Rockstar Baby is Home
by Karla ° Wednesday, December 27, 2006
We have finally made it home. Baby Nate was released today.

I have affectionately nicknamed him my Rockstar baby because he was born with the sassiest faux-hawk and baby mullet I have ever seen.

And just like a true Rockstar, he loves boobs and nurses like a champ every 2 to 3 hours. Of course, not one to miss out on the privileged lifestyle of a Rockstar, he also insists on hourly cluster feedings at ungodly hours that should only be permitted for zombies and shadows.

Mark and I are doing well. I believe that in total, I have slept for 4.6 seconds since December 21st and sleep deprived confusion has started to set in. Last night I told the nurse that I am not Rebecca and I do not want her stool softener.

Sleep deprivation aside, I am just so relieved that Nate’s TTN (
Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn) has finally resolved and thank you to all of you dear sweet souls out there for your notes of congratulations. You have all touched my heart at certain depths I didn't know existed with your well wishes.

I am a blubbering mess of motherly emotions right now, and feel like the most blessed woman on the planet. I am swollen with pride and love and a newly bebreasted chest and I am so relieved and in complete awe to finally be home with my son.

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I linked over here from zoot - I just wanted to congratulate you on the birth of your son. He's beautiful.
Posted by Anonymous Melodie :  December 27, 2006

Delurking after days of archive-reading and page-refreshing.

Nate is insanely gorgeous. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing your life with us.

Take it easy on yourself, and enjoy!
Posted by Blogger Jezer :  December 27, 2006

yeah!!!!!!!!!! i bet you are so excited to be at home...just the three of you. he is beautiful and i hope you all soak in every single moment of this little one's early days! :)
Posted by Anonymous emily :  December 27, 2006

Welcome home Karla and Baby Rockstar.

Posted by Blogger Shauna :  December 27, 2006

I love his hair!!!! He looks like such a cutie pie! I am so happy that everything went well for you and you are now home with Nate!
Posted by Blogger Amber :  December 27, 2006

He is absolutely gorgeous!

Although you and Baby Rockstar did not have the opportunity to spend your frist Christmas together at home, you will be blessed with his presence as you ring in 2007 as a family. Once again, congratulations! Robyn

So wonderful to see your beautiful bundle of joy. Our hearts are bursting with happiness for the three of you.
Posted by Anonymous kempers nana :  December 27, 2006

Oh, Karla!


I am so very very very happy for you.

Enjoy every exhausting delightful minute of it.

Judy - Anybody Home
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

Awwww....honey, he's just beautiful! I'm just crying with happiness for you! I, too, have been doing nothing but page refreshing for the last couple of days waiting for new news. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Posted by Blogger Jules :  December 27, 2006

oh my gosh, OH MY GOSH! He is absolutely positively beautiful Karla!!!!!!!! I am so glad for you guys!!!! I love the hair!!!

Congratulations, once again!!

ps - these exclamation marks do not even express a pinch of my excitement for you both right now.
Posted by Blogger Melanie :  December 27, 2006

He is just gorgeous. He is gonna give Maddox Jolie-Pitt a run for his money with that faux hawk!

Karla, I am so overjoyed for you that you have him home finally!

The total sleep deprivation stage lasts for about two weeks, then things start to get a bit more normal and you can catch a few winks now and then. I used to simply just sleep when Mr. P was asleep, and that was the best advice I ever got. Forget the housework, it can wait.

Posted by Blogger Gina :  December 27, 2006

I have goosebumps right now. He is a stud!! Dh and I are sooo excited for you guys(and Rebecca).

What a wonderfully encouraging inspiration you and Mark have been for us. Savor every moment.

Can't waite for more pics.
Happy New Year!
Posted by Blogger Samantha :  December 27, 2006

I have been checking your blog so often your counter must be through the roof! How exciting to have Nate home with you. He is THE cutest baby ever.

I couldn't imagine having to wake up every 2 hours! Your a trooper.

The Rockstar is beautiful!!! Congratulations to both of you. I'm sure the sleep deprivation is rough, but totally worth it!!

Congratulations on your new blessing.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

he is so adowable!

Enjoy your 4.6 seconds of sleep... you will look back and BEG for that sleepy time :-)

Not that id know, no kids myself, but my sister has one and i think shes finally catching up on sleep and hes... 18 mos :-)
Posted by Blogger Cheeks :  December 27, 2006

He's so handsome..
Glad you are home with him..

congrats you guys so deserve it and omg look at all that hair!!! aww he's the cutest.
Posted by Blogger lin :  December 27, 2006

How precious! So glad he's home.

He is a little rockstar! Just wait, one minute it's the boob, and the next thing you know, he'll want only green M&Ms...

Nate is gorgeous and I think he looks just like his mommy! I know his big sis is watching out for him. Congratulations, beautiful family!
Posted by Anonymous DebbieS :  December 27, 2006

That's wonderful!!! Congrats to all.

Rock on baby!!!! What a cutie he is.
Posted by Blogger Cuppa :  December 27, 2006

He is ADORABLE ~ congratulations! I'm so glad your little family is all home together, albeit in the foggy "living with a newborn" stage :)
Posted by Blogger Robyn :  December 27, 2006

Gorgeous baby boy! I'm so glad you are all home safe. I hope you get some sleep soon. :-)

- Kimberly
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

So Sweet! Love the hawk!
Posted by Blogger Kaili :  December 27, 2006

A HUGE congratulations to you. Nate is a gorgeous, gorgeous boy.

Welcome home Karla and Mark and Rockstar Nate, you beautiful boy! Faux hawks are awesome!
Posted by Anonymous Chris :  December 27, 2006

Congratulations, Karla and Mark! He's absolutely precious!! =)

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

Have just found my way from Amalah's Club Mom blog... and am so thrilled to read such wonderful news. Baby Nate's hair is too cool! Congratulations.
Posted by Blogger KathyB :  December 27, 2006

I am so happy for you. I just started reading your lovely blog and now I check it everyday hoping for new pictures

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

Clapping for joy out here in the west! Yay! I'm so glad (and somewhat relieved) that everything ended so well and Mom and Dad and baby are all happy.

Our Nikki had the same rockstar hair. :-)
Posted by Blogger Heather :  December 27, 2006

Wow that kid is gorgeous and I wouldn't say so if he weren't. There are some truly ummm "interesting" looking babies out there, but not this one!

Congratulations again!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

Aww, he's so cute and perfect!! I'm so happy for you guys...I know, I keep saying that, but I truly am. You guys have been through a lot, and you're finally through it all!!
Posted by Blogger Arlene :  December 27, 2006

I am so very, very happy for you. Mandi sent me to your blog about 2 years ago and I have watched her share your sorrows & joys and am truly wishing you, Mark & baby Nate a lifetime of happiness as your precious angel watches over you.

Karla, Karla, Karla. My feet fel like they won't ever touch the ground again. Your story has unlocked all the magic of believing I had as a little girl. I am so insanely happy for you! I was ready to say anything about the first photo you shared...but this child is exquisite. Oh, honey great job! Enjoy yourselves!
Posted by Blogger Amanda :  December 27, 2006

De-lurking to say congratulations to you on your BEAUTIFUL little man. I have been following your journey daily since seeing your link on Blogging Baby. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Love Love Love the rockstar hair, I had two that looked just like him!

Best Wishes to you all!
Posted by Anonymous Lindsey :  December 27, 2006

Wow! he is so cute! I'm happy for you guys! :)
Posted by Blogger Kathy :  December 27, 2006

im so excited!! Ive been waiting all week (yes like uh 5 days all week) to see this post. Hes Beautiful.

Posted by Blogger Tachae :  December 27, 2006

wooooohooo pics!!! so cute love the hair what a rockstar!!

Posted by Blogger rachael :  December 27, 2006

Welcome to the world Nate, you are absolute perfection! Congrats Karla & Mark, this anonymous reader is beyond thrilled for you. Karla thank you for taking us along on the journey. Your strength, honesty and incredible spirit are an inspiration.
Posted by Anonymous erin :  December 27, 2006


He is perfect!! I am SO SUPER HAPPY for you & Mark!! I love that you have nick named him rockstar! Thank you for keeping us updated! I have been waiting as patiencly as I could for an update & pictures and was BEYOND thrilled to get both tonight! So glad you are all home now! Lots of hugs and love coming your way!!
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 27, 2006

I found you from Amalah's Daily Dose column on Club Mom and have been completely taken by your story. I'm so glad your son is home and wish your family smooth sailing from here on out.
Posted by Blogger Frema :  December 27, 2006

Oh Karla... I am so extremely thrilled for all of you!! What a wonderful Christmas gift, and what a gorgeous son you have! One of my favorite lines from a book seems to fit this moment in your life : "Vale La Pena... it was worth the pain."

Good god he is beautiful. Like his Mama.

Brimming with happiness for you and Mark and wee, sweet Nate.
Posted by Anonymous Kristin :  December 27, 2006

He is beautiful and I love the hair! Congratulations again!! Andrew had long black hair when he was born too, but Nate's has a more punk look, while Andrew just looked like an old man who was growing more hair for his combover.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  December 27, 2006

Wow! You'd think I just had a baby from how excited I am! I just called in Trey to come fast and see and got him all worried from the excitement in my voice! What an adorable baby! He's got such big, manly hands and feet! I love hands, and especially guys with big hands. He'll have no problem finding a good woman, I'm sure of it.

Trey's excited, too. I can tell b/c he said, "He's got a lot of hair..."

Posted by Blogger Christi :  December 27, 2006

May he bring you much joy and happiness every day. What a beautiful child and I am SO thrilled for you right now!
Posted by Anonymous JenniferW :  December 27, 2006

Oh my gosh, his hair is so cute. He's just adorable! I'm so happy for you on finally getting to come home with your little rockstar. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

oh my goodness Karla he is beautiful! sorry so handsome!

I am so glad you are all doing well!
Posted by Blogger TBG :  December 28, 2006

I can't even remember how I found your blog, but I've been following for over a year now.

Congratulations on bringing baby Nate home safe and sound. Many blessings to your cute family.
Posted by Blogger Azul :  December 28, 2006

Posted by Blogger Kurt :  December 28, 2006

Karla and Mark, he is absolutely gorgeous. I am so happy for both of you and cannot wait to hear stories of your new family.

Congratulations again.

If you ever need anything (night out, nap..) let me know.
Posted by Anonymous Ashley :  December 28, 2006

He is absolutely gorgeous and his hair is GREAT! Congratulations
Posted by Anonymous Lora :  December 28, 2006

Karla, he is adorable! Congrats to you all. Enjoy!

I came through a few blogger links and have been following your progress for the past few weeks. Congratulations on your precious little boy, Nate. I'm glad he is finally home... that's what I was waiting for. Again, congratulations!
Posted by Anonymous Kadi :  December 28, 2006

Karla this post brought many happy tears to my eyes. I am so very relieved you are home and that your little "Rocker" is doing well. He is such a HANDSOME baby and you are so blessed, something I know you realize more than most. I am so happy his breathing is fine now, I am sure that scared you terribly. He surely will be one to keep you on your toes!

Can't wait to see many more happy pictures of your amazing family. Congratulations MOMMY!
Posted by Blogger Patyrish :  December 28, 2006

Posted by Blogger methatiam :  December 28, 2006

What a beautiful boy!! I am so glad you guys are home and the little man is doing great!!

I'm so happy for your new family of three, and I am sure Miss Ava is shining down on you guys!!

Much congratulations, and warm wishes being set your way.
Posted by Blogger Deborah :  December 28, 2006

Awww, he's so cute, Karla!! I truly mean that. I loooove the hair. That's so funny! Happy to see you are all at home :) Try to catch some zzzzz's when you can.
Posted by Blogger Kate :  December 28, 2006

Rockstar baby..LOL!

He is adorbale! He is yours, and He is HOME!!! YEAH!

Glad things are going good and your finally home!


He is really cute!
Posted by Anonymous Donna :  December 28, 2006

Congratulations on your new little guy. Love the hair, absolutely adorable.

If Nate had been a week earlier (or James a week later) I would have seen you at the hospital as my s-i-l just gave birth to a little boy on December 15th. He has a head full of dark hair as well.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  December 28, 2006

Thanks so much for posting some pictures! He is the best rockstar baby ever and I am SO GLAD you're all home now! Congrats, again. :)
Posted by Anonymous Amanda :  December 28, 2006

Awesome hair that kid has! Congrats on your beautiful baby boy and getting home safely with him. Enjoy every minute with him, even the zombie hours. ;)
Posted by Blogger Keri :  December 28, 2006

yeah!! WTG. big sigh of relief!!

you need a rockstarstroller to go with the rockstarbaby

AWW, He is so cute. Congratulations again Karla. I have been away all week so I am just checking in on you and I am happy to see that Nate is well and now home.
He is truly the cutest thing.
Can't wait to see more pictures soon.
Big Hugs.
Posted by Blogger Tammy :  December 28, 2006

Congrats to you and Mark. I am so happy for your family.

Posted by Anonymous ccap'sboy/abby'sdaddy :  December 28, 2006

So overwhelmed by his cuteness! And so incredibly happy for you all, and that you have your precious little one home. Nate is beautiful, just beautiful.
Posted by Anonymous Jhoanna :  December 28, 2006

I too have been lurking since seeing a link on baby blogorama. Your son is absolutely beautiful, I wish you both many many happy years together.

I had to delurk to say that my heart beams for you and your beautiful family. Your baby son is gorgeous and truly a precious gift!! I wish you all the very best always. Your writing has touched my heart. Enjoy your baby!!!!

He is just gorgeous - perfect little pink man, screaming his indignation at being photographed nekkid. Welcome to the world little buddy, and welcome to the club of sleep deprived parents Karla.

You did good momma.
Posted by Anonymous Kymba :  December 29, 2006

Congrats to the #1 groupy (you and Mark) and kudos to a great Rockstar baby. He is very cute!!!! Welcome home.
Posted by Blogger Meesh :  December 30, 2006

WOW! He is amazing! Pure sweetness! Enjoy every moment and take care :)
Posted by Anonymous angela :  January 02, 2007


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