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Gatzby wrote:The answer to this problem, along with most of life's problems, is simple: Not enough whiskey.



So very, very true.


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SkekTek wrote:It's complicated, but it's a "falling reflex". We all do this when we're falling asleep and feel like we're falling out of bed when we're not.

Pons in the brain is cutting of sensory/motor commands to and from the body (so you don't move in your dreams and you can sleep soundly even if there's stuff happening around you). Therefore you can't feel the bed.

But at the same time the vestibular (balance) system is saying you're flat on your back (or side, or belly). So lying flat + no feeling of your body = flying/falling. Kid just woke up, thought was falling, and tried to "catch" herself. The fear of falling prolly caused the crying. But nothing serious- just a natural response while sleeping.



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Even with an infant? I forget how old the baby is, but it is very young.

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Gatzby wrote:The answer to this problem, along with most of life's problems, is simple: Not enough whiskey.

Damn. So that's what I've been doing wrong.



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dontwantaname wrote:Even with an infant.



Yah.

but then again, infants are a species all their own.. I've had two, and I still don't understand what goes through their minds sometimes.

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PemberDucky wrote:So very, very true.


It was my fathers answer to parenting.
I always slept when he babysat.
Why?
Wiskey in the bottle.

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SkekTek wrote:Yah.

but then again, infants are a species all their own.. I've had two, and I still don't understand what goes through their minds sometimes.


Milk
burp
sleep
rock
poopie
peepee
sleep

I want to know why everyone sways while holding an baby.
Back and forth. Back and forth.

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dontwantaname wrote:It was my fathers answer to parenting.
I always slept when he babysat.
Why?
Wiskey in the bottle.



Me, too!
Except it was absinthe.


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dontwantaname wrote:It was my fathers answer to parenting.
I always slept when he babysat.
Why?
Wiskey in the bottle.



Ah, that explains so much...

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dontwantaname wrote:Milk
burp
sleep
rock
poopie
peepee
sleep

I want to know why everyone sways while holding an baby.
Back and forth. Back and forth.



Easier than standing still..

In case anyone wants to kill an hour.

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Gatzby wrote:Ah, that explains so much...



Yep.
Plus everyone lived in the house with a smoker.
All the uncles and grandfathers let you have a sip of beer from the bottle as soon as you were old enough to walk over and hold the bottle!

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dontwantaname wrote:Yep.
Plus everyone lived in the house with a smoker.
All the uncles and grandfathers let you have a sip of beer from the bottle as soon as you were old enough to walk over and hold the bottle!



I got to do that, too, till my mom figured out I was drunk once when I was about five and she put a stop to it.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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SkekTek wrote:It's complicated, but it's a "falling reflex". We all do this when we're falling asleep and feel like we're falling out of bed when we're not.

Pons in the brain is cutting of sensory/motor commands to and from the body (so you don't move in your dreams and you can sleep soundly even if there's stuff happening around you). Therefore you can't feel the bed.

But at the same time the vestibular (balance) system is saying you're flat on your back (or side, or belly). So lying flat + no feeling of your body = flying/falling. Kid just woke up, thought was falling, and tried to "catch" herself. The fear of falling prolly caused the crying. But nothing serious- just a natural response while sleeping.



Hi PWA!




Morning All!

Skek beat me to the explanation! He probably did a better job than I could too.

Ver1 did this a few times for a couple nights and then stopped. She was a side sleeper though (in 2004 that was considered as safe, but now they say no). When we put her in the bassinet, we put her on her side and put a rolled up receiving blanket behind her back. We tried switching to her back, but she would not sleep that way and since she rolled over at 6 weeks (both my kids did, crazy things), she would just go back on her side anyway.

My guess would be that it's a development she is going through that is making her more prone to the reaction. If she is back sleeping make sure she is flat, make sure you aren't using any kind of sleep-positioners or infant pillows and that the mattress you are using is firm and does not have any kind of impressions or holes. It may help for a short time to let her sleep in an incline like a car seat or a baby seat.

When she is awake make sure she is fully supported. The head tipping back is most often the cause of the reaction, but it can also be from any unsupported sensation. If it always happens in the same device, stop using that device until she is older. She isn't feeling comfortable (especially if she is awake when it happens).

As always call your pedi or the baby help line (our hospital has one that is free). If your baby has been testing fine for weight gain and reactions and everything many times they are fine with your trying an alternative to flat sleeping for a short while.

-- to answer another questions babies can have sleep apnea, but usually you can hear respiration issues as well.

Now if any of the glorified Moms or Dads can help me help my 2 year old to learn when she has to poo so we can get it in the toilet instead of her underwear i will bow down and worship at your exalted feet!

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Skek! Tornados in NJ! Be careful!

(yesterday, not today)


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dontwantaname wrote:Skek! Tornados in NJ! Be careful!

(yesterday, not today)



timely as always.

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Headed to doctor appointment soon, then home - short day!!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:Headed to doctor appointment soon, then home - short day!!



The best kind.



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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AZGman wrote:Headed to doctor appointment soon, then home - short day!!



Have a nice visit with the doctor and a relaxing afternoon.

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AZGman wrote:Headed to doctor appointment soon, then home - short day!!

Nice. Hope it's all good news from the Dr.



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AZGman wrote:Headed to doctor appointment soon, then home - short day!!



Good luck!

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AZGman wrote:Headed to doctor appointment soon, then home - short day!!



good luck at the Dr. G'man!

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dontwantaname wrote:Skek! Tornados in NJ! Be careful!

(yesterday, not today)



Not in our area- too hilly. But we had some good screaming T-storms though. Kids love them- they stand next to the window and scream at each lightning strike. Then we count to the thunder. Very fun.

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SkekTek wrote:Not in our area- too hilly. But we had some good screaming T-storms though. Kids love them- they stand next to the window and scream at each lightning strike. Then we count to the thunder. Very fun.



hurray for topography!

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Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?

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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?



hmmm. . . sounds like he needs some people time.

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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?



he wants you to scritch him behind his ears.

also to smell his butt.

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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?



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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?

Stop petting that white thing and pet me.



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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?



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no1 wrote:he wants you to scritch him behind his ears.

also to smell his butt.



maybe he wants to smell hers...

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kdccrosby wrote:maybe he wants to smell hers...



i have never seen a dog who did not feel free to smell another's butt without asking first.

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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?



"You seem like a nice lady. Have we met?"


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Howdy, gang.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:Howdy, gang.



Hi AZ! How was the dr's visit?

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dontwantaname wrote:Doggie has his nose on my arm. Is looking me in the eye and slowly wagging his tail.
Does anyone speak Dog?



PemberDucky wrote:"You seem like a nice lady. Have we met?"



i will have to try this on my wife.

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no1 wrote:i will have to try this on my wife.



Let us know how that works out for you.

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AZGman wrote:Howdy, gang.



Hi Gman.

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no1 wrote:i will have to try this on my wife.

I was a sucker for those puppy dog eyes during my marriage.



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kdccrosby wrote:Hi AZ! How was the dr's visit?


ot a consult to s opthalmologit appt.; doc; I need to monitor my blood pressure, doc rhinks it's too high.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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AZGman wrote:ot a consult to s opthalmologit appt.; doc; I need to monitor my blood pressure, doc rhinks it's too high.

Join the crowd. I've been on bp meds for years.



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