Thursday, April 29, 2010

4 Months Old!

We had Wyatt's 4 month checkup earlier this week and here are the stats:

Weight: 13 lbs and 1 ounce (25th percentile)
Length: 24 inches (25th percentile)
Head: 42 cm (50th percentile)

I was not surprised by his oversized cranium. I always do have to tug a bit to get things over his massive head when getting him dressed. It is b/c he has a big genius brain, I am sure :) He is consistent in his percentiles and the Doc is very pleased with his development and growth. He has hit all the 4 month milestones and many of the 5 and 6 month (rolling over both ways, being able to grab items and shove them in his mouth, already having many consanance sounds in his vocab, belly laughs, etc).

With the massive amount of formula he is demanding and his stableness when being held in a sitting position, the doc said he was good-to-go with starting cereal and other solid foods. I didn't tell the doc that we had actually already tried him on it a few weeks early and even though he did good, we stopped after a few days and decided to wait until after our pedi gave us the green light.

He even showed Dr. Worsley his new trick of rolling over. Which now is all he ever wants to do, especially when you are getting him dressed or changing his diaper. We are certain he will be crawling by 6 months as you should see him to the worm-squirm already to get to toys he wants. He also made sure to flirt with the nurses and show off his dimples at our appointment. I swear the child smiles and laughs all the time, I just can't get it on camera!! Although he didn't smile much after the nurse gave him 4 shots - OUCH!

Here are some pics from our 4 month "photo session"....all he really wanted to do was eat Mr. Giraffe and squirm on his tummy.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My 30 year old closet

A couple weeks ago, I turned 30. No, I did not curl up in a ball in the corner and cry. I don't feel any different to be honest. Although I think people take you more seriously when you say you are thirty. I know my 30's are going to be great years filled with a growing family and lots of joy (and I bet there will be some "down days" too but we'll handle those with the wisdom and patience of people in our 30's).

I was waiting until I did the 'seasonal' switch before I really revamped my closet. So, a week or so ago, I did the major switch of moving all my suits out of my closet, leaving me all my more casual summer "mom" clothes easier to see and wear. The only place there was room for my suits was in Wyatt's closet. I hung them all up, took a step back and laughed. If the below picture doesn't perfectly demonstrate the major changes in my life, I don't know what does. From business suits to onsies, rompers and diapers.

What a fun time of transition in my life.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Daddy and Wyatt's Working Weekend

This weekend, I went on my first overnight trip away from Wyatt - a quick getaway with some girlfriends to Shreveport for one of my best friend, Amy's 30th birthday. I left around lunchtime on Saturday and returned around lunchtime on Sunday. Daddy and Wyatt were hard at work during that 24 hour period and had a great surprise for me when I came home.

This is what they had been working on!

Last night, when the video was taken, he was still getting the hang of it. This morning, he has been rolling back to tummy and tummy to back (which he had stopped doing for about a week) lots, with much less griping and an easier effort.

I am so excited for his 4 months appointment tommorrow when we find out how much he has grown, tell our pediatrician of our new accomplishments and talk to the doc about starting cereal!

Monday, April 5, 2010

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

After church, Wyatt was still not interested in anything but a 30 minute cat-nap in his crib. I was deteremined to get some weeding done in the front flowerbeds, so while JB was working, I put Wyatt in his stroller (sans the carrier) for the first time to see if he would like just hanging outside - it was a great overcast day with a nice breeze. He loves listening to music and I had a radio plugged in to the front porch.

He watched me weed for a while and then dozed off for a few more zzz's. It is nice to know that he likes his stroller and I can possibly do some yardwork during the day with him outside with me.

Our next outside hangout spot we are going to try - Little Tykes Swing. After searching all over Fort Worth and not finding one, Nana found one for us in Georgetown is is bringing it up with her when she comes to visit this week.

We also went to Doc and JuJu's for dinner and before dinner Wyatt played on his activity mat and watched golf. Normally he doesn't last very long on his stomach before he turns over (he is getting better at doing this) or starts to fuss for someone else to turn him over. But he was perfectly content to lie on his tummy and watch golf. I guess the obsession starts early with the Strong men.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny isn't the only one who does surprises!

Mommy is a dummy. She only bought 1 Easter outfit. She should know better that when she tried to put it on me 5 minutes before we left for church, I would barf on it. The barf went down my back, so they went ahead, buttoned me up, took pics and then changed me into something boring for church - meanies.

HAHA, I am so funny - showed them! They won't try to put me in girly plaid outfits again!

Happy Easter Everybody!


Friday, April 2, 2010

God created baby reflux to teach me patience and to be grateful.

Currently Wyatt sleeps about 8-10 hours at night and naps another 3-5 hours during the day. So hmm, doing the math, that makes him awake anywhere from 9-13 hours a day. In that time he generates a massive amount of laundry. I do a load of just his stuff every evening.

I must give credit to OxiClean Baby Soak that has greatly improved my quality of life. I used to spray all of the stains, then wait for it to dry and then wash. The spraying took up about 20-30 minutes of every evening for me. Now I just toss the whole load into the washing machine with a full tub of water, let it soak for 2 hours, then rinse and run a regular wash cycle - INCREDIBLE. OxiClean I owe for giving me many hours of my life back.

My favorite is when we tell people Wyatt is a reflux kid and he spits up a lot, we always get the classic "My kid spits up too!"

Really??? Does your kid create this much laundry in a 24 hour period??? That's right folks -Wyatt can generate all of this throw-up laundry in just 9-13 hours and only 5 bottles a day.

-1 Crib Sheet Saver (great for not having to always change the sheets although pretty often he decides to barf and ooch in his crib at night).

-3 changing pad covers - you lay him down to change him and BARFO it all comes up. We tried for a while to elevate the changing pad, but then as you changed a poop diaper he slid down the pad and it just didn't work.

-3 receiving blankets (we put these over our laps when we feed him in case it gets passed the bib and burp cloth, obviously it does)

-13 burp cloths (I consider this a "good day" actually)

-21 bibs (note, we don't change them at the first sign of spit-up, they must be soaked to be changed)

-6 Outfits

-2 Pajamas

-2 of Mommy's tshirts (I am getting better at avoiding the projectile)

**I must note that although this blog sounds full of annoyance (which it is), while I am folding laundry everyday, just as fast as I am putting dirty stuff in the basket, I do say prayers to God thanking him for giving us such a healthy boy. Although Wyatt has this "flaw" he is still gaining weight and so happy. With the hardest thing of my day usually being a "laundry problem" I feel so very blessed and remind myself of that often as I walk around smelling like soured milk.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Little Oocher

For a long time now, Wyatt has been able to move around his crib. He developed a swimming/ooching movement when he was about 10 weeks old. He likes to sleep with his head in the corners of his crib. We are just always amazed at how you can find him in one corner one time and then when you go to check on him a couple hours later, he has done an about-face and is in the opposite diagonal corner and we haven't heard a thing on the monitor.

Lately, when I have been getting him out of his pajamas in the mornings (he sleeps in the long-sleeve footie ones b/c we can't keep covers on him with all his moving), he has had little blisters and red marks on his knees - one even comes to hard point, like it has a little blister head on it. I put lotion on the spots and they don't seem to bother him a bit.

I guess he is starting to callus up his knees for when he starts the real crawling in a few months....and yes, we think it is probably only going to be a few (3-4) months from how good he is at moving now. Guess my soft skinned little baby is starting his transition into a rough and tumble little boy.