Skip to comments.Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin welcomes son;(wow, gutsy !!!)
Posted on 08/29/2008 9:07:40 PM PDT by maccaca
... Sarah, 44, had her water unexpectedly break (just a slow leak of amniotic fluid, she shared) while attending an energy conference in Texas, but checked in with her doctor, was able to stay, deliver a 30 minute speech, and then get on a plane to return to her home state in time for the delivery (which ended up needing to be induced) early this morning.
I am not a glutton for pain and punishment. I would have never wanted to travel had I been fully engaged in labor. After four kids I knew what labor felt like, and I wasn't in labor.
Sarah said that while she did not tell the pilot or flight attendants that she was 36 weeks along, she did not hide her condition either
The family initially released a statement saying that Trig has "special challenges," but did not specify what they are. However, on Monday, April 21st, they said the baby has Down Syndrome. Sarah and Todd's statement reads,
Trig is beautiful and already adored by us. We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed.
In April of this year, Sarah Palin gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, who was born premature with Down Syndrome. Recent statistics show that in the U.S., approximately 90% of Down Syndrome diagnoses end with the mother choosing abortion. Palin on her familys reaction to the diagnosis, in her own words:
We knew through early testing he would face special challenges, and we feel privileged that God would entrust us with this gift and allow us unspeakable joy as he entered our lives. We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place. We are truly blessed. (April 18, 2008, Anchorage Daily News)
(Sorry, I know I've been posting this on multiple threads, but this is the only chance. Strike while the iron is hot!)
I'm all for women in politics...AFTER their infants are walking.
You know maccaca, that speaks volumes about this family doesn’t it. When I read about Cindy McCain adopting the little girl with health problems that spoke volumes too. She said JM didn’t bat an eye but welcomed the child into their family.
Well gee whiz...thanks for setting our schedule for us.
I think I will trust this woman to know how to manage her life and family.
She has a husband and two older daughters. This is what families do..pitch in to help and support one another.
Guess what? Dad is home with the kids...
Yep...she knew how risky it was to get pregnant in your 40s. I know that, too...which is why I have not.
I think maybe God has decided she has more than ONE job he wants her to do with her time here.
It is absolutely disgusting. How and the hell do you respond to such evil?
Welcome to the new century.
I am a mother and just geesh.
Then all the talk about him being a fisherman is smoke.
Well...you were not asked to run for VP so I guess it does not matter if you choose to have more (or any) children or not. Just because you wouldn’t does not mean everyone else shouldn’t.
God bless them all.
You sound really miserable and want to make others just as miserable as you are.
I agree completely. I was just voicing my opinion, which I think is allowed....
What makes you such an authority on what a woman should or should not do....
What is wrong with her having a fifth child?
That’s being spread in a number of places so it obviously has a common source that is sending out the information - the Obama campaign and/or the DNC would be my prime suspects.
I suspect the same moonbats haunt these blogs and are spreading it on purpose. They are blaming her Christianity as the reason she wouldn’t allow her daughter to have an abortion. Unbelievable.
I visited a lib site today just to see what they were saying. These people are insane (really) I mean certifiably insane. God help this country if they ever have their way.
Hey Monk see how bad*** Alaskan women are LOL!
Honey...you don't KNOW what fun I'm having....
On a serious note - most folks don't know how much mother attention is needed by a Down Syndrome child. I know from personal experience. I am sure this family is just learning.
“Blaming her Christianity”, eh? Well let them just keep on doing that.
One of the greatest gifts from God is the temporary insanity which makes women forget,at least enough to not fear a repeat,the pain of childbirth.
Otherwise none of us would have or be a sibling.
They seem like a lovely family and seeing them all together — especially with the daughter holding the infant and their adorable youngest daughter doting after mom — made me very happy. All venom and hatefulness needs to keep to themselves. How shameful to try and embarrass and upset such a family.
While I respect your opinion, I also respect her decision.
Only two seen little. I hope to see a lot of them traveling with their mom.
You know....even if that were true..so what?
BTTT for Sarah Palin, pro-lifer.
You don't, you refuse to dignify it by responding.
I realize that sounds cowardly on the surface, but such evil is only posted to look for a reaction, when none is forthcoming it tends to sliter away.
Yes, you are smoking something because you are posting like a moron.
...’chooses to enter a high risk pregnancy at age 44 is just plain stupid”
ahem...many times, women get pregnant in their 40s by surprise...I know that my third was a total surprise despite my use of birth control...the fact that she BECAME pregnant and gave the child life rather than aborting him is the point. Or are you like liberal women who insist that women who accidently conceive should abort those unwanted special children?
You are a bigot. Your meaning is clear. A Down’s syndrome child is not worthy to be born.
Damn, aint that the truth!
And your point is what?
In respect to Down Syndrome children you are an assh@t. I voluntarily raised my beautiful Down Syndrome step daughter, there is a waiting list to adopt Down Syndrome children. All children are a blessing from G-d.
Utter bullshit of course but if she was so what? Sounds like shes got bigger balls than most of the liberal men ala Breck Gurl.
Yep, she would be the perfect supermom if they were homeschooling on the campaign trail!
What pain? The only pain felt when our daughter was born was by my husband -- even the doctor told me to let go of him before I strangled him :)
I don’t know the circumstances of Trigs conception. Whether he was planned or not.
He certainly was welcomed judging by his big sisters caring embrace and the way the younger sister felt the need to touch his tiny toes today.
I think he will be just fine.
What an ignorant thing to say.
I am not impressed that Ms. Palin gets pleasure from shooting innocent animals.
And yet another ignorant statement.
And now he insults women with his cynical and patronizing belief that a female running mate will bring him female votes.
Three for three in the stupid column!
Both parties have fallen into the politically correct abyss. It is disgusting, and whoever wins, we are in trouble.
Wow! Congratulations on "hitting for the cycle"!
Are you always this bitter?
my mother had me in her 40s... i am the seventh of seven children... i am a lot younger than my six siblings... i have nieces and nephews my age... she and my dad had no plans to have a seventh child... but i am grateful that God blessed me to be born... you are sad...