Wyatt: 7 Months

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Wyatt turned seven months last Thursday and we are having SO much fun with him. His laughter is infectious and the cutest sound on the planet. 

Every day he is more and more alert to the world around him and loves exploring new people and places. He’s a little squirmy wormy and does not sit still. 

Weight:  18 pounds

Length: 27.5 inches

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Hair: light brown and he has gotten so much more hair this past month!

Eyes: Blue

Nicknames: Wy, Wy-Wy, Mr. Man. Stink Bink. 

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Likes: Rolling! This guy loves to roll and roll and roll. Don’t blame him since it’s his only mode or transportation! He also still loves all books and singing his favorite songs. Touching our faces and putting his fingers in our mouths. He loves taking walks in our new lillebaby, especially forward facing so he can check everything and everyone out. 

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Dislikes: Sleeping in his crib. 

Clothing and Diapers: 3-6 month and size 3 diapers. 

Sleep: I refer to him as “The Baby Who Refuses to Sleep”. Naps are few and far between and he refuses to sleep in his crib. We try. We try crying it out, controlled crying out, a very in depth routine, different bed times. And nothing works. He will only fall asleep in his rock n play. I don’t know what we will do when he grows out of it!

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Feeding: Breastfed every three hours and eats two solids a day. Usually a fruit or veggie puree that I mix up in the morning and oatmeal at night. So far he has tried sweet potatoes, bananas, apples, peas, butternut squash, avocado, and rice and oatmeal cereal. He likes everything.

He wasn’t too sure of the sourish taste of the apples at first and made this hilarious face. But still ate all of them!

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Milestones: Rolling freely front back to belly and belly to back over and over. Sitting up by himself for about 20 seconds. Grabbing at everything. Shaking his rattles and bell toys with glee.

Attended his first swim lesson! We are going every Tuesday morning for six weeks and he loved it! I hope he’s a little fishy like I was growing up.  He also is showing all signs of teething and gets rather fussy some days but no actual teeth cutting through yet. I also think he’s so close to crawling. My guess is by the end of May. 

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Favorite Things: Cloth books, board books, singing, Mickey Mouse Hot Dog singing doll, bell rattle, panda toy, activity center, Seaseme Street pop up toy, cold teething keys, baby einstein guitar, play cell phone, playing with his feet and sucking on everything!

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What I want to remember:

 

How happy he is all the time! Seriously, he’s such a happy baby and delights in the smallest things. I’m grateful for how I can make him happy by just making a silly face or doing a silly dance for him. 

Reading to him before bedtime.

How fortunate I feel to still be nursing him. 

The way he wacks himself in the stomach when he’s SUPER excited. 

Our first Easter with him.

How excited he was to be requainted with his favorite toy from his newborn days, his panda.

How much fun we had at swim lessons. 

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Dear Wyatt,

I don’t know how it’s possible, but every day I love you more. I love your curiosity and the joy that you experience with every little moment and new experience. The days are going by too fast. How are you already more than half of they way to your first birthday? I’m so lucky to spend the days with you. We are learning new things together, like how to let you cry on your own a little, even though it tears me apart. The fact that you are now eating solids and sleeping in your own room (although in your beloved rock n play) makes me realize that you are not completely dependent on me anymore and it’s so very bittersweet. You’ll always be my special little baby boy and I’ll always be here for you as you experiment with your independence. I can tell that you can’t wait to do more things on your own. I will be standing by watching you with the biggest smile on my face and in my heart. 

Love always,

Mommy

 

 

 

   
  

   
        

Day in the Life

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5:45 AM:       I wake up and check in on Wyatt who is still sleeping soundly in his crib.

5:50 AM:        Blend up a green smoothie and go for a quick 1.5 mile jog on the treadmill.

6:15 AM:       Shower and get dressed for the day. 

6:40: AM:      Enjoy a cup of coffee while reading the news and social media. 

6:55 AM:       Wyatt wakes up and I nurse him and get him dressed.

7:10 AM:        I do my hair and make up while Wyatt plays happily in his activity gym.

7:45 AM:       Head over to my mom’s house with Wyatt and Maggie. 

8:10 AM:       Nurse Wyatt again at my Mom’s house. (just a little snack)

8:30 AM:     Head into the office.

11:00 AM:    Take a pumping break at my computer. Answer some emails and catch up on social media.

1:30: PM       Pick up Wyatt

2:00: PM     Feed Wyatt at home. 

2:30: PM     Take a long walk with Maggie and Wyatt.

3:00 PM:      Put Wyatt down for a 1.5 hour nap.

3:05 PM:      Work on some freelance work while also preparing dinner.

4:30 PM:       Wyatt wakes up and we read books, sing songs, and play.

5:00 PM:      Nurse Wyatt

5:30 PM:       Get dinner ready and feed Wyatt some food. 

6:15  PM:     Ryan comes home and we sit down for a nice family dinner.

7:00 PM:      Go on a family walk. 

7:30 PM:      Wyatt’s bedtime routine. Bath, songs, books, pajamas, fall asleep in crib. 

8:00 PM:      Catch up on some house chores. 

8:30  PM:      Pour a glass of wine and chat with Ryan and maybe watch some TV

9:30 PM:      Read in bed.

10:30 PM:    Fall asleep for the night. 

Ha! APRIL FOOLS!!!

I wish! Did I fool you??? My days look a little more like this:

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5:50 AM:     Wyatt wakes up and I nurse him and then try to get him to settle down or go back to bed so I can get as much sleep as  possible.

7:20  AM:     Force myself to get out of bed and throw on some clothes and maybe some eyeliner and moisturizer and brush my hair. 

7:30 AM:     Get Wyatt dressed. 

7:35 AM:    Throw together some breakfast and my lunch and pour some coffee in a travel mug and lug everything for our day out to the car.

7:45 AM:  Drive Maggie and Wyatt over to my mom’s house.

8:10 AM:   Nurse Wyatt again.

8:30 AM:   Head into work.

11:00 AM:    Take my pumping break in the bathroom. Ick.

1:30 PM:     Leave work and head to my mom’s. Feed Wyatt before driving home. 

2:00 PM:    Chug coffee. Work on some freelance while simultaneously playing with Wyatt. 

2:45 PM:   Get Wyatt down for a nap. He falls asleep and I try to sneak in some more work. 

3:00 PM:    Wyatt wakes up from his “nap”

3:10 PM:     After it  is clear he is not going to fall back asleep I set him up with some toys so I can attempt get some work done.

5:30 PM:   Feed Wyatt.

6:00 PM:   Get dinner ready. Like cook a frozen pizza or throw together a salad.

6:30 PM:   Ryan comes home and we take turns eating dinner while the other entertains Wyatt.

7:00 PM:  Go for a short family walk. 

7:20 PM:    Give Wyatt his bath and read and sing to him. Enjoy our only time all day together to relax and enjoy Wyatt.

7:25 PM:    Wyatt is wide awake. 

7:30 PM:   Don’t give up  hope. Lights out. Nurse Wyatt. Rock Wyatt. Desperately try to get Wyatt to sleep. 

8:00 PM:  Repeat above.

8:30 PM:  Bring Wyatt downstairs. Set him up in his rock and play.

8:40 PM: Wyatt promptly falls asleep with us. We watch a TV show until we can barely keep our eyes open.

9:30 PM: Carry Wyatt up and he sleeps in our room with us. We all fall asleep.

11:30 PM: Nurse Wyatt.

2:30 AM: Nurse Wyatt.

5:30 AM: Nurse Wyatt.

Start the day all over again!