Meet baby Tanner!

August 22, 2012

Channel 6 viewers are all accustomed to getting their Eagle's updates from Jamie Apody, but if you've missed her reporting from the sidelines this year, there's good reason.

She is at home relishing her new role as a mom.

Jamie and her husband Paul invited us in for a first look at baby Tanner.

He's just 6 weeks old, but Jamie says little Tanner has already demonstrated some exceptional athletic ability.

"He seems very alert. He's very strong. I think he's already built like a football player he can hold his head up and his legs are pretty strong, and his head buts are really, really strong. He is a head-butter," Jaime said.

And his early affinity for sports is consistent with a valuable lesson he has already taught his mom and dad about their initiation into parenthood.

"The best way I can describe it is the ultimate team project," said Paul. "We've never had to come together like this ever."

"It's harder than my full time job, I'll say. Being a sports caster is much easier than being a mom," said Jaime.

But both Jamie and Paul say the challenges of parenthood are greatly over shadowed by the joys, even those initial sleepless nights have brought a kind of happiness and wonder unfamiliar to them until now.

"Even if it's the middle of the night and he's up because he's hungry, when you walk up and you pick him up and he just looks at you, I forget that I'm tired. It's amazing and he gets cuter every single time," she said.

Although Paul agrees, he gives Jamie the credit for soothing Tanner back to sleep after his early morning wake ups.

"I have to say Jamie gets up most of the time. I don't hear him anymore," he said.

"That's amazing how father's can just not hear the baby," said Jaime. "That's a talent. I don't understand how you do that."

Middle of the night responsibilities aside, both Jamie and Paul say Tanner has not only taught them a new kind of love, but a greater appreciation of the love they have for each other.

And just 6 weeks in to parenthood, mom and dad can't wait for what the future holds for this new family of three.

"We just want him to be happy and healthy and experience the wonder of the world, and to be anything that he wants to be. The sky is the limit, and it's going to be fun to watch him grow up. It's going to be fun," said Jamie.

It is obvious that Jamie and Paul are both loving being new parents.

Jamie will be back on Action News in October--congratulations to them.

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