(Closed) SInce baby DH doing weird things at night

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Does he normally sleep walk or have any type of anxietal issues? Its okay to be amazingly tired and disoriented as new paretns, but do be careful with your husband, as he seems to be having some issues!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Nah, we all do strange things when there’s a big change in our lives. Sounds like he’s exhausted and stressed out over the new baby. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Not only did my husband do this, at first, I did, too!  🙂  It’s totally normal and probably due to the sleep deprivation that comes with being a new parent.  It can be a little scary, but it’s nothing to be worried about.  Next time, just try to wake him fully by asking him to physically get out of bed, walk around the room, answer some questions, etc…

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sounds crazy but maybe he’s just paranoid because he is a first time parent and has some anxiety?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its preety normal. I’m a really deep sleeper and I’ve gotten up and chnaged pj’s in the night. Fiance says he can have whole converstaions with me and then when I say something really weird he’ll realize I’m still kinda sleeping.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

lol my husband will probably end up coddling and soothing our pillows as well.

I guess welcome to parenthood!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

@ams12: The poor man sounds exhausted. I think you should take care of the baby for a few weeks until he gets back to normal. lol

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG this is sooo me! I have done this several times now. I wake up in the middle of the night before muchkin wakes me up over the baby monitor and start freaking out because I think he is in bed with us and then he is not! The first time I did this I totally freaked out (and remember doing this!) I ripped the covers apart threw the lights on and raced over to muchkins room only to find him peacefully sleeping in his cradle! When I sore up and down he had been in bed with us!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not baby-related, but my Fiance did similar things during his (crazy, stressful) senior finals in college. He was a comp sci major and would hear his alarm clock going off in the mornings, and think it was a computer and he had to write a program to turn it off. So he’d be pushing all kinds of buttons on it trying to type things/program it 😛 He actually almost missed a final once because of this — in his “programming” the alarm clock he turned the alarm completely off, and then fell right back asleep! I think it’s pretty normal to do that kind of thing. Your husband is in a new baby frenzy, so he wakes up and his subconscious brain immediately tells him BABY OMG TAKE CARE OF THE BABY but his conscious mind is still half-asleep so he can’t fully comprehend what he’s doing or what he actually needs to do.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Kant: hahahha! programming the alarm clock! Funny thing – Darling Husband was a computer engineering major, and one of his com sci assignments was to write a program to create an alarm clock (on the computer)

To the OP – sounds like you both need some more sleep! Maybe get grandma/aunt/friend or other experienced mother to come over and babysit for a couple hours so you can get a nap!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@nickels: I do this.  I take of pjs or turn them around. I flip the duvet upside down and turn it 180 degree.  I too can have full on conversations whilst partially asleep.  With my ex I used to tell him to fu– off and I’m always scared I’ll say that again.

@ams12:  I wouldn’t start worrying just yet.  Congrats on the birth of your son.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Not baby related but my husband wakes up thinking there is someone in the house all the time! It’s just a lack of sleep / having the baby on his mind. I’m also guessing you now have different sleeping pattern. Don’t worry about it, things will settle down shortly. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ll periodically think there’s a spider in the bed, shake the bedding, get up and turn on the light to find it. I only really wake up when Darling Husband is blinded by the sudden light. He’s probably dreaming/thinking about the baby and only half awake. Next time he has night duty, shake him a few times and say his name before telling him the baby needs feeding/changing/whatever. I bet if he’s more awake when he finds out what he needs to do, he won’t have these weird sleep reactions.

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