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.