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the eric update - day 147: mister eats-a-lot!

little odin must be getting ready for a growth spurt because his appetite is simply insatiable. during much of the day, if he's not sleeping, he's eating and eating and eating; often we're lucky if more than hour goes by before he's clamoring for more food.

to give kris a break from nursing, i've just fed him a whopping 60 cc bottle less than an hour after he nursed. i'm walking him around chanting, "mister eats-a-lot. you're mister eats-a-lot" as he gives me a look that seems to say, "dude. i'm going to humor you with your little song for about 5 minutes and then you better have some more milk ready or there's going to be trouble."

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11/28/2004 11:14:00 PM 3 comments


apparently there were problems with the comments earlier today, so my sister sent an email with some helpful advice. if odin is following the norms for his "corrected age" ( he's about 6 weeks old if you think in terms of his "original" due date ) then he should be getting pretty close to having a growth spurt that babies have at about 6 to 8 weeks. she also mentioned that many times new moms will quit nursing around this time because they misinterpret the constant need to nurse as a sign that their supply is diminishing. odin has been having plenty of wet diapers, so we're pretty sure that's not the case for us.

we have another rsv shot on wednesday so it'll be interesting to see how much he weighs.

By Blogger e3, at 9:40 AM  

I remember Jacob's first growth spurt. We affectionately refer to it as 'Mama's 1st official breakdown'. It lasted 9.5 days. Yes, you read that right, almost 10 days of nursing every friggin' 15-45 minutes. I was losing my everlovin' mind. Then, one morning, it was over. Back to every 2-3 hours. Wow. The next one was much easier. He ate every hour all day and most of the night, but by the next day, he was back to the familiar 2-3 hr routine. And then he started sleeping in 4-5 hour stretches at night at least 3 or 4 times a week. Euphoric doesn't begin to describe how good THAT felt!

So, anyhow, here's hoping Odin's growth spurt doesn't last too long and that he continues to do as well as he has been all along. So, when in doubt, consult the instructions :). I mean the manual....what, you mean they don't come with a manual???!

Somewhat tongue-in-cheekily,

Emily in Nova Scotia.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:30 PM  

P.S. You described that look he's giving you perfectly :)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:31 PM  

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