Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Second One is Always Different

What they say is true. The baby gets to do everything sooner. Carsyn watched TV at 2 years. Ty is watching it at 2 weeks.


Carsyn was watching a Dora show and wanted baby brother to join her. So I said, sure. Let me get him all set up.

PS…band aid on Carsyn was self applied. The wound was self inflicted. She had a blanket over her head and walked into a wall.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Too Cool


Carsyn found a pair of sunglasses for her and baby brother. What a lucky guy to have such a cool big sister!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bath Time

IMG_0666 We’ve been home a few days and Ty had a big photo shoot coming up, so it was bath time! Only he still had orders from the doc to not be submerged so, sponge bath on the counter top it was.IMG_0669It was a family affair. Pretty sure Carsyn was the only one who enjoyed it. Ty was not a fan, but he sure smelled good afterwards. I assume this is just my realty now as a mom of a boy. Boy’s like to play hard and aren’t eager to clean up. 


Carsyn adores her new baby brother. She likes to snuggle with him and give him kisses. I thank the Lord she is so sweet and kind with Ty.


Carsyn is handling a new baby in her house really well. There are a few signs of stress and change, but none of them have manifested in a dislike of Ty. Once she’s asked if Ty could sit with Granny so she could sit with me, but for the most part she has been very generous. Carsyn has captured A LOT of special Daddy time that has really helped her feel secure and loved.

Monday, April 9, 2012



Baby boy is free! Daddy cut his hospital id bracelet off this morning. He’s been home since Saturday, but I just hadn’t taken it off. I’m not really sure why. Tony did the honors after Ty’s Newborn wellness doctor’s appointment.

While I was still in the hospital with Ty and Tony and Carsyn were home trying to get well…Carsyn asked Tony why he had his hospital bracelet on. He explained why he needed to wear it and told her he still had the bracelet he wore when she was in the hospital. Carsyn thought that was so cool and asked to see it. She was rather persistent and Tony was able to produce the bracelet from his night stand. It made her feel so special he still had her bracelet and it made me love him even more. How awesome to still hold on to that first identifying symbol of fatherhood.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


IMG_0617 Ty came home on Saturday afternoon. Daddy came and got us. Tony wasn’t able to stay at the hospital with Ty and Momma. He was home sick and taking care of a sick baby girl. Thursday morning Carsyn woke up with a low grade temp that quickly rose to over 102 by that afternoon. She was diagnosis with strep throat and had to stay away from me and Ty.

Tony and I learned very quickly that when you have two children, sometimes you have to divide and conquer.

IMG_0624 Look at that sweet little man with his button up shirt and vest. So incredibly cuddly.

IMG_0626 Daddy was happy to reunite with his baby boy too.

IMG_0630 Tony escorted Ty out while I was wheeled out by a volunteer.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hunt and Pet

 IMG_0563 Carsyn, Daddy and Granny headed to the country club for the annual egg hut on Saturday morning. Ty and Momma chilled at the hospital.


Carsyn was highly successful and found 21 eggs! Great job baby girl.


There was face painting and egg decorating. Carsyn even waited in line for an hour for a super cool bunny balloon.


Then there was the petting zoo. Carsyn loves her some animals. She has no fear and would probably want them all to live in our backyard.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tyson Drake Reed

Baby boy is finally here! We are so thrilled to announce the birth of Tyson Drake, a healthy little guy.IMG_1466

8 lbs, 2 oz and 20 inches long.


Born April 4, 2012. Tyson shares a birthday with his name sake, my grandfather, Ty Hargrove.


I had a scheduled c-section and everything went smoothly. I remember the doctor pulling Ty out and saying he was a big boy. Carsyn was 6 lbs, 14 oz, so big to me was anything over 7 lbs. They held him over the sheet so I could get a look and I saw those big cheeks. He weighed in at over 8 lbs. He IS a big boy. It feels good to be justified in my discomfort. People would ask how I was feeling and I would say heavy. IMG_0456 On the way to the hospital as our family of almost 4.

IMG_0505 Back in the room as our complete family.

Tony is enamored with his babies!