Growing Pains

measuring_tape_lg.jpgThis is definitely one of those times where I get say, “This is going to hurt me a lot more than it hurts you!”

Rylee must be going through a bit of a growth spurt because her feeding habits the last few days have been less than desirable for mommy. She’s been nursing every 1 1/2 – 2 hours when she normally nurses about every 3 hours. Bill has a cousin whose baby is a month older than Rylee who recently went through the same thing. Susanna lived to tell the tale so I’m sure I will as well. But when you’re living it you aren’t always so sure.

The daytime feedings aren’t so bad, its the nighttime ones that really get to you. By the time you finish nursing you have about 30-45 minutes to sleep until you’re back up for the next feeding. Last night I found that I was falling asleep while nursing Rylee. Thank goodness for the Boppy!

As today has progressed Rylee is going longer between feedings so I’m hopeful that she’s almost done with the current growth spurt. I think my boobs are even happier than I am!