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


Linda said...

Congratulations!! You are a family of three now! So thrilled for you and glad that little baby Palmer arrived safe and sound. Thanks for sharing the poem about the footprints. It is true... they grow way to fast! Take lost of pictures! :-)


:Deliciously Healthy said...

Congratulations!! Couldn't be more happy for the two of you! He is so precious!

Piper said...

So happy for you guys!! Enjoy every moment- drink it all in.

Yesterday at church I was taken back when a friend shared something she just heard at women's conference: We have all of eternity to spend with our children as adults. This brief time here on earth that we spend raising our children is the only time we will ever know them as children. We need to embrace it and appreciate their childhood.

I know you guys will, as you waited so long for Palmer to join you here on earth.

Love to you all!!!

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! We are so happy for all of you!

Brooke Anderson said...

Congratulations Nikki and Adam! I am so glad you were blessed with a little miracle! He looks like a good little baby! Now comes the real fun....diapers, feedings, sleepless nights, smiles, cuddles, kisses, yummy baby smells, soft hair to rub your nose in, etc. etc. etc.

Brooke Anderson said...

Congratulations Nikki and Adam! I am so happy for your new little miracle! Now comes the fun part! Diapers, feedings, sleepless nights, smiles, cuddles, kisses, yummy baby smells, rubbing your nose in soft baby hair, etc. etc. etc.

Erin said...

YAYAYAYAYA!!! so happy for you!

Annie Carie said...

Jason and I are so Happy for you both! Congratulations and enjoy your precious little Palmer.

Love Carianne Vidaurri