Friday, August 10, 2012

He's Growing On Us

Our little J has hit another growth spurt.  It's been a crazy day around here.  Every two hours he's hungry - since 3:30 this morning!  I read an article on Parents.com yesterday that said growth spurts get blamed for symptoms that may not be related.  Well, I went through their criteria and I can say with 100% assurance that, yep, our little J is trying his damndest to catch up to his "big" brother.  Their criteria:
  • He's hungry all the time
  • He's fussier than normal
  • He suddenly hibernates
Check and check and ... um ...!  Okay, so the last one hasn't happened - yet.  According to the article, this happens after the non-stop eating.  God I hope so!  His napping is all thrown off.  He'll eat, play and fuss for half an hour, want to be held and nap while in my arms - but if I try and put him down he wakes right up and cries.  I'm tired.  I'm hungry.  And I may stink.  

I'm glad PB isn't hitting this growing frenzy with his brother, but I feel bad.  The poor little guy keeps getting put in his rocker while I feed and hold his needy brother.  These are the times when I feel the twin-guilt of not giving both equal attention.  However, I have to remind myself it's never going to be completely equal.  Some days are just J days and others PB days ... and if we're lucky we'll find the balance for PB and J days!  Having only one baby to lather with attention feels like it would be such a luxury on days like today.  

Thankfully, I love having two and don't know what it would feel like with a singleton ... so I can't complain, even when my stomach is growling and I can't stop staring wistfully at the shower as I feed the ravenous J yet another bottle.

Speaking of ... cue hunger fit.  Crossing my fingers we still get some sleep tonight! 
Sleep?  Who needs sleep?!

3 comments:

  1. And again Ben's real twin is following right along, he has been eating, fussing and then passing out all day long today.

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  2. I am so interested in all this stuff about newborn twins. I can't believe I will have them too!

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  3. Hello from Finland!

    Just found your wonderful blog, you have such an amazing twins, congrats!

    We are, hopefully, lesbian moms in the future too!
    We've made a blog about our project, sateenkaariperheeksi.wordpress.com It's mainly in Finnish but some pics/and updates in English are maybe coming soon too.

    I also added your blog to our blog's blogroll!
    Can't wait to read more about your family!

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