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Baby on the way?
« on: December 06, 2005, 06:23:47 AM »
Hi all,

I'm about to set off for the hospital and would appreciate your prayers for my wife (Gabriela) and our unborn child. It's a little early but it looks as though he/she might be on the way, though this could be a false alarm. There's also a slight chance that there may be a problem, though our midwife has said we shouldn't worry (fat chance!). I'd feel much happier knowing people will be praying for us. I'll keep you all informed, whatever the outcome.

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2005, 06:32:28 AM »
God bless the 3 of you, and may everything turn out according to His will!

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2005, 06:56:11 AM »
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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2005, 09:40:13 AM »
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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2005, 11:24:36 PM »
May God bless you all and let the birth of your child be an easy one.

I was where you are four months ago, so I know how you are feeling.

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005, 03:43:31 AM »
Thanks everyone for your prayers. The child has decided to stay put for the moment, though he/she apparently could come at any time. At least I now know what the reason was for the midwife suddenly packing us off to the hospital for monitoring (she didn't say, which made her 'don't worry' even more difficult to follow). The sonographer told us what she was checking for. Apparently my wife's belly had appeared to have shrunk slightly since it was last measured and they were worried the amniotic fluid was disappearing. Fortunately that isn't the case and everything's fine, it's just that the baby had decided to curl up since becoming engaged. I get the impression that nobody in the hospital was expecting us to reach the due date (18th December) so I guess I could be back in hospital again quite soon. Thanks again for your prayers, they really are appreciated. I'll keep you all informed.

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2005, 09:31:52 AM »
Thanks everyone for your prayers. The child has decided to stay put for the moment, though he/she apparently could come at any time. At least I now know what the reason was for the midwife suddenly packing us off to the hospital for monitoring (she didn't say, which made her 'don't worry' even more difficult to follow). The sonographer told us what she was checking for. Apparently my wife's belly had appeared to have shrunk slightly since it was last measured and they were worried the amniotic fluid was disappearing. Fortunately that isn't the case and everything's fine, it's just that the baby had decided to curl up since becoming engaged. I get the impression that nobody in the hospital was expecting us to reach the due date (18th December) so I guess I could be back in hospital again quite soon. Thanks again for your prayers, they really are appreciated. I'll keep you all informed.

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Keep us posted and tell the baby, to try to hold off for one day (until December 19), so that way, I'll have a legitimate excuse to have a few extra shots of slivo while celebrating slava!  ;D

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2005, 09:26:20 PM »
Lord have mercy with your family, and please keep us informed of developments
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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2005, 11:03:03 PM »
Lord, have mercy
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2005, 08:51:01 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2005, 12:32:44 AM »
Prayers for three...

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2005, 09:27:20 AM »
Thanks to you all for your prayers. This morning at 10.19 (GMT) Gabi gave birth to a healthy little girl. She weighed 7 lb 7 oz (3.373 kg for those who are, like me, baffled by Imperial measures). We've decided that she should be named after her great grandmother and have Sf. Daniil Sihastru as her patron saint, plus we've added another name my wife likes. Consequently she will be baptised (when we get the chance) Sabina Daniela Ioana. It's a bit long, but we think it's nice. Prayers for my wife and daughter would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2005, 09:29:37 AM »
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     Congratulations!  What wonderful news!  You are probably walking on air today.  A glorious name!  Best wishes for all of you.  Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2005, 10:09:09 AM »
Congratulations!  Long life and happiness to all your family!  May the Lord bless you always!
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2005, 10:15:54 AM »
Congratulations on your new baby girl.  May the Lord keep you all safe and healthy.        Juliana

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2005, 06:28:02 AM »
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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2005, 10:06:23 PM »
I like good news...prayers especially for Sabina Daniela and Gabriela !

Fed X the pink bubble gum cigar...

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2005, 10:11:22 PM »
Fed X the pink bubble gum cigar...

Heck NO!!! I want an authentic CUBAN COHEBA!!!  ;)
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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2005, 09:32:21 AM »
Heck NO!!! I want an authentic CUBAN COHEBA!!!  ;)

Dude...dude...(shakes head) it's COHIBA.   

And the 'H' is silent (co-EE-bah). ;)

Anyways, congrats to you, and many years to the little lady!  Baby girls are great!
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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2006, 09:45:19 AM »
Hi all,

I'm back at last. Here, hopefully, are a couple of photos of Binuta (Sabina) for you to see, if you're interested. Sorry, SouthSerb, but she's not wearing any kind of a football strip!

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Re: Baby on the way?
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2006, 10:01:04 AM »
Hi all,

I'm back at last. Here, hopefully, are a couple of photos of Binuta (Sabina) for you to see, if you're interested. Sorry, SouthSerb, but she's not wearing any kind of a football strip!

Absolutely precious.  Enjoy her!  What a special time.  Oh, and there will plenty of time to get her in some football gear!  Man-U, Liverpool, Chelsea... what's your pleasure???
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2006, 10:05:19 AM »
Absolutely precious.ÂÂ  Enjoy her!ÂÂ  What a special time.ÂÂ  Oh, and there will plenty of time to get her in some football gear!ÂÂ  Man-U, Liverpool, Chelsea... what's your pleasure???

Could you possibly have picked any three teams more likely to get my back up? As far as English teams go, it would have to be Leeds United, and certainly not somewhere west of the Pennines or down south. Newcastle would be an acceptable alternative. There's always Steaua Bucuresti, though. That would go down better with my wife's side of the family, as well as our godparents.

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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2006, 10:10:44 AM »
Could you possibly have picked any three teams more likely to get my back up? As far as English teams go, it would have to be Leeds United, and certainly not somewhere west of the Pennines or down south. Newcastle would be an acceptable alternative. There's always Steaua Bucuresti, though. That would go down better with my wife's side of the family, as well as our godparents.

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Leeds United, Newcaslte, Steaua Bucharest... those aren't viable options!  At least you could have picked Red Star Belgrade, its not that far from Bucharest! LOL

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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2006, 11:21:31 AM »
Now that is a *very* cute baby.   Thanks for posting the pictures.  :)

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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2006, 12:14:53 PM »
I agree with Ebor...  she's adorable.  Many years to all of you!
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2006, 12:22:33 PM »
Yes, word on the street is that she looks just like MOM!   ;)

Thank the Lord!  :D :D :D
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« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2006, 12:37:18 PM »
Oh, she's adorable.  And SS99...enjoy that cigar yet?   ;) ;D
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2006, 01:34:31 PM »
Actually, while I was in Canada (for Slava), my brother-in-law gave me a CohIba (I was hardly worthy, since I can't even spell it correctly)!  ;) 

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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2006, 03:44:21 AM »
Yes, word on the street is that she looks just like MOM!  ÃƒÆ’‚ ;)

Thank the Lord!ÂÂ  :D :D :D

Yes, actually, she does look more like Gabi than me though, like her older brother she looks more similar to her aunts and uncles than either of us. They both look practically identical, although my son is blonde and she seems to be a brunette.

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