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37 Weekers Sleep And the Newborn

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For those with early term or 37 weekers when do they "wake-up"? My only experience is my 41+ week singleton who was born wide awake. These two are a week old (born at 37 weeks) and *maybe* have their eyes open for a total of an hour or two a day. My DH keeps telling me to enjoy the honeymoon period while it lasts, but just curious when your multiples came around. TIA!

Just to add, they sleep about 22 to 23 hours a day. If they aren't eating they are sleeping and are usually sleeping by in by the time they are done eating. They even fall asleep during tummy time!
Me: 37 DH: 40 TTC since 9/09
#1 BFP 1/10/11; missed m/c discovered 7w5d
IF Dx: Endo, hetero MTHFR mutation, poor morphology
#1 IUI: 1/18/12 = BFN
#1 IVF/ICSI 4/2/12 = 2 x 7-cell and 1 x 5-cell transferred (3dt) = BFP!!
H was born at 41w2d on 12/29/12 - be still my heart!
#2 IVF/ICSI 1/19/14 = 2 x 8 cells transferred (3dt) = BFP!! EDD 10/09/14
M&W born at 37 weeks on 9/18/14 - I am the momma of 3 boys!!!

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Re: 37 Weekers Sleep And the Newborn

  • Til their due date. My oldest was born at 37w and the twins at 34w. All of them were either eating or sleeping - and often fell asleep while eating.

    Are they waking to eat about every 3-4hrs? Mine always did and then went right back to sleep. That's the only concern I'd have w them sleeping so much.

    You'll see a lot more awake time once they get closer to their due date.

    And congrats!
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  • Thank you!! I am waking them to eat every 2-3 hours during the day and giving them 3 at night, but it can be very hard to wake them up sometimes. If I left them to their own devices they would sleep all day - not good!
    Me: 37 DH: 40 TTC since 9/09
    #1 BFP 1/10/11; missed m/c discovered 7w5d
    IF Dx: Endo, hetero MTHFR mutation, poor morphology
    #1 IUI: 1/18/12 = BFN
    #1 IVF/ICSI 4/2/12 = 2 x 7-cell and 1 x 5-cell transferred (3dt) = BFP!!
    H was born at 41w2d on 12/29/12 - be still my heart!
    #2 IVF/ICSI 1/19/14 = 2 x 8 cells transferred (3dt) = BFP!! EDD 10/09/14
    M&W born at 37 weeks on 9/18/14 - I am the momma of 3 boys!!!

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  • Good question. My singleton was 41 weeks and "wide awake" too. I never thought the twins would probably be sleepier.

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  • My girls were born at 36,5 and I don't remember them being particularly sleepy. We did have to wake them to eat for about 3 weeks. That sucked. Congrats on your newest additions!
    Natural m/c Oct. 2005

    Dx: balanced translocation and LPD

    TTC since Oct 2011

    BPF 02/19/12, EDD 10/31/12, natural m/c 02/28/12 (4w6d)

    IVF (BCPs starting 10/30/12, ER 11/18/12, 5dt of 1 beautiful, healthy embryo 11/23/12)
    BFP 12/02/12, u/s @ 6w,5d showed 2 HBs! Identical twins!!
    Bed rest from 21w-35w due to short cervix, hospital bed rest from 23w-32w due to PTL
    Our rainbows were born 07/19/13 (36w, 5d)

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  • Those first few weeks were SUCH a honeymoon! I remember all hell breaking loose at about 3 weeks old (so right around their due date.) Then no one slept for about a year :)
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    5 IUI's with oral meds = all BFN
    March 2012 IVF (MDL Protocol) Started stims 3/3; ER 3/11 (9R, 8M, 7F) ET 3/16 (5dt of 2 blasts graded 3AB and 3BA, 3 frosties(!!) Beta 3/26 = 386; Beta 3/28 = 827; u/s 4/11 says TWINS! Boy/Girl Twins delivered at 36 weeks 6 days

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  • Yup. Mine were born right at 37 weeks and I remember thinking twins aren't so hard. Lol. They woke up around their due date.
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  • Thanks ladies! My DS was born a non-sleeping hell raiser so I have accepted the challenge times two! Just waiting in anticipation for it to all begin!
    Me: 37 DH: 40 TTC since 9/09
    #1 BFP 1/10/11; missed m/c discovered 7w5d
    IF Dx: Endo, hetero MTHFR mutation, poor morphology
    #1 IUI: 1/18/12 = BFN
    #1 IVF/ICSI 4/2/12 = 2 x 7-cell and 1 x 5-cell transferred (3dt) = BFP!!
    H was born at 41w2d on 12/29/12 - be still my heart!
    #2 IVF/ICSI 1/19/14 = 2 x 8 cells transferred (3dt) = BFP!! EDD 10/09/14
    M&W born at 37 weeks on 9/18/14 - I am the momma of 3 boys!!!

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  • My guys were born at 38 weeks but they were very sleepy for the first few weeks. It's a blur now but I think it was probably the first 2-3 weeks?

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