It is hard to believe that it was an entire month since Wyatt was born but according to the calendar it is true as true gets. It has been a busy busy month for everyone. I think back to when Caden was born and that was 10000% easier then it has been this time around. Not because of Wyatt, he is the best baby on the planet (more on that later), but because of Erin’s maternity leave, having Caden in the mix, and life in general, it has been a VERY busy 30 days. But I am here now, posting the update, so lets get to it…
First up is Wyatt.. He is AWESOME! I don’t know how else to say it, but AWESOME! He has been an amazing baby. Sleeps through the night, eats like a champ, and outside of a tiny bit of acid reflux that has been fixed with some great meds, he has been nothing short of amazing. Currently he is eating about every 3-4 hours which means either Erin or I are getting up in the middle of the night, and no one is getting a whole lot of sleep, but he is getting longer and longer everyday and I fully expect him to be sleeping through the night fairly soon. Otherwise he doesn’t do a whole lot during the day… Eat, sleep, poop, repeat.. lol… We just had his one month doctor appointment this past Monday and they were very happy with his weight (9 lbs 13 oz) and his strength. We go back for his two month appointment next month and that is when he will get his first shots.
On to Erin, after just three weeks off she is back to work. Thankfully Wyatt is such a good baby so there hasn’t been any issues outside of Erin missing her new baby boy. Luckily Caden has been going to pre-school (more on that later) and I have been able to go to Erin’s office and take Wyatt to visit. She has handled the whole situation amazingly, even being up and moving around the day after Wyatt was born, but to go back to work less then three weeks later is pretty impressive no matter who you are.
Caden… Caden… Caden…. What do I say about Caden. First off, he is awesome with Wyatt. Loves him to death, wants to help, kiss, and just be near him. Which is great, because we were all VERY worried about how he was going to react. Truth is Caden has had some issues with ADHD and is currently taking medication to help him deal with it better. But the second we brought Wyatt home, he was more then happy to help, love, kiss, and snuggle what he calls “baby Wyatt”. Just today I was in the shower for less then 60 seconds when I heard Wyatt crying from his chair in the living room. Having told Caden to come get me if Wyatt starting crying I was a little annoyed not have heard from him at all. After hurrying up and getting out I was drying off and noticed the crying had stopped. Upon sneaking into the living room I see Caden gently giving Wyatt back his pacifier and patting his leg while saying, “It’s OK baby Wyatt, don’t cry, It’s Ok”… Yeah, I think they will be just fine.
Erin and I are doing good as well. Like I said before, she is already back to work, kicking ass and taking names. I am at home with the kids which has been challenging to say the least. But we are doing great. I have been taking a lot of pictures, but haven’t had as much time to edit and upload them as I would like. But if you want to keep up one the latest all you have to do is head over to the Greatlandings Photo Site and check out the Births and Kids section in the Wyatt Wallace Carlson album.
One last thing I want to mention is a HUGE thanks to Kathy for coming down and helping us out over this whole birth. She took off work, and stayed an entire month here in Houston with us which was a tremendous help. Helping with Caden, taking care of Wyatt, or just babysitting and letting Erin and I get a break it was beyond helpful and amazing to have her here. So a lifetime of thank you’s to Kathy for all her help over the past several weeks!