Friday, January 7, 2011

Up and Up


- Sleeping excessive amounts

- Eating excessive amounts

- Growing excessive amounts


Kate is undergoing a growth spurt.

Now I know that Kate sleeps more than most babies, I think that's a given.  She likes to go to bed between 6 and 6:30 (yes, that's pm), and she becomes very cranky if she's kept up past that time.  But the last few days she's been sleeping even more than normal.  Take Tuesday night for example - she went to bed at 6:15 pm, woke up at 5 am for a bottle, and then didn't wake up until 9 am!  Just in case you were wondering - that's 15 hours (!!!), not including naps.  I'm not complaining - that meant I got to sleep in until 9 am too!

Then, I went to lunch the other day and had to order Kate her own kid's meal - and she ate the whole thing!

And Dave and I could swear that she's taller every morning.  Very scientific, I know.  We'll find out whether that's true at her 1 year appointment next week.

So what am I to conclude?  Growth spurts are a very real thing.  I know that kids and especially babies are always growing, but growth spurts are a time when they do so at an accelerated rate - which is why they need more food and sleep.

Oh well, this growth spurt won't hurt Kate - at her 9 month appointment she was in the 5th percentile - hopefully this growth spurt will help to bump her up a little!


  1. Bob and I were just saying in church on Sunday how Kate looked a lot bigger this week. She is darling!

  2. 15 hours? Wow, I am jealous! I can go on a 2 week vacation with my bags. lol. Anyway, It sure sounds like a growth spurt. :)