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Belated post #1 Wyatt/Weightloss Wednesday

This post is a few days late! Eek! However I couldn’t leave you all out of week five with newborn Wyatt. However at week five I’m sure he is losing that whole newborn status.

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This week I left him for the first time! 😦 just for two hours while I went to a makeshift hen party. I decided against the whole bachelorette thing just out of lack of time really. And inability to get a plethora of different kinds of people together. I couldn’t express enough milk to be sure it would tide him over. Alas! He was left one bottle of formula 😦 I’m not sure why this upsets me so much because Landon was exclusively bottle fed formula milk. But when I look back I can see how he suffered with terrible constipation and a light dose of colic and griping. When wyatt had those first few top ups of formula in the first two days he had terrible wind. Just reminiscent of Landon as a newborn. However to cheer me up about my leaving formula slump a friend told me their little quote which is quite brilliant.

‘look at it this way it’s like champagne and sparkling wine, both [breast milk and formula] will get you drunk but one is undoubtedly tastier and one is just a cheap replica’ Lisa Keech, 2013

And she’s right both do the job. Formula is just a last last resort for us but was what we relied on all the time with Landon. So I didn’t panic. I just knew what he would prefer. The noobs typical. A real man in training. He was fine as traumatising as the two whole hours were for his mummy being away.

He’s growing I can tell. We didn’t make it to weighing. But I’m imagining he’s in the nine pound range now following his growth centile. We will find out for sure on Monday at breastfeeding group!

On that note, it’s still going well. Expressing and feeding contact. I even did it in a massively public place! On a bench in a super busy shopping mall! Brave! I think so! I started out terrified of the thought and today just bolstered up to that bench and got to it. Needs must!

He’s still such a great sleeper only up once between four and five and then down for a few more hours after that. Landon slept his first whole night at around 8/9 weeks so he’s got some beating to do πŸ™‚

I’m going to start taking some fenugreek tablets just to keep my milk supply strong. I’m pretty easy to freak out about levels. It’s peace of mind really. Has anyone used those before?

The wedding is just a few weeks away now so I’m super excited!! Will have to post my essential baby packing guide for vacations

As for my weight loss I’ve actually dropped about 3 pounds this week. I’m guessing from physically chasing Landon around but I haven’t changed my incredibly unhealthy diet or done any exercise. I’m not willing to sacrifice my treats.

Here’s a stomach shot: this is 5 weeks post partum. And yes I have been on the sunbed a few times I’m lucky enough to have my own at home.

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Till next week! 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