Paige - posted on 01/10/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is an incredibly restless sleeper after a certain point in the night. He'll go to sleep (generally late, after fighting me for hours), be out and calm for about 3-4 hours, then start flailing his limbs and making a lot of noise while remaining asleep for 3-4 more hours. I've tried waking him up and feeding him; he'll go back to sleep, but start flailing again almost immediately so I'm assuming his restlessness is not due to hunger. Occasionally, I'll put him on his stomach and watch him, and it will calm him down briefly, but he starts up again within an hour or so. I know that I'm prone to nightmares/vivid dreams, and that older babies will have night terrors, so I'm wondering if it might have something to do with that (thought I'm not sure what kind of nightmares a 3 month old can have - endless empty bottles? attacking teddy bears?).
This wouldn't be so trying if he wasn't keeping me up all night, but I'm a very light sleeper. I'm curious if anyone else is having this problem.