Kelly Rowland Introduces Son Titan Jewell

03/17/2015 at 10:15 AM ET

Kelly Rowland is making sure to savor every moment with her 4-month-old son, Titan Jewell.

“The most surprising thing for me is how fast he is growing and how much joy he has given me,” the singer, 34, tells PEOPLE of her first child with husband Tim Weatherspoon.

Those little moments of joy have been especially meaningful for Rowland in the wake of her own mom’s unexpected death last December — just weeks after Titan was born in November.

“When he laughed for the first time, I cried,” says the former Destiny’s Child member, who debuts her baby boy on the cover of Essence magazine’s April issue.

“It was the most beautiful sound I’ve ever heard,” she adds.

Kelly Rowland son Titan first photo Essence
Kwaku Alston/ESSENCE

Kelly Rowland son Titan first photo Essence
Kwaku Alston/ESSENCE

Of course, it seems that the sound of Rowland’s voice is what baby Titan finds most beautiful. “He absolutely loves music and likes when we dance and sing with him,” says Rowland, who shares her new mom duties with manager Weatherspoon, 41.

“I have to say whatever ‘baby challenge’ you put in front of Tim, he passes it with flying colors,” says Rowland. “He is just the best dad!”

There is, though, one task Rowland is most proud of mastering. “I love putting him to bed,” she says. “I’ve gotten so good at it!”

Kelly Rowland son Titan Essence
Kwaku Alston/ESSENCE

For more on Kelly Rowland and her son, pick up the April issue of Essence magazine

— Barbara Kimberly Seigel with reporting by Melody Chiu

FILED UNDER: Babies , Kelly Rowland , News

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Yes on

LOL, he look just like his dad from the side.

sue's on

I think he’s beautiful and looks like his mother..

Lilyflower on

Awww that’s precious 💙

Tina on

He does look just like his dad from the side, @Yes.

Sandra on

He is such a cutie and look at those juicy cheeks…Congrats on the precious one.

lala on

OMG I want to just eat him up, he’s so precious looking!

Tracy on

What a cutie.

Kisses on

Precious!!!! Congrats!

Guest on

Oh how adorable how he looks and smiles at his dad! Beautiful picture!

Donnatex on

Cute!

Prof2 on

Precious! It doesn’t matter which parent he looks like he wins with both! Beautiful Family!

Edie on

His first name does not lend itself to kind nicknames. Why would one name a child that?

Shawna on

Edie – What is wrong with the name Titan and what bad nicknames are you imagining from it? What an odd comment.

Anonymous on

I’ve always liked Kelly, and have always thought her to be the best looking member of Destiny’s Child.
However, I must admit, I came in to the comments section, expecting to find that someone posted: I’m sorry, Kelly, but Beyonce had the best baby of all time! (In reference to Kanye’s krazy!

Vida on

I’ve always liked Kelly, and have always thought her to be the best looking member of Destiny’s Child.
However, I must admit, I came in to the comments section, expecting to find that someone posted: I’m sorry, Kelly, but Beyonce had the best baby of all time! (In reference to Kanye’s krazy!

Sabra on

What a cutie pie!

Peppa on

What an adorable baby! Love his reaction to his daddy!

Sunny on

Precious! He looks more like a TJ than Titan.

Taylor on

So sweet!! God Bless them! 🙂

Di on

How cute!

Lilah on

So very happy for Kelly. Best wishes on a long and happy union.

IMO on

Cute baby.

Juli on

Gorgeous pictures. Titan is such a cutie pie. Look at his cheeks!

Maria on

Of course Kelly was the best. But everyone knows that Destiny’s Child wasn’t a real or a fair group. It was all designed around Beyonce singing ALL the leads and making a stepping stone for her to be a star. It wasn’t called Destiny’s Children – it was Destiny’s Child.

Congrats, Kelly!!!

Traci on

Adorable 😍

KL on

OMG what a little bug!!!! sooo cute

Anonymous on

Edie, they could call him TJ or Ty. What’s wrong with that?

Marky on

He is just adorable, and they are a very handsome family! I hope they call him TJ, just because it sounds cute! Not complaining about his name, at all; Jewell used to be a common name for boys as well as girls and he may be named for someone. What a cutie-pie!

Ala Lemon on

He’s adorable!!!

Amy on

Aww. He’s so cute.

Sarah on

What a beautiful baby!

TAROTTI.com on

She’s absolutely exquisite and has not only a beautiful face but a kind face. They look amazingly happy. What a gorgeous, sweet, precious baby. They’re an extremely attractive couple.