Monday, October 19, 2009

Ty's 4th Month

Every month gets better. My heart explodes with love for this kid and just thinking about him makes me cry. I knew life was going to be good this side of infertility (it had to be), but I didn't know it would be this good.

This was a big month of firsts.

First grab for his toy - first pull on mommy's hair -first drool drenched shirt - first road trip to Indy and first time in the big city - first miserable up-all-night(s) cold - first explosion diaper (sorry Meeg) - first signs of balding - first freezing temps - first taste of cereal - first faceplant caught on camera.


Our big guy is actually a little peanut compared to his similar aged buddies, weighing in at 14.5 pounds and 24.5 inches. He melts my heart and has a shoe collection comparable to that of any hollywood diva.

It seems that every month is my favorite photo shoot...but this really is my favorite. I'm usually snapping shots, but this month Ben got behind the lens. A beautiful boy on a beautiful fall day.

Sometimes it takes the photographer some time to find just the right spot. Good thing she has a camera crew.

Ty didn't quite understand that Mommy wanted him to look at the pumpkin...not eat the pumpkin!

Favorite season - Favorite men - Favorite family

Mommy and Ty share sweet thoughts.
There's nothing better than big squeals after nose-smushing kisses.


Click Here for Ty's 4 month video.


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Love Love LOVE this. It speaks of every healed heartstring.


Tyrus is my joy unspeakable.




40 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how much healing our children bring to us? I know a lot of people say those who are infertile are "desperate" for a baby and we take offense to that, but in a way they are right. We KNOW that we are missing a piece of our hearts... who wouldn't be desperate to fill that hole, especially if they know what it needs to be fixed?

    Thank you for your beautiful blog. We are starting our own adoption journey and I keep thinking about your relationship with Rebekah and hoping that we are blessed to build a similar relationship with a birthmom.

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  2. So, so happy for you guys! He is simply precious!! Happy 4 months, Ty! :)

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  3. Oh wow. I just LOVE those photos. He's absolutely precious.

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  4. I love reading your blog--you are truly a beautiful family (and beautiful pictures!).

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  5. I love that you have him in a 'made in colorado' tshirt...that is so awesome

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  6. His crazy spikey hair is almost gone - I love the new fuzzy baby hair. He is too precious and quite a snazzy dresser. Much love to you and your beautiful family.

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  7. the pics are so great....but the expressions on your face is the most heart warming to me....amazing how God can heal our hearts..in his time, his way!!

    so great..
    m :)

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  8. Such beautiful pictures you and your family. :-D And it's so wonderful to hear of your healing heartstrings.

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  9. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE FAMILY PICTURE OF ALL THREE OF YOU!!! GREAT!!!

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  10. Great shots and a great day of fall fun...So fun watching our boys grow together.

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  11. I love the photos! He has changed so much in a month! What a gorgeous family y'all make :)

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  12. ahhhh, He is SO good!!

    love Ty's shoe collection! love you all!

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  13. Love love love ALL the pictures. But that face plant takes the cake for me as I am sure it left behind a little dobble of drool soaked on the sofa. =) Ty is so very precious and I love seeing his face develop into a little person. And you, sunshine beams from your eyes and your smile and it is magical.

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  14. the last picture made me cry :)

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  15. What beautiful pics!!! He seriously looks just like you and Ben, it's so awesome! Love the last picture, I can't wait until I have a pic like that too. I need my heartstrings healed!

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  16. That last photo is truly gorgeous! :)

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  17. You are such and inspiration to me. We are just now starting the adoption process and you have given me such hope after years of infertility.

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  18. I just saw your video...soooo cute. My heart was touched hearing Ty's baby sounds (trying to talk early!) and marvel at the wonderful blessing God has given you!

    (by the way, we did just receive our first set of foster children: one week old baby girl and 4 year old boy). so precious).

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  19. Beautiful in every way.

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  20. He could pass as your bio child...he looks so much like you guys.

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  21. This is my new favorite post of yours! You are a beautiful family. (and I LOVE what you're wearing in these pictures!) Happy 4 months Ty!!

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  22. Oh wow, those photos are incredible! You should submit at least one of them to Adoptive Family magazine.

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  23. The pics are great and the joy shows across in both your and Ben's faces.

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  24. What a great "photo shoot"!! We can feel your happiness.

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  25. Love all the photos, but my fav (not that you asked, but i thought i would share!) is the one of the 3 of you. Awesome!

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  26. Great pictures! And I love his little shirt. Too cute!

    You have a beautiful family. Isn't God good???

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  27. SO SO SO SO SO precious!! I especially love the photos of the three of you together, and of course...that beautiful black-and-white one of you with your boy.

    He is just so sweet, and I love the updates! Baby Charlie is a little peanut too...I think they are just about the same size, based on what I remember from his four-month stats.

    Ohhhh, it's just SO great!!!!

    Hugs,

    Melba

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  28. Super duper cuteness! Ty is turning into such a little boy. Love the photos and the video...especially when Ty does his "swimming". :))

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  29. Ok, can I just say your pictures are ALWAYS amazing? Ty is adorable and the pics of the two of you are just perfect. You should paper your walls with those!

    Can I ask what kind of camera you use? My pictures never seem to come out that sharp and colorful... of course, it could be the operator and not the camera... :)

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  30. I can't wait until the day my heart is healed...

    You are so inspiring! I can feel the joy in your heart, and your peace of mind, and know that it is waiting out there for me...someday.

    Awesome pics!

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  31. This is a wonderful blog and including the birth mom is what makes it so nice. I just can't express how I feel about it. We have one adopted child and four birth children. We spent years wondering who our oldest daughters birth mom was. Finally we had a chance to meet her and the rest of her family but it took way too much time. Our daughter would have had an easier time growing up if she had known who her birth mom was from the beginning.

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  32. These are gorgeous pictures!!! Thanks once again for putting in to words soooo nicely what our miracle children do for us!

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  33. Ok. I just read your ENTIRE blog. I think I had moments where I cried, I laughed, I loved...

    First, you are a beautiful, wonderful writer. Absolutely!

    Second, your family is adorable and he looks just like ya'll.

    Third, I can't wait to read more and see more pictures.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Crystal in NC

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  34. Beautiful pictures...You have such a lovely family...the joy is in your face!!!

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  35. i love these photos ~ there's something about the last one that is just magical. :) you are such a beautiful family!!

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  36. All I can say when I see the new pictures is that that "our boy" is so cute and keeps getting cuter. He has a sweet personality and is so much fun to be around. Love that boy.

    Another joy is that I get to see his daddy and mommy several times a week. My cup runneth over with love. Nana

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  37. Great pictures Rebekah! Especially love the black and white, and family pic!!

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