Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Well here is my first post as a mother of two. You see how long it has taken me? This could likely be a trend as I learn how to walk with the Lord, love and serve my husband and raise two little boys to the glory of Christ! Basically, there hasn't been a lot of time to update the blog; however, I will try my best!
So Wyatt is here, as you may have well figured out by now! He was born April 8 at 2:53 am and weighed 8 lbs 4.6 oz and was 21 inches long. Although he was slightly bigger than Speirs he is proportioned differently making him look smaller to us. As you will see in the pictures he has some skinny legs...much unlike a West from this stock! W e were in the hospital for 4 hours before delivering, which made the whole labor experience a lot better than with Speirs! After they broke my water Wyatt w as here in about 25 minutes, including pushing. Either way, had it been long and drawn out or short as it was, I am glad it's over and that he is here!
He is beautiful! Yes Im his mother and biased, but Im perfectly okay with that! He has dark hair and dark brown eyes and pretty olive skin. He is a great sleeper and eater and we absolutely love him! Speirs has taken the whole bringing home a new baby great, sometimes he hardly notices Wyatt is in the room and other times he wants to poke or touch him and climb into his popasan chair with him. So, so far he is a sweet big brother.
Here are some pictures from our first week with Wyatt
Big Brother in his camo overalls. Such a stud.
Wyatt is currently staying in our room in the pack n play bassinet until he sleeps through the night. Then, he will be moving into the crib in Speirs room while we all hold our breath and put Speirs in a twin bed. I'll let you know how that goes:)
Posted by Britt West at 3:14 PM
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Speirs came exactly one week before his due date and so for some reason I am thinking/hoping that lil Wyatt would like to one up his big brother and make an even earlier appearance; however, thus far we have had no such luck...obviously. We are still waiting for Wyatt. I have had sporadic contractions every day but nothing that has made me think that it could be time. I dont recall being this nervous about labor with Speirs, probably because I was unaware of the pain of transition. I remember the labor nurses asking me very early on in labor to rate the contractions on a scale of 1-10. Really? This was our first child, how does one know how bad it will get? Well what I thought could potentially be a 5 on the pain scale, became a 1.5 as I sat laboring through transition with some pretty back breaking 8's:). Most of what I have read has stated that transition and labor in general should be shorter than with the first, and this is my hope. The end is super close and we are so excited for Wyatt to join our family!
Posted by Britt West at 9:02 PM