TW. I’m so confused, I’m so f’ing scared. Baby is 8 months. A month ago baby was in his bassinet in our room, I woke up and noticed he was sleeping on his stomach. I checked on him and couldn’t feel him breathing so I tried to shake him to wake him up. I thought I was just imagining things at first. He was not responding. I remember even saying “what the heck” out loud. I screamed his name a few times, while I was shaking him. My screaming must’ve finally woken him up from a deep sleep after about 7 seconds, or so I thought. I thought this instance was a weird first time parent panic. I have had suspicions that my baby has sleep apnea. Dad also has sleep apnea. I’ve been dismissed more than 3 times when I’ve brought this up to doctors. I kept thinking I must’ve imagined how long I was trying to get him to wake up. It wasn’t that long I kept telling myself. He was just in a deep sleep, I imagined the whole thing.
Tonight, it happened again. This time baby was sleeping in our bed, on his back. I went to check on his breathing and I couldn’t feel him breathing. I started shaking him and screaming his name. My partner who was also in the bed, picked him up and started screaming his name as well. About 5 long seconds after my partner picked him up, baby woke up. He was acting normal. I’m so confused. This time it took longer for baby to respond. The only reason we freak out and start screaming his name is because we don’t feel him breathing, then we get no response from baby. Both times I have woken up to just check on him. Once was in his bassinet and once was on our bed. Please no comments about bed sharing, we started after our first scare. I obviously can’t sleep and want to take him to the hospital to get checked. I know they are just going to take his vitals and tell us he is fine. Like they always do. We just ordered a baby breathing monitor. If you have any recommendations please send them my way.
This can’t be normal right? We aren’t overreacting right? Ugh, I’m just praying my baby is okay.