Today the boys hit the 6 week mark, and let me tell you, there’s no way you could miss it. I heard from about a hundred people about the “6-week growth spurt,” and we are smack-dab in the middle of it, times two. This is pretty much what it looks like: They are starving around the clock, which means they spend alot of time eating rather than sleeping, which means they are more tired than normal, which means they are fussier than they’ve ever been.
The good news is that they are still doing everything pretty much together, which is nice. They both get hungry at the same time and want to sleep at the same time. If they weren’t sticking together, I’m not sure I’d be doing anything at all other than feeding babies around the clock! Thankfully, everything I’ve seen says this only lasts a couple of days, then they’ll be back to their normal, adorable, pleasant-natured selves. I hope so! If these meltdowns are any indication of what it is going to be like when they get shots, I’m in big trouble. If you’ve got any tips on making it through the 6-week growth spurt, or how to get your normal schedule back once it’s over, I’d be happy to hear them!!
Nate and I just keep on telling ourselves that we are just happy they’re having growth spurts…. we are thrilled that they are gaining weight and eating so well, even if it means a couple of long days and nights. It won’t last forever, and it could be worse!