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God ^ | October 9, 2003 | HiJinx

Posted on 10/09/2003 5:23:48 PM PDT by HiJinx

FReepers, please join me in welcoming AZ Flyboy's new daughter,

Piper Louise Ruth

to our FReeper family.

Az Flyboy's daughter, Piper Louise Ruth (unless they change their minds!) was born at 10:58 AM MST on October 9th, 2003. Mom, daughter, and Dad are all doing quite well. Piper has everything she’s supposed to have, and nothing we can see that she shouldn’t have! Her lungs are in excellent shape! She is just less than an hour old in these pictures.

At birth she weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz., and measured 20½ inches long. Look how she is trying to check out Grampa!

Grandma and Grandpa HJ are holding little Piper...look at that tiny hand.

Grandpa HJ is giving Piper a 'touch kiss'.

Her cheeks are just sooooo soft!

Piper loves her Mommy's daddy, too. Daddy's are really special people, you know!

Mommy's Mommy makes me smile...she's soft and cushy.

Look at all these fingers!

Grampa, that light is bright!

Okay, I can see out of one eye, now. Let's see if I can get the other one open.

Mommy's Mommy is wearing something blue...it's almost the same color as my eyes.

Ok, now I'm in Grandma HJs arms...she makes me want to snuggle down and go to sleep.

Grandma HJs finger is almost as long as my face!

Guess what color my hair is! Oh, you can't see it under my yellow cap. It's black!

Grandma HJ is really cushy, too. I hope she holds me a lot when I get home with Mommy and Daddy!

Ok, I'm going to stay in the hospital with Mommy and Daddy one more day. Mommy has Strep B thingies running around her body, and the nurses want to make sure I don't have them, too. I don't think I do, so I'll get to go home tomorrow.

Brad's Gramma...Grampa told me you two had a conversation a few days ago...did you know my Great-Grandma Palumbo went to be with God two years ago, today? I think she's the reason I made Mommy go to the hospital last night. She really loved her daughter and Daddy's Daddy. She must have wanted me to come down and make sure they were still happy...what do you think?



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1 posted on 10/09/2003 5:23:48 PM PDT by HiJinx
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To: AZ Flyboy; tomkow6; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; Radix; beachn4fun; bentfeather; ...
Here are the promised pictures.

Our little one started her contractions yesterday morning, went to the hospital last night, and delivered this morning around 11 AM.

Everyone came through with flying colors, except the grandparents in the waiting room!! It was a looooong night, and we didn't have the benefit of drugs!

Seriously, Mom is doing absolutely great...and she thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers. They helped.

HJ
2 posted on 10/09/2003 5:31:30 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: All

"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our
wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions,
they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams -


Make your statement.




3 posted on 10/09/2003 5:32:48 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Billie; Aquamarine; LadyX; Diver Dave; WVNan; deadhead; JohnHuang2; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; AntiJen
Thanks for your patience, all! Here are the pictures we promised.

Isn't she a cutie?

Not that I'm biased in any way...at least, no more than the major media outlets are biased!!!
4 posted on 10/09/2003 5:35:26 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Darksheare; Skylight; Light Speed; w_over_w; Samwise; Aeronaut; ...
Foxhole Friends? May I introduce you to the newest member of our FReeper Family?

This is just by way of letting you know why I've been out of touch for the last day or so!
5 posted on 10/09/2003 5:38:46 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: HiJinx
Congratulations to you HiJinx.
6 posted on 10/09/2003 5:48:13 PM PDT by Radix
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To: AZ Flyboy; HiJinx
WOO HOO!
Welcome to the world Piper Louise!
7 posted on 10/09/2003 5:56:15 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (May God grant Piper Louise a healthy and happy life!)
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To: HiJinx; AZ Flyboy

Piper is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos of Piper. I am so happy for all of you!!

Colleen

8 posted on 10/09/2003 5:57:48 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: HiJinx
What a darling baby!!!

PROUD Grampa bump!

9 posted on 10/09/2003 5:58:18 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: HiJinx; AZ Flyboy; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; Radix; tomkow6; All

Isn't She Lovely Click

Welcome To The FReeper Family, Piper!!!
(Click)

10 posted on 10/09/2003 6:03:35 PM PDT by MoJo2001 (Thank You To Our Troops and Their Families! God Bless All Of You!!)
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To: HiJinx; AZ Flyboy
Oh, what a precious bundle of love! Congratulations to the entire family. Thanks for the picture ping, Grampa HiJinx, she is just beautiful. And, Piper is a lovely name. :-)

God's blessing on you and your family and this precious gift He has placed in your arms.

11 posted on 10/09/2003 6:13:28 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
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To: HiJinx

Major Congratulations!

Can you believe NOW wants to kill this kind of precious beauty?
12 posted on 10/09/2003 6:16:11 PM PDT by Aeronaut (In my humble opinion, the new expression for backing down from a fight should be called 'frenching')
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To: HiJinx
Congratulations to all! I just love the name they chose, Piper Louise, that's great. She's a beauty.
13 posted on 10/09/2003 6:20:15 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: HiJinx
Congrats.
All too soon she'll be asking for the car keys.
;-)
Daughters, I am told, are more fun to raise, they have the highest 'reward and satisfaction' value.
14 posted on 10/09/2003 6:23:33 PM PDT by Darksheare (Hey, DU Urkers. When you stand on your head, does it go 'squish'?)
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To: HiJinx
Congrats to the parents and grandparents!!


15 posted on 10/09/2003 6:36:37 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Blame Saint Andreas - it's all his fault.)
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To: Darksheare
He He...and my son begins his payback sessions!

Seriously, he is so looking forward to this, as are his Mother and I.

Thanks, Darksheare!
16 posted on 10/09/2003 6:36:37 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: HiJinx
Welcome.
Oh, do make sure you keep her from being afraid of frogs worms and such.
17 posted on 10/09/2003 6:46:55 PM PDT by Darksheare (Hey, DU Urkers. When you stand on your head, does it go 'squish'?)
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To: HiJinx
Congratulations!!!

On your little bundle of joy! :)

18 posted on 10/09/2003 6:53:25 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: HiJinx
What a beautiful baby! Wish I could hold her. Awwwwwwww, so sweet. Thanks Jinxie for pinging me. Congrats to your son and daughter-in-law and darling little Piper.
19 posted on 10/09/2003 6:57:55 PM PDT by Jen (Ain't skeered to use my 'real' screenname.)
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To: HiJinx; AZ Flyboy; MoJo2001
Shes's Beautiful! Congratulations guys!

What a perfect song Mojo!!

20 posted on 10/09/2003 7:01:54 PM PDT by Bethbg79 (God bless America and her Military!!)
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To: Darksheare
We have a 7-inch lizard who does insect duty in the garage and other places...he was here first!
21 posted on 10/09/2003 7:13:16 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: deadhead
Beautiful card, she'll love it.
22 posted on 10/09/2003 7:14:55 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: MoJo2001
You do the music thing so well!
23 posted on 10/09/2003 7:15:41 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: Mama_Bear
Quite a responsibility, raising the son so he can raise the daughter...

I can't wait to watch them grow together.
24 posted on 10/09/2003 7:17:07 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Thanks so much, Ms. Snippy...

Her family is going to take awhile getting used to the name, but they're coming around!

As for us...we love it!

25 posted on 10/09/2003 7:20:10 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: SAMWolf
Thanks, SAM. The Flyboy is still hovering around 35,000 feet AGL. I'm not sure he'll be back on the ground for awhile!

26 posted on 10/09/2003 7:22:47 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: AntiJen
Thanks so much, Jen...I'll pass your best wishes on to the young'uns.

Maybe one of these days, if you're out this way, you can hold her. She's a little darling.
27 posted on 10/09/2003 7:24:14 PM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: HiJinx
I would love to hold her. My maternal instincts are getting all stirred up just looking at the pictures. I want a baby love on - but not my own! ;)

Guess I need to tell my brother to get busy and give me another little nephew or niece. hahahaha

Do you mind if I share a pix of my youngest nephew? He's making his 'mean' face. He's such a sweetie pie. Man, I need a baby fix! See what you started??? hahahahaha

Bryce

28 posted on 10/09/2003 7:35:10 PM PDT by Jen (Ain't skeered to use my 'real' screenname.)
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To: HiJinx
Song of Praise


For He shall give His Angels charge over Thee

29 posted on 10/09/2003 8:34:03 PM PDT by Light Speed
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To: HiJinx

Congratulations!

What a little beauty!

30 posted on 10/09/2003 8:44:11 PM PDT by Samwise (There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil.)
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To: HiJinx
Quite a responsibility, raising the son so he can raise the daughter... I can't wait to watch them grow together.

Yes, the circle of life. It is a beautiful thing. :-)

32 posted on 10/09/2003 8:53:32 PM PDT by Mama_Bear ( Lori)
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To: AZ Flyboy; HiJinx
Way to go AZflyboy and HiJinx.

Sure hope Jim Robinson is taking note that FR is growing in more ways than just the Freep-a-thon.
33 posted on 10/09/2003 9:20:19 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: HiJinx; AZ Flyboy

Welcome to the world, Piper! Congratulations to your Mommy and Daddy and both sets of grandparents.


34 posted on 10/09/2003 9:24:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (God Bless America and Our Military Who Protect Her)
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To: HiJinx
Oh my! Congratulations, HiJinx. She is absolutely gorgeous.
35 posted on 10/09/2003 9:50:12 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul (The CA recall's biggest losers are the three musketeers: the RATS, the LAT, and the National Inquire)
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To: HiJinx
Special prayers and a warm welcome for little Piper! Congratulations to her parents!
36 posted on 10/09/2003 11:50:57 PM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING
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Jinx, you look soooo excited! This is great news! Congrats to you family on the new addition. Piper is a beautiful name! What a little cutie!

OK, Jen. Come on over here and get your baby fix! All three of my daughters are pregnant!!!! One is due in a couple of weeks, one is due in January, and one is due in April. Yowzers! Babys everywhere!!!!! Your youngest nephew is a little doll. :)

37 posted on 10/10/2003 12:37:33 AM PDT by MistyCA (For some...it's always going to be "A Nam Thing!")
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To: SandRat
Lots of Freeper babies born this year. My son was born on June 18th. =) I wish there was a way to have a Freeper baby album....
38 posted on 10/10/2003 6:15:26 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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Woo-hoo! Congrats HiJinx & AZFlyboy! What a beauty!

39 posted on 10/10/2003 6:36:24 AM PDT by StarCMC (God protect the 969th in Iraq and their Captain, my brother...God protect them all!)
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To: SandRat
Great ideas! This is son # 2 (I have a daughter in between). I'm so very blessed. =)
41 posted on 10/10/2003 7:19:16 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: HiJinx
She's just beautiful, Jinx!

Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents.



42 posted on 10/10/2003 7:29:53 AM PDT by Billie
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To: HiJinx
The sum of squares of any two sides of a right triangle is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.

So she's beautiful and a genius . . . congratulations and God's blessings on her precious life.
43 posted on 10/10/2003 7:43:22 AM PDT by w_over_w (Channeling . . . channeling . . . nope, tag-line-ous blankoutess)
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To: Billie
You are soooo talented, Billie!
Bless you, and thank you.

Piper will now have this to enjoy forever.
44 posted on 10/10/2003 7:44:46 AM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you Kathy!
45 posted on 10/10/2003 7:45:47 AM PDT by HiJinx (If you're not making waves, you're not kicking hard enough.)
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To: HiJinx
Tears to my eyes at sweet,angelic Lil' Piper -grins-. You did good Grandma. The new joy of your life! It is so much better being a grandparent, mine are 10,5,2 ;)
46 posted on 10/10/2003 8:03:19 AM PDT by JustPiper (18 out of 19 HiJacker's had State issued Driver's License's !!!)
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To: HiJinx
Hey! If somebody who only weighs 6 pounds can have a double chin, I don't feel so bad now! LOL!!!

Lovely, alert child. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Thank you for sharing the wonderful news!

(I put a picture up of the MBABGDITW2 on the Canteen. Perchance if -- for some reason -- you've been too busy to see it, you can remind me later and I'll proudly arrange a private showing!) ;)

47 posted on 10/10/2003 1:38:14 PM PDT by Fawnn (It's official!!! Thrice again I am FAIR FUNKLE FAWNN!!!)
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To: All
Many many thanks for all the kind words and prayers from all the gallant FReepers!

Beth, Piper and I are all home now. It's a little after noon on Friday. The baby's doctor told us that she is as perfect as can be. Beth and I are pretty tired (moreso her than me), but it's much easier being at home.

Thanks again to everyone. I'll try and keep you posted as things develop. So far, we've gotten the first smile, the first wailing session, the first big burp, the first really dirty diaper (oh yeah, I found that little surprise...), the first car ride, and a few other firsts that never really seemed relevant or important until now!

As a last thought...what should her FR name be?
48 posted on 10/10/2003 1:38:27 PM PDT by AZ Flyboy (Keep on FReep'n...God Bless the USA!!!)
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To: HiJinx; AZ Flyboy

Welcome to the FReeperWorld,
Piper Louise Ruth!!!

49 posted on 10/10/2003 1:42:14 PM PDT by Fawnn (It's official!!! Thrice again I am FAIR FUNKLE FAWNN!!!)
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To: AZ Flyboy; HiJinx
WaHOO! Congrats. Happy Father's Day and Happy Grandfather's Day! WELCOME PIPER. That is a lovely name!

As for a FR handle, how about AZ Flybaby? Or, Flyboy's Baby? Or Flyboy's Piper?

50 posted on 10/12/2003 8:01:55 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Donate to FR. Keep the grapevine open. An informed Democrat is a Republican.)
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