Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tyler: Week 15

September 29-October 5, 2010 (14w-14w6d old)


I'll keep this short.  Blocked ducts again, half of Righty is one solid mass.  It's excruciating!

Tyler Update:

He loves his new carrier!  It's a Belle and it fits him so much better than the Beco as the crotch is a lot narrower.  I really like it.  It's super easy to put on and very well made.  The only thing I don't like is that when he faces out, it puts strain on the shoulders and back, but facing in, it's great.  I take him for a walk every day after work.  He takes in all the sights with such amazing curiosity.  By the end of the walk, he's sound asleep.  I lay him down and he maintains exact form, like he's frozen in time.

He thinks it's funny when Daddy does Donald Duck.

He peed in his own face while changing his diaper.  He gave me quite the frustrated look like I did it to him.

He's starting to intentionally grab and slap objects, but not pick them up yet.

His arms are starting to get chubby.

We had to move to the medium rise on the BumGenius Pockets, so his legs are definitely getting chunkier.

He weighs 13lb3oz.

Show and Tell:

Tyler was getting frustrated as his flailing arms kept punching himself in the face, so Kerry sat him on his own hands, lol!!!

Trying on his chicken costume:

Tyler doing his "teenage puckered lips photo pose" impression:

Misc pics:

Mama Update:

My hair is still falling out like crazy!  =(((

I've started taking Ty for walks in his carrier every day after work and yowsa, my hips really hurt after about 10 mins of walking.  I wonder if they're just wider from giving birth, or if they haven't fully recovered?

I went back to work this week.  Sniffle sniffle!!!!!  While I would love to be a stay at home mom, bills need to be paid.  I have my mom watching him on Mondays, my step-daughter on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and my MIL on Thursdays.  I still have to find someone for Fridays.  He loves spending time with his grandparents and sissy and gives them lots of coos and smiles.  Even though I have to clock in and work a standard 8-4:30 shift, I'm very blessed in that I get to work from home.  They bring him to me when he needs to nurse.  This is the first time Ty has been away from my 24/7 attention for more than a couple of hours.  It's really cool to experience him missing me, and boy do I miss him, even though he's in the next room.  It takes everything in me to not run out every time I hear a precious giggle.  Thanks to those that come over and love on my little guy while mommy works, you are very much appreciated!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the chicken costume! Wow, he is so cute in that! :)

    And although you are still working, it is nice you can work from home, and be there to breastfeed as needed. I was wondering how you were gonna manage that - that is the best of both worlds!

  2. Great update! Sorry to hear about the blocked ducts again. :0(

    Ty is just getting cuter by the day! Love the Halloween costume!! He's growing-- I think Colton is close behind!!

    Glad you are able to work from home... that is so much better than having to leave him somewhere and pump all day. Good for you!!

    Hugs to all of you!
    The Other Jill

  3. You post the funniest and cutest pictures! The one with Tyler sitting on his hands cracked me up and I ahh'ed over the chicken costume :). He's too cute! Sorry about the blocked ducts...hope that gets resolved soon. Back to work - must have been hard but you're lucky you can work from home. I would love to find a job working from home but alas, nothing yet. Great update!

  4. P.S. re: the hurting hips...I have heard that your bones will ache for some time after giving birth. My knees hurt and ached for I'm sorry to tell you months afterward. I thought it was all the sitting on the floor I was suddenly doing with the girls but apparently, it's quite common. All the Moms in my pre-natal class for multiples said the same thing but it was interesting to hear where everyone's ache was - some had a sore arm, many had sore hips, my knees hurt, someone else had sore feet. So, long way of saying, I think it's normal and should disappear in a few months.

  5. Such a cute little chicken! And you are so lucky you can work from home!

  6. Cutest chicken ever. (-;

    By the look of his smiles I'd say things are going great.

  7. I love that costume!!!
    I hope he brings in lots of candy, ha!

    I'm so sorry you had to go back to work. Boo.

  8. Love the costume too.

    My hips hurt excruciatingly for what seemed like it's my lower back. I think it's just the changed that birth does to your body and maybe the fact that we are "older" moms????

    Sorry about the boobs.....that was aweful:(

  9. Love the chicken outfit, but love Ty more.
    It is a joy to be with him every Thursday. It is just amazing how much he changes from week to week. Can't wait from one Thurs. to the next.
    See you soon.
    Love you bunches,


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