Ty has fun playing with daddy and stealing cash from his wallet!
During January Ty went through a difficult phase. He'd slap and hit us, other kids, and the cats, and he'd throw hard, heavy things on the ground or at people. I'd teach him the right behavior, like being gentle, only throwing soft things like stuffed animals, and showing him how to use the hard things appropriately, but I couldn't get the bad behavior to stop. When I'd say "no," he'd just do it again while saying "no, no." Time outs and even spankings didn't work either. He wouldn't associate the punishment with the incorrect behavior. This has gotten better now that he's starting to respond to "no," but it's still a bit challenging.
Ty's become an expert at riding and holding onto daddy. As Ty's about 30 pounds these days, I can't hold him for extended periods, particularly since I'm pregnant. Ty looks forward to daddy coming home so he can get on his "sholes."
We spent one Saturday evening dancing around to "Everything is Awesome" with Tyler. It's moments like those that make all the frustrating ones worth it.
|Cute boy in the bathtub!|
Ty remains a fantastic eater, though he has some interesting habits. For example, he loves mac and cheese, he loves hot dogs, he LOVES mixing his food together, but when I premixed his hot dogs and mac and cheese, it was no good. He had to separate them before he'd eat them.
|This bra is very entertaining!|
And as for baby #2, everything looks good so far. Here are some pics from his/her 7 and 9 week ultrasounds.
At 10 weeks I got to hear the baby's heartbeat at my first OBGYN appointment. There's no guarantee the doppler can pick it up until 12 weeks, so he said it would be iffy, but it came through loud and clear. He even said he was surprised by how quickly he found it. Baby's got a strong heart!
Both Oscar and I worked all day on Valentine's Day, so we didn't make any plans. But I did make pizza with the pepperoni formed into a heart that evening and Oscar made heart shaped pancakes with strawberries and cream the next morning.
In mid-February one Sunday, Ty ran out of Sacrament meeting and right up to sit quietly on these chairs just outside the bishop's office. He must have had a bishop interview he hadn't told us about, or maybe he just knows the bishop has candy. ;)
And a few last pics of Ty's February cuteness!