Saturday, May 24, 2014
I had many other nurses stop in to say hi and offer congrats after the baby was born. Dr. Madsen was my provider when I had the little girls and He came by to give me a great big hug. He said, "Finally, you get to bring one home this time."
I was concerned that my strong preferences would make me a difficult person to care for, while that may be true, I never, not even once felt like I was putting someone out, or that I wasn't important. When I noticed that my pic line had saline in it I requested that it be pulled immediately and my request was granted. When it became obvious that our original plan of having Sean deliver the baby was not going to happen, the doctor apologized to Sean.
All the way through the entire birth I felt protected and cared for. It was an amazing delivery.
Friday, May 23, 2014
I can't believe Wyatt is already a month old. My sweet baby is growing so fast.
I put away the newborn clothes when we got home from the hospital, I was fine with the fact that he was in size 3 month clothes. However, it is hard to believe that he is already moving into size 6 month clothes.
I absolutely love to sit and snuggle with him. He is such a sweet nurser. He just stares up at me, and nurses till that side is empty, then pulls off and waits for the other side. He hardly ever cries. Unless he has a dirty diaper or big burp. He loves to be swaddled and doesn't mind being held. Wyatt is consistently going between 4 and 6 hours between feeds at night. He does like to start his day early. I can relate to what my Mother In Law said the other day, "I love mornings, I just wish they didn't start so early." I am not ready to get out of bed until sometime after 8, well maybe closer to 9. Truth be told, it is more like 10 but Wyatt is ready to go at 6. I can coax another hour out of him if I am sitting in my chair holding him close, so that is what we are doing for now.
Erik is ever the diaper hoarder. He doesn't want the diaper to be wasted. He figured out how many diapers a day Wyatt uses and how much each diaper costs. He also figured out how much we have spent on diapers in the last 16 1/2 years, with the average child being in diapers for 2 years. I blocked out the number, you would have to ask him. He knows.
We attended a reunion class for a Childbirth Education Series that I taught last fall and Wyatt was the same size or bigger than some those babies.
He also has many nicknames already. Taylor calls him Little Chap. Sean refers to him as Baby Jep (the spoiled 4th son on Duck Dynasty). I have also heard Wy, Babykins, The Baby, and Little Dub.