Friday, February 24, 2006

Still waiting

I'm still waiting for that other tooth to come in on the bottom. I think I have another one coming in on the top too. The one on top might come in before the other one does. They sure are taking there precious 'ol time. A hamburger sounds pretty good right about now. But I guess I'll just have to wait.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Grandpa and Me

He always makes me smile

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

On the Go!

I got to take my first road trip this past weekend. I went to visit my cousins, Ollie and Tori, in Peoria. I did very well. I slept most of the way and mom and dad only had to stop once for me to eat. But man was it a long trip, it took 5 1/2 hours. Once we got there it was much better. I got to stretch out and see my aunts and uncle. That first night though I didn't want to go to bed until midnight....what do you expect I slept the whole way up. On Saturday, I got to play with Ollie and Tori...well Ollie pretty much did his own thing and Tori just made me cry. She kept making these weird noises that scared me. But I got used to it and we ended up having a lot of fun. We all went out to eat and then Ollie made me a stuffed tiger and named him Ty. He's such a nice cousin. Mom and dad had to buy me a hat because it was sooo cold and windy. I also got to see my Aunt Annie and Uncle Dale. Sunday morning, we came home and I did pretty well on the way home. We stopped and ate in St Louis. But mom was in to much of a hurry because once she put me in the carseat I decided to spit up everywhere. So it took a little longer but other than that I had a great first road trip.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hands...well one!

I've discovered I have hands...well only one. I like holding my arm straight up and looking at my hand. I haven't quite figured out what to do with it yet except chew on it. Mom always tells me I have another hand but I haven't found it yet. Maybe someday.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Party all night long!!

I stayed up all night last night. I went to bed at 10:00 but got up at 3:30 and didn't go back to bed until 6:00. I just wanted to play. But mom wasn't to happy with me because she wanted to sleep. But I said forget about that. I guess I was just wondering where dad was at (he was in St. Louis...skiing without me). I'll try and be nice tonight, but I'm not making any promises.

Friday, February 10, 2006

The waiting game

I have my first tooth but now I'm just waiting for another one to come in. I can feel another one try to poke through but it just won't come. I like to put my whole hand in my mouth and chew on it, but I don't think that's helping. But it sure does make my gums feel better. I think swishing my spit around in my mouth is a lot of fun too. Mom and dad make fun of me when I do it, and I get spit everywhere because instead of swallowing it, I like to spit it out everywhere.

I'm getting much stronger. I can hold my head up for about 8 seconds all by myself. I decided not to resist when mom makes me sit up anymore. I used to arch my back and throw my head back. But I can see a lot more stuff when I sit up, even if mom has to help me hold my head up.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Weekend activities

Man, what a busy weekend. I got to go to my cousins, Luke and Drew's, birthday party on Saturday. Which was a lot of fun! And then Sunday was my first Superbowl. Go Steelers!!! I even did some betting and ended up winning $5, but then I gave it to mom and she lost it in a game of poker. See if I ever give her my money again. But, man I'm exhausted. I was so worn out that I slept all night.

Friday, February 03, 2006


3 months

4 months

5 months

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Life so far

This is a continuation from my other webpage. I think this one is much better anyways....more pictures. For those of you who haven't seen my other webpage. Here's an update. My name is Tyler and I was born on July 27, 2005. I weighed 8 lbs 9 oz and was 22 inches long.

I have had a few bumps in the road since I've been born. I was born with hydrocephalus, which means I have fluid on my brain. But, luckily there was a surgery that fixed that. I had a shunt placed in my head when I was only 4 days old to drain the excess fluid. I ended having to stay in the hospital for 3 weeks before I got to come home. Which didn't last for long. Six days later, I had to go back to the hospital because my shunt malfunctioned and I had an infection. So 2 more weeks in the hospital, which wasn't fun at all. But I got a brand new shunt and it's been working great!

So now I am 6 months old. I weigh 15 lbs 5 oz and 26 inches . I am smiling, and cooing, and laughing a little. I just got my first tooth last Saturday, which is pretty exciting. I didn't know what it was at first. I kept touching it with my finger and it kept poking me. Luckily, my parents told me it was a tooth and everything was ok. Now my dad thinks I can eat anything. Anyways, keep checking in for more updates

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Tyler's first BLOG

Hi! Yesterday, my Grandma told me that I should start a blog for everyone to read. For those of you who don't know what a blog is, it's simply a journal of my daily/weekly/monthly thoughts and activities. This is where I get to tell the world what I think, and what I'm doing. I can also post pictures of myself, my friends, cousins...and anyone else I happen to hang out with. I am a very busy little guy. So, here's the first day of many....welcome to Tyler's Trip!