Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Prayer Request for Keegan James Dondlinger, born yesterday, due 4 March
Private Communication | 24 November 2012 | El Gato

Posted on 11/24/2012 2:11:23 PM PST by El Gato

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 351-400401-450451-500 ... 551-562 next last
To: El Gato

How sweet is that?! Home....what a beautiful word that is. Go sweet baby James, rock this world.


401 posted on 03/05/2013 7:25:04 PM PST by WVNan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 377 | View Replies]

To: amom
I bet Oscar had a great outing at Farmer’s Market.

He did, he also made his first visit of many with his Dad to the comic store. But that was later. He's been out 3 times now.

Went to see him last weekend when we picked up our oldest granddaughter, his 7 y/o cousin. She is now at Grandma Camp for spring break. She got to see and touch him too. But her twin sisters got to see him first, through the glass door, they are too germy for a personal visit for a few more weeks yet.

Daughter took several pictures of me holding him. He's not as big as my head. He's a little longer, but not near so big around. :) He gave me a real good looking over, and screwed up his face as if thinking. What the heck is that? But then he decided I was OK, and laid his head back down on my shoulder, while continuing to check me out.

I give you Oscar James

You can see he's already a thinker. Tires him out though, this the second "thinker" picture.

402 posted on 03/11/2013 9:41:05 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 394 | View Replies]

To: fatima
on my Birthday

Now why is that not surprising, considering all the Good Words, you've put in for him? Consider it a little reward. :)

403 posted on 03/11/2013 9:45:08 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 392 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Oh my gosh he is the sweetest thinker! Three outings already. Going to be a good traveler I’d imagine. Such a handsome lad too! 8D


404 posted on 03/11/2013 10:47:19 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 402 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

A late-night thank you for the picture and update info. May Our LORD Continue to bless this family.


405 posted on 03/11/2013 11:08:10 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 391 | View Replies]

To: amom
Such a handsome lad too!

Lucky for him he looks nothing like me. He looks like his dad and other grandpa, except blond where they have black hair.

406 posted on 03/14/2013 8:28:17 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 404 | View Replies]

To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
New, 27 March 2013, Keegan fix.


407 posted on 03/27/2013 8:33:54 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 406 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Well, if that isn’t just the most precious thing ever!! Thanks for sharing a smile, El Gato! :)


408 posted on 03/27/2013 8:36:52 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
While I'm at it, here's one of Oscar James, who I'll get to see on Friday the 29th.

Hook 'em Horns!

His mom has her PhD from U. Texas, but still feels like a traitor putting him in anything but the colors of her undergrad/Master's college.

He would make a good looking Kangaroo, but the Horns' outfit was a gift from Mom's boss, they work at U Texas.)

409 posted on 03/27/2013 8:41:06 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

My daughter amplifies” She’s been a Roo since she was 9, since her Mom has been on the faculty there since then. :)


410 posted on 03/27/2013 8:45:30 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 409 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Awwww.... what a sweet angel!!


411 posted on 03/27/2013 8:50:34 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
Looks like a future linebacker to me.

Congrats!

412 posted on 03/27/2013 8:50:49 PM PDT by Ditto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 409 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

I knew he’d pull through!


413 posted on 03/27/2013 8:52:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 406 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

O M G !!! Is he adorable or what ???? Brought an audible gasp as the pic opened then some happy glistening of the eyes. Thanks, El Gato and Bless you and Keegan, Iris, the whole family.


414 posted on 03/27/2013 9:29:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

BTTT


415 posted on 03/28/2013 1:44:22 AM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Thank you so much for that beautiful picture.((((Hugs))))


416 posted on 03/28/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: DLfromthedesert
Awwww.... what a sweet angel!!

Yes, and one of God's miracles.

Not that Osar isn't miraculous too, but in the normal way of new babies. Keegan had long odds against him.

417 posted on 03/28/2013 10:59:34 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 411 | View Replies]

To: Ditto
Looks like a future linebacker to me.

I don't know, he comes from pretty "long "people, with long arms for their height. Both his maternal grandpa, and his paternal grandma. Both his parents got that characteristic. (and both his paternal uncles too).

So maybe an offensive end or a basketball forward.

Thanks.

418 posted on 03/28/2013 11:04:35 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 412 | View Replies]

To: fatima
((((Hugs)))) (Free Hugs Today)

Hugs are always welcome.

Last time I was visiting Oscar, as I will do tomorrow, or rather later today, the daughters of my daughter's high school friend were visiting him to. I barely know them, but aparently they remembered me. The older one, about 14, gave me a hug as soon as i walked in the door, and another as I walked out. Surprised me it did. But as I said, hugs are (almost) always welcome. Had to learn to like them though. My family was not big on hugging.. but my wife's was/is, and so is/was my brother's wife's family.

419 posted on 03/28/2013 11:09:12 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 416 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
I don't know, he comes from pretty "long "people, with long arms for their height.

Could be 'The Long Arm of the Law".

Or maybe a politician. They always seem to get their hands into things they have no place being. ;~))

420 posted on 03/29/2013 7:39:59 PM PDT by Ditto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 418 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

OH boy! I missed this until just now. What an absolutely sweet picture of our guy. Just want to hug him close.

Thanks for the ping El Gato. 8D


421 posted on 03/29/2013 8:28:23 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 407 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Just HAD to comment on this very handsome lad Oscar. Love his Longhorns spirit. Hookem Horns!


422 posted on 03/29/2013 8:42:53 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 409 | View Replies]

To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
New, well kind of old now, Keegan Update (lot less drama in Keegan's household these days) posted on March 28th :

Figured I should update this thing since we haven't said much recently. Had his 4 month doc appointment Tuesday and he is up to 9lbs 3oz 20.75 inches long and in the 50-75% range for both. And as an extra surprise, his head is actually in the 50% range too. Pretty much he is just growing and being a not-so-typical newborn.

That Tuesday would have been March 26th.

I saw Oscar J. on the 29th, he was up to 10 lbs 2 oz as of about that same Tuesday, that week at least. This week Oscar's mom posted several pictures of him smiling, and a video of him aping his mother's expression. Smart little dude has figured out that there is some relationship or similarity between his mouth and those of others. Here's Oscar:

The boys are growing and developing at warp speed, and all is right with the world, or their tiny parts of it anyway. Oscar has been threatened by a mad dictator. He lives in Austin, which that North Korean nut-job has threatened to nuke. His 3 cousins do too, a bit farther out, but still in Austin.

423 posted on 04/07/2013 1:03:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 422 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

BTTT


424 posted on 04/07/2013 1:08:14 PM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 423 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

How adorable... looks as bald as a cue ball. I have and will always LOVE those toothless little baby grins. I really do.. in fact, I would cry when mine got their first nub. Such wonderful news, El Gato... about Keegan and Oscar... both doing well and just thriving. Makes me so happy!!!


425 posted on 04/07/2013 1:16:56 PM PDT by momtothree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 423 | View Replies]

To: momtothree
Oscar is not bald, he's blond, like his mother, his aunt, his cousins, and his maternal grandmother. Not like his maternal grandfather though. He may end up with the same shade of blue eyes that those on the above list have. If he does, that will make 6 sets of those eyes looking back at me over a holiday table.

His hair isn't very long, nor very thick, be it's there.

426 posted on 04/07/2013 1:38:12 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 425 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Glad to see two of God’s little wonders are growing so beautifully


427 posted on 04/07/2013 2:11:37 PM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 423 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Ain’t nothin like those grandkids eh? Our two just left. We had to have their easter egg hunt and baskets today because our easter was so busy from early morning til night. Love those munchkins, but what a sigh of relief when they go home. I’m just so old and cranky, the noise makes me jitterie. Happy to see both boys growing and glowing.


428 posted on 04/07/2013 2:49:06 PM PDT by WVNan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 426 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Love baby smiles ,they are the best:)


429 posted on 04/07/2013 5:19:29 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 423 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Yeah for Keegan! Very glad to hear he’s doing so well.

And as for Oscar...well what’s to say? That smile says it all. Such a cutie! Just makes ya want to pick him up and hug.


430 posted on 04/07/2013 10:35:46 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 423 | View Replies]

To: amom
That smile says it all.

Daughter sent me another in the same sequence, with not such a broad smile of his mouth, but more in the eyes.

She said it reminded her of me. Really? I asked how so, she said eyes and expression.

Poor kid. :)

431 posted on 04/08/2013 7:29:47 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 430 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
If he does, that will make 6 sets of those eyes looking back at me over a holiday table

Correction, there are already 6 sets: Wife, two daughters, 3 granddaughters. Oscar will make 7 sets if he has "The Eyes".

432 posted on 04/08/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 426 | View Replies]

To: momtothree
both doing well and just thriving. Makes me so happy!!!

Me too, M23, me too.

I'm starting to suffer from Oscar, and granddaughter, withdrawal. Haven't seen them in over a week, seems longer. Will be longer too. I think have my next two long weekends, which are every other week, already committed. Might have to slip down on a short weekend. It's 3+ hours. Two places to visit when I/we get there, although last time Oscar's Mom brought him over to his cousin's house.

That was nice 'cause their Dad got to hold him too. He was quite glad to get the female dominance of the Texas resident family corrected a bit. Although his sister has 3 boys, and he has no nieces, so actually from his point of view, there are already more boys... but they live in New Jersey, and he rarely gets to see them. When he does, he usually takes at least one of his daughters with him. Surprisingly, the twins travel well, one at a time at least. Last time E kept nagging the gate agent, and when the plane was finally ready for boarding, she announced on the PA, "E, your plane is ready". :)

433 posted on 04/08/2013 7:54:40 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 425 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
"... eyes and expression..."

It is amazing what gets passed along. My eldest son has an expression that is identical to my dad's. Now that he is grown it sometimes stops me in my tracks...

You could do so much worse. ; D

434 posted on 04/08/2013 10:52:26 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 431 | View Replies]

To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
I'm a bit behind in the Keegan update department. This one is from April 12th:

So we had the first of many follow-ups today. Spent an hour driving to Omaha, a half-hour in the waiting room checking in, and found out he ways 10lbs 4oz with clothes on and is 21 inches long. Then the doc came in for 5 secs said his g-button looks good and we go back in a month to learn how to change it. Kinda seemed like a waste of time...

I said that was a "Good Thing", . If the doc had taken longer, it would be because of problems or issues, and they'd have to go back sooner. ;) Keegan and Oscar continue to be about the same size. Oscar was 10.86 lbs, in his birthday suit, two days after Keegan's checkup.

435 posted on 04/19/2013 10:37:49 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 434 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Thanks, El Gato, for the update on Keegan, and Oscar.

Good response on your end...a good indicator that things are going well.

Prayers continue.


436 posted on 04/19/2013 11:14:16 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 435 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

BTTT


437 posted on 04/20/2013 1:42:05 AM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 435 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Thanks for the update. Wonderful to have two big, bouncing baby boys.


438 posted on 04/20/2013 8:11:19 AM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 435 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA
Speaking of bouncing boys, here's the latest picture of Keegan, it showed up shortly after I posted the update:

And there was also a less bouncing, more mad as hell, picture :

He was HUNGRY!

439 posted on 04/20/2013 8:20:05 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 438 | View Replies]

To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...

Forgot the list again, see post above for pictures of “Our” boy Keegan.


440 posted on 04/20/2013 8:22:09 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 439 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Thank you; thank you........Pictures are GREAT!!


441 posted on 04/20/2013 8:35:01 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 439 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

BTTT


442 posted on 04/20/2013 8:46:34 AM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 440 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Awww. Hugs to Keegan. So sweet, so sweet.

Thanks for brightening my day El Gato.


443 posted on 04/20/2013 8:49:09 AM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 439 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Honestly, I was always thrilled when my little ones screamed like that ... proof the ole lungs were tuned up. Enjoying these so much, thanks!


444 posted on 04/20/2013 10:03:06 AM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 439 | View Replies]

To: EDINVA
I had the same thought about his lungs.

Very encouraging for a preemie.

445 posted on 04/20/2013 11:19:40 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 444 | View Replies]

To: amom; Texas Termite; .30Carbine; 68 grunt; 8mmMauser; admiralsn; Aggie Mama; fatima; ...
Since y'all liked those pictures, here's another, which I just saw this morning.

Love the Team Grandpa onesie.

446 posted on 04/20/2013 11:22:36 AM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 445 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

BTTT


447 posted on 04/20/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by E.G.C.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 446 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Awwww...he’s growing likes little weed! Thanks for sharing him with us!


448 posted on 04/20/2013 11:49:20 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 446 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Adorable! Made my day!


449 posted on 04/20/2013 12:50:31 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 446 | View Replies]

To: El Gato

Awwwww.


450 posted on 04/20/2013 2:04:59 PM PDT by amom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 446 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 351-400401-450451-500 ... 551-562 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson