Well, it’s actually been 5 weeks now, but who’s counting? hehe. I still can’t believe my little baby boy is one month old! Time goes by so slowly and so fast at the same time. Being a mommy to a newborn is hard work… late night feedings, being pooped on, crying, fussing. But it’s all worth it! Every day that goes by it gets a little easier. But more on that (and my c-section recovery) in tomorrow’s post. Today I wanted to talk about how Wyatt is doing!
- Grabbing my hair, hard!
- Holding his head up
- He has started smiling every once in a while! It’s especially cute when he smiles after I give him a kiss. I swear I’ve heard some giggles too.
- He is definitely more alert every single day. He watches the mobile above his swing and watches me walk around the room.
- He is very in tune to our voices. Sometimes at night I hear him fussing around, then I’ll talk for a few seconds and he settles right down. But then of course a couple minutes later he fusses again.
Size: Wyatt was 8lb 7oz at birth, then went down to 7lb 7oz when we left the hospital. Since it was more than a 10% loss, I had to breastfeed, pump, then feed him what I pumped. Man was it rough! He was slowly and steadily gaining. But then something crazy happened…he gained 22 oz in 12 days! The little squirt weighed in at 9lbs 12oz at his 4 week check up. He is starting to fill in his Size 1 Pampers (we used newborn size until last week) and finally fitting well into his 0-3 clothing instead of swimming in them. He’s a long baby, 23″! He’s in the 95% percentile for length and 55% for weight.
Feeding: Wyatt definitely loves to eat! I feed him every 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours during the day. I try to look for his hungry cues like lip smacking and rooting. But sometimes he becomes cranky pants before I can get to him. At night he is going from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours in between feedings. I’ve been pumping once a day also (after the 1st morning feeding) and I’ve been storing for future use. We introduced a bottle to him this week and luckily he takes is right down! Jay gives him this one at the 4am ish time to let me get some sleep, woohoo.
- Times I’ve been pooped on: 2
- Diapers a day: 11 – 16
- Bottles consumed: 3
- Times I’ve been peed on: too many to count
Sleep: Some days he sleeps more than others. Today he has slept probably a little more than half the time in between feedings. During the day I put him in the Rock n Play to sleep if he’s not sleeping on me. Sometimes I put him in the swing to soothe him to sleep if he is extra fussy. At night he is in the Pack n Play next to our bed. Luckily at night, he sleeps pretty well… once we finally get him to sleep. Each night I feed him between 9:30 – 10:30, then head to bed immediately after. We swaddle then sway with him (or put him in the swing) until he falls asleep after each night feeding. This soothing to sleep process could be anywhere from 5 minutes all the way to 45 minutes. That gives me about an hour to 2 hours of sleep in between. Let’s just say I never wake up rested! But at least the little man does
- Hearing mommy and daddy talk
- Being in his swing
- Stretching when he’s done eating (so cute!)
- Being rocked
- Riding in the car
- Being pushed in the stroller
Tomorrow I’ll be posting about the postpartum side of things. See ya then!