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It can!!!<br><br>
My son typically wakes every hour at night. I thought that was bad until this past week….<br><br>
He is wiggling, twisting, rolling, kicking, swatting, etc in his sleep ALL.NIGHT.LONG! What is up with this? He used to just lay there in his sleep and not move a muscle until it was time to eat. Now, I can’t keep him still. Plus, I’m not even sure if he is really sleeping. Sometimes he gets up in the crawling position and just looks around then goes on his belly and rolls over and seems to go to sleep. He will roll one way till he hits me then grab my shirt, nose, or whatever then roll the other way to DH and do the same. Sometimes he whines, sometimes he laughs, sometimes he is just quiet while moving around. This has been going on 4 nights in a row now. This morning he got up for the day at 3:30am. He never does this. He normally sleeps till 7 or 8am then up for the day.<br><br>
Is anyone else experiencing this? Please please please tell me it passes quickly because I just can not deal with this lack of sleep and working full time.<br><br>
I don’t want to move him out of the bed because he will just start crying if I’m not there and CIO is not an option.<br><br>
He is not crawling yet but trying really hard. He does not seem to be teething right now although he was teething pretty bad last week (no tooth yet).<br><br>
I don’t know what is going on and it’s driving me crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> I feel like I have gotten less then an hour of sleep in past 4 days.
 

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hugs. I wish I had good advice for you. My ds actually went back to needing to be swaddled at night because it was the only way he'd sleep well.
 

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as soon as he masters crawling it will get better, I bet. My ds and I have heard of countless others, seem to have a hard time sleeping while on the brink of a milestone. Its like they have to practice and think about it all the time, even while sleeping. I can (almost) garuntee you it will get better as soon as he can do it!!
 

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My 7 month old was like this about a month ago. She still hasn't fully mastered crawling but she's stopped wriggling, hitting, and kicking and she's actually sleeping much better than she ever has before. It sounds like it's just a (hopefully short) phase.
 

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Thanks.<br><br>
I hope it passes quickly. I really think DS will be crawling very soon so I hope that helps with the sleep.
 

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my 8 week old is like this! i can tune it out for some of the night, which helps. sometimes he'll take the breast which also helps. when he won't take that he usually needs to poop, which for some reason he won't let go until i have him propped up on my legs. babies! the writhing around and grunting is pretty annoying, though. you have my sympathies. sounds like your little one is a bit older.
 

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Lilah just started becoming very restless in her sleep about the same time she started crawling, which was just a couple weeks ago. I can't remember her doing anything like this before. She usually just wakes up and starts whining and wiggling a little until i give her the boob. Now she tries to roll away from me while she is still asleep. I hold her with my hand so she can't go anywhere, then she gets mad. The one night I just said, fine, maybe she wants to sleep on her belly or on her side, so I let her roll. Well, she rolled over, got up on her hands and knees, then got into a sitting position. All with her eyes closed! Once she was sitting up completely, she blinked her eyes open, then she collapsed on top of my chest, sound asleep. She did it all in her sleep. It's like she is so used to moving alll day long she needed to do it in her sleep too. She hasn't done that anymore, but now she scoots. When she is done eating, and pretty much asleep, she rolls off me, then digs her feet into the bed and scoots up and over, away from me. I'm starting to think she just needs her space; she is very much not a cuddler. Maybe once she gets used to crawler and it's not so exciting things will calm down a bit. Who knows!
 

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It looks like our LO's are aobut the same age and yes my dd is doing this. she's also up every 30 minutes at night. and boy oh boy am I dead tired. Its so hard. it has been going on for 11 days now and doesn't show signs of getting better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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