Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tyler: Week 44 (10 Months Old)

April 20-April 26, 2011 (43w-43w6d old)

Tyler Update:

  • He's officially walking!!!  He's wobbly, out of control and walks like a drunk Frankenstein with a really wide gait.  It's hilarious!  Sometimes he walks sideways.  Most of the time he walks way too fast.  He doesn't watch where he's going and frequently trips over his toys.  We're experiencing lots of head bumps this week.

And he's off and running, completely out of control!


Videos:  Tyler walking (all short clips)

  • I guess he's now bored with his walker, so he started using it to practice walking backwards.
  • Towards the end of the week he started standing up hands free and then takes off walking.  As if walking was a big enough accomplishment, he also started carrying large objects around, which makes him even more unbalanced and funnier to watch.  It's amazing how much he improves every single day.

  • He loves doing backflips.  He lays in my lap, puts his head back and flips over.  If he could talk, I just know he would be saying "again, again!".
  • His babbling is picking up a little more, though it's still mostly squawks, squeals and mama.  There's an occasional ga or ba in there.  No da-da yet, poor Kerry!
  • We introduced him to mango this week.  He loves fresh mango chunks, but did not like it pureed.  We also tried baked squash/apple/pear/cinnamon and it went over really well.
  • He started playing with his food.  He takes a bite, gurgles it, sprays it and squishes it out his mouth.  We've resorted to much smaller bites to prevent being sprayed with food.
  • He's starting to let me know when he prefers milk over solids.  While in his highchair, he turns his head away from the spoon, grabs my shirt, pulls me in and bites my boob.  Not exactly subtle.  He refuses his food until he gets his milk first.
  • He yells at our blender.  Every time we turn it on, he comes over to the gate and yells at the top of his lungs until we turn it off.

Video:  Tyler yelling at the blender (and friend Matilda not too happy about it either)

  • He decided my salad spinner basket was the toy of the week.  (This is also shows him in the process of standing up hands free.)

  • He turned 10 months on April 23!

Other videos this week:

Video:  Tyler's new silly laugh

Video:  Apparently shaking keys is hilarious


  1. OMG.....I have NEVER seen a baby walk like that....he looks like a cowboy.....LOL

    That laugh is wicked funny!!!!

    Wow.......a month from today your little guy will be ONE!!! Unbelievable isn't it???

    No wonder that poor kid is tripping over toys.....he has WAY more toys than most babies have....LOL How the heck does he decide what to play with?

  2. OMG, his walk is the funniest I have ever seen! ;-))

    And isn't is amazing just how quick they get better at everything they do?

  3. OMGoodness, that boy is so cute!! Love the drunken swagger. Crack me up! Can't wait to show Colton when he gets up from his nap. :0)

    Kudos on all the great video uploads! It takes me forever (or the computer!) so I don't do many. Love seeing his progress.

    Let me know when he usually naps, and we will plan a skype date. Colton sleeps around 9, noon and 3ish. We've got to find a time to let them chat!!

    Keep up the good work, Momma!!
    The Other Jill

  4. Aweeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! How stinkin' cute is Tyler!!!! He looks so little to be walking, but there he is, strutting his stuff! Amazing! And I found him carrying his biggest toys around so funny! lol Tyler is a baby sponge learning at warp speed and there's no sense standing in his way! Perhaps you all need to strap on some roller blades and try to keep up with your little man-whoopieeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Thanks for my entertainment of the week! :) I can't wait for the next blog...he won't be hanging off the chandelier, will he? tee-hee

    Love always...Aunt Kook

  5. Those might be some of the cutest videos ever! He just wants to GO!! It is more running than anything so once he gets this down I think it will be safe to say that he went from crawling to running...and mama is going to be even busier!


Thank you for your comment! Hugs, Kerry and Jill