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Wyatt Wednesday :) 12 weeks old

Wow! So life has been so hectic I’m only just getting chance to blog now. And believe me, I feel horrendous for not blogging. However, we have been so full of busy! I’ve gotten myself sorted with a new horse so that’s a daily chore, but of course I’m enjoying it thoroughly! We had a wedding dinner with the family then a wedding party and a night out with a couple friend of ours. And then we did wyatts christening on Sunday and a lovely dinner party last night and all of last week I was completing a 3000 word essay per day to catch up on things I missed during the wedding!

So that’s my second year of a bachelors degree in early childhood studies, to go onto teaching and lecturing, all done! Bring on third year in about a months time. I’m really enjoying the flexibility of a distance degree it helps with having two young babies!

I’ve still to do posts for lots of our events and of course the little guys christening so I’ll start catching up.

However this ones just a little catch up on his development at this age.

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As you can probably guess we are getting a million and one smiles from him now πŸ™‚ although he was a little late to start with them.

He can roll. He’s done it about three or four times. The first when he was only two weeks old from the front to the back. However as he’s gained some chunk he’s just lifting his legs and shuftying to the side now.

He is 12 lbs exactly now, as checked last week so he’s probably gained a few ounces. He’s in 0-3 clothes comfortably. When I have to change up I’m going to be incredibly upset that he’s getting bigger!

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We had one few second sit from him. πŸ™‚ however he won’t be strong enough for a while yet, we did get the bumbo seat out from Landon to have a go of, and the jumperoo but that will be a little while yet.

He’s making cute little gurgles and cooing and laughing at himself.

He loves bathtime and he’s getting much more active day by day. He rarely sleeps through the day more having one or two very short cat naps.

At night he’s still good but not consistent just yet. He keeps going through growth spurts, however he’s never been up more than once a night (fingers crossed).

I am no longer breast feeding, with a toddler and a crazy schedule like mine it was nearly impossible. I was heartbroken to give it up and move to formula and the transition meant a rough few unsettled days for wyatt that was just so hideous to watch the colic and constipation. However he has settled nicely now on cow and gate.

We swapped over to the tommee tippee advanced colic protection bottles and we can get 4 for Β£15.00 as we live about ten minutes from the factory shop!

We also bought ourselves the tommee tippee perfect prep machine which is like baby espresso machine! Can’t wait to write my review for it! It makes bottles at ready to serve temp!

We have had a fab three months and I just can’t wait for three more πŸ™‚

Xoxo

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2 weeks old

Two weeks old 😦 it’s heartbreaking how fast time is going by! I would just like my little guy to be little forever!

He’s done a lot and been a little social bunny in his first two weeks of life. He’s gained a brother we’ve gained an angel and we’ve all lost a lot of free time.

He fits into our little household routine beautifully! He manages to nap at all the right times, sleep through or only wake once after he goes down for the evening around 10. Some days he wakes up at 4 for a feed and then goes through till 8 or some days he won’t wake up until 6 and then go back down again. How we have had two amazing sleepers is beyond me. There really is no trick. He’s just an incredibly contented little baby. It does help that we emphasise routine from the moment we come home. It’s not something we did immediately with Landon. We learned that to get things back in order we would need a strict routine and for a long time we were flexible with his bedtime until as he grew he had more and more energy and he was allowed more and more reluctance to sleep. This was quickly halted when it became a struggle to get him down for the evening now his bedtime is between 6.30 and 7.00pm and I’m reluctant to let anything interfere with that it works well for us and keeps our daytimes running smoothly.

In addition to a set and consistent routine (and of course luck) we also, I say we I mean myself as the partner gets far too grouchy if he does night feeds, it’s not worth the headache I have to endure after. During the night feeds I don’t switch any lights on or talk to wyatt. I just think it helps him know the difference between daytime and nighttime.

I’m still exclusively breastfeeding! No formula since day two! My milk yield is great! So I can express plenty as well as feed from the breast. I’m yet to feed in public still, I’m not quite sure I’m brave enough despite being relatively confident with plenty of other circumstances its something I may have to work up to. And the convenience of the expressed bottles is just a great novelty. Best of both worlds.

Weight! Wyatt’s is less than his birth weight at 6lb 11oz but more than after initial weighing at 5 days. He has gained 2oz since then and I am convinced he will gain more based on the amount he guzzles! In the evenings we have a good three hours before his bedtime where he simply cannot get enough.

My weight is a great annoyance! I’ve only lost half a stone since the birth still an excess three to shed! Incredibly frustrating. But we’re only two weeks down and I’m just being royally impatient!

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Wyatt still fits nicely in all of his first size clothes, i think when he grows out of them I might shed a little tear!

Today he got to be a tiny little tiger. He’s incredibly alert and awake when he wants to be.

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Today also marked another highlight in our calendar! First bath with no tears at all! Yey! πŸ™‚

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Landon is still enjoying being a big brother. And still being rambunctious as hell! But having a little longer nap at midday he must be wearing himself thin.

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Here’s hoping for another good week with both of my boys!

Xoxo