My name is Tina and I am starting this blog as a way to chronicle my experiences. On May 26, 2011 I became a mother for the first time. Ian was born via emergency C-section at 5:07 pm weighing in at 6 lbs. 15 ounces. It has been an amazing journey so far, and I wouldn't trade a second of it (this is coming from someone who wasn't even sure they wanted children all that long ago).
I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2007. Immediately after graduation I accepted a full time position as a small animal veterinarian. I stayed at this practice until 2 weeks before Ian was born. I was planning on returning to work there part-time after 12 weeks of maternity leave, but things don't always go the way you plan. I am now working as a "relief" veterinarian, meaning that I do fill in work at different hospitals when their doctors are away for vacation or conferences.
I live in one of the most beautiful places in the country, the foothills of East Tennessee. I was born and raised here, and hope to call it home for the rest of my life!