At approximately 3:18am on January 5th, 2009 Mr. Tyler James Hardy came into the world and into the arms of his loving parents Emma and Kevin. It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly (for me anyway). Emma was due on January 1st. New Year’s Day came and went with no baby. I called Emma on Friday (the 2nd) and asked her to please wait on giving birth until sometime on Sunday the 4th, because I would be in Grand Rapids on the 5th! How convenient!! Well little Tyler complied! I got the phone call from Kev at 5:00 this morning telling me that Tyler was here and mom, dad and baby were doing great. I got the chance to stop in to see the cutie patootie and take a few of his first photographs. Isn’t he gorgeous? He’s got a head full of hair! There was speculation that it was red, but after a couple of hours being in this world, it has faded to a soft Auburn color. (Like the Tiger reference?)
He’s just the cutest newborn I’ve ever seen. He was just over 14 hours old when I took these photos. Emma had lots of visitors today and was doing great when I was there. Kev was a great coach and took wonderful care of her. Tyler has a big fan club and I know lots of out-of-towners that are anxious to hold him. Stay tuned for more photos next week when I’m back in my studio and can process them. There are some great ones of mama and baby!
Have a wonderful and safe week everyone!