Monday, July 11, 2011

Growing Pains

I think the only real advantage that bottle feeding has had over anything else is knowing exactly how much the baby eats in one sitting.

He's been steady, eating 2-4 ounces right off the bat in the hospital, and then maintaining a steady 3-4 ounces after getting home.  Doctors have been impressed with his eating, and there hasn't been any real fussing.

Until last week.

Where he'd eat 4 ounces, wait about 45 minutes, and then signal he wanted more food.  So we'd make 2 more ounces.  And then he'd be happy.

So we upped his formula to 6 ounces a feeding, and suddenly he starting sleeping 7-8 hours straight after the last feeding of the night.  Saturday he slept for 10 hours straight with no wake up at all for anything.

Then this morning he ate 8 ounces.

All I can say is that I am glad I cleaned up his room this weekend and resorted clothes by size.  There are some outfits he hasn't worn yet that better make the rotation soon because I think he isn't going to fit into any of them really soon....

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