Wyatt turned three months yesterday! We have officially made it through the “fourth trimester” as they call it.
Weight: 11 pounds 4 ounces (13% and we’re working on getting his weight up)
Length: 24.5 inches (74%)
Hair: Dark brown
Nicknames: Wy, Wy Guy, Mr. Man
Likes: Eating, looking at books, and talking and singing back to us. His favorite is Deck The Halls. He laughs and smiles every time during the Fa La La La La’s! He likes to cuddle and be rocked to sleep. Overall he’s a pretty content little baby.
Dislikes: Being woken up from a nap, tummy time, doing his neck exercises, when people sneeze, and tummy time.
Clothing and Diapers: Still in 0-3 month clothing and size 1 diapers. I won’t lie, dressing him is a highlight of my day!
Sleep: At night he still sleeps in the Arms Reach Co-Sleeper attached to my side of the bed. He is mostly sleeping through the night now at 7-8 hours! It’s amazing! However, now we are trying to get his weight back up so I have to wake him up to feed in the middle of the night again and also wake up and pump. Hopefully we get my supply up soon and can go back to sleeping through the night. He takes 2-3 naps a day. He sleeps much better at night if he takes a good nap during the day.
Feeding: He eats every 3 hours (or less during the day.) He’s a very good little eater and takes the bottle well while I’m at work.
Play: He still loves laying on his activity mat and kicking and loves his piano gym. His favorite toys are Pete the Panda and Carl the Caterpillar and his singing puppy. He’s fully discovered his hands and feet and they provide solid entertainment to him.
Torticollis: We are seeing an improvement with Wyatt’s torticollis. Physical therapy is going well and he’s getting a better range of motion with his neck and head. The doctor said he definitely will not have to wear a helmet and will be fine in a few months. Wyatt hates doing the exercises though, he resists so much and cries.
Weight: Wyatt is not gaining weight as fast as he should be. He’s fine, but we are just trying to get him to gain a little more. The lactation consultants have been wonderful and put me on a power pumping schedule this past weekend. I pump every three hours and once a day I do a power pumping where I pump for 10 minutes, rest for 10 minutes, for an hour. It makes me sore, but it’s what Wyatt needs right now.
Back to Work: I went back to work part-time on November 16. It’s hard. Very hard. I miss him the entire day and feel guilty being away from him. He’s doing great being with my mom, but I can’t wait until I go to pick him up and he gives me the biggest smile. This past month has been filled with many tears though. I wish we did not have to be separated.
Thanksgiving: We celebrated a very grateful Thanksgiving together. So much to be grateful for this year and so much love to give.
What I want to remember:
The big smiles he gives me when he wakes up.
The way his face lights up when we sing to him.
His funny little gasping laugh.
How strong he kicks when lying down.
How he focusses on us and his toys so intently. What is he thinking about?
How he loves the Christmas tree.
We made it to the three month mark! I know I said this last month, but our days together are just so much fun. I love experiencing the days through your eyes and seeing you delight in small things like fun eyes on toys, the lights on the tree, and my silly singing voice. My world is so complete with you in it. I already find myself missing the newborn days, but am loving every new day and how happy and content you are to be part of it. This is going to be a very special month ahead with the holidays. I can’t wait!