Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails….

February 4th, 1988 at 7:11pm Tanner Stephen Adams came into the world, captured our hearts and made us parents.

Our first child….. no clue if we were having a boy or a girl. We  prepared and planned for this birth like we were Olympians!  We took Early Bird Class, Nutrition Class, Breastfeeding Class, 6 weeks of Lamaze classes, practiced breathing and packed our bag. I gave up caffeine and junk food. We painted the baby room, put together furniture, listened to advice from family and friends and read every book. and then…..we waited…..and waited….and waited.

 The due date of January 23rd came and went. We walked the mall, the neighborhood, ate at Scallinis and slept under a full moon. TWELVE days later,  February 4th,  Tanner Adams entered the world in reverse!!  A quick labor ended by the discovery that he was breech and delivered by our beloved Dr Espy.    A BOY!     Tanner Stephen Adams. 
Our world was perfect. And just like that, we became a family.
Tanner, active, inquisitive and curious. Loving snakes and frogs,a pet turtle named Taco Henry and a stuffed Elephant named Elly that my mom gave him, (who still sleeps in his room.) He collected Audubon Society books and we were certain he would one day be employed by National Geographic.
Tanner, always funny, smart, charismatic and handsome. Compassionate, loving and loyal. He followed the tradition of the Adams clan as a viral Georgia Tech fan and and excelled in sports like his Dad. He is now a man, finding his way, twenty two…

I still look into those beautiful  brown eyes and catch a glimpse of that amazing little boy turned man and cherish each hug and “I love you mom.”
What a blessing to have a son.Happy Birthday Tanner. I LOVE you!

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8 responses to “Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails….

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TANNER !
    AWESOME .
    YOU LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE YOUR DAD THAT IT IS AMAZING . SANDI YOU ARE CREATIVE AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE BLESSED THAT THEY WILL HAVE THEIR WHOLE LIFE ON FILM 🙂
    LOVE YOU ALL

  2. You are so funny Janice! They might beg to differ on the blessing of life on film!! Love you too!

  3. Great memories of the past 22 years!!!! Love that boy Tanner!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Leiah

  4. it’s hard to put in words what it was like the day I became a father, it was the miracle of life that so impressed me . Tanner Stephen Adams was my first child and since then I have never been the same man, thank you Lord for this wonderful gift, this bundle of love that you blessed me and Sandi with…

  5. Happy B’day Tanner!!!!!

    Wonderful video Sandy…ain’t technology something nowadays?

  6. Sandi……..I’m Kathy Capps mother and I learned to love Tanner like a son when he spent those few months with the girls. So good-looking, so polite, beautiful smile. You made a good memory for Tanner by writing this blog and including pictures. He’s a keeper!! Happy Birthday Tanner………you hunka hunka burning love!!………..hehehehe

  7. WOW! Very cool. Sandi, hope we get to meet f2f one day!

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