I may be concerned over nothing, especially since the pediatrician just gave her a checkup and said she looks fine. (I didn't ask about what I am about to explain though.)
Sophie seems to constantly strain. Whenever she's awake, more than half of the time actually, she is grunting, arching, straining, squirming,, turning red, tensing up and grunting some more. It's like when a baby is trying to poo, but she does it almost all the time. She often even grunts herself to sleep.
Last night it was at an all-time bad. She didn't sleep for hours, it was like she was hyped up on caffeine. She was breathing heavily and very fast, acting kind of twitchy, and even though you could tell she was tired, it was as if she just couldn't fall asleep. Finally I got her to stay down at about 5 am.
I make sure she's fed, changed, burp her repeatedly, and even check her temp when I'm really worried. She rarely actually cries unless she's really hungry, so she must not be in great pain, but she just always seems to be sooo uncomfortable and I can't figure out what's wrong.
Could it just be the way she likes to move and make noise? It's just so constant and it doesn't "feel right" to me. She has pretty much always been this way since she stopped sleeping all day.
Any suggestions? Similar experiences?