Hi ladies! I am a first-time mom to Riley Sophia - born 4 weeks and 1 day ago. The first three weeks she generally spent sleeping most of the day and waking up to eat every 2 - 3 hours. At night she is pretty good...already sleeping at least 1 if not 2 stretches of 4 or 5 hours at night.
However, during the day for the past few days she has been extremely fussy during the day. She's eating and having the right number of wet/poopy diapers, but the time she spends fussing during the day has increased considerably at 4 weeks, while the time spent napping has decreased. I'd say on and off she was fussing for at least 3- 4 hours yesterday, with a good part being loud, all-out crying. The time spent fussing was not continuous - I was able to get her to calm down in between fussy periods but these fussy periods just kept coming!
Question for other moms with babies the same age- how often does your baby fuss during the day? On and off during the day? One longer period at a certain point during the day?
I called her pediatrician's office and the nurse there said that if your baby cries for more than an hour, and you've tried all your normal soothing tricks without success, it warrants a trip to the emergency room. This seemed to be pretty extreme to me. Has anyone else ever heard this? I did take her temp and she had a normal temp yesterday.
I am hoping that this is just a fussy week / stage and that over the next few days / weeks she will outgrow this phase. Any advice or thoughts welcome!