My little one is quite the hiccupper. For the last 2-3 weeks she has been getting these bouts of the hiccups that last for an hour (if not more). I was convinced I was doing something to set her off, but after doing some research online, it appears to be perfectly normal for babies to get hiccups while in the womb. They practice swallowing amniotic fluid so they are able to swallow formula/breast milk after they are born. I feel so bad for my baby though. She gets the hiccups for hours on end. I wish there was something I could do to make her stop, but again, doing research online there is nothing you can do to stop them from hiccuping. When she gets them I usually try to lay still and rub my belly. I told Rich about the hiccups and he thought "trying to scare her" would do the trick. He yelled "BOO" at my belly. It's funny, she actually stopped for like a minute….then started back up again.
Last night he came back from Bryan's party (which I was not allowed to go to, but that is another story for another time….) and was drunk, and when he is drunk he snores LOUD. Well he woke her up and must have freaked her out because she started hiccuping once again. I went downstairs and slept on the couch. The silence seemed to make her stop. I hope once she is born she gets over this hiccuping thing. Here's a little Sunday morning fun fact. I went to the Guiness Book of World Records online and looked up hiccuping. Someone actually had a bout of the hiccups for 68 years!!! Can you believe it?! (See below)
Longest Attack of Hiccups Charles Osborne (1894-1991) of Anthon, Iowa, USA, started hiccupping in 1922 while attempting to weigh a hog before slaughtering it. He was unable to find a cure, and continued hiccupping until February 1990, a total of 68 year! Osborne led a normal life in which he had two wives and fathered eight children. The only discomfort from his hiccuping, he claimed, was the constant risk of losing his false teeth! During the first few decades, he hiccupped up to 40 times a minute, slowing to 20 a minute in later years. He finally stopped in 1990 after an estimated 430 million spasms and died the following year.