This Runner's Trials

From the munchkin

Posted by runnerstrials

Hi, mommy's friends. Wyatt here.


I wanted to say hi and thank you for welcoming me into the world. Mommy said you're all wonderful and had been such a big help to her as she was growing me.


Things have been a bit difficult over here. My doctors say I'm perfectly healthy… for a 37 weeker. I stayed in mommy's belly as long as I could, but I was just so eager to come out. Wait until you hear just how quickly I came!

I'm a little jaundiced, have a very hard time feeding, and I can't stay awake no matter what tricks my mommy, daddy, and grandparents use to wake me. Catching me with my eyes open is a treat. I'm such a stubborn little guy. I lost a little more weight than I should have so far, but I'm a fighter. I've been trying so hard to learn how to feed, and mommy thinks I'll be packing on the ounces soon.


Mommy can't wait to share my birth story with you. She's hoping to have it ready in a few days. Until then, I'm going back to what I do best. Good night!


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Happy Birth Day, son

Posted by runnerstrials

Today my pregnancy came to an end, I became an infertility success story, and I got the best new title ever: mom.

However, today is hardly about me. It's about someone much more special. Welcome to the world, son.


Wyatt Francis

Born 11/23/11 at 3:28 a.m.

6 lbs. 15 oz.

19.5 inches


The final pregnancy update: Week 37

Posted by runnerstrials

Guess where I am?


And I almost called it!


I'm in shock that I'm going to have a baby so soon. I never would have guessed I'd go into labor today, but it's happening.

Things I've learned in the past 24 hours:

  • "Nesting" may not mean you clean and organize. Instead, it may present as an intense urge to bake a chocolate chip cake late one Monday night.
  • Not all first time moms go past their due dates.
  • When your water breaks, it may be bloody instead of clear.
  • Labor won't necessarily start on its own if your water breaks.
  • If you need to be induced, the start of labor will be really boring. I know I'll miss this part in a few hours!
  • You may pull your first all-nighter at the age of 29… and be looking forward to it. :)

See you on the other side!