Clay Aiken (29) and Jaymes Foster (50) welcome their artificially inseminated baby boy into the world this morning at 8:08 am 8-8-2008. Clay wrote on his web site:
"HE’S HERE! My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken (No hyphens. One first name. One middle name. One last name.)"
"Wow … 8:08 … 08/08/08. The little man is healthy, happy, and as loud as his daddy. Mama Jaymes is doing quite well also."
Parker, whose name is his grandmother Faye’s middle name, weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz. and was 19 inches long.
Aiken’s mother, Faye, first broke the news by telling Lynda Loveland of Raleigh, N.C., TV station WRAL about the birth. According to Faye, Foster gave birth at a North Carolina hospital.
Clay’s mom also said that baby Parker has "dark hair" and that Clay is "smiling from ear-to-ear" about the news.
Numerology expert Daniel Hardt says:
"Eight is a very powerful number. It’s a number of mastery. It’s a number of being in control. That’s why a lot of people are drawn to it."
Eight is also a lucky number in Chinese culture, which is why the Opening Ceremonies for the Summer Olympics are scheduled for 8/08/08. The number eight means mastery, and the hope is that will translate into money.
This baby certainly was born on a lucky day, and a lucky time. This could mean that Clay could cut a deal to sell baby pictures to a tabloid.
Although Clay and Jaymes do not have a romantic relationship, the pair plan to raise the baby together.