I went to my brothers house yesterday to check out my brand new great-nephew who was born three weeks ago. My niece was on a lot of medication and the doctors told her not to even think of getting pregnant while she was on these medications - she did anyway. Now she's in the middle of a divorce and back home with her mom and dad. The baby is a beautiful little boy, delivered by C-section. The day she was supposed to be released, the pediatricians decided to send the baby to a bigger hospital to be checked out - scared everybody half to death! The baby 'twitches' when he sleeps! He did it so much that they wanted to make sure he wasn't having seizures. I don't remember mine ever doing that but they said that all newborns do it, but he does it A LOT! I hate to make this comparison, but it's like when you see a sleeping dog and they're 'chasing rabbits' in their sleep! They kept him in the bigger hospital overnight, ran some tests, and decided he wasn't having seizures ... they told my niece that he had an "exaggerated startle reflex" and let her take him home. Yesterday I held him for well over an hour. He took a bottle and burped, then I held him with his head on my shoulder, patting his back, and he was sound asleep ... and then he started twitching! My hand was over his legs but his little arms were free and they would jerk and twitch with every sound in the room. There were other kids there and the louder the noise, the more he would twitch! And he remained sound asleep the whole time! Is this 'normal'? Or could this be how it starts out with those kids who are hyper-sensitive to everything? Is there such a thing as over-reacting to noises and stimulation? Not that I can do anything about it and not that I would even say anything to them about it, but I was just wondering and was kind of worried about the little guy. Has anybody ever heard of this?