Garrett Eli Wessman

Garrett Eli joined us at 9:03pm, February 16, 2010. He weighs 3.475kg and is 53.3cm in length.

Garrett is a fighter. He came out face down, and was kicking the doctor all the time. He then proceeded to urinate on all four of us (Katie, I, doctor and a nurse) with one burst. He was screaming for about 30 minutes and was very loud until Katie calmed him down.

His eyes aren’t wide open like Kalyn’s were, but he is definitely much louder. He has lighter and sparser hair than Kalyn did, but has more body hair. His Apgar is 9-9 which is very unusual around here due to altitude.

Katie delivered with no pain medication and “my bottom hurts”. Katie says she definitely feels better right now than last time, but is still undecided if it was worth going all natural.

They just delivered to us a celebratory bottle of Champagne which was quite surprising and very unexpected. That is certainly a little different from Provo! Knowing nothing about alcohol other than I don’t drink any, I couldn’t even tell you if it is a nice one or a $2 Walmart special. . .

I will probably put it on my cubicle shelf at work as a decoration.

10 Responses to Garrett Eli Wessman

  1. Gramma Mecham says:

    Yay, good job! We are so excited for you! We now have our 10th Great-Grandbaby and didn’t feel a single pain. Love you!!!!
    Grams and Gramps Mecham

  2. Rita says:

    Congrats! We are so excited that Garrett is finally here! See you soon.

  3. Eliza says:

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    yayy! I’m a little excited, if you can’t tell.

  4. John Evers says:

    Katie and Tim,


    Katie…. you look wonderful, and your son is beautiful. Get some rest and savor the moment.


  5. Brittany cConant says:

    Welcome, Garrett! Glad to hear you entered the world safely and showing some spunk. Congratulations, Katie and Tim! From the Co part of Kenco.

  6. Cyrille de BrΓ©bisson says:


    Thanks for putting the stats in metric for me!

    In Boise, I had to sneak the champagne in the room when my kids were born. Since it had been sitting in the car for a while it was a little bit too warm πŸ™ but anyhow, better than nothing.
    In France, we dip our fingers in the champagne and then give it to the kid πŸ™‚

    regards, Cyrille

  7. Bekah says:

    Congrats! I like his name! Lance’s cousin delivered at that hospital a few years ago right after they had re-done the maternity ward and said it was nice. I’ll have to ask her if they got some champagne too. Funny! Make sure to put up some more pictures today with him all cleaned up!

  8. Jaime deB says:

    Congrats to the two of you! He is a handsome little boy!

  9. Judy says:

    He is so cute and I love his name! Way to go, Katie!!! xoxo Aunt Judy

  10. Grandma Mary & Frank says:

    Looks like a healthy, beautiful baby boy — Mary’s tenth great-grandchild! Hope Katie recovers nicely very soon.

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