Sunday, September 06, 2009

Palmer Joseph Brandt has arrived


It's been over a week an high time I put it on my blog. My number 3 boy, Palmer Joseph Brandt, was born Friday August 28th at 7:59 am via scheduled c-section. He was 8 lbs. 20 inches long. This was by far the best experience of the 3. I was much healthier this pregnancy and was able to be very active throughout. In fact, the day before we had the inspector come so Rob and I were out nailing side rails and brackets onto our back steps that morning so they would pass inspection. I can confidently tell all those men in my ward that I knew what I was doing shoveling compost out of trucks at 5 and 6 months pregnant. My body just doesn't go into labor on it's own, period. I might pull a muscle or two, but not a single contraction will occur. Anyway, I was very relieved when Palmer first emerged and let out a healthy cry. My other two were promptly wisked away to special care for breathing problems and I didn't get to hold or feed them for several hours after. This time, I was able to hold him in my arms as they wheeled me out of surgery to recovery. What a blessing to have that experience for the first time. I also didn't throw up at all after surgery when I typically endure several hours of relentless vomiting. So I was perky as a peacock all that day! Of course when you start taking care of baby and nursing around the clock, you're not so perky and lack of sleep catches up to you. We had bit of a rough go at nursing in the beginning but are doing great now. He is such a precious little guy! His two brothers love him so much and can't get enough. Especially Adam. He'll just stare at him and say, "Ooooohh! He's sooooo cute!" I can't describe the feelings of love and gratitude I feel being a Mommy again. There's nothing quite as hard, nothing quite as special.

9 comments:

Melissa said...

Kara he is so precious. I'm glad it went so well, I hope you take it easy and have a smooth recovery. Enjoy him!

Shawny said...

So happy for you guys! Glad the nursing thing is going well and that all went smoothly with delivery. There is nothing like being able to hold your baby right after delivery. I hate having to wait, it really stinks! Congrats!!

Rachel said...

Congrats, Kara and Rob! He's adorable. Enjoy those first few weeks when they just snuggle and sleep with their head right under your chin. I love that. My baby turns 1 in a couple weeks. I miss that newborn stage.

Annalisa and Jacob said...

Congratulations, woman! He's got a great name! I was shocked to see you blond again. It looks really good! But, I think ya look great no matter what!

bplace-smilesbig.blogspot.com said...

He is a cutie!! Please take care of yourself and hope you have a good recovery.

The Wilsons said...

You all look fantastic--what a beautiful family you are. Congratulations--he is one handsome little guy! Take care.

Lyndsey said...

Kara - congratulations, he is GORGEOUS! I love his name! Those are some cute boys you have!And, you look amazing - seriously, amazing!! Hope you are doing well and enjoying that new little bundle of joy! So happy for you, give my congrats to Rob - loved his tshirt!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! He's so cute! I'm so happy for you!

Barbara Thomas said...

Kara, my sweet and darling cousin...Congratulations! I am proud of you sweet cheeks! What a beautiful family! And little Palmer is gorgeous! I can't wait to see him and hold him. Hopefully before he is 15 cause he really won't like it when I try to hold him then...LOL I miss u and love you.
-Barb