1: Our journey through the pregnancy of little baby Tyler. Our beautiful, sweet perfect little boy. We will always cherish our first 9 months together. Lovingly, Mommy & Daddy
2: It was a gloomy day in October when I had a little thought that I might be pregnant. I left work early and ran to the store to get a test. I sat there anxiously waiting to see and 3 minutes later my life changed forever, I was pregnant! I sent a picture to Nick and then called before he could even look at it so he had to call back and he had already showed it to to everyone at his work.
4: Watching you grow for 9 months... We thought it would be fun to take a photo each month to document the growth of the baby. It was so fun to see how much my belly grew month to month. It's such a miracle to see the changes that our bodies go through while a little life is growing inside.
6: I didn't really have any specific cravings in the beginning. Towards the end I was wanting Sweet CeCe's and Red Robin burgers! A lot of my cravings I was able to curb with healthier choices.
8: January 12th is a day I will never forget. We had our first appointment to see an ultrasound. Nick went into work late so that he could see you. Since the appointment was on Nick's birthday him and I decided that he could find out the sex of the baby. He was very good at keeping a secret from everyone.
10: We were so excited to tell everyone we were having a boy!
11: We decided to keep it a secret until we could gather all of our family and friends in one place. Nick called HG Hills in Ashland City and they came up with a "Its a ....?" cake. When I cut into the cake it was blue! Everyone was shocked and happy for the new baby BOY!!
12: One night before I even knew what we were having I was laying in bed and said to myself "I'm carrying Tyler Alexander Hagler" Nick agreed with the name and that was that. Tyler is a name that I came up with and Alexander is both Nick's and his Papa's middle name.
14: I had been dreaming of the perfect nursery for my little boy for months and I am so happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to mine and Nick's work everything turned out better than I had imagined. We decided to go with a Jungle Animal and Sports theme emphasizing on Baseball. I can't wait to show Tyler his new room.
16: The first time I felt you kick was both amazing and weird at the same time. I realized that I actually have a real human being growing inside of me. You had grown so much that your little legs and feet were strong enough to kick! WOW! I will never forget that first kick for the rest of my life.
18: Grandma Bruggeman and Aunt Jessie were so sweet to put the shower together for Baby Tyler. The theme was Jungle with an emphasis on Owls. The food and the favors were so adorable. Our living room was packed with our family and friends. We have everything we need now thanks to all of the generous gifts we received. Cute clothes, diapers, and two diaper bags. We are ready for Tyler to make his appearance.
19: It was so fun to watch everyone play the fun baby games
20: We have been on this journey together for 8 months now and I can't believe I get to meet you in one month! It has been such an easy pregnancy with the exception of a couple months of morning sickness, but it is well worth it.
21: I have so many plans for us. Trips to the zoo, play dates with your friends, trips to meet your extended family, exploring life's wonders and watching you grow into a handsome young man. I can't wait to show you my world and I hope that one day I will get see the birth of your child someday.
22: Baby Tyler was ready to meet us on May 22, 2012. I had my 37 week appointment and when Dr. Morehead checked me for dilation I was between 2 and 3 and 75% effaced. So he stripped my membranes. I went to lunch with Grandma and Grandpa Bruggeman and then went back to their house. Around 1:00 pm I started having contractions. Grandpa Bruggeman drove me to the hospital around 3:30 Nick met us there. I was in labor for 22 hours and then finally baby Tyler was born at 10:06 am May 23,2012. It was amazing and a very emotional experience for all of us.
24: Tyler was born 5.23.12 at 10:06am He weighs 7lbs 7oz and is 19 inches long. We are so blessed to have been given this tiny little baby and are so grateful for this precious gift. We will cherish every moment we have with him.