This Runner's Trials
27Nov/1156

From the munchkin

Posted by runnerstrials

Hi, mommy's friends. Wyatt here.

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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.

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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.

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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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23Nov/11132

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.

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Wyatt Francis

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

6 lbs. 15 oz.

19.5 inches

22Nov/1173

The final pregnancy update: Week 37

Posted by runnerstrials

Guess where I am?

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And I almost called it!

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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!