New Life

My wife Jennifer and I are proud to announce the birth of our first child:


Kiera Elizabeth Parnell


Kiera joined us on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 6:27PM at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA.


Kiera Facts

8lbs 14oz at birth

21.5 inches long

13in diameter head

4 1/2 hour delivery

perfect hearing

blue eyes

dark hair, blonde lashes

1st granchild on both sides

first music: Tristan and Isolde

first movie: Spies Like Us

first book (partial): Smart Mobs

has met all of her grandparents, aunts, and uncles ๐Ÿ™‚


Kiera is resting at home with her mother, modestly avoiding cameras, and storing up nutrients up for a long and healthy life.

Comments (37)

  1. Doug Reilly says:

    Congratulations! It will be a long interesting journey ahead, but while you may not love every single minute of it (flashback to really terrible BM dipers<g>), if you are like me, 24 years later you will wonder where the time flew!

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  3. Congratulations, Korby! It is a joyous time now and in the days ahead that will fill many memories — cherish all of them!

  4. Scott Allen says:

    Congrats Korby. Now get some sleep!!

  5. I’m the first Hatteras person to say Congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚ Where’s her blog at? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. Rob Caron says:

    Congrats, Korby and Jen!

    13in diameter head?!?! I trust you meant circumference, right? Otherwise…well, ouch!

  8. Sam Gentile says:

    Congrats! Make sure to take some time off from work and bond – its worth every minute.

  9. Rick Schaut says:

    Congratulations, Korby. As a father, I have only two pieces of advice:

    1) Have the clean diaper ready to go on _before_ you take the dirty one off; and

    2) Go rent Bill Cosby’s "Himself"…while it’s still funny.


  10. Rick Schaut says:

    Oh, and Beth, my wife adds:

    1) Always tear the raisins in half; and

    2) Don’t sweat the blueberries.

  11. Jason Mauss says:

    Congrats Korby – you’ll slowly start becoming a different person now whether you know it or not…kids make us all better people.

    oh, and be sure to set her up with a blog…heh.

  12. Congrats! Welcome to parenthood. Its great!

  13. Jon Galloway says:

    Congrats, Korby!

    Remember, your job is to keep the kid(s) from driving their mother crazy.

    My bits of advice:

    1) It’s hard for mosts father to connect with their kids while they’re infants. Both my kids seemed to ignore me until they were seven months or so. You have to pour love on them on the installment plan. Around seven months old mine both gave me toothless grins and the fun started in earnest.

    2) Enjoy listening to Kiera as she learns to talk. It’s so fun hearing the words a 14 month old uses to describe her thoughts. That’s been an unexpected joy for me as a father.

    3) Find a babysitter you trust. If you don’t have family or close friends nearby, network with other people you know with kids or check out MOPS or something. My wife and I get away from our daughters at least one night a week and I think it makes us much better parents.

    Congrats to you and Mom!

  14. Richard Taylor says:

    Congrats!! You life has changed forever….

  15. Brian Duff says:

    Nice one Korby ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes to you and your family.

  16. Congratulations and praise to the Lord for a beautiful little girl. What a precious ‘gift’ you have been given. Our prayers are with you through these special days…..

  17. Steve Hiner says:

    Congratulations. Your daughter is beautiful.

    By the way, my wife would be the happiest woman on the planet if she could go through labor and delivery in a mere 4-1/2 hours.

  18. Congratulations! Now your life will really begin!

  19. Charlie McCarthy says:

    Korby – congrats to you and the mrs on Parnell TNG. I hope we don’t see you at tomorrow’s mtg….enjoy the time at home instead.

  20. Congratulations Korby, and well done to you and your wife!

  21. Matt Griffore says:

    GJ ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!

  22. Korby – congrats on the new addition!

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