Henry’s 3 week growth spurt is right on time. I was warned that growth spurts could be trying but I never imagined it to be like this. Last night he ate from 5 to 7:30pm then we took a break for bath time, then ate some more until 9pm. I had to wolf down my dinner as quickly as possible while Chris held our fussing/crying baby.
In other news, I found out that I produce too much milk. Some will say “but that’s wonderful!” but it really isn’t. Poor Henry can’t handle the flow which causes him to latch on, then let go, the fuss, then cry, then try and latch on again. And when he let’s go, milk goes flying everywhere like an unmanned fire hose. So combined with the growth spurt that forces your body to produce more milk to accommodate the growth, well it’s been no fun.
Thankfully I have a network of very helpful ladies who are either on mat leave or stay at home moms (I wish there was another term for this since it kind of masks the amount of work involved in staying at home and raising your children). Whether by offering advice or even words of encouragement, it’s nice to know they’re out there. So thank you ladies, you know who you are.