I thought Little Bun had been through growth spurts before. I mean, she’s growing the whole time, right? The books say spurts happen at 3, 6 and 10 weeks … and babies always do things by the book, right?
Ho ho. No no. Wrong-diddly-wrong-oh.
Little Bun has had a growth spurt. It started on Thursday when she woke up early for a few naps. But it didn’t really get going until Friday afternoon when she started feeding every two hours. Her normal 5-10 minute super snacks turned into 20 minute mega chowdowns. PER BOOB. With burping and changing and napping this meant I had about 40 minutes downtime until it all started again. And again. And again. For TWO WHOLE DAYS.
By Sunday things were calming down a bit, and she even smashed out one of her epic three hour naps in the afternoon. But I was shattered – a husk of my former self …
I joke, but it’s Tuesday and while feeding less insanely, her routine in shot to pieces and I am feeling pretty burnt out.
And don’t get me started on Arsenic Hour(s). The Spurt seems to have kicked this delightful habit into another, altogether yuckier gear. Screaming on and off from 7.30 until 10, and then grizzly and unsettled until midnight.
Is this normal? Why do I feel things are getting worse from 7 weeks and not better?
And why do I have to do it soooooober!?