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It's a girl!
« on: November 10, 2007, 08:39:21 AM »
Caitlin Mary was born last night at 7:01 PM. She weighs 7 pounds.

[Length was taken later, and I haven't found out exactly yet. Will edit this when I do.]

[She was 20.5 inches. -- eofk]
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2007, 09:40:38 AM »
Congratulations to the parents and welcome to the Small Person!

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2007, 09:41:47 AM »
Congratulations! :laugh:
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007, 09:56:44 AM »
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Many Years!
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 11:00:11 AM »
Many years to Caitlyn and her parents!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 11:15:10 AM »
And so the adventure begins. Congratulations and many years to your new baby Caitlyn.  Tell us whether you've got the deer-in-the-headlights look or the goofy silly grin ?
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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2007, 12:10:10 PM »
Congratulations!  Many happy and blessed years to all of you.
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2007, 12:29:10 PM »
Congratulations. Girls are wonderful. God bless.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2007, 05:52:13 PM »
Congratulations! Many Years to you all!
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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2007, 07:15:40 PM »
As the father of a daughter I can tell you that you have just embarked on a mysterious and wonderful adventure. Many years!!
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2007, 07:24:09 PM »
Huzzah!!!  Congratulations on the birth of your new baby girl. Many years to  Caitlin Mary!!!

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2007, 07:32:39 PM »
Congrats and many years to little Caitlin...

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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2007, 08:37:57 PM »
Congrats to you and Mrs. Y, and many many years to lil' Caitlin Mary!
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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2007, 09:19:11 PM »
Yeah!  Daughters rock!!

And Jakub's right...I'm looking at Remingtons now, while I've still got the time to develop my aim...  ;D
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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007, 01:51:03 AM »
Congratulations to the proud parents, ytterbiumanalyst and EofK! ;D  Many years to little Caitlin. :)
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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2007, 09:35:16 AM »
Thanks, everybody. She's 20.5 inches.

And so the adventure begins. Congratulations and many years to your new baby Caitlyn.  Tell us whether you've got the deer-in-the-headlights look or the goofy silly grin ?
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« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2007, 11:22:24 PM »
The deer-in-the-headlights look is really the one found on parents at 3:30 in the morning when they're loopy with exhaustion.  ;)

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« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2007, 11:55:24 PM »
Congratulations ans best wishes for the entire family! Thank you for sharing excellent news with us.

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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2007, 12:00:15 AM »
God bless you in your time of struggle (you will not be getting much sleep for the next 18 years.  Stock up on Pepto..

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« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2007, 12:00:56 AM »
But seriously, congrats! :)
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2007, 02:04:31 AM »
God bless you in your time of struggle (you will not be getting much sleep for the next 18 years.  Stock up on Pepto..

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In one sense (having to guard her against suitors with impure motives), I certainly don't envy the father of a girl. ;)
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« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2007, 06:22:44 AM »
If I have a daughter I will send her to a nunnery (Jokes)
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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2007, 10:48:59 AM »
Thanks, everyone!  We're home and pretty excited and tired, but doing ok.  Here are some pics... apologies for looking terrible in the one, but that was after 12 hours of labor.  :)



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« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2007, 11:06:56 AM »
God really knew what he was doing when he created babies!  That is one cute, adorable and utterly beautiful baby (but you know that already). 
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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2007, 11:17:32 AM »
She's beautiful! God bless her! Thanks for the photos!
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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2007, 11:28:03 AM »
You're in the soup now, Y-Man. She's already a heart-breaker...just wait a 15 or so years.  :)
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2007, 12:03:35 PM »
She's beautiful!  And she has the same dubious "What do you think you're doing to me and why?" look that ours had with their early photos.  :)

You all look pretty good actually!  Now This is a True Saying:

When she's sleeping, *you* sleep, or at least lie or sit down!  This is important! We've been there 3 times and I give you my oath that you all need rest and not picking up/doing dishes/etc.

(Also just put any soiled baby clothing in a sink of cold water until you can do some laundry.. and rub it with a bit of plain soap if you think of it. It keeps it from staining permanently)

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Re: It's a girl!
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2007, 05:17:44 PM »
+God Bless her and congratulations! She is a beautiful baby.  :)


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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2007, 05:44:46 PM »
Thank you all!  She is pretty cute, but I'm a little biased.   ;D
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2007, 05:50:15 PM »
^^Ah, but you are allowed to be biased...fortunately Caitlin took after you!  ;)

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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2007, 06:57:55 PM »
In one sense (having to guard her against suitors with impure motives), I certainly don't envy the father of a girl. ;)

I dunno... I am the father of a girl who is now 23, and I never, but never, never had any trouble with her numerous suitors (all of whom had seemingly very decent motives). It was my wife who chased them away! All but one, who is still there. :)

More seriously, what a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Y.! I want a granddaughter...  :o
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2007, 07:04:07 PM »
Many many years
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2007, 08:01:08 PM »
Many years!
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2007, 09:19:25 PM »
What a beautiful little girl!  I love the red dress!  Sigh...I love babies.  They are tiny for such a short amount of time.  Cuddle her alot for soon she will not want it.

Many years to the beautiful family!!
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« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2007, 12:26:18 AM »
What a beautiful baby!

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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2007, 10:05:54 AM »
Congratulations ytterbiumanalyst and EofK!

Caitlin Mary is such a beautiful name! :)

How thought you of such a name please?
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« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2007, 01:31:01 PM »
^^Ah, but you are allowed to be biased...fortunately Caitlin took after you!  ;)

Again, many years!

 :D  She definitely has dad's hair...
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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2007, 01:33:18 PM »
What a beautiful little girl!  I love the red dress!  Sigh...I love babies.  They are tiny for such a short amount of time.  Cuddle her alot for soon she will not want it.

Many years to the beautiful family!!

Grandma did a good job picking out clothes for her!  She was smaller than we expected so we've been frantically collecting newborn sizes.  I think she could wear preemie clothes, really, but she'll grow out of all those soon enough.
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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2007, 01:37:55 PM »
Congratulations ytterbiumanalyst and EofK!

Caitlin Mary is such a beautiful name! :)

How thought you of such a name please?

Thanks!  We have quite a bit of Irish in us (and Scottish/English) so we liked the Gaelic names.  Caitlin is the Irish version of Catherine and we really liked naming her after St. Catherine of Alexandria.  As for Mary... it seemed appropriate to associate our firstborn girl with the Theotokos somehow.
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« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2007, 03:02:37 AM »
Many years to the darling baby, and congratulations for about the hundredth time! Hug and kiss the munchkin for me!

Oh, and here is the icon I'm thinking of getting for the baptism. Let me know if you had a different one in mind, 'cause I need to order it by the end of the week or so to make sure it's here in time.

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« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2007, 10:31:26 AM »
Many years to the darling baby, and congratulations for about the hundredth time! Hug and kiss the munchkin for me!

Oh, and here is the icon I'm thinking of getting for the baptism. Let me know if you had a different one in mind, 'cause I need to order it by the end of the week or so to make sure it's here in time.

http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=648

Thanks!  The icon is beautiful!  And hey, welcome to the forum!  ;D
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« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2007, 02:40:57 AM »
Great pictures! Congratulations again!
You know, EofK and Ytterbiumanalyst , Caitlin Mary looks so amazing. And she got such smart friendly look on her face.
Sorry that somehow I missed pictures earlier...

Congratulations again! May all her life always will be joyful, successful and happy. God Bless!

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« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2007, 09:07:28 AM »
Thank you!   :)
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