Monday, March 17, 2008

Who's New in the Palmer House?

We're so happy to announce the new arrival to the Doug & Jodie Palmer family--Jack Alma Palmer!

A beautiful home birth gently welcomed Jack into our arms Saturday night, March 15, at 10:42 p.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs 15 oz, with 20 1/2 inches of head and feet and all the right stuff in between.

He came 4 days early while Jodie was battling a vicious case of the flu, which must have migrated somewhere from the Amazon Jungle of Death. With Kleenex STILL in hand, she lifts up her fist and say's, "The power of woman! ArrArrArrArr!"

Jodie contracted for a week before Jack decided that he couldn't wait for his mother to get better. He had things to do and wanted to get the show on the road! We expect that this will be a wonderful part of his personality.

As a dad, it is an amazing experience for me to watch the birth of my children, but to be able to participate hands on throughout the whole process is unbelievable.

As you can see in the pictures Maggie is very happy to have "her baby." She will be a wonderful big sister, although from the size of Jack's hands she won't be the "big" one for too much longer.

With reverence and gratitude, thanks to each of you who have taken care of our sick family, helped us prepare for Jack's arrival, and the midwives who did such a fabulous job.

Jodie and I just look at each other in wonder, point at Jack and whisper, "Hey, we made him! How cool!"


Rex Vallis said...

So cool! Congratulations Doug and Jodie. Maggie looks so proud. Hopefully Mama gets feeling better soon.

Heather said...

Yeah! Congratulations to you and your family. Your children are beautiful.

Holly - Mama and Midwife said...

Congratulations!! I hope the labor was short and sweet. Many warm wishes for many lovely days ahead.

Hopkins resort said...

Congratulations Jodie, you have such beautiful babies, Yea for families.

Donna said...

Congratulations! What a miracle, we really are "wonderfully made." I am so happy for you and your family and pray God's rich blessings on the next leg of your journey together.

Marie said...

I am so excited that our little Abner has a buddy in Salt Lake! Congratulations!

homemommy22 said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! I'm so sorry Jodie had the flu too. I've had it this weekend myself, and I couldn't imagine laboring at the same time. Way to go, Jodie! I have a frozen dinner at in my freezer for your family. I'll drop it by when I'm feeling better and you're up to it. Enjoy your precious little one. He's darling!
Lots of Love,

Jerami Pack said...

What JOY!

Congratulations to you and Doug and sweet Maggie! What a wonderful thing having a baby is.

Love and blessings, dear friends,

David said...

Congradulations! Elizabeth and I are very excited for you. So happy to see children blessing your life and very happy to see you experience a nice homebirth!
David & Elizabeth Jensen

Jenn Rankin said...

Congrats Palmer Family on little Jack! So wonderful to hear of your new blessing!
Love and hugs! ~ Jenn Rankin

jennamarie said...

Congratulations on your new little guy! We look forward to meeting him and seeing more pics! Enjoy your sweet new addition,

love, the Kevin Maynard branch of the family