Sunday, July 17, 2011

Growth Spurt

This three month growth spurt has made Leo act like an asshole. Maybe that is bad to say but it is the truth. And I know he is just having growing pains, but he was just impossible the past few days. He would start crying while laying on his play mat, so I would pick him up, only for him to start screaming. And then nothing was pacifying him. And then he would be hungry, but he was so upset that he wouldn't eat, which only made the situation worse. It was like he just started to be colicy, but isn't this the age it should stop?

But I found that when he gets like this, laying him in his crib with the mobile on calms him down. And last night after many attempts to get him to eat, he finally calmed down in his crib. And there was no way I was going to stop him from being calm (aka not screaming hysterically) so what did I do?

Yep, I crawled into the crib and got him to eat. Good thing his mommy is small enough that I can fit into the crib.

I feel like I am going crazy, and I am so glad these growth spurts do not occur every month. But I think he is coming out of it, he didn't have a fit tonight, thankfully. I am not looking forward to the next one, but he did grow A LOT! He is a lot longer and his legs are chunkier. I am looking forward to having my happy baby back.


  1. Oh, my, sounds like it's been really difficult! My unsolicited advice would be for you to get a little time away from him (only an hour or two even) before you go crazy. That second picture of him needs a creative caption like "Dude, where's the action." Jeff can probably think of a better one. Best wishes for more happy baby time. Love, Mary/Grammy

  2. That picture is SO SWEET! I love that you're a flexible momma and willing to compromise to help your little man (i.e. climbing into his crib when he needed you to do so the most). Go you!

    I'm sure you'll cherish that photo for years.

  3. Myself, my hubby and my son all had/have growing pains during growth spurts. Try giving him a bath in epsom salt. It really helps calm the pain. Hope that helps. Unfortunately for me crawling in the crib was never an option for me but now that he sleeps in a twin bed I have spent several nights in there when he was not a happy camper.

  4. i think the caption on the second picture is....."I know what I'm doing...mommy is now in MY bed!"...i can't wait to see the little boo boo thursday mom

  5. Wow! kuddos to you! I would NOT fit in my baby's crib! I would break it. :)

    Here from TAT. I'd love a follow back!

  6. That's awesome! You in the crib! I have often considered doing that to calm my little one down!!