I have so many things to post about Tyler, mainly pictures from the past couple of months since he was born, so I decided to just lump everything I would have posted about him into one big post.
Our little boy is growing so fast! I know everyone says how fast they grow, but you really don't realize it until it's your own. Especially within the first few months. Tyler is now 2 and a half months old, and has changed so much since he was born at the beginning of March!
He is so strong already and tries to pull himself up to sit and/or stand up all the time. His legs have always been really strong (since he was in my tummy...I felt them all the time!), and his neck and back have been pretty strong too since he was born. He was trying to hold his head up on his own at just a week or two old. He still is a little ways away from sitting on his own, but he's getting there and loves practicing. We joke about how he likes to "work out" because he loves to go from laying down, to sitting up, to standing up, to laying down, etc. etc.
Over the past 3 or 4 weeks he has started smiling and cooing/baby talking. Now over the past 2 or 3 days, he has been talking it up ALL the time. Pretty much anytime he's awake he's trying to talk and making all kinds of noises. He also loves when I imitate the noises he makes. He is getting to be much more interactive, which is SO much fun!
We made it through the short colicky period he had towards the end of March and into the first few weeks of April. It seemed like much longer than it actually was, but nonetheless we're so glad it's over and that he has become such a happy boy over the past month.
We blessed Tyler in church on April 10th. We had a ton of family come out to attend church, including my dad, step mom and maternal grandparents all of which are not members. My dad has actually been avidly against the church for pretty much my entire life (well since I was baptized at age 11), but he came and sat through a portion of Sacrament meeting, and was even asking some questions about the logistics of the church to my father in law. Dan gave a beautiful blessing to his sweet little boy. It was short and sweet, and only included the most important things, which I think was absolutely perfect for Tyler. He was asleep for about an hour, even while Dan carried him up for the blessing, and then Dan said he woke up just for the blessing, and as soon as it was over, he fell back to sleep. What a sweet and special boy I have!
We went for Tyler's first round of vaccines on April 29th. I was pretty nervous since I had to take him by myself, and I knew he'd be getting multiple needle sticks. Not to mention all of the controversy about vaccines in general and what they can or can't cause, etc. etc. I was questioning the whole morning whether it was the right thing to do or not, but I finally just decided to suck it up, remembering that we all had all the same shots and have all been fine. Not to mention how terrible I would feel if he caught one of these horrible viruses that could have been prevented if I would have vaccinated him. He actually did stellar at the appointment. Of course he cried, but as soon as they were done, I picked him up and he stopped crying right away. He was even talking a little in the car on the way home.
Now, without further adieu, here is a collection of pictures of Tyler from his first 2 and a half months of life! What a precious son I have been blessed with!