Girlllllll, you have been keeping us super busy and we absolutely love you for it!!! Haha. Sorry I haven't been writing as much as I would like, but it's hard to get a free moment around here. Even though you are super tiny (in the 5th percentile), you are very healthy and seem to be getting all the food, love and sleep you need. Us on the other hand are just getting the love right now, but that is allllllllll we need :) You are everything I ever dreamed of and so much more. I find myself just staring at you sleeping or making up songs to sign to you while you are awake. You are a joy to our lives and we couldn't be more thankful. As usual, gotta cut this short for now....but, of course I will resume when I can. LOVE YOU SOOOOOO MUCH TALI!!!!!!! Heading downstairs to hold you now! Xo - Daddy
7 weeks old
YAY!!!!!!!!!!! You couldn't wait any longer to get here, eh? :) LOVE IT!!!!! 3 weeks early, just in time for Father's Day!!! OMG......you are THEE most beautiful baby I have ever seen. I spend most of my days just staring at you...haha. Right now you are just doing a lot of sleeping, probably due to the jaundice....but, we are gonna get you past that soon. I am just over the moon with joy. Thank you so much for just being you. Your momma is doing good, but would be doing great if you would just drink straight from the source! Lol. Although, I must admit I enjoy feeding you as well....just have a tough time with sleep, but believe it is alllllllll well worth it. Ok, you should be hungry again right about now, so let me wrap this up. This is the best Father's Day EVERRRRRRR........LOVE YOU TALI!!!!
We made it to June!!! YAY!! You are doing so great, our doctor says....so whatever your doing in there, please keep it up :) I'm absolutely loving being pregnant with you. Although your mama may argue that point with me a bit, since is the one throwing up everyday and having so much pain. Haha. Dr. Julia Goodwin, by the way is our doctor in case you ever wanna tell her thank you yourself one day, says that you will be here within a couple weeks!! She said something like, "No way the baby will wait until Father's Day (June 21st)." However, I bet on it! Your family all picked dates of your upcoming birth. It costs 5 bucks to pick a date and whoever is right, wins all that money! If no one is correct, it goes into a saving account for you. I have the 21st, 23rd, & 25th. I'll start a savings account for you even if I don't get it right though :) Maybe you could give me a hint tonight of when it's gonna be with some kicks, huh? Alright, gotta go as your mom is calling for me. LOVE YOU TALI!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo - Daddy
May 31st, 2020
Hey my princess!! Only about a month to go until your arrival!!!! YAY!! It's been absolute craziness in this world we are about to bring you in to. We have a leak in our bathroom, the AC isn't working great, all kinds of protests are going on around the world and a thing called the corona virus is also sweeping the globe. That is what led me to posting this picture. I'm borrowing your closet and using it to record Arkansas' #1 radio show!! Pretty cool huh? Haha. I can always look around in here and remind myself that you...so innocent and peaceful are about to be born and that helps put my heart at ease a little bit. Not exactly sure how I will be as a father to my one and only, flesh and blood, baby girl....but, I promise you that I will love you forever, I will allllllways do my very best and I'm sure you will turn out to be an amazing young woman with the help of your awesome mother. After that, it's up to you! Haha. We love you so very much and we will be seeing you real soon! xoxoxoxoxo. Love your Daddy, Travis
May 22nd, 2020
Another appointment for you at the doctor's office yesterday and another appointment you aced!!!! I think you are gonna be just like your daddy. You know, I got a 4.0 gpa in college :) Make sure you remind your brothers William & Walker of that!! Haha. Doctor Goodwin wants us to come in every week now, since your mom always seems to give birth early....so your arrival could be sooner than we thought!! We have help on the way as well. Your MoMo is gonna come help watch Walk and Ash, while we head to the hospital to give birth once your ready. William shoudl be here as well, so it won't be the quiet house I hoped for...however, you will be sure to have tons of love upon you getting settled in.
I think we took this picture on Mother's Day if I'm not mistaken. You could be born on Father's Day!!!! How cool would that be for me!! As you can probably tell the anticipation of your arrival is pretty much all we are thinking about right now. Making sure we have everything as ready as possible for you.
Alright, I gotta go pick up lunch for the house now. I'll give you some love when I get back. Xoxoxoxo!!!!!!! I love you sooooooooo very much. See you soon my baby girl!!!! Always remember, Daddy is thee bestest ;)
Heeeey baby girl Tali!!! Just felt you moving and grooving in mommy's tummy! We already knew you were strong from surviving our cruise trip disaster, but you definitely gaining some physical strength now as well. I feel so sorry for you mom that she is having a rough go of it with you. She is throwing up nearly everyday, having Braxton Hicks contractions now like crazy and lately her sciatic nerve has been acting up making it difficult for her to walk. Maybe one day 40 years from this writing, you will know exactly what I'm talking about :) You're such a blessing and a joy for us. I hope you hear us singing and talking and loving on you each and everyday, patiently waiting on your arrival. Mom wants to be now! Haha. I say take your time. We are on your schedule. Whenever you're ready you just let us know and I'm sure you will! In the meantime, I'll keep loving on your mom with messages and Dr. Pepper runs or whatever it is that she may want or need while you continue to get ready for your big arrival. Never have a doubt that your daddy (that's me:) and mommy love you sooooo very much!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo.....until next time mi hija!
p.s. Didn't your mom do a great job with this wall in your room? Isn't your momma soooo pretty?? You are so lucky to have her as your moms, trust me :) We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are so lucky to have you as well. Take it easy on her these last 7 or so weeks in her belly, ok? Hahaha!!! LOVE YOU TALI!!!!!!!
Hey my baby girl!!! So, even though you haven't seen the outside world yet...your mom and I decided to go ahead and grab the handle @TaliRowan for you on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!! I don't even know if those will still be things by the time we let you use social media, but we got you ready for whenever you are ready :)
Today marks 33 weeks for ya, so that means in less than a month we will finally get to see your face!!! I couldn't be more excited!!!!! Your mom is teaching me new songs to sing to you every day, so that 's what you are hearing when I'm getting my daily rub on with you. Sorry, I'm not a great singer...but, I'm trying my best. Haha!
Your mom has to get tested for the coronavirus next week I think. She's a little nervous about it. Not because she thinks she has it, but she understandably doesn't want to get an extra long q-tip up her nose and I don't blame her. We will do anything to keep you safe though, so that's what we are doing. We will fight til the end of time for you...just know that. We love you soooooooo very much and now we will be seeing you sooner than later. Te amo muchisimo mi hija!! I'll write again soon. XOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO - Your daddy, Travis!
Great news!! We have completed your room! This was probably the moment your name became a official as well. Your Mom wanted to roll with Talyah, but I loved Taliyah and since your my only child....I won out and I think you did as well as a result! Your name reminds me of your mom's name to be honest with being 3 syllables, and "ah" sound at the end of it and I'm sure many people during your life will mis-pronounce your name as well. Haha! By the way, it's supposed to be (Tahl-ee-ah) Beautiful isn't it? It means, "Dew of God." You are truly heaven sent and it's always been said dew is more valued than rain as it is much more dependable, consistent and just as important to sustaining life on Earth. You probably also noticed by now that our initials are the same!!! TZR!! If you have a similar experience to me, you will be asked about the Z quite frequently. Alright, baby girl...your brother Walkar, nephew Ashton, your mother & I are gonna do a family meditation this morning. I'll write you more later and rub you in your momma's belly here in just a few. LOVE YOU LOVE YOU LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxo #TeamTali #EverydayAllDay
Hey baby girl!! It's your daddy, Travis :) I am totally in love with you and we haven't even met face to face just yet! However, you are almost at 30 weeks now at the time of me writing this....so we will see each other very soon and I absolutely can't wait!
This is the first time we saw you. Your mom and I were surprised, nervous and very excited all at the same time. Surprised because we really weren't expecting you. Nervous because some of your siblings, didn't make to 10 weeks (when this ultrasound was taken). And very excited because you did! You did after not being planned for. You did after your mother not being able to eat or drink anything for 4 days on a cruise ship out in the Gulf of Mexico. You did have a heartbeat at 10 weeks and we were all over the moon with joy for you. We understood there was still a long way to go, but right then I knew you...while holding your crying mother's shaking hand, would complete our family.