Happy 1 Month Wyatt!

Wow, one month already?  Where has the time gone?  Life with Wyatt has been pretty great, though the nights are definitely long right now.  I feel like Wyatt has settled right into our family and being a family of four has been a fairly easy transition {except for the no-sleep part!}.  Wyatt reminds us a lot of Ethan as a baby {you can see Ethan's first month update here} and yet, he's definitely his own little person.  Some observations:

OnesieMonth by Month Signs + Blanket

Wyatt is definitely in the newborn stage right now...eating, pooping and sleeping.  The few times he's awake and alert are super fun {except for the wee hours of the morning!} and he's starting to crack spontaneous smiles here and there.  

Sleep has been pretty non-existent.  He nurses every two hours but has a tough time going back down in his bassinet.  We have tried the rock n' play and while that may work for a short period of time, it's pretty short-lived.  His tummy seems to be the biggest culprit for his non-sleeping habits.  He wriggles and turns BRIGHT red and gets reaaaaaally upset.  Like, I'm talking screaming his little head off.  It's pretty upsetting.  When he does finally poop, it's really frothy.  TMI, I know.  I've looked it up online and it sounds like it can be a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, though it is still yellow in color.  Our pedi suggested stretching out his nursing sessions to every three hours {as opposed to two}, so we'll see how that goes!

That said, he is getting 100% breastmilk right now and had his tongue-tie clipped at one week.  I didn't notice a huge improvement on his latch or nursing ability, though I don't think we really had a problem to begin with.  He will get fussy and that will impact our nursing sessions.  I'm just trying to be patient and let him burp or toot...whichever is bothering him.  Wyatt seems to spit up and burp way more than Ethan did.

At his one month appointment, Wyatt weighs 9.1 pounds and is 23 inches long!  This, of course, is music to my ears and eases our concerns regarding the poop issue.

Wyatt has dark hair and dark gray eyes.  He's managed to hang on to more of his hair than Ethan did at one month and doesn't have the acne breakout like Ethan did.  He still fits in newborn clothes and diapers, though we've started transitioning him to size 1 diapers and 0-3 month jammies.

Wyatt prefers to be held 99.9% of the time...he falls asleep on my chest or next to me in bed pretty easily.  If he's not on us, he's in his swing.  He's also not a huge fan of his pacifier...which is pretty funny considering his big brother still LOVES his.  Hmm...

Speaking of Ethan, Ethan has really been such a sweet big brother.  He loves to hold Wyatt, kiss him on the head and tell him "it's ok baby' when he cries.  I could not have imagined a better transition for him in becoming a big brother and I'm so happy he's doing well with this big life change so far.  And let me tell you, it's quite the shock going from changing teeny newborn diapers to HUGE size 5 diapers.  Potty training needs to be in our future!

Some milestone...
Lost his umbilical cord on day 10 of life
Had his first bath that night...wasn't a huge fan!  :/
Lifts his head up with ease, especially when on our stomachs during burping time.
Had his first lunch at 1 month and 1 day at Brook's Bar-Edgewood

All in all, I have to say that this last month has been really special.  It feels like Wyatt has always been a part of our family and I really can't wait to see his little personality shine through more and more.  At the same time, I'm trying to soak in each moment because I know it goes waaaaay too fast!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow!  Lucky me...I'm surrounded by three boys this year!!  ;)

xo natasha


  1. Already 1 month? It's gone by so fast - what a cutie!

  2. The milk imbalance could be due to an oversupply. I would suggest doing block feeding (nursing on the same side for a couple nurslings sessions before switching to the other). Hope this helps!

  3. Have you considered a food allergy/intolerance? People kept insisting my daughter had a lactose imbalance... It wasn't. She has a milk protein allergy. Her stool was green, frothy, and mucousy.

  4. Try a probiotic!! They work small miracles on gut balance and make for incredibly happy babes and tummies. Hope this helps!

  5. I would also recommend a probiotic. My daughter (now 2) was super gassy as an infant. She would also turn bright red, scream/cry, and kick her legs. We am started using BioGaia probiotic drops for infants and it was a life changer! Talk to your pediatrician, but it wouldn't hurt to try it! By the way, our son was also born on Jan 12 so it's fun to read your updates!

  6. he is so cute!! i cant believe he is already a month old. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  7. he's so cute! but girl I don't ency your lack of sleep. :( that is really the hardest part by far of having a baby. at least you know that it gets better! oh and thanks for the link to my shop :)

  8. He is just precious, love how much he looks like big bro!

  9. He is so precious!! I noticed that my second wanted to be held much more than my first in the those first few weeks and he refused a pacifier too. Right around 6-8 weeks though he started to be better about being put down and taking a pacifier. He's also found his thumb too which helps. Hope the lack of sleep gets better!! We're finally working on 8 hours stretches over here.

  10. Enjoying all the monthversary posts! He looks amazing in alll of them... inspiration for my babys wardrobe... n he iis just adooorable... hugs n cuddles..:)