So in my experience, growth spurts are tiring and frustrating for mom. LOL So I have been waiting for Dexter's 3 week spurt - bracing myself for it.
But since yesterday morning, he has been sleeping MORE. And last night, he slept 6.5 hours, nursed twice within an hour then went back to sleep for 3 more hours. This pattern has continued until now. Waking, nursing twice, sleeping for a few hours.
So I was getting a little worried since I was bracing for a cluster nightmare and it wasn't coming (he's almost 4 weeks now)! I did a little research and discovered than some babies (more often in boys) will sleep more during a growth spurt and it is associated with growing longer and gaining more fat in the belly area. Pretty neat!
And what I've noticed is that he is much more efficient while nursing - he is sucking SUPER hard and it actually hurts! Not the nipple, but my whole breast aches, especially while he's sucking during let down. And while he occasionally nursed on both breast in the past, doing it for every feed now is new.
Having a baby in the past who was extremely hard to this dream baby who is just so easy and perfect is really amazing. But I'm so scared to just enjoy it - as if he's going to turn into a nightmare. I wish I could just enjoy it and stop worrying.