Tuesday, June 28, 2005

My second post...

Hi MomMy, I hOPpeD on The Daddy's puter and wAnT to teLl you tHank yOu foR eVeRyThiNg you do for me!

I love you mommy!


back to work (cont'd)

I can type more now....

So yeah, I started back to work Monday and lemme tell you, it is pretty sucky to have to leave your wife and newborn at home. Not sucky in the sense that I hate my job or anything cause I don't. Actually it's pretty cool and the people are awesome. But sucky in the sense that I'd LOVE to be independently wealthy and be able to stay home and raise my son with my wife and share that with her. Maybe tonight I'll hit with the Mega Millions ticket I bought! ha ha.

I've been trying not to call home too much so Candace can get some rest because she has been taking the 4am feedings and letting me sleep which is pretty awesome of her.

We went to the dr. today and he said her incision looks good and he is gonna start weaning her off of her pain meds. I wish I could take some of her pain away from her cause I know it must be hard and the carpel tunnel isn't helping because she is having trouble even opening a jar with her left arm. Poor girl. I love you and I promise it is all down hill from here! It'll get better and you'll be 100% before you know it!!!

Love to you and Tyler!!!

Daddy T

Monday, June 27, 2005

back to work...

well that 2.5 weeks went by fast. I really miss Can and Tyler.

I'll type more later...


Our boy is growing fast...

It is 12:16 in the morning...we are getting ready for bed. Hard to believe Tyler is 19 days old already!

Daddy goes back to work today. Tyler and I are sad...we are gonna miss him.

Tyler met his first friend Talia on Sat. We went for quick outing with our friends Dave, Theresa, Dave's daughter Linnea and their sweet newborn Talia. She is two weeks older that Tyler. Precious. Then today we went for another quick outing to his Uncle Pat and Aunt Erin's house for his cousin Adam's first birthday. Adam's sister and my 2 year old Godchild Ellie fell in love with her little cousin Tyler. She was so sweet to him. She calls her brother Adam Bop-bop, so she called Ty, little Bop-bop. It was, uuuhhh...so adorable! We couldn't stay too long...but it was another successful outing. Tyler is so good. We are so blessed.

Hopefully Tim puts new picture up soon. Ty has gotten so big and changes everyday.

Anyway...off to get my couple hours of sleep. :)

Love to all...


Friday, June 24, 2005

Our due date was today!

Today is the 24th of June. I feel sort of attached to this day. This was the day I based my countdown on. Tyler's official due date. Can you believe he is 16 days old already! I still have to pinch myself...I feel like I am dreaming. We have a sweet little son. He coos and makes the cutest little noises and little facial expressions. Everyone who sees his sweet little face falls in love. He is just amazing!

First tears... Yesterday Tim and I saw Tyler's first tears. It broke my heart. So what did Mommy do...well, I cried too. Poor little guy.

Well, we are off to bed now (for a couple hours anyway...heehee)

Thanks to everyone!

I will write more...esp. all the visitors Ty has had! Lots of love to share! Oh and more pictures coming soon!!!



Monday, June 20, 2005


what an amazing two weeks already. They grow up so fast ::sigh::


Tyler's belly button (umbilical cord) fell off and has left the perfect little belly button. He is SO adorable and Candace and I could just eat him up! When he lays there he makes these cute little "baby noises" little coo's and grunts and giggles and it is so cool. He can already turn over on his back from his belly which may or may not be normal and can already hold his head up and turn it, but I think he is so strong that he'll probably be walking in a couple weeks ;). Tomorrow I'm taking him out to teach him to ride a bike and we are gonna go rent some jetski's afterwards to cool off. Seriously though I can't wait for ALL that! We are so blessed and I'm so blessed to have an amazing and strong wife like Candace. I know she sometimes plays down everything she does, but she is amazing and we have got the perfect little boy.

Much love to everyone who has posted here. We appreciate you all!

Daddy T OUT and grillin' some steaks!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Tyler's First Post

Happy First Father's Day Daddy! I Love You!


Saturday, June 18, 2005

Once upon a time....

Here is our story…we decided to write this one together…

Tim: Well we did it! Well, CANDACE did it! She is the strongest person I've ever met in my entire life. I have a new respect for her and women in general because this birthing thing is NOT easy. At our Dr. Appt Tuesday afternoon, the Dr. told us to go immediately to the hospital. Do not pass go, do not collect $200 dollars. Go straight in. So after coming home and finalizing our labor bag, we drove into the hospital Tuesday night around 6pm. When we got there we were immediately taken to a room and Candace was given a softening agent to "ripen" her cervix so they could induce labor the next morning. Ya see, at the Dr. Appt, Can's BP was thru the roof, so Dr.Lenowitz started to get worried and wanted to deliver the baby ASAP. It was necessary so that Can's BP would go back to normal and the baby's health wouldn't be threatened. So the ripening took all night and at 6am the next morning, they gave her pitocen to start to induce her.
Candace: The contractions started to become regular, and I finally progressed to 1 cm, ...then around 2pm I was 2 cm...The nurse/midwife Jessica at my OBs office broke my water, she is so wonderful and so positive. Unfortunately I had only progressed to 2 ½ cm...The contractions were so strong they called for the epidural. I had a spinal epidural and at first it seemed to work...but then I had some reactions to the spinal...I was numb to my ears, my BP dropped REAL low and I was vomiting...a bit scary, but it wore off, along with the epidural not working at all. They decided to give me another epidural a little lower. Again, my body didn't respond. I tried to relax, the pain is so intense. It really is hard to explain. I could not have made it without Tim, my Mom and my nurse Theresa. They kept me calm and focused…it is so easy to panic, but I breathed through it and kept thinking of my baby’s sweet face and that I would soon meet him. After 13 hours of active labor, my contractions were measuring pretty high, I had no progress, the baby’s heart rate increased, so Dr. Lenowitz decided it was best to do a C-section. So we were off to the operating room. On the way there, my contractions were still coming pretty strong, but I was getting closer to meeting my little angel. It was happening so fast, yet it felt like slow motion. We got to the room and they gave me a ‘spinal’ to numb me. The put me on the table and I felt numb up to my ears once again. I was having trouble swallowing and asked for water, but in reality I was having trouble breathing, so they put an oxygen mask on me. Tim was watching and holding my hand. I would go to sleep and he would make sure I was awake and ok. He was so worried about me. It took longer to get to the baby than I thought…I am so used to watching all those baby shows where they deliver in 2 minutes. Heehee I forgot they have to prep everything. I just could not wait. When they were operating and I did not feel a thing. The Anesthesiologist was apologizing for the pressure…I didn’t even feel that. I was finally at peace and ready to meet our boy…
Tim: What happened next was just the most amazing experience of my life. I was in the ER with Candace the entire time and though I was worried a couple times, everything went well and after approximately an hour, they brought Tyler Christopher into our world and our hearts. He was the most precious being I'd ever laid eyes on. Candace and I broke down and had a sob fest when I showed her a video of him being born. Ya see, she had the drape thingie in front of her face so she couldn't see anything that was going on. However I managed to stand up several times (most of the time actually) and watch what was happening. Then after the baby was born and they took him over to clean him up, I went over and video taped him and talked to him and it stopped him from crying immediately. The feeling was incredible! I've always thought that babies just weren't that cute or that they look sort of "alien", but when I saw my boy, I thought he was the most gorgeous, precious little person I've ever seen. WOW!

Candace: We were so elated. It all felt like a dream…Tim and I were parents!

Well, after they put everything back and stitched me up I was off to recovery. I felt like I was going to throw up…and I did, luckily my Dr. noticed and opened a clothes hamper for me. Ewwww. I got to recovery, where I had to stay for an hour, but I got to feed Tyler for the first time. I was so afraid of breastfeeding, but once you see your little angel and he is depending on you, it is amazing. Everything changes and you want to do everything for him. Just looking at him, seeing his sweet little face…Words cannot describe. So finally I get to go to my room. It is a smaller room than the first one. Tim was with Tyler as he got his first bath. MY family was still in the waiting room. I could not wait to see everyone and my new son! My Mom and Dad, Tim’s Dad and sisters Debbie and Diane, Alexis my sister, Jordan my brother and my future sister-in-law Megan were all there. WE were so excited and waited patiently for Tim and Tyler to come back. They finally did and everyone was overwhelmed with tears….


Born June 8, 2005 ~ 7lbs 15oz, 21 inches long

We’ll write more about our hospital stay over the next day or so and post those pictures.... Can you believe we are real parents to the most beautiful boy! We are so blessed. We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. It is amazing how much our son is loved. We are so grateful. God Bless you all!

(Daddy T) Tim and (Mommy) Candace

Catching up...

Hey family and friends...Thanks for all the love!

We are working on our birth story and will beup shortly...PROMISE! Tyler takes up a lot of time and we rest when we can...heehee

We are both in love with our prince! He lost his belly button umbillical cord today!!! Grandmom and Poppy were here to see it along with sweet Aunt Dawn! Tim and I had tears...our boy is growing up!


Sunday, June 12, 2005

Officially a "Daddy" and "Mommy"!!!

We have so much to share with everyone. I just wanted to say a quick hello and thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Our sweet birth story is coming soon...So much to tell...it is a doozy...heehee The truth is...you DEFINITELY forget the pain when you see the sweet little face! Tyler is amazing. I can't begin to explain the love I feel for him.

Thanks for all the e-mails and posts..I will write back as soon as I feel a little better and get the hang of this :)
Tim's gonna post some more pictures tomorrow!

I love you all!


Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Change in plans :)

Heading to the hospital tonite :)

Tomorrow the induction starts! They are getting me ready tonite :)

Wish us luck!!!

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

Candace and Tim

3 days until our Induction...

Hard to believe how close it is to meet our little boy! AHHHH! I am so excited!

I had another NST this morning. Our boy was chilling a little too much. He was moving, but his heart rate was not reacting enough...so Marilyn (our nurse tech) had to use a buzzer. It woke him up and his heart rate stayed up and we had to wait till it came down. She measured everything and is calling the Dr. She said she is not worried. The ultrasound test went well. She measures the amniotic fluid...watches his breathing, watches his little heart beat. He is so precious. I can't believe I get to see his little face soon. I am getting used to his routine and little movements. I think I might miss him being so close to me. I wonder if other Mom's feel the same way.

We have a Dr. appointment later today. I will update later :)

Love to all!

Friday, June 03, 2005

follow the yellow brick road...

Well it looks like our journey is coming to an end, while another door opens up and we are sent on a new one. Honestly it still hasn't sunk in that I'm gonna be a dad, but I'm sure that will pass after the baby is born and I'm holding him and he looks up and smiles at me. I can only imagine the bond that a father and mother have with an infant. I've always been the person that the babies or kids in the room would shy away from because I'm kind of intimidating looking I guess. Or at least I guess I used to be with my wierd spikey hair and earrings and tattoos, but maybe I still am. But now there is actually going to be a little one who will run to hide behind my legs from others and that feeling and thought is just amazing to me. Honestly I can't wait til next weekend.

Candace, this has been one of the hardest things you've probably ever done in your life and I admire you more than you know for being able to go through everything you went through all with a smile on your face. I love you and can't wait to share our baby's birth with you next weekend when we hold him and look in each other's eyes and smile.

Knowing that finally everything is right and well in our world...

Love you!

Daddy T

From 21 days till my due date to 7 or 8 days!!!!

Ahhh! I am so excited. Finding it hard to rest my mind. I keep thinking what he will look like, what it will feel like, how much everything changes...that this is our last weekend alone...It feels like a dream actually. It was a long hard road, but I am already starting to forget. I never thought that was possible. Everyone tells me the first time you look in his eyes, you only remember joy. I am starting to believe that is true.

Oh, I told y'all I was 2 cm dialated...well the Dr. mentioned 75%....we were not sure if that meant effaced or not...well the nurse today at the hospital said that it indeed meant effaced. Pretty cool huh!
The NST today went well. One more next Tues...

So currently I am 37 weeks. YAH! He is now considered 'full term'...YAH!
Here is what is going on this next week..

Your Baby This Coming Week 38
On average, at this time, a baby weighs about 6.8 pounds (3100g) and measures about 14 inches (35cm) from crown to rump and 21 inches (47cm) total in length.
Your baby is still growing and gaining weight. Your baby may gain as much as 1 ounce (28g) a day at this point.


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

We have an announcement!!!

This weekend will be the last weekend alone for us! WHY you ask?!

Well, at our Dr. appt tonite, the Dr. decided to induce me next Thursday (9th) or Friday(10th)!!!! It may take some time to get things going...so he might be born on Sat. the 11th...We are so excited, elated, scared...so many emotions. I will be 38 weeks...My blood pressure is still high and the best thing for us is to bring this little gent into the world. (Unless I go into labor before then...) I was 2 cm dialated! FUN!

Wish us lots of luck and prayers!!!!


Tim and Cand