still asleep during this grunting period.....

    After this she is all smiles all day

    Anyone have something similar???

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    Default Re: morning grunting & fussiness

    Ha! My LO does the same thing! She is quite the squirmy, grunty, stretcher girl.

    The last two nights she starts grunting after I put her back down after her 2am feeding. She is usually totally asleep while she grunts away. I wondered if it was gas? She grunts and stretches after she wakes from her naps too.

    I think its just her way of waking up..slowly!

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    I am glad my lo is not the only one...

    She doesn't seem to be in pain at all and when she wakes up she is happy. I guess this is just another stage. They are good at keeping us guessing about what is going on.
    Clara Ann from 6/27/07 to 7/2/09

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    Default Re: morning grunting & fussiness

    I posted a similar question a week ago entitled 'thrashing about at night.'
    I'm so relieved to hear that my boy (who is also 8 weeks) isn't the only morning mover.

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    Thanks for the reference to your post. It seems like it is nothing to be concerned about, just something to get used to.

    Clara Ann from 6/27/07 to 7/2/09

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    Default Re: morning grunting & fussiness

    I usually just take that as a sign that he's ready to eat, but not wake up...
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Default Re: morning grunting & fussiness

    Does your LO eat in the pre-awake state? I haven't tried that with my dd.
    Clara Ann from 6/27/07 to 7/2/09

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    Default Re: morning grunting & fussiness

    Yes he does, you know how lo's nurse to sleep he also nurses to wake...it's funny when you think about it....
    Married mama with 4 kiddos...2 girls (11 & 6) and 2 boys (21mo & 3mo)

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    Great, I will try that tomorrow when she starts grunting
    Clara Ann from 6/27/07 to 7/2/09

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    Default Re: morning grunting & fussiness

    Oh my gosh! I remember Aaron grunting and grunting and grunting in his sleep from about 1mo old until he was about 3mo! It seemed that just when I'd finally get back to sleep between 2hr feeding stretches, he'd start his noises and whipping his arms around. It was as though he was having dreams about pooping and acting them out, but he was not in pain. It stunk because he was still asleep, but I could never sleep through the noise! Hang in there, it's normal and will go away!

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