March 27, 2013

It's Been A Month...

 So far, so good! Four weeks into his new world adventure and Theo is settling into the groove.

Mostly he's working on the usual baby skill set of "in one end, out the other", with some crying, sleeping and burping mixed throughout.

I'm sure Nate and I stare at Theo for longer than is normal... Talk in far too much detail about his simple little happenings... I do more washing than expected for such a teeny human... And have NO clue where the hours disappear to in a day - the fact that this blog is only 1 day late is a miracle!

Best yet, we've had family in town to enjoy and delight in our little guy. I've decided that the joys of life (and heartaches) aren't fully realized until shared and experienced with community, and the most special community for me is family.

I'm looking forward to posting a cousin/aunty/grannie blog next!


March 3, 2013

He's Here!

- Theodore "Theo" Douglas Tasker -
Born Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

This little rascal entered the world 2 weeks early, deciding that he was well baked and needed to meet us. For those who like specifics - Theo weighed-in at 7lbs, 14oz and was 21" long. A real rib-bruiser!

Theo's arrival wasn't without a smidgen of drama - being that Nate was in Arizona the morning I went into labor and had 7 hours of unchangeable travel before he could get to Nashville.

Our dear friend Courtney* kept me company the ENTIRE day in hospital - such patience! - and thankfully Theo stayed put until Nate arrived.

[With Court at our baby shower, the week before]

[Court's bedside manicure treat]

God graciously provided Nate and I with a peace throughout that all would be well - despite the desperate dash across the country! - and a labor experience that couldn't have gone better.

And Theo... Well, he is delightful! We are utterly smitten, and a little amazed he is actually here, full formed, healthy and all ours to keep! It's a surreal adjustment.


We are incredibly thankful and looking forward to sharing more of the little guy with you in the coming months.


*I let Court know she has to be my friend for life now, since I'm preeeeetty sure she saw my butt cheeks more than a few times. #hospitalgowns