It seems like Baby Wells has been part of our family for much more than a month.
People ask me if Wells is an "easy baby." I laugh because none of my babies would be described as the textbook "angel babies" per se. Jaundice, reflux, day/night confusion. But you know what? It sure is easy to forgive Mr. Wells for his woes when I see his precious face.
His eyes are my favorite. So sweet and so curious.
This boy is growing like whoa. He weighed a few ounces shy of 11 pounds and was 22 1/2" at his one month check-up. Healthy boy:).
He is wearing size one diapers and 0-3 months clothing. Get a hold of his awesome chin!
He sleeps in a Rock & Play in Walker's room. I am sleeping in Walker's bed. Walker is sleeping with Warren in her room. Musical beds at our house these days!
He got his days and nights confused this past week when he was dealing with a bit of congestion and ended up sleeping on my chest for a couple of nights. We are finally getting back to normal. The Nosefrida is amazing btw. Gross, but totally effective.
He is breastfed, although I try to give him a bottle of breastmilk at least every other day so he knows how to take one. He also takes a paci before naps.
We are not on a super duper strict schedule, but he eats roughly every 2 1/2 to 3 hours and I try to feed him, then hold him up/do playtime, then do a nap. If I put him down right after a feeding, his reflux rears like crazy.
Speaking of reflux, I cut out dairy and soy around a week and a half ago to see if it helps Wells' belly feel better. It seems to be curbing his symptoms, which is a wee bit maddening (luuuurve me some colby jack), but mostly encouraging to know there is something I can do to bring a little relief.
I carry him in the Moby and plan to do that in public places, which is an additional plus for cold and flu season b/c it allows me to hide his hands from well-meaning friends and strangers who want to grab his fingers.
Our family got a little bigger and a whole lot sweeter four weeks ago.
Meet our precious baby boy, Wells Thomas Webb.
Thursday, September 25
7 pounds, 8 oz
I had a c-section scheduled for Saturday, but our big guy decided to arrive a couple of days early.
I woke up at 5 a.m. in pain and I was in full-blown labor by 6 a.m. We made a mad dash to pack bags, drop of kiddos and drive through rush hour traffic to make it to the hospital.
The pain was real. Shew. Poor Lee did his best to talk me through the contractions. I have a whole new level of respect for mamas who go through the birth experience without any medications. I made it to 5 or 6, and I was struggling.
It was all worth it. I was madly, deeply in love with my baby boy from the moment I saw his face. My heart has never been so full!
I'm not the only one who is crazy about Mister Wells.
His big brother and sister think he is the absolute best.
My baby has a head of dark hair. And the fullest lips. Long fingers and toes. Can you tell I'm kinda smitten?:)
We are so thankful that for the first time in our Webbie babies, we were able to ditch the blue lights (for jaundice) before leaving the hospital.
We are home now, enjoying lots of snuggles and not a lot of sleep at night, mostly because Wells is struggling with reflux. I feel so bad when I hear him spitting up and swallowing milk back down. Nobody wants to hear their baby in pain!
Despite the exhaustion, we are filled with joy and gratitude for our three babies.
You were meant to be part of this crazy family, sweet boy. We love you!