Monday, February 6, 2012

I've Been Told, I Guess.

This afternoon, Wyatt had another weight checkup and I had my first real prenatal appointment!

Over all it was a good appointment. Wyatt weighed in at 19.4lbs, and according to his doctor (and myself) he is thriving. It was nice to be reassured after being told at his 12 month appointment that he wasn't gaining enough weight (I thought that was old news?) and had landed himself below the 1st percentile. He hasn't climbed the charts much in the past 2 months, but he IS growing, and he IS gaining weight, even if it isn't as much as they would like to see.

After Wyatt's appointment, Lori (who tagged along to help, thankfully!) took Wyatt so that I could have my appointment in peace. The doctor found baby's heartbeat right away, and it was a very strong 150bpm! I was thrilled, especially since we had a couple reasons for thinking twins which scared us a little. We are thrilled to know that we have one healthy, growing baby on the way! He answered a few of my questions before telling me that I should wean Wyatt as soon as possible.

His reasons were these: I'm exhausted, I'm losing weight, and I don't have a lot that I can afford to lose, especially since I'm not only chasing around one busy baby, but growing another one.

When I was still pregnant with Wyatt, I intended to try everything I could to breastfeed for the whole first year. After he was born and breast feeding got off to a very difficult start, my goal was to last 3 months. After he was weaned off of the nipple shields at 3 months (a LONG time to be fighting with those stupid things), I cautiously set our goal at 6 months. When 6 months came and went without even a thought to wean, I was sure we would wean at a year. By the time Wyatt's first birthday came and I started getting questions, I had long decided to wean when he was ready, and when I got pregnant that decision didn't change... until today.

To say I am disappointed is a serious understatement. I know why my doctor wants me to wean, and I agree with him, but I cannot help but feel like I'm not ready yet. I enjoy breastfeeding and the bond that comes with it. To think that I will be losing that with Wyatt is so sad to me.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Some of Wyatt's Latest 'Adventures'

Apparently, Wyatt has quite the sense of humor, and brains to go with it. Just a few things he has done in the last couple days that blow my mind:

1. A few days ago I found Wyatt in his room with my nursing cover around him like a cape, running around with it flying behind him like a super hero... this kid has entirely too much energy :)

2. The next day, he was doing this:

... and his doctors wonder why his weight gain isn't as fast as most kids... I have NO idea.

3. Yesterday, Wyatt came to me while I was in the kitchen and started pointing down the hallway, so I followed him into his room. He opened the cabinet on his dresser, and pointed to the shelf that had fallen down, wanting me to fix it... seriously, when did this kid get so stinkin smart on me??

4. Yesterday I was overcome with morning sickness, and there was Wyatt, right behind me patting my back (he has done it before, such a sweetheart!), and the promptly grabbed the handle and flushed the toilet in my face. Thanks love!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

You Make My Head Hurt and My Heart Sing

I'm beginning to feel significantly better with this pregnancy. The morning sickness was bad for a few days and then once again it tapered off. It looks like I won't have to deal with 28 weeks of morning sickness as I did with Wyatt... **KNOCK ON WOOD!**

Wyatt had a hard day yesterday. He refused to nap in the morning, and then proceeded to have the mother of all meltdowns at Mommy and Me. We ended up leaving an hour early to come home, and the whole drive home I was thinking "What have I DONE?". Shortly afterwards we got home, I picked my sleeping baby out of his car seat, and sat in our rocker in the nursery for a few minutes while he snuggled into my shoulder, and that is when I remembered.

It made me kind of sad to put him down for his nap, but after 3 hours of napping for both of us, the rest of the day was a lot better.

Before we had left for town, I let Wyatt run around on the deck and I got some beautiful pictures of him that I wanted to share :)