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Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin welcomes son;(wow, gutsy !!!)
celebrity babies ^

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.


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wow, very gutsy!
1 posted on 08/29/2008 9:07:40 PM PDT by maccaca
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To: maccaca
What the heck, I've been posting this everywhere else tonight.....

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 family’s 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!)

2 posted on 08/29/2008 9:12:07 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (John Gard for Congress; WI 8th CD)
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To: maccaca
A mother should be with her special needs child...and if she has four other children, she should be with them...not campaigning, and, certainly, not trying to be a potential President.

I'm all for women in politics...AFTER their infants are walking.

3 posted on 08/29/2008 9:12:15 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: maccaca

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.


4 posted on 08/29/2008 9:14:00 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: paulat

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.


5 posted on 08/29/2008 9:16:20 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: paulat

She has a husband and two older daughters. This is what families do..pitch in to help and support one another.


6 posted on 08/29/2008 9:16:44 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: paulat

Guess what? Dad is home with the kids...


7 posted on 08/29/2008 9:18:15 PM PDT by kmiller1k (remain calm)
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To: maccaca
I just saw a wacked out leftist comment on a Washington Post blog claim that the baby isn't her's. That her 16 year old daughter disappeared for some time!

Slime!!!

8 posted on 08/29/2008 9:18:27 PM PDT by B2orNotB2
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To: truthluva
I think I will trust this woman to know how to manage her life and family.

Yep...she knew how risky it was to get pregnant in your 40s. I know that, too...which is why I have not.

9 posted on 08/29/2008 9:18:53 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

I think maybe God has decided she has more than ONE job he wants her to do with her time here.


10 posted on 08/29/2008 9:19:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (To be a Liberal.....is to be a bit loony)
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To: maccaca
If you only knew what the nutjob liberals are saying on a site I'm on. They are purposely trying to spread the rumor that her son, Trig, is NOT hers, but her 16 year old daughters, and that she's raising the son as her own. Their evidence? A photo of the 16 year daughter with a gut, and the fact she flew six hours home after leaking fluid.

It is absolutely disgusting. How and the hell do you respond to such evil?

11 posted on 08/29/2008 9:20:51 PM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: paulat

HUH?
Welcome to the new century.
I am a mother and just geesh.


12 posted on 08/29/2008 9:21:05 PM PDT by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: kmiller1k
Guess what? Dad is home with the kids...

Then all the talk about him being a fisherman is smoke.

13 posted on 08/29/2008 9:21:07 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

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.


14 posted on 08/29/2008 9:21:20 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: maccaca
The Good Lord has blessed Trig with a very special Mom, Dad brother and sisters.

God bless them all.

15 posted on 08/29/2008 9:23:00 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (Sarah Palin Pro Life, Pro Gun, Pro America, Thank you Lord! :-})
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To: paulat

You sound really miserable and want to make others just as miserable as you are.


16 posted on 08/29/2008 9:23:46 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: truthluva
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.

I agree completely. I was just voicing my opinion, which I think is allowed....

17 posted on 08/29/2008 9:23:59 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

What makes you such an authority on what a woman should or should not do....


18 posted on 08/29/2008 9:24:13 PM PDT by eleb
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To: paulat
Yep...she knew how risky it was to get pregnant in your 40s. I know that, too...which is why I have not.

What is wrong with her having a fifth child?

19 posted on 08/29/2008 9:24:46 PM PDT by frogjerk (Barry Hussein is Neville Chamberlain)
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To: rintense

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.


20 posted on 08/29/2008 9:24:56 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

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.


21 posted on 08/29/2008 9:26:35 PM PDT by rintense (Palin 2012 for President!)
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To: rintense

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.


22 posted on 08/29/2008 9:27:08 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: monkapotamus; AnnaZ; NYer; All

Hey Monk see how bad*** Alaskan women are LOL!


23 posted on 08/29/2008 9:27:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Republican Wildcat
You sound really miserable and want to make others just as miserable as you are.

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.

24 posted on 08/29/2008 9:27:36 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

Me too.


25 posted on 08/29/2008 9:27:53 PM PDT by truthluva ("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking" - JC Watts)
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To: rintense

“Blaming her Christianity”, eh? Well let them just keep on doing that.


26 posted on 08/29/2008 9:28:01 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: maccaca

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.


28 posted on 08/29/2008 9:28:38 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Yeltsin was the comedy relief between two evil bastards.")
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To: 50cal Smokepole

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.


29 posted on 08/29/2008 9:29:03 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: paulat

While I respect your opinion, I also respect her decision.


30 posted on 08/29/2008 9:30:17 PM PDT by airborne (Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.)
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To: paulat

Only two seen little. I hope to see a lot of them traveling with their mom.


31 posted on 08/29/2008 9:33:53 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: rintense

You know....even if that were true..so what?


32 posted on 08/29/2008 9:35:49 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: 50cal Smokepole

BTTT for Sarah Palin, pro-lifer.


33 posted on 08/29/2008 9:36:29 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: rintense
It is absolutely disgusting. How and the hell do you respond to such evil?

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.

34 posted on 08/29/2008 9:36:46 PM PDT by Gabz (DENVER 2008 - Where ANIMAL HOUSE meets ANIMAL FARM - weegee)
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To: paulat
Sarah Palin visiting wounded troops in Germany!


35 posted on 08/29/2008 9:37:00 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: paulat

Yes, you are smoking something because you are posting like a moron.


36 posted on 08/29/2008 9:37:33 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Knutsdatter

...’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?


37 posted on 08/29/2008 9:38:56 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: Knutsdatter

You are a bigot. Your meaning is clear. A Down’s syndrome child is not worthy to be born.


38 posted on 08/29/2008 9:41:19 PM PDT by Kay
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To: Happy Rain
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.

Damn, aint that the truth!

39 posted on 08/29/2008 9:41:56 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: paulat
Yep...she knew how risky it was to get pregnant in your 40s. I know that, too...which is why I have not.

And your point is what?

40 posted on 08/29/2008 9:42:46 PM PDT by Hildy ("We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.")
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To: Knutsdatter

HUH?????


41 posted on 08/29/2008 9:43:19 PM PDT by Gabz (DENVER 2008 - Where ANIMAL HOUSE meets ANIMAL FARM - weegee)
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To: Knutsdatter

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.


42 posted on 08/29/2008 9:43:33 PM PDT by BruceysMom (My heart is in Rock Springs.)
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To: goodnesswins

AMEN!


43 posted on 08/29/2008 9:43:46 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (God Bless Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: Salvation
I am so pumped up after McCain selected Palin for his VP!
I am ready to start sending money to the GOP again. Last 3 times they called for money I told them that I had no stomach for a “RINO” and would not send them any money until we had another true conservative running for office. I feel much better about McCain now and am ready to pony up the cash.
44 posted on 08/29/2008 9:43:59 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: rintense
They are purposely trying to spread the rumor that her son, Trig, is NOT hers, but her 16 year old daughters, and that she's raising the son as her own.

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.

45 posted on 08/29/2008 9:45:57 PM PDT by Snurple
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To: CindyDawg

Yep, she would be the perfect supermom if they were homeschooling on the campaign trail!


46 posted on 08/29/2008 9:47:10 PM PDT by proudtobeanamerican1 (God Bless Sarah Palin and her family.)
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To: Happy Rain
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.

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 :)

47 posted on 08/29/2008 9:47:41 PM PDT by Gabz (DENVER 2008 - Where ANIMAL HOUSE meets ANIMAL FARM - weegee)
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To: paulat

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.


48 posted on 08/29/2008 9:47:53 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: Knutsdatter
...a woman who already has four children and chooses to enter a high risk pregnancy at age 44 is just plain stupid.

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?

49 posted on 08/29/2008 9:48:37 PM PDT by airborne (Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.)
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To: Knutsdatter
but a woman who already has four children and chooses to enter a high risk pregnancy at age 44 is just plain stupid.

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...

50 posted on 08/29/2008 9:49:01 PM PDT by latina4dubya (self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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