Well, Miss Tanner is here...and I'm playing catch up! I think this is going to become a permanent state for me! My house needs a catch up cleaning day; I started back to work this Monday...and am definitely playing catch up; my social life (not that there has been much of that anyway) needs some girl-time catch up; and my husband and I pass each other running from one end of the house to the other and we could most certainly use the catch up time! But, we wouldn't trade this time in our lives for anything...as we already realize that it is flying by way too fast. Our little girl is already 6 weeks old and I am just now getting around to blogging about her for the first time! So without further a do, here she is...our little Princess:
I decided to start my maternity leave on Friday, the 14th to get everything in order (you would think I might have already been prepared since she was so late already...nope). I started feeling random contractions throughout the day, but nothing regular. I even went to the first half of Thomas' football game. I started getting uncomfortable at the game and noticed the contractions starting to become regular, so I headed home, hoping they wouldn't progress before Thomas finished his game. He called immediately after, and I told him he needed to head home! So, after being 8, E.I.G.H.T., days late, I figured she would make her big appearance quickly...not so much. After 14 hours of labor...all night long, no drugs, no sleep she finally showed up! Tanner Emilee was born at 10:08 am on 10/15. She weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and was 20" long. And all was forgiven and forgotten (well, not totally forgotten)! The first thing the doctor said was "Big Girl!" She immediately ate for 45 minutes straight!
Here are a few more pictures taken by Jessica Mitchell Photography of Tanner at 5 days old.