It was an inevitable outcome of a process that began nine months ago, but for Karen Smith, her firstborn came too soon. Karen is Tumbler Ridge's newest mom, having given birth on Tuesday, April 20.
"That was a little unexpected," she said. "I wasn't ready for the pregnancy to end. I was still comfortable being pregnant."
Still, when Jared Francis Smith made his appearance it was a moment like no other for Karen.
"It was love at first sight," she said. "It was love even before I saw him. When I heard that first little cry that he made, the tears just started running down my face."
The new baby has made things a little more complex around the Smith residence.
"So far, my life is chaos. We're trying to get things settled for heading to Dawson Creek, but by the time I get around to making a few phone calls, it's already the end of the day."