Monday, 16 April 2012


Not forgetting the little man

He is 5 months now ( I know I cannot believe it....actually makes me kinda emotional how big he is getting!)
He is a cutie and has completely stolen my heart! I don't know stats because I am a terrible mum and haven't had him weighed in weeks! But he eats like a trooper and is a pretty good sleeper so he must be doing well!

She's 2

and we couldn't love this little madame more!

Its been 2 years

But after reading this I couldn't help but notice how similar Tayla  and this little boy are. Steve has been sleeping on the floor in Tayla's room since Jensen was born so that everyone can get sleep! Since then he has noticed how Tayla seems to stop breathing and suddenly catch her breath (normally) resulting in her waking herself up, I guess depending on what part of her sleep cycle she was in depends on whether she falls back to sleep or starts screaming for mummy or daddy.
I looked up sleep apnea and saw this...

    What are the symptoms?
  • excessive daytime sleepiness- the little girl takes 3-4 hr naps during the day
  • frequent episodes of obstructed breathing during sleep. (The patient may be unaware of this symptom -- usually the parents are extremely aware of this).
Associated features may include:
  • snoring - loud, squeaky, raspy -yes
  • nocturnal snorting, gasping, choking (may wake self up) yes
  • restless sleep yes
  • heavy irregular breathing yes
  • excessive perspiring during sleep yes
  • severe bedwetting -she is still in a nappy but she wakes up soaked
  • bad dreams (nightmares) yes
  • night terrors yes
  • sleeps with mouth open, causing a dry mouth upon awakening yes
  • chest retraction during sleep in young children (chest pulls in)
  • sleeps in strange positions  yes
  • confusion upon awakening
  • morning headaches
  • unrefreshing sleep yes
  • excessive daytime sleepiness yes
  • may develop high blood pressure
  • may be overweight or underweight she keeps getting skinnier
  • learning problems
  • excessive irritability
  • change in personality
  • depression
  • difficulty concentrating
  • Developmental problems
  • failure to thrive or grow
  • frequent upper respiratory infections Tayla has been poorly since November
  • hyperactive behavior have you met tayla YES
To me thats an awful lot of yes'! Does anyone have any experiences with sleep apnea that can help us in the right direction we are trying to get an appointment with our doctor but yeah..... not heard anything yet!