Monday, December 7, 2009

Growth spurt (I hope)

After a couple of weeks of the boys sleeping through the night, last Wednesday I was woken by Andrew crying for a bottle at 3:30am. Parker and Nicholas quickly joined in the screamfest. They all finished a 7.5 ounce bottle and went right back to sleep. This was just the start of the feeding frenzy.

We’ve been feeding on a 4 hour schedule for a couple of months now, but suddenly the boys started demanding a bottle after 3 hours again. Since then, we’ve been feeding every 3 to 3.5 hours in addition to the solid feedings and doing a feeding at 3am.  From what I’ve read (if it’s a growth spurt) it should only last a week tops. Overall, they’ve gone from drinking 28-30 ounces to 38-40 ounces a day.

Maybe this is a foreshadowing of the teen years.

1 comment:

  1. ha ha! i remember feeling that way too...fearing the teen years. but now the boys don't eat nearly as much as they used to, so the fear has subsided a little bit. :)