On Saturday, Wyatt turned two months old!
This past month he continued to grow and change every day. He’s grown from our tiny newborn who mainly slept, pooped, and fed all day into a baby boy with his own unique developing personality. My low on sleep nights are now rewarded with the cutest baby smiles each morning. He’s also becoming a little cooing chatter box. He loves to have “conversations” with us and it’s the cutest thing ever.
His hair is growing in more, although he still has a baby receding hairline. He loves when you sit him up so he can look at you better and doesn’t want to be held as much as he did a few weeks ago. He’s a little squirmy guy.
I feel like this past month we’ve finally settled into a routine together. I’ve gained more confidence as a mother and have figured out Wyatt’s needs and how to care better for myself at the same time. We are getting more sleep and I’ve moved on out of my “maternity bubble” and do a lot of activities outside the house. We spend our days playing at home, visiting friends, going out for lunch, taking walks, napping together, and of course eating.
I’m not looking forward to returning to work next week, but I know he’ll be in good hands with my mom.
Wyatt had his one month doctor appointment today so we got his new stats:
Weight: 10 pounds 9 ounces (26%)
Length: 24.5 inches (92%) wow!
He did ok with his vaccines, it was painful for Ryan and I to hear him screaming.
We also learned that he has Infant Torticollis and needs baby physical therapy….I was fearing this because he favors his left side and cannot easily turn his neck and head to the right. Therefore his neck muscles are very tight and need to be worked out. The left side of his head is also soft because of this. All problems that can be fixed with therapy and us keeping a close eye on him.
Hair: Dark brown
Nicknames: Wy, Wy Guy, Mr. Man
Likes: Kicking, “talking”, eating, going for walks, being sung to, staring at faces, looking at picture books, and his singing puppy dog toy. He also loves his wubanubs now. I held off until he was one month old but now, it’s sometimes the only thing that calms him down when he’s tired and upset.
Dislikes: Getting dressed, being woken up from a nap and tummy time. Really, that’s it. He’s a good baby.
Clothing and Diapers: He’s mostly in 0-3 months clothes, although some are still baggy. He has such a tiny little waist and tush! He’s now in size 1 diapers. I tried to get him started on our collection of cloth diapers, but his waist is still a little too tiny. I’ve packed up most of his newborn clothes. Some are so tiny, that I already can’t believe he was that small. It was sad to say goodbye to some of those cute little clothes.
Sleep: At night he still sleeps in the Arms Reach Co-Sleeper attached to my side of the bed. On average he sleeps for 3 hours stretches at night and 5 hours a couple times a week. Twice he’s slept for 7 hours at a time. That was amazing. During the day he takes about 3 naps, I don’t have him on any type of restricted schedule.
Feeding: He still eats every 3 hours (or less during the day.) He’s a very good little eater and I’m so thankful that breastfeeding is going so well.
Play: Wyatt loves to lie on the floor and kick and flail his arms about. He still likes to look in the mirror and stare at the toys on his activity mats. He loves music and likes any toys that play music or when we sing to him.
What I want to remember:
How perfect his tiny toes and fingers are and how soft his porcelain skin is.
The way his face lights up when he sees me.
How pure his baby smile is.
The way he now makes eye contact me while he eats and sometimes holds my finger. It makes me feel so connected to him.
His beautiful eye lashes.
How peaceful he looks sleeping. I take way too many sleeping pictures.
How everything is a brand new experience and it’s so fun to experience it with him.
You presence in my life makes every day a gift. Every day I look forward to see what new things you will learn or how you will change and grow. I can’t wait to continue to have fun with you and experience everything anew. This past month I found myself falling more in love with you. Maybe it’s the smiles or our conversations but you feel more like a member of our family than a strange little newborn that appeared in our lives. The holidays are approaching, and although you may not know exactly what is going on, it is going to be so fun to celebrate as a family of three. We love you with all our hearts.
Now time for picture overload!