After nearly two weeks of waiting, Stettler has the first baby of 2015, a baby boy named Tanner.
Tanner James arrived in the world on January 12 at 7:43 p.m., the second child for dad Paul James and mom Shari Hagstrom, of Castor.
Tanner is baby brother to older sister Cassidy, who’s a year-and-a-half old.
The baby was delivered after a smooth labour, and weighed in at eight pounds and six ounces. Mom and dad headed for Stettler Hospital after Hagstrom started experiencing contractions in the early afternoon.
The pregnancy went smoothly, Hagstrom said, although she spent much of it feeling sick and nauseous, morning sickness plaguing her from start to finish.
Grandma and older sister made the trip into Stettler the following day to meet Tanner, the first of the family to be introduced.
Baby Tanner almost missed out on being the first baby of the year, as a mother at the hospital went into labour on New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s Eve baby arrived before the clock ticked over into the new year, making her the last baby of 2014 instead of the first of 2015.