Well, the best part of being a new mom is that I have the best gift in the world with me every day. I am so thrilled I don’t have to guess anymore what Tanner James (TJ) is going to be like, look like and act like. He is no longer just kicking me and moving all over inside, he is actually here. I can see his big hands, long limbs, smell him, stare into his deep blue eyes and have wonderful one sided conversations with him. My husband and I continually stare at all his movements and are mesmerized daily by the precious gift God has entrusted us to love, teach and nurture. I, like most moms, love to stare at him while he is sleeping; anxious for him to wake up so I can spend MORE time with him. For some reason the sleepless nights are worth it when he wakes up and lays his head on my chest, takes a sigh and falls and settles in. He loves his bath time and so do I. Watching him explore his new world is fascinating and joyful. I love being able to share him with our staff and players too. For some reason when the baby enters the room or arena, a heavy weight is lifted and it’s hard not to smile or to be in a better mood. I’m adjusting to the new schedule or lack of a calculated one and learning to balance my love and passion for my son as well as my love and passion to be a coach of these wonderful young ladies….it all is meshing quite nicely. I cannot wait for him to walk, talk and shoot hoops. But for now we are just experiencing each new discovery, whether it is a smile, a long stare, a reaction to our voice or even swimming…we are enjoying every moment.