Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tyler: Week 16

October 6-October 12, 2010 (15w-15w6d old)


Yet ANOTHER episode of blocked ducts in Righty.  I could just cry it's so painful.  Golly gee whiz, can a nursing mama not catch a break?

Tyler Update:

He's becoming more skilled at getting his thumb in his mouth.  Most of the time his index finger goes along for the ride, but occasionally he hits the target.

His hands are starting to explore objects around him.  He wakes up and feels the material and fabrics around him.  It's crazy how entertaining it is for me to watch him feel fabric.

We put his exersaucer together and he loves it.  With him constantly wanting to sit up and stand, this allows him to do both on his own.  He's not quite sure what to do with the toys but he thinks slapping them is pretty cool.

To my complete surprise, he rolled over from back to front for the first time.  I had laid him on his entertainment mat and went to the kitchen to grab something to eat.  All of a sudden I heard the crinkly elephant ear on the mat crinkling away.  I went back to the living room to take a peek and found him face down with both arms stuck under him.  The crinkle noise was coming from his face being buried in the elephant ear.  Not good!  I have his sissy Sharon working with him on rolling over without getting his arms stuck.

Now that he's becoming more mobile and can grab things, we switched him from blankets to sleep sacks.  These things are great!

We introduced him to a little security blanket we call Lamby (it's a lamb).  He grabbed it up, snuggled it and started sucking on it.  It was the sweetest thing ever.

He loves walking through the grocery store.  He gets bright eyed, talks and smiles at people walking by.  He gets excited when they smile back.  He's definitely a social butterfly like his daddy.  Mommy and Daddy fight over who gets to hold him, so we have a rule that we have to switch half way through the store.  Then of course we fight over which aisle is half way.

He experienced his first trip to the mall and boy does this little man love people watching!  Daddy needed a pair of jeans and with being 6'5 he can only find his size at The Buckle.  He tried on several pairs trying to find the right fit for the least amount of moola.  He found the perfect pair and coincidentally the style is Tyler!!!

This one is too funny to not share.

He's always been very content in his car seat and usually sleeps the entire time in it, but now he cries and wants out every time the car is stopped.  Not fun and sometimes heart wrenching.

He has 3 extra long hairs on the top of his head, we call them his antennas.  His blonde peach fuzz is really filling in.

He peed in his own face again.  That'll teach him for waiting till we remove his diaper to pee!

Judging by Ty's hand size, length and his aim, I think he has basketball in his future.  While changing him, I turned away to get a diaper out of the laundry basket and heard what sounded like liquid being poured into a plastic bucket.  I turned around and found Ty peeing up and over the changing table and into his potty chair!!!  Now that is pure talent!

Kerry offered to change his diaper in the middle of the night.  The potty was right where he stands, so he kicked it out of his way.  I yelled, OMG, that has pee in it!  He then had to clean the carpet.  That's what he gets for kicking it!

He's growing out of his size 0-3 month clothing and a few of his size 3 month.  Every week I'm putting away clothes that are too small and moving him into larger ones.

Show and Tell:

My IVF buddy Kellie came over to meet Ty.  Kellie and I went through our 1st IVF together (it worked for her).  I remember us saying we didn't think we'd ever be able to go through it again if it didn't work.  HA on me!

This is how big my baby would be had my first IVF worked.

Bath time:

Sleepy baby, even slept through a diaper change:

One dimple... I think the other one got lost:

Smiley chubby cheeks:

Hanging with daddy in his bumbo chair.  Daddy gets chinese, Tyler gets a thumb:

That's it for this week.


  1. Awwww, what a great update!! So sorry you can't catch a break with the blocked ducts!! Major bummer!

    It's so fun to see Tyler exploring and discovering new things. I'm anxious for that, too, but am just loving the time we're in now.

    I hope someday our boys can meet!! Well, us too!!! :0)

    Love ya!
    The Other Jill

  2. The story about you two taking turns in the store just cracks me up, as does the pic of you with the enormous jeans :) Thanks for starting out my day with a smile!

  3. Oh dear! I also had a terrible luck with breastfeeding: 10 block ducks, 2 mastitis, engorgement, nipple blisters... My only advice - keep massaging and take hot showers. You need to make sure baby empties the boob every time. If the boob is still full, hand express! Also, if your boob feels hot, switch feeding positions so that baby's chin touches the hot spot.

    My daughter is 6 months now and I am happy to say, I am really enjoying breastfeeding now. After months 4 everything felt into places!!!

    Good luck and stay strong.


  4. Wow....he has got the cutest chubby cheeks!

    Those pants are too funny....OMG!!!

    Ick on the boob problems,like I said I had the same thing and OUCH!

    That was sooooo funny about him peeing into the potty chair.....what are the chances of that???


Thank you for your comment! Hugs, Kerry and Jill