Thursday, February 21, 2019

Baby Wells

I thought I'd give a little update on our little Wells! His due date was yesterday which is crazy considering he's been with us for four weeks now. I knew there was no way he would make it to his due date so in my mind I always kind of considered his due date to be January 30 which is when I would have hit 37 weeks. I told my doctor at my very first OB appointment that I thought he would be born at 36 weeks. I didn't think it would be the day I turned 36 weeks but I definitely had a feeling we wouldn't even make it to 37 weeks. The day before he was born, I was texting with my OB. I had an appointment with her that next morning (the day Wells was born) and told her she was going to tell me I was in labor. When it was confirmed that I was, in fact, in labor, she said "nice intuition momma!" I knew it all along. So even though yesterday was Wells' due date, I knew he would be born waaaay before then. Still so thankful for a healthy, strong little guy.
Wells is doing great! He is really getting this nursing thing down. Up until a few days ago he would root for almost 10 minutes before finally latching. Once he latched it was good but it took him forever to get there. I knew he'd get the hang of it before too long but it was quite exhausting waiting on him to get going. I'm glad he's figured it out now! He nurses really great and I am super curious to see how much he weighs at our upcoming one month appointment. I can tell he has definitely packed on the ounces!!
Just in the last 2 days or so he seems to be suffering from some tummy/gas pains. He doesn't cry often but he does when his tummy hurts and you can tell it's a pain cry. It makes me feel so bad for him. I'm doing all the things (gas drops, probiotic, etc) for him but I'm going to keep my eye on it and if it doesn't seem to get any better soon I'm going to take him to the chiropractor. I'm a HUGE believer in it after seeing the difference it made when Bennett was Wells' age. I know it's totally normal and it takes about 8-12 weeks for their tummies to adjust to everything but if I can help him out and make him feel better then I definitely want to.
Wells is sleeping okay. He typically only goes 3 hours between feedings so I'm usually feeding him around 10:00, 1:00 and 4:00. He usually goes right back to sleep after the 10:00 and 1:00 feedings but when he wakes up around 4:00 he is bright eyed and bushy tailed and I'm sometimes up with him for almost 2 hours. This is definitely the roughest part of my night because at that point I am just SO ready to lay down and sleep. We'll get there though. I honestly don't mind the middle of the night feeds when they go right back to sleep so if we could just get to that point then I'd be okay. Or if he would merge two feedings then that would be great too! It'll happen soon and this time I'm being really patient with it. I guess because I have an idea in my mind when it will happen (guessing 7ish weeks) which isn't too far from now.
Overall it's been a wonderful 4 weeks with our "Baby Wells." That's what everyone in this house refers to him as. It's all pretty much gone exactly how I expected it to go. The only thing that's surprised me is how obsessed Campbell and Bennett are with him. I thought the newness would have worn off by now but it hasn't. They love their baby. We all love our baby Wells!

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