Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Finally ...... maybe another Growth Spurt

My precious Lil MT went in his swing w/o any protest at all today for the first time. He also slept 13 hours last night then took quite a few naps during the day today.

I am claiming I think I am noticing the tail end of a growth spurt. We were going 2.5 -4 hours without having to feed. Then For a week we would barely make 2 hours. The poor child was ravenous. Yesterday, again ..MUST EAT EVERY 2 HOURS!!!! I fed him, gave him a bath .. tried to feed him again at the 2 hour mark, He wanted nothing to do with feeding, He wanted to sleep. So I just let him sleep. He slept from 7:15 pm - 7:50am. I woke him up, I was getting nervous. I took his temperature because I just assumed he was sick ... (way to think positive huh). His temp was normal. I changed his diaper, offered him a feeding. Then he slept again. This is the child that only takes cat naps. He slept 45 mins. I changed his diaper and tried to put him in the bouncey seat. He stayed there but eventually got hungry, So I fed him again. About 30 mins after that feed he was still awake so I put him in the swing to finish packing. (We fly out tomorrow at 8am.) I left him in the swing, I walked by about 3 minutes later and he was already back sleeping. He slept for 1.75 hours ... I was beginning to worry .. Then it clicked, He is 12 weeks, This must be his growth spurt. He has not ate very well today (thank god for my pump). I am wondering how our plane ride will be since I am really unsure of his eating schedule right now. I do not really know how long a growth spurt lasts. I am impressed that I remembered that there is a growth spurt at 3 months. My breast feeding group said that 6weeks and 3 months, 6 months, 1 yr are the milestones. We have 2 under our belts now. And now I am starting to recognize the signs.

We are jetting off to the Home of the Packer's tomorrow to let MT meet my FIL and his family for a week. I have actually never met the FIL myself. ( i have met some of his family). If you will, think good thoughts for us. I am really nervous about the flying with an infant, the meeting the In Laws, staying with the InLaws because they insisted, family drama (there is a lil bad history , of course, but hopefully the past is past).....

Finally, Blogger let me add the follower option. So Cool. Follow along if you wish. See ya when I get back

6 comments:

Jen said...

You'll do fine on the airplane! You can do it! Plus, he's so cute that he will charm all the passengers.

Jen said...

Fara, yes, we were in the 2 hr cycle last two weeks, this week I've added a little cereal and offered him 1 formula bottle a day. Seems to help, but he's so gassy. Good luck with the plane ride, you'll be my expert as we're flying to florida last week of sept.

alison said...

You've solved it! Everytime I'm dying of starvation, it's because I'm going through a growth spurt! :) Did your support group say anything about having one of those between the ages of 25 and 30? I think I've had a few. ;)

BrownEyedGirl said...

Safe travels!! Wishing you a good visit that is drama free!!! Good luck!!

Marcy "meg" said...

The airplane ride will be better than you think. He will do fine! Just bring a paci if he likes them!

Photogrl said...

I flew with my little one at 3 months...she slept the whole time. I hope MT is just as good as a traveler.

Enjoy your vacation!