This post is a little late since Tyson is now almost 7 months! Its definitely more of a challenge to keep up on blogging with two kids. I can only imagine how much harder it will get as our family continues to grow and get busier. But I had to share some of my favorite photos of our little guy and document some of his milestones.
Tyson actually turned 6 months old while we were in Idaho on the day of our car accident. It was memorable for sure! When we came home, we had his 6 month checkup. I didn't get his height written down, but we went from 95% to 75% in height. He weighs in at 21.5 lbs, which is in the 95%. He used to be off the charts! :) He's two pounds more than Kayla was at a year and almost as tall. He'll be bigger than her before we know it!
He's been such a good baby from the beginning. He has been sleeping 8-10 hours a night since he was 2 months old. Around 4 months, we started waking up. I figured he was teething, but nothing has popped up yet. Vacation threw off his schedule a bit, but he's now back to sleeping through the night, usually 9-11 hours each night. Occasionally he'll wake up fussing, but if I go in and give him a binky, he goes right back to sleep.
He's a strong kid and is getting around pretty well. He's growing fast and is already in 9-12 month clothes. He's starting to lose some rolls but is really long. He's very quick to smile and spreads happiness everywhere we go.
His bright blue eyes and blonde hair draws a lot of attention down here. He is constantly getting touched by strangers who can't seem to get enough of his cute face. I can't blame them!
While home, Tyson got to spend quality time with all of our family. I really wish we had family closer so they could all see him grow and change, but FaceTime has helped a lot.
He's a very vocal baby! He will squeal a lot and its very high-pitched. Kayla will say, "Don't scream, Tyson!" He is generally content, unless we leave him all alone in a room. He lets us know pretty quick that he would rather have some company.
He loves his big sister. These two are like peas in a pod.....most of the time. He is also getting vocal with her. If she gets too rough with him, he's starting to get a little more expressive and let her know he doesn't like it. That being said, if she's around, he can hardly keep his eyes off of her.
After we got home, we started him on food. He was probably ready much sooner, but I wasn't and with our vacation, I didn't want the hassle. He's been a pro eater though, surprise surprise! He's loved pretty much everything he's had so far. If we slow down the pace, he'll reach out to grab the spoon to feed himself.
Tyson is now taking big boy baths with Kayla and he LOVES it! He splashes a LOT and has a blast with the bath toys. Its so fun to see the kids playing together and having fun together.
Tyson is babbling more and more. He now says 'mamama' a lot and makes the 'hi' sound. I don't think it means much except that he gets a good reaction from us when he makes those sounds. It does melt my heart though!
I really just love his smiles! Tyson has finally slowed down on the spitting up front. Its more of a rare occasion, though its probably due to eating more solid foods.
I snapped the photo below with a framed photo of Kayla at the same age. I wanted the comparison and I think you can definitely tell they are siblings. They look even more alike than I originally remembered.
One of the things I asked Brett was for new photos of the kids. We took them out and snapped some photos ourselves and edited them. We got some really cute ones! Tyson is really getting cuter and cuter everyday!
Tyson is getting closer to crawling. He can almost move from his tummy to sitting back up. He gets up on his knees and rocks back and forth. He can get anywhere he wants to go now by rolling into the opposite direction and scooting backwards.
He loves his momma and will reach for me if strangers are holding him. He is still happy though and will usually be content just getting attention. We sure love this little guy of ours and feel so blessed to have his sweet, fun personality as part of our forever family!