This Runner's Trials

From the munchkin

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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  1. He’s so precious!!! Good luck with the feeding – I’m sure he’ll be a (healthy) little chunk in no time :) <3

  2. He’s so adorable! Congrats once again!

  3. He is so adorable! Hope the feeding issues work themselves out for you guys soon.

  4. He could not be cuter! I am so happy for you and your husband! I hope feeding gets better soon, and I’m sure it will.

  5. Awww, what a cutie! I’m sure he will get the hang of feeding in no time! Lactation consultants were my best friends in the hospital after giving birth to Maya–I must have met with one 3-4 times! I hope everything works out with feeding and the jaundice goes away soon!


  6. Congrats! He’s so precious! I’m surprised he has so much hair for being an early one! Praying he packs on the ounces soon!

  7. He is so stinkin’ cute!

  8. I’m totally in love. He just melts my heart!

  9. Ahh, so nice to hear from you, Wyatt!! Eat up!

  10. So happy to meet you Wyatt! You look just like your Mommy!

  11. hi wyatt! you are absolutely adorable and surrounded by so much love… now eat up so you’re big and strong!!

  12. He’s adorable! Sounds like it’s been a busy few days. Can’t wait to read the birth story!*

  13. oh my goodness! He is so cute! Welcome to the world Wyatt!

  14. Congrats on the beautiful baby! He looks just like you.

  15. He is just adorable!! Hope you’re healing well. Lots of love to all of you!

  16. He is so cute! He looks so much like you, Jen. Enjoy this time when he is sleeping so much – I assure you, it won’t last long! :)

  17. He is so precious! I am sure you will get the feeding and everything figured out soon!

  18. Hey, Jen — I’m a lurker. Wyatt is adorable! Congratulations on your new little family. So excited to read more!

  19. awwww – he is beautiful!

    Not sure exactly what the feeding problem is, but if he is falling asleep, have someone hold ice wrapped in a dish towel against the bottom of his feet to keep him awake (we had to do that with his nephew). Also make sure he is not to warm and cozy when BF (again, it will just make him fall asleep). I am sure you have already heard these tips but wanted to pass them on just in case.

  20. What a beautiful baby! He definitely looks like you, Jen :) Congrats again!

  21. aww he is too adorable! Sending lots of love and best wishes to you all!

  22. congratulations, jen! he is so handsome!

  23. He is so precious. He looks so much like you!! Especially around the eyes!

  24. yay so happy to see some more pictures of him! I hope you are able to get some rest with your mom there!

  25. He. Is. Adorable. Congratulations again and I hope you’re all settling in at home.

  26. wow he is adorable! He looks just like you! I hope he gets the hang of feeding and starts plumping up :)

  27. Heart = totally melted. What a cutie! I can’t wait to hear about all your adventures, Wyatt.

  28. Hi Wyatt! So nice to meet you. Hope you get fatter soon!

  29. So, so precious!

  30. Congrats Jen, he’s beautiful. And yes, he looks very much like you – especially in that first pic :-)

  31. Congrats! He is adorable! Enjoy every minute of him being sleepy and snuggly :)

  32. Awe, how gorgeous is he?! It always puts me in awe of how they fit in there… :) Welcome to blog-world Wyatt!

  33. Very cute! I’m sure he’ll get the hang of feeding in no time and soon you’ll wish he would sleep :)

  34. He is an angel!!! And he’ll be eating all the time soon, you won’t know what to do!!

    xo Marie
    Chocolate & Wine

  35. He looks just like his mommy!!! Hope he starts feeding well soon :)

  36. He’s SO beautiful! What an amazing blessing :) .

  37. He totally looks like you Jen! I’m hoping I can come by to see him sometime this week if things are too crazy for you! Hang in there, I’m sure you’re doing a great job!!

  38. Jen, he is a gorgeous baby! So glad you got your happy ending!

  39. Absolutely perfect and adorable :)! My sister had her 1st son 3 weeks early and he was tired all the time and had difficulty feeding as well. I hope he gets the hang of eating soon!

  40. He is so beautiful Jen! That last photo is the most precious thing!! I’m sorry you’re having some issues with feeding but hopefully he’ll start packing on some pounds soon. :) Best of luck to you all as you continue making the transition to a family of 3.

  41. He is beautiful! My little girl was only a week early but she was also very sleepy and had feeding issues and lost a little too much weight the first week (her weight was in the 10th percentile). It was very frustrating and I took it hard but try not to get discouraged!!!! After the first week and a half she was doing great and by her 2 month doc appointment she was in the 98th percentile for weight! You and Wyatt will be great and breast feeding is well worth it so keep it up! :).

  42. We like your mommmy and you a LOT!!!

  43. ok, that first picture just makes me smile. :D welcome to the world Wyatt!

  44. Hi Wyatt!!! You are soooooooooooooooooo cute and you look like mommy!

  45. Jen, he is sooo cute! Love his little eyes in the first photo; he almost looks in awe of everything going on around him. Congrats! Hope you and your new family enjoyed the holidays!

  46. He’s just plain handsome! Congratulations!

  47. Congratulations! He’s adorable and looks like you, especially in the eyes!
    Hope the feeding gets better and he starts putting on the ounces!

  48. Jen, he’s absolutely precious! I love the photo of him looking at Jeff. Wyatt is really studying him.

  49. what a precious little love muffin!!!!! i have been looking everyday for the whole story, so where is it?! ha just kidding-enjoy the time with your beautiful baby boy and don’t come back to us until you are ready. we will wait :-)

  50. What an absolutely beautiful little baby boy! Congratulations!

  51. Oh my gosh- he’s so adorable! I hope he’s doing better!

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