Monday, June 26, 2006

Pitter Patter...

Here is a pictures of Tyler showing us his muscles. We tell him "Ty, show us your muscles!" He then makes these little fists and gives us a little grrrr! It is the cutest thing ever!

He is growing so fast, and I know I always say that, but it is true. I cannot keep up! LITERALLY! He has started to pick up his walking pace. He has got a little run going on. It is sweet to hear him run across the kitchen floor. Little pitter patters...ahhh, such a sweet sound. Its cute too, I got him to throw away his diaper. He gets so proud of himself. He's my little helper. As soon as he gets those muscles to grow even more, I got a cute little vacuum cleaner... ;) heehee

We have begun having deep conversations with Ty. He is really telling us something. Tyler and I go on and on. I will ask him a question and he gives me a detailed baby chatter right back. He sings all the time and he has added a few new dance moves. He's got his booty shake, now he rocks back and forth and moves his arms all around. He loves the wiggles song "Hot Potato" and he follows all the motions. It is hilarious. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be dancing to the Wiggles...its even more fun when Ty does it with me. heehee so funny to hear Tim rocking out and singing "Fruit Salad, yummy yummy..." heehee Sorry Daddy, had to dish! It is precious!

Check out the latest picts! We will be adding more and more!!!


Monday, June 19, 2006

Ahhhhh Father's Day.

Father's day is quite different when after 40 years of spending it as a son you finally get to spend it as a father! Tyler is so amazing and yesterday was such a fun day. We went up Can's parents and had crabs and a cookout and went swimming. Then afterwards we went over and had dessert with my dad and sister. It was a very full day and it was a LOT of fun!

Tyler's new thing is running. He'll start walking and then pick up speed and be down the hallway before you know it. He's growing so fast...

Daddy T

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Daddy Day Daddy!!!

Dear Daddy,

I LOVE you!

Thank you for being my daddy. I am so lucky to have such a cool daddy like you. We have so much fun! I love it when you give me tons of kisses! When we take walks, when I sit on your motocycle, and when we go to ToysRUs to just walk around. I love showing you my muscles. One day I will be as strong as you! I love singing the 'Hot Potato' song with you. I love showing you my 'rad' moves when I dance! I love it when you read me stories and make silly faces. I love watching you play guitar and I love the song you wrote for me. I love hitting your computer when it is open, even though you don't want me too :) I love making faces with you. I love when you give me kisses on my neck and I laugh soooo hard! You are funny daddy! I love it when you nibble my toes. It tickles! I love playing hide and seek and I love playing peek a boo behind the dining room chair with you! heehee I love that you love me so much. I love how you still check on me in the middle of the night. I love you daddy. I know that I will always have my daddy when I need him. You will protect me, love me and teach me so much. Happy Daddy's Day!!!

I hope you have the bestest day ever!



Happy Father's Day to my Pop-Pop Minnicks, Poppy Lally and God-daddy Uncle Jordo!!!

P.S. Check out the video page for my video for my Daddy! I love him!

Fun new ticker!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I am ONE!!!!

Hello Everyone!

I had an amazing day! I had my '1 year' checkup. Got some yucky shots :( but I weigh....25 lbs, 12 oz and I am 31 inches!!! The Dr. said I am gonna be a tall boy! He said I can start drinking milk and I can try all sorts of new foods! He said I am developing very well! I like my new Dr.! After that, we went to lunch at The Rainforest Nani and Poppy came too..also my Auntie Alexis, Uncle Jordo and Aunt Megs. (Of course Mommy and Daddy were Daddy took off work because it was my first special day!!!) . I got some cool Auntie bought me this frog that dances and sings "Go shorty, its your birthday..." I liked dancing to that. I loved the gorillas, the elephants were frightening, but I handled it. The loud leopard scared me, and I grabbed onto my Mommy and Daddy. It was FUN! We left and visited my Mom-mom. I know she is not here on earth, but I know she is around me all the time. I love her very much. We had to come home bacause I was so sleepy. I took a long nap. When I woke up, Mommy and Daddy took me to Toys R Us. I LOVE going there. My Daddy takes me there all the time. I look at all the cool toys. I got to pick out a toy this time. I saw this bike that I loved, even though I am not big enough to ride it. It is pretty cool! Mommy and Daddy got it for me. I had fun climbing all over the box. After Toys R Us, we went to order the balloons for my birthday party. My Daddy and Mommy took me to Chuck E. Cheese!!! I loved all the lights and sounds! I loved the show! I had fun eating pizza and showing Mom and Dad my muscles (my newest trick). I danced so much and I loved all the music. I rode all the rides I was big enough to ride! It was such a great day. As soon as we got home I was ready for bed! It is tough being ONE! heehee

Thank you to everyone who loves me!

Happy Birthday to me!

Thank you Daddy and Mommy! I LOVE you sooooo much! I can't wait for my birthday party!!!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER!!!! Our sweet little boy is ONE!!!

I cannot believe this day has come. Our sweet little boy is ONE! What a blessing he is. He has touched our hearts so deeply. What did we do to deserve such a wonderful human being to grace our lives. What a gift. Sigh...
So continuing our story... I woke up and the Dr. came in to check me to see if I was ready to start the pitocen. NOPE. More cervix softening gel. Eventually they started the pitocen. This would get the contractions going and labor would be in full effect. Time went on and NOTHING. I was at a 1. More waiting...I got to a 2. The contrations we coming faster and harder. A nurse came in to check me. It was unbelievably painful...I told my favorite nurse Theresa to not let her touch me again! That was as mean as I got. From then on I was a champ. My Mom was with me. She really made me feel comforted. Sometimes you really need your know? It was nice because I knew she had been through this. She had understanding in her eyes. She knew what I was going through. What it must have felt for her to watch her child in labor. I know she would have done it for me if she could. I love my Mom and I am so blessed and lucky to have her in my life. Thank you Mom. More contractions, quicker and quicker...I was still at a 2. They were amazed at how I was taking it, because on the computer, the contractions were reading high. Meaning I should have been screaming. Take that Tom Cruise. Don't need to be a scientologist to be chill. Tim was watching me go though this and he was so worried. I could not really tell him that I was ok. I had to just breath through the pain. I wanted to get up and hug him. I know he felt helpless. Anyone who knows Tim, knows he will take care of everyone. Especially me...and especially me delivering his precious child. (he was a model husband...any craving (shaved ice every night), backrubs, footrubs, watching my silly shows, sleeping on a fraction of the bed because my pregnancy pillow took up most of the king sized bed...anything...he made sure I was comfortable...) was time for the 1st epidural. I wanted the epi so that I could really be a part of the birth and see the baby, rather than focus on the pain. The epidural was not a couple hours later they tried again. Did not work. I was in full blown labor and I felt it all. To be honest, it is not as bad as they say. At least for me it wasn't. It was like the worst menstrual cramp plus a little...but mentally, I was taken to another place. Almost like I left my body. Just had to breathe through it. It was hard because the waves of pain would come so fast, and you get so tired. Hours had gone by...full labor, still at a 2 or a 2 1/2. The Dr. noticed that the baby's heart rate showed some distress. He decided on a C-section. So I was wheeled down to the OR and prepped. Tim was so worried about me. I remember being too tired to reassure him. I just wanted to sleep. They numbed me pretty good and I had trouble breathing. They said I was breathing, but I was so numb it felt weird. I was thirsty too. I wanted to watch, but I couldn't see. I thought Tim was video taping, he brought the camera up a few times, but all you see is his pants leg. heehee He did catch the moment where the baby was pulled out...That was most important. When the baby was born, we were bawling. Tim and I could not believe it. It was the most amazing feeling. I can relive it and feel it all over again. I remember Dr. Lenowitz asking what his name was...Tim said "We don't know yet" I wanted to see him...As soon as we saw him, it was Tyler Christopher. We were wheeled to another room and I tried to breastfeed for the first time. Everything is sort of vague for me. I was a bit out of it. I just had major surgery! heehee Give me a break. heehee Eventually we went to the room and I saw the family. My parents, Alexis, Jordan, Megan...Tim's dad, and sisters Debbie and Diane were there. I was is a smaller room because of the C-section. We were all crammed in there waiting for Tim and Tyler. Tim was with Tyler as he was cleaned up and checked. They finally arrived and everyone was in tears. Tyler was welcomed with so much love. I know he felt every ounce of it. Everyone held him and cried and smiled. It was amazing. Tyler has blessed all of our lives and he continues to every day. He is such a special, wonderful person. I know he is meant to do wonderful things with his life. He brings so much joy. We love you Tyler Christopher. Happy Birthday sweetheart! Our little Roo...Our little monkey...We LOVE YOU! You are ONE! Wow!
Tyler Christopher ~ June 8, 2005 ~ 7:02 pm ~ 7 pounds, 15 oz, 21 inches
We go for his one year check up today!!! We will let you know his latest stats!!!
Love to all...Thank you all for your love and support!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Last year this time...June 7th 2005

Last year, Tim and I went to see Dr. Lenowitz. I was tenatively scheduled for an induction on the 10th of June. I was on bedrest for pregnancy induced hypertension. At our visit my blood pressure had elevated even more so my Dr. said I should be induced that evening. If the blood pressure rises too high, their is risk for stroke and harm to the baby. He went out to call the hospital...Tim and I looked at each other. We had so many feelings, elation, worry, happy...tears! We were not ready...we had a couple days left to prepare! heehee When we got home, we got everything together, I took a shower and he headed to the hospital. I remember calling my family and Tim calling his. "We are gonna have out baby sooner than expected!!!" I remember thinking how ready and not ready I was. I wanted this baby so bad. I didn't want to be pregnant anymore. I wanted to be a good Mom, would I be a good Mom? Oh my gosh! I have never been a Mom before...sure, to my dogs and kitties...but thats not the same thing...I am gonna be a real Mom. I have to be responsible for this little life. I remember asking God, 'Are you sure I am ready for this?' Then I took a deep breath and realized...YUP, I am ready. Sure I have never given birth...but I will give it 110%, I have never been a Mom...but I will give it my all. A sense of calm came over me and we headed to the hospital. We got into out really nice cozy and comfy. I was hooked up with all the monitors and such. A nurse came in and talked with me privately. I remember thinking "This is really happening!' I remember looking in Tim's eyes and knowing exactly what he was thinking. I really felt one with him. We were doing this together and he was my strength. I had nothing to worry about. Tim was doing all the worrying for both of us. I felt all of his love and support. I was at peace.
My family came and visited me. We watched TV and I remember Brad Pitt being interviewed. Bleck! What a stupid memory to have. heehee We talked about names. We had picked Tyler, but I didn't commit because I wanted to see what he looked like. Would he look like a Tyler? That is important! When we had the first sonogram and the baby had flashed us (thats how we found out...we originally didn't want to know) the name Tyler popped into my head. So, his sonogram looked like a Tyler, but would the baby when he entered the world? That is important. My dad was being silly picking all different names. My Mom held my hand and looked at me in a way that only a Mom could. I remember thinking that I will be able to look at my child the same way with the same communication of love. Alexis was going to burst with excitement. She had been waiting for this day ever since Tim and I got married. Jordan and Megan were there too...I remember taking one of the 7 (positive) pregnancy tests at work...Jordan with tears in his eyes as we sat in the office and I told him I was pregnant. Everyone left, and Tim set up his little bed. I was gived this gel to soften the cervix. It was so hard to sleep that night, but I did the best I could. Pleasant dreams...Did I sleep? heehee
Thank you Tim for all your love and support that night and everyday. I am so blessed to have you for my bestest friend and my love of my life. I love you!


Friday, June 02, 2006


Time flies. Next week (6/8) Tyler will be one!!! I can't believe it. He has come so far. He is such an intelligent and smart little guy. His personality is so awesome and he is the light of our lives. I don't know how we got so lucky, but he was definitely worth the wait. I keep saying this over and over, but I can't imagine our lives without him. Honestly, just to look over at him warms your heart and puts a smile on your face. It's been the quickest and at the same time, longest year of my life.

and ya know what? I wouldn't give one minute of it back or change a second of it for the world.

I love you Tyler! You make daddy SO proud and happy every day!

Daddy T