Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stephen Dell Taylor

Our little Stephen finally made it into the world!  He was born Monday, October 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm! He weighed in at 8 lbs 0 oz and was 19.75" long!  He has since grown .75"!  So proud of our little buddy!  He's such a huge blessing and I don't know what we'd do without him.  It's been quite a journey getting him here and I hope that someday when he gets older we can share his story with him.  How he made it through Plan B and how we welcomed him home.  I'm so blessed to be the mother of two very special children.  He especially makes me appreciate and love Brooke so much more.  I love little Stephen and his sister Brooke with all my heart!  I hope she never thinks that we don't love her at all, because we do.  His story begins the day he was concieved when we tried to stop it all by taking the Plan B pill, which failed!  We never expected this!  We weighed our options as we were not ready for a baby in our lives yet.  We had decided on adoption and had the perfect little family picked out for him.  One day I could see that Colby had become quite distant so I approached him about it and he told me that he didn't want to give the baby up.  I cried and cried.  I knew what this meant.  Our little blessing would join us and bless our lives as well as others.  It's been quite a journey getting him here.  A journey that tought us so much about ourselves and each other.  One that tought us that life is precious and babies are gifts from God!  I know God has a purpose for each of us that have been on this journey.  Colby has been an excellent father.  He was scared at first but I thank him everyday for the little life he contributed to and has blessed us with!  More importantly I thank God for giving us this little miracle!  He truly is a blessing!  I've never seen a man cry harder than when he was born.  We bawled like babies because he was finally here and not only that but because we knew what a blessing he is!  He's amazing!  He's teaching me more love than I could ever imagine and to appreciate life!  I can tell you this though, we couldn't have  
done it without the support of Colby's family and our church family.  They've been a blessing to us as well and been on this journey with us!  We love you little Stephen and are so thankful that we've been blessed with you! 

I love that picture of Colby and Stephen at the top.  It shows so much love.  He fell in love all over again when he was born.  What an amazing experience.

Our first family photo was not a very happy looking one considering we were both running low on sleep!

Brooke loves her little brother so much!  She's great with him already!  She's a natural! Love that little girl so much too!

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