Tyler Baltierra Reflects on His and Catelynn Lowell's "Emotionally Sensitive" Year in New Family Photo

Teen Mom star called his family his "inspiration for everything"

By Lena Grossman Mar 06, 2019 10:14 PMTags
Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra, baby Vaeda LumaBrittni Marie Photography/Four 13 Photography

Tyler Baltierra is taking some time to look back at many of the ups and downs of the past year of his life.

The Teen Mom star shared a family photo on Instagram featuring his and Catelynn Lowell's new baby, Vaeda Luma as well as their daughter NovaLee Reign. They're all sitting on a set of stairs together smiling at each other. Nova looks fascinated by her new baby sister and Tyler's smile exudes pure joy and love.

Tyler described why the photo is so meaningful to him in the caption as well as the highs and lows that accompanied him throughout the recent months.

"This is my inspiration for everything! I love my family so much & there's nothing I wouldn't do for all of my girls!" he began. "After this past year with our miscarriage, Cate's mental health struggle, my dad & sister's recovery, & my own mental health journey...I thought this pregnancy couldn't have came at a more emotionally sensitive time for us." 

Teen Mom's Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Welcome Baby Girl

He continued, "But life isn't about convenient timing & destiny works in mysterious ways. I'm just so blessed that Vaeda's destiny was to be right here in her mother's arms, next to her big sister, who's wrapped in her daddy's arms...it's a feeling that's unexplainable."

Their baby girl was born on Feb. 21 at 9:24 a.m. 

It seems Nova has already become a total pro at this big sister thing, too. 

On Tuesday, Tyler shared a sweet photo of himself holding his newborn and they're touching nose-to-nose. 

"Words can't describe the joy I feel when looking into that tiny angelic little face. Daddy loves you Vaeda," he wrote.


Catelynn and Tyler have had their fair share of trying times recently, which he mentions in his caption.

In 2017, she sought treatment in the past for mental health reasons due to postpartum depression and suicidal thoughts.

The couple had some marital issues late last year and they took some time to live apart from each other. They called it a "30-day self-reflection" period and not a "separation." Although they lived apart, the parents still saw each other on a regular basis.

"We say, 'Let's just do 30 days of self-reflection time. You get to focus on you. I get to focus on me.' The main goal is to stay with my wife and live this life," he said on Us Weekly's Watch With Us podcast. "We love each other. It's crazy too because when you do grow up with each other, no one can really understand the bond. There is no explanation for it."

Catelynn and Tyler spent Christmas together and took to social media to profess their love for one another.

In honor of Catelynn and Tyler's newborn, take a look at the photos below to see some of their cutest family moments.

Father-Daughter Time

"I can't believe how fast she's growing," Tyler Balitierra shared on Instagram when celebrating Nova's last day of school. "Watching her grow up is the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed & being her father is literally a dream come true! She's growing into such a beautiful, independent & fierce little girl & I can't wait to see what next year holds for her!" 

Kisses for Days

There's nothing quite like a sibling bond. Fortunately, Catelynn Lowell captured this candid moment on social media

Dad's Best Friends

"Blessed beyond belief that I had these 2 beautiful girls under my arms for date night last night!" Tyler Baltierra shared on Instagram after enjoying a quite night in. 

Sisterly Bond

When celebrating Carly's 10th birthday, Tyler Baltierra shared a special photo of his eldest daughter he placed up for adoption with his wife. "10 years ago...your life changed so many others for the better & has blessed more lives than I can count, " he wrote. "We love you so much & hopefully get to see you soon baby girl. Happy Birthday Carly! #Adoption." 

Best Big Sister

How is it being a big sister to Vaedra? Based on this photo, life is pretty darn sweet! 

Daddy's girl

Tyler poses with his newborn daughter, Vaeda Luma. She was born on Feb 21. "Words can't describe the joy I feel when looking into that tiny angelic little face," he wrote on Instagram.

All You Need Is Love

The family of four all grin at each other during a photo shoot. "This is my inspiration for everything! I love my family so much & there's nothing I wouldn't do for all of my girls!" Tyler wrote on Instagram.

Big Sister Duties

Nova smiles and wraps her arm around her new baby sister. Catelynn captioned this photo on Instagram, "The love I have for these girls is SO unbelievably HUGE!! I'm so blessed to be the mommy to them!!!"

Family Matters

The trio smiles during a chilly and windy day on the beach.

Dino-Mite Day

Nova doesn't seem impressed or excited to meet the T-Rex standing behind her.

Pretty in Pink

Catelynn and her daughter smile for a selfie.

Hold Me Closer

Nova snuggles up with her dad for a sweet selfie.

In Awe

Tyler, Catelynn and Nova all look on in fascination at fireworks on July 4, 2017.

I've Got Your Back

NovaLee hitches a ride on their family walk on a sunny day.

The throwback

Tyler and Catelynn smile as she holds their newborn baby, Carolyn. She was placed for open adoption in 2009.

Congratulations on the new addition to the family, Tyler, Catelynn and Nova!