Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tyler is 22 months old and weighs 18.5 lbs. He is finally wearing 12-18 month clothes and we always have to take him to the doctor for weight checks but he is at such a fun and destructive age! He learns new things everyday and he can understand so much of what I say even though he can't talk yet. He can always find his sippy cup and he loves to throw his diapers away for me. Just yesterday he discovered where the spatulas and measuring cups are and they are his new favorite toys. He is the most active kid! If he isn't sleeping he is always running and jumping and getting into everything, he wears me out!
This summer we took a family trip and spent the weekend in Utah to go to Lagoon and Hogle Zoo. It was so hot but so much fun. Drew, Seth and Nick loved the rides and we couldn't keep them off of them. Tyler and Luke also loved the little kids rides, Tyler would have ridden the rides all day if he could have. My Dad and I couldn't ride the rides so we hung out with the kids so the other adults could ride the rides but it was still so fun hanging out as a family. The next day we went to Hogle Zoo and the kids liked the animals and loved the carousel. Drew was like a kid again taking forever to watch every animal we came across.
Tyler was born with a cleft palate which is a hole in the roof of his mouth. In August of 2007 Tyler was 9 months old and had his first surgery at Primary Children's Hospital. The Doctor had to stretch the tissues in his mouth as far as he could but they couldnt get the hole completely closed so they had to put a prosthesis in to cover the hole. Tyler had his second surgery in April of 2008 when he was 18 months old, once again we had to go down to Primary Children's. His second surgery took about twice as long and they were able to completely close the hole by stitching the muscles together and then the tissues on top of the muscles. He had two layers of stitches from his teeth the back of his mouth and it took about 8 weeks until he was fully recovered. Now he is doing great and can eat anything he wants, he still isn't talking but he is making a lot more sounds and he understands alot so hopefully soon!