It's funny the way having a kid makes you want to speed up time, and freeze it simultaneously. You can't wait to see them learn something new like crawl, walk, talk, etc. but at the same time that means they're growing up. I don't know about all moms, but I can tell you that Tyler growing up is an awesomely scary thought. I'm so anxious to see what kind of person he'll grow in to, but I already miss the newborn stage, the bright-eyed baby stage, the not-running towards the street phase!
Ty's fifteen-months-old and I can't believe how much he's grown and learned in such a short amount of time. At his birthday he was just taking a few steps here and there. Now we can't get him to stop and he's all-around running! He has quite a few words. Many of them really only we understand, and he may not say them often, but he has said them, in context, so it counts! I still don't think Rob has ever heard him say "turtle", but he has, while trying to pet Bebe through the aquarium!
And I really can't get over how much he's grown. He's a big boy now! He was a tiny little peanut at birth - not even 7 pounds and 20 inches. Now he's 24 pounds (50th %) and 33 inches (90th %). He has 12 teeth. Yes, TWELVE teeth! Molars and all. He grew 3 inches in 3 months. Insane, I know! Proof positive that time goes fast right there!
And, some new discoveries recently... Ty used to be hesitant of Brown Bear (maybe we'll rename him later - that's pretty boring!), but now he loves to grab a book, his blankie, or a toy and cuddle with him. I'm anxious for the day he falls asleep with his big protector! How cute would that be?
I discovered Ty's love for smoothies! At the Kid's Flea Market at The Magic House I got a free smoothie, and gave Ty a sip. The kid screamed for more and couldn't get enough of it! Good to know - that might be one way to sneak more fruits and veggies in to his diet!