Wyatt Smith | The Birth Story
Photo by Ali Caudill Photography
Wyatt was due on Thanksgiving Day - November 28, 2013. Of course, I didn’t expect him to come on his due date as it is just a simple estimate, but I had hopes for him making his entrance a bit earlier - at least in the month of November. Thanksgiving came and went, and we welcomed December just a few days past by due date. On Monday December 2nd, I went into work, extremely grumpy, and ready to hit anyone who made comments about me still being pregnant.
I didn’t feel great that day, and was having the usual post term aches & pains: waves of nausea, terrible sciatica, irregular yet painful contractions, and the general feeling of being a whale. I finalized every possible project and left work at 3:30, not wanting to be stuck in the hell that is the evening rush hour in the DC Metro Area, for fear that I might go into labor at the most inopportune time.
So far today Jackson has been:
-Space Captain Cowboy
And it’s only 10:30 😂
Got to hold the cutest little brand new baby Wyatt today! I fell in love, of course, and have officially caught baby fever. My dear friend, Christy, sure does make the cutest little boys. With all the excitement surrounding Christy’s baby belly and then birth of her little bundle, Peyton continues to request a little sister. At this point she has started to tell complete strangers, such as the man at the bank today, that mommy is making her a little sister named kitty cat. For clarification purposes, I am NOT. After the most dreamy visit with Wyatt, we hit up the playground with some friends. The weather is beyond gorgeous and we are taking full advantage of it.
Thank you, Christy, for letting me and Peyton love on your perfect new addition to your sweet little family of four.
My best girls came to meet the newest little today!
We are still here, waiting for baby brother! Due date is Thursday, but if he is anything like his big brother, it’ll be another 11 days after that. I’ll just continue dragging myself to work and eating milk & cookies until he decides to make his debut.
We have been soaking up the last days of my big boy as an only child. At 38 weeks, I am acutely aware that any day could be his last day as my only baby. I have to admit that as excited as we are to give Jackson a baby brother, I also find it to be a little bittersweet. I am hoping for a smooth transition into family of four, mother of two, big brother, but know that it could be really tough for my little man to have his world turned upside down. I wanted to be able to have a visual representation of his last days as the only baby to look back on and really feel the fun we always have, just the two of us. I know that we will still be able to have fun, just the two of us times, but also recognize that for the foreseeable future, it will be the three of us, four if you count daddy ;).
We had a play date with our buddies Becca + Peyton last week. It was a gorgeous, sunny, 75 degree day in NOVEMBER, so we knew we needed to take full advantage. We ventured to a local park with a lake and trails and trees, and while Jackson slept most of the time (bum!), we set P free and let her lead the way. Jackson finally woke up and I couldn’t resist taking 12894372842 photos that day. I love this season.