Only 3 days late because I shot my 1st wedding since maternity leave this past weekend & Monday was full on recovery mode😴but our sweet Coop is 4 months old!!! Time you cruel cruel thing. I hate & love you at the same time. Looking back at pictures of when he was born brings tears to my eyes, but I get SO excited anticipating what he will be like when he grows up. Each day with this crazy boy brings so much light & joy, & I’m savoring every second that he’s still fairly immobile (although the rolling over is in full force!). He’s now been to the beach, slept through 2 whole plane rides & a few very long road trips. We are so grateful that he’s been such a happy, content boy who loves music & joins in now with his loud screeches. Andrew & I still look at each other & say “isn’t it crazy that we have a kid & that he’s here & remember when we wondered what he’d look like?” He turned out pretty cute, I guess 😉
Having a baby has been such a sweet experience, but getting to go through everything with you & seeing you as a dad has been heavenly. I think I subconsciously had pretty lofty ideas of what you’d be like as a husband & father, some may call them unrealistic, I just call them typical Andrew. You have outdone even yourself since the day we met, & exceeded every dream I ever had about the future. We don’t deserve the love you lavish on us everyday, & your selfless heart is worthy of emulation. Thank you for being the biggest blessing & leader of our home, it is an honor to know & love you💕 Happy Birthday babe!
The newborn clothes are all packed up & this 3 MONTH OLD is finally getting some meat on those chicken legs. I will add to every mother’s voice in history who’s said, where has the time gone?! This little boy is the apple of our eye & loved everywhere he goes. The 1st thing people say when they see him is, “look at all that hair!” which I’m so glad has stayed & only gotten longer, but we have no idea where the curls came from! He absolutely loves bath time & splashes everywhere. He just discovered his feet & hands which are oh so interesting & the best distractions in the car! He’s a crazy sleeper like his dad & takes a while to wake up like his mom😉 but once he’s awake, it’s all smiles until bed time! We adore you, sweet boy, you’ve brought so much joy to our family & we are so blessed God chose us be your parents💕
We’re just as obsessed with this little boy as we were the 1st time we met him! The dimples are in full force as he is smiling like crazy these days (of course he won’t do it for the gram..you’ll just have to see him in person to witness the full extent of the cuteness) he still loves bath time, is getting wigglier by the day but will go completely still & stare when we sing to him or he hears music! Overall review... ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️& he’s still our favorite baby in the whole world😉 And can you even HANDLE those little flippy wet hair curls?!?😍
How are you already 1 month old my sweet boy?! It seems like just yesterday I was dressing you in newborn clothes & holding you in my arms..wait😉 Not much has changed & I’m so very grateful for that because I don’t know what I’d do if time went by much faster than it already does. You’re still the chillest baby, but you’ve become much more vocal (especially in your sleep😂), love tummy time, ROLLING OVER, & bath time. We could not be more smitten with you❤️
Nothing prepared me for what the privilege of being yours would do // Never have I ever seen someone step into a role they were so naturally made for. And nothing prepared me for how almost holy a thing it would be to behold. This little boy of ours has no idea how lucky he is, but I sure am grateful you’re his dad. You’ve said before that the 3 words, “I love you” say more about the person saying them than it does convey to the recipient the feeling behind them & are meaningless if they aren’t backed by action & a life marked by love. So to you, today, I’ll say, Happy Fathers Day, I know you love your family with your whole heart because of how you show us every day💕
This time 2 weeks ago we were exhausted but high on adrenaline after getting to meet our boy for the first time. All the sayings are true. “You forget the pain - It’s all worth it - You’d do it all again - You’ve never known a love so strong - It goes by in the blink of an eye”. The only one I heard that I’m grateful has not been our experience is, “the first few weeks you’re just surviving”. Coop has been such a chill, easy going baby who only cries when he needs something, would sleep all day if he could, & has captured our hearts with his dimples! So even though we’re getting a little less sleep, we’ve truly enjoyed & are trying to eat up every single second with him, still in awe that he’s here! Happy 2 weeks Cooper T, we love you so much!
Cooper Tillman was born on May 29, 2018 at 9 PM, weighing 7lbs 6oz, 19 in. long & my wish of him having hair came true! Thank you everyone for your prayers through this entire process. We felt no shortness of love & God’s goodness. Photo cred : the sweetest friend who came right to the hospital after driving back from Mexico! So so grateful for you @kara.knapp