Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Family pictures

We have a wonderful friend who took some family photos of our new little addition to our family. Palmer is 10 days old in these pictures. Enjoy!

Latest Hiatt Family Picture

Palmer laying down

Adam's thumb next to Palmer's little hand! ;)

The prince and the pea

father & son

mother & son

The week before delivery

The week before delivery - Virginia is soooo beautiful in the springtime!
I suggested this shot because of the vibrant red/pink flowers!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Precious mother / son moment

Here is a precious mother and son moment we captured on camera this week.

Nikki just laid him down to look at him and he stared back with his beautiful blue eyes!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Our little miracle baby has arrived!

Our little miracle baby has arrived! Palmer was born Friday, 4/29. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20.25" long.

Mother and baby are doing well!

After writing my first email to friends and family I quickly realized that I had incorrectly announced the length at 24" long! I guess that's what happens when you try to compose a message in between nurse and doctor visits to your room ;)

During this special time our hearts and minds are especially sensitive and emotional. Yesterday as I was looking into Palmer's little hospital bassinet I saw that the hospital staff had taken little footprints of him and placed it into the bassinet for us.

Inside was this card with a little poem on it that touched my heart as I read it.

Everyday I'm growing,
and soon I'll be so tall,

So here's a special footprint
just so you can recall

Exactly how my foot looked
when I was very small

They say children grow up so very past which just goes to show how relative time really is a function of the viewpoint of the observer (as Einstein would say).

My hope is that we can be the best parents we know how to be, treasure every precious moment with our child, learn from those around us and always look for the best in others.

They say, "It takes a village to raise a child" and I believe that.

Thank you to all who have given us help, encouragement and hope along the way. We want to thank everyone who has prayed for us along the way and for those who have brightened our day and helped us when we needed it.

I know that we are just beginning this new adventure called parenthood.

-- Adam

Here's what he looks like when he's awake