Tyler can’t wait to field an interception, and he also looks forward to laying a running back out. Sports aside, he enjoys feeling Chino the cat rub her tail on his face. His new found love must be the baby-pouch. Mom loves to strap him to her chest and walk around the house and complex doing her errands. Personally, I have been skydiving one time, and being strapped so close to someone like that was too constraining for me. But Tyler falls asleep as soon as he is in it for hours on end. It’s too bad this nifty device doesn’t work when its really needed; from around the 2am to 6am time period where he is oh-so-cheerful-and-awake.
March 4th, 2006
We are still living in the Sacramento Area, where Lindsey is currently managing our Apartment Complex, the Montelena , and I am doing graphics and websites for clients while waiting to go back to school this next semester. Eminent Clothing is still around and keeps the both of us happily busy as well. Now that Tyler has come around, we’ve found ourselves twice as busy and twice as tired!
Tyler is now 3 weeks old, going on 4, and has gained maybe 6 oz. He is fussy only when he’s hungry and really enjoys his swing which plays ‘cheap’ classical music. I’m trying to replace it with some good rock music to keep him alert. Other than eating and sleeping, he enjoys being held during which he lifts his head up to look around. Since his 2nd day home from the hospital that’s all he seems to want to do whenever we burp him; to just look around and he always manages to find something of interest and stares for countless minutes. His prime awake time still seems to be from 2 am – 5am, and we’ve tried everything possible to sway him off of this schedule. But he insists, and so in the early morning we are usually thumbing through our Tivo’d programs hoping for something worthwhile.
Below are some photos of him ranging from in the hospital to today. You can click on them to see a larger view.
March 1st, 2006
On February 9th, I sat restless in the most uncomfortable chair ever, while Lindsey lie in pain on the bed begging for the epidural. Going along with the known fact that I, Jake, have the worst luck ever, let it be known that all other rooms had couches and recliners except for ours. So for 12+ hours I too sat tired weary and in pain counting the minutes for Tyler to be born. My complaints went unheard as I was just as obsolete as the backless chair I sat in.
After 2 1/2 hours of pushing and screaming it was finally decided that he would have to join us via a C-Section. Lindsey quickly signed the papers and we patiently waited for the doctor to give the ok. When he re-entered into the room, a swarm of 8 nurses followed pushing carts, carrying buckets, tools the works. During the next 4 minutes, the doctor attached what looked to be a turkey baster to the top of Tyler’s head and proceeded to pump a ball at the end. This means of ‘vacuuming’ the baby out, replaced the traditional use of forceps apparently. It worked like a charm, and seconds later the middle linebacker was in our arms. Tyler Vern weighed in at 10lbs 14oz and was 22 inches tall.
Tyler has now been with us for 3 weeks, and we have learned and enjoyed it all! After carrying him for 9 1/2 months, Lindsey has regained control of her body and lost 45 lbs. Tyler enjoys his sleeping time, and loves to scream and be awake from 1am – 5am also. We are still trying to share his enthusiasm for this.
December 22nd, 2003
On December 11, I went to the jewelers and picked up the engagement ring with the diamond! When I saw how beautiful it was, I could not wait any longer to propose so I switched all of my plans for that night. I picked up Lindsey and we drove to P.F. Changs to eat the best chinese food ever. I hurried up and ate because I wanted to propose right away… well we were done and the fortune cookies arrived! Lindsey opened hers and instead of reading the fortune which I had put in it, she started to eat the cookie! I was confused and didn’t know what to do, so I picked up my cookie hoping she would get the hint. Well she did and started to read the fortune which read, “I love you. Will you marry me?” Before she was able to finish reading it there I was on my knee proposing! I caught her completely off guard and it felt so good to ask such a thing. April 16th is the date and we will be getting married in the San Diego Temple. We are excited! Thanks everyone for your support.