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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:37 PM

Operation First Grandchild....Mission Accomplished

Bridgette Elaine..born about 1/2 hour ago.. New technology is amazing.. In the "olden days" we would be waiting a week or so to get a first picture.. Our son is now officially a grownup..:

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Reply Operation First Grandchild....Mission Accomplished (Original post)
SoCalDem Dec 2012 OP
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SoCalDem Dec 2012 #37
Glitterati Dec 2012 #38
azurnoir Dec 2012 #49
Hekate Dec 2012 #66
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southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #41
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #44
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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:39 PM

1. Congratulations and I love her name!

Baby names have gotten so bizarre lately that I always appreciate the classics!

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Response to Blasphemer (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:42 PM

12. Our surname is Irish, so it's a fitting name

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:39 PM

2. wONDERFUL!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:39 PM

3. awwww!

Congratulations!!! She's adorable!!!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:40 PM

4. Ah the joys of being a grand parent

enjoy

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:40 PM

5. Congratulations on the birth of your first grandchild!

And she's a beauty!

Mom looks tired but holding up well...

It's so amazing when your baby gives you a grandchild!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:40 PM

6. Congratulations, SoCalDem

Grandchildren are the best inventions EVER. By the way, Elaine is my middle name, too, as well as the middle name of my one and only granddaughter.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:40 PM

7. Congrats

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:40 PM

8. Congratulations! You're in for a lot of fun.

She's a little beauty.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:41 PM

9. Congratulations!

So sweet! and love her name. Glad mom and baby are doing well.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:41 PM

10. Congratulations!

She's Beautiful!
Being a grand parent is so awesome!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:41 PM

11. Awwww!

Congratulations! So sweet.

Have fun!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:42 PM

13. Aww, congrats. What a beautiful little girl.

Such a great way to start the new year.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:42 PM

14. Congrats! n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:44 PM

15. recommended cause grand kids are a joy

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:48 PM

16. Congratulations. What a cutie! n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:48 PM

17. Oh my gosh! Beautiful!

Congratulations!!

My favorite OP of the day: "Operation First Grandchild....Mission Accomplished"


Indeed!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:50 PM

18. Congrats, Granny!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:50 PM

19. Congratulations

Wonderful day for you and yours...

Happy New Year . .

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:52 PM

20. How wonderful! Congratulations to the parents and grandparents!

A special Congratulation to you, SoCalDem!

Welcome to the world Bridgette Elaine!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 04:53 PM

21. Celebration time!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:03 PM

22. Congratulations, how precious. Having grandchildren never gets old. Our two new ggrandaughters

spent much of their first Christmas here, along with their parents, an older sibling each, and other family members.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:04 PM

23. Congratulations.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:04 PM

24. congrats!!!!!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:09 PM

25. Congratulations

She is beautiful!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:11 PM

26. Congratulations!

You're going to have so much fun!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:12 PM

27. Lovely

Congrats Grandma!!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

28. What a little beauty. Look at that hair sticking out. How cute. Just a half hour old.

 

You are in store for wonderful things as she grows. Get ready for those Hello Kitty things, LOL. Congrats.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:38 PM

37. She is the first girl on our side since 1964.. We are expert at Tonka & Matchbox

Never bought any girl stuff

A friend once told us that it's worse when you step on doll shoes while stumbling around in the dark , barefoot.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:41 PM

38. Congrats! But I have to disagree

doll shoes don't hurt NEARLY as bad as those Lego blocks and Matchbox cars.

Says the sister to 4 gals and 1 boy.

Lovely little girl you've got there.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #38)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:56 PM

49. oh yeah Bionicle parts I swear they're all pointy

and they hurt but now that my son is too old for that stuff I miss it

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #49)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:22 PM

66. Aaagh -- and jacks. They're tiny caltrops. But grandbabies are unmitigated joy...

... take it from me.

Hekate

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Response to Hekate (Reply #66)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:21 PM

104. I believe you about that

and I have 3 adult daughters too no Grandkids yet though
my oldest was 20 when my youngest was born they tell me I had my own Grandkid

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #37)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:49 PM

41. You are going to have sooooooooo much fun with her. I have only one child and it was

 

a boy. He gave us a little girl on christmas day 7 years ago. Everyday is a joy. I miss her when she isn't with me. They live next door to us. She has a half brother. Every other weekend when school is going he goes to his daddy's house. She gets to spend the night at my house with us on the weekend. The following weekend they kids go their other grandmother's house. My granddaughter is closer to me and her brother is closer to the other grandmother because they lived with her at one time. He also has another grandmother on his daddy's side.

I have a set a twin nieces and when they were young they loved collecting Barbie Dolls of the World. This year my nieces sent them to my granddaughter. Now she is going to continue the collection. we bought her 4 more at christmas. She is tickled to death that she is collecting now. I am also teaching her to cook some things. I tell her we are making memories. I pray to god that I will live long enough to see her go to college. I don't want her to forget me. Enjoy your little girl.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #41)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:53 PM

44. The only bad part is that we are separated because they live in Texas, and we are in SoCal

so we are doomed to be long-distance grandparents, just as it was for us when we had our kids.. We never lived closer than 300 miles to a grandparent..


She'll just have to be spoiled by the grandparents who send her goodies & talk on the phone


I suspect that they will move back to Seattle as soon as the economy picks up.. That;s where Mom is from, and where our son has lived of 15 years, so that's home.. Texas is only their home because he needed a job so desperately and that's where he found it ..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #44)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:24 PM

99. Get Skype. Make sure you talk to her everyday. I talk with my sisters everyday in Maryland.

 

Believe me I wouldn't be here in TN if I didn't have to move here to take care of his parents. Both were ill and both are dead now. No way are we moving now because we are next door to my son and his family. although we never go over. The kids come to our house mostly everyday.

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #99)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:53 PM

100. I've had skype since 2004, but never used it much

maybe I'll have to start again

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #100)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:55 PM

101. I haven't used it. But as your granddaughter gets older you sure want her to keep connected

 

to you.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

29. Adowable!

Congrats!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:31 PM

30. Congratulations. What a wonderful New Years gift...

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:33 PM

31. She's beautiful!

Congratulations to you and the proud parents!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:34 PM

32. Congratulations!

Beautiful mother and child.



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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:34 PM

33. Congrats! Let us hope she grows up in a much better world than we did

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:35 PM

34. Congratulations!

She's so beautiful!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:35 PM

35. Congratulations!

What a little beauty! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:37 PM

36. You must be over the moon! I know I was with my first grandchild!

And, ohboy, mom and dad get a tax credit for the whole year!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:42 PM

39. Congratulations! You will so enjoy being a grandparent.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:42 PM

40. Beautiful, and on time for a tax deduction this year yet.

Awesome.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:49 PM

42. What a darling. Lucky you.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:51 PM

43. Congratulations?

A few questions regarding this joyous addition to your family:

1. Did you consider your son to be less than a grownup prior to your grandchild's birth?
2. Would you consider him never a grownup if he hadn't had a child?
3. What, if anything, did you do to accomplish "Operation First Grandchild"?
4. What do you think of those who do not like being judged on their ability/desire to create offspring?
5. Do you consider "parent" to be a noun or a verb? If the latter, how do you judge the term, "grownup"?

I actually would like real, considered answers to the above questions, as too many will prejudge me as negative to the birth of the child in the picture. I have simply seen too many who consider donating sperm and eggs as the end-all-be-all to maturity. Again, congratulations on the birth. My the child grow to know what Arctic ice is.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:01 PM

50. Can't you just be happy for them?

:sheesh:

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #50)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:11 PM

59. No.

They put this information out there and didn't just ask to be happy for them. They inferred that they had something to do with this birth and that their son wasn't a grownup prior to the birth. I've dealt with too many self-absorbed people who think they are entitled to grandchildren and look down on those who are not like them.

Whether these folk fit that mold waits to be seen. I await actual answers to my questions. They're certainly free to ignore me and enjoy their new years. Most will. Cheers.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #59)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:20 PM

65. Go. Away. Please piss on someone else't thread.

Grow up.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #65)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:23 PM

68. No.

You're free to ignore me. Otherwise, I might think you believe me immature because I don't have children. Perhaps my parents expected grandchildren and therefore, I'm not "grown up". Do tell, what *is* the gateway to maturity?

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Response to theaocp (Reply #68)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:27 PM

91. I think you are immature because you chose this thread

to make a fool of yourself. It's very inappropriate and shows a real lack of maturity.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #91)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:38 PM

94. What's inappropriate?

The OP said they think their own son is a grownup for what reason? What has their son done to justify this? What does this say about anyone who doesn't have children?

The newborn is a great thing, full of promise. The views professed by the OP, OTOH, are not.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:47 PM

72. WTF is your problem?

go away and don't come back until you know how to be a grown up.

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Response to Botany (Reply #72)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:49 PM

75. No.

My problem is the OP's assumption: you have to have children (preferably by thine own sperm or egg) in order to be grown up. You are all apparently comfortable with that as truth. I am not and have heard nothing other than STFU and GTFO to counter my thoughts. Anything else?

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Response to theaocp (Reply #75)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:05 PM

81. inappropriate = you

Definition of INAPPROPRIATE

: not appropriate : unsuitable
— in·ap·pro·pri·ate·ly adverb
— in·ap·pro·pri·ate·ness noun

Examples of INAPPROPRIATE

We won't tolerate such inappropriate behavior.
Her informal manner seemed wholly inappropriate to the occasion.

Related to INAPPROPRIATE

Synonyms: amiss, graceless, improper, inapposite, inapt, incongruous, incorrect, indecorous, inept, infelicitous, malapropos, perverse, unapt, unbecoming, unfit, unhappy, unseemly, unsuitable, untoward, wrong, out of place, out of the way

*****

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Response to Botany (Reply #81)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:11 PM

87. How is the following appropriate?

Our son is now officially a grownup..:


The fairly obvious conclusion is that anyone without children is not a grownup. If they didn't mean that, I honestly understand. I just want clarification, unless you too believe that people without children aren't grownups. Anything else, or do you need your dictionary?

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Response to theaocp (Reply #43)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:28 PM

92. Thank you for urinating all over someone's joy

It's a good thing you showed up to be hyper-literal. Otherwise, someone might get slightly sloppy with their language.

But thankfully, you are here to be certain that everyone uses utterly precise language at all times.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #92)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:35 PM

93. The reason we fall

is to learn how to get up again. Or so I'm told. If I'm not "hyper-literal", how many more will think it's okay to think their children to not be "grownup" when they don't have children of their own? The OP said this, so take it up with them about their lack of communication. I believe they communicated their beliefs just fine. That's what I have a problem with.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #93)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:51 PM

95. No, the problem you are having is reading WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too much into this.

You've decided that we should have a deep philosophical discussion about adulthood.

This isn't about you. This is about someone else expressing joy at a joyous event.

A friendly suggestion: stop digging.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #95)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:57 PM

96. No.

There are waaaaaaaaay too many who think being a "grownup" means they grant their parents a grandchild. It's some kind of rite of passage for maturity. I didn't make the OP write this. They put their beliefs out there for all to see. Now, they get questioned about their beliefs, on a public forum no less, and everybody wants me to STFU because cute baby pix. I didn't start the thread, but I'm going to question the WORDS put out there by the OP. The newborn is a QT. That negates NOTHING about the message they wrote about their son.

Let me know when you want to stop digging.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #96)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:14 PM

97. Again, this isn't about you.

You might have noticed you've yet to receive a positive comment. Someone with minimally functional social skills would realize that is a strong indicator that they are doing something wrong.

Again, you are taking these statements as absolutely literal. They aren't. Again, you are trying to turn this into something about you. It isn't.

If you want to have that discussion, go start another thread. Here, you are shitting in church and complaining people don't appreciate the smell.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #97)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:24 PM

98. I'm not here for positive feedback. But, by all means, keep telling me to GTFO.

My position isn't positive because too many believe in the inherent goodness in inferring something defective about those who don't have children. I understand it's just a given in our society to claim you're not a grownup until you've had children. That needs to change, but won't while people ogle QT baby pix and ignore the message that accompanies them.

Anytime somebody wants to argue the merits of my posting instead of wasting time is fine with me. What isn't literal about the OP saying their son is now a grownup? What am I missing in that statement?

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Response to theaocp (Reply #98)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:01 PM

102. sigh... i served on a jury for one of your posts. i agree with you. we use that word grown up and

really, grown up has nothing to do with having kids. now, some people can become grown up once having kids and taking the responsibilities that come with it. others become grown up all on their own. i have a son that is still a teen, yet very much fits the role. i personally did not feel grown up until about 28, though i had yet to have a child. my middle brother is 50 and three kids and still has not grown up.

i get your point.

and

congrats to the grandparents.

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Response to theaocp (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:59 AM

109. Ha! Now this IS funny...apparently

you are fairly new to DU....because you would know that the poster you are responding to will slowly, and sweetly rip you to bits, and make you think she is doing you a favor!

You, perhaps, should choose lesser fish to fry, my friend.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:53 PM

45. Congratulations

I can't wait for my first grandbaby.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:54 PM

46. such a beautiful baby congratulations

and Happy New Year

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:55 PM

47. Congratulations!

Bridgette is absolutely beautiful!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:55 PM

48. Congrats!

Nice way to end the year.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:02 PM

51. Congrats, Granny!

From one granny to another.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

52. Congratulations to you and your family!

What a lovely name for a beautiful baby!

We just celebrated our granddaughter's first Christmas. I had a blast buying baby toys! I am already planning where to put the pony! LOL

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:03 PM

53. Congratulations!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:04 PM

54. Congratulations!!

A joyous way to start the New Year!

Congrats to all and a wonderful, happy life to Bridgette Elaine!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:04 PM

55. What a sweet picture

Congratulations and best wishes to the happy family.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:06 PM

56. what a sweet picture- Mazel Tov

And they got her in for 2012 deduction!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:07 PM

57. Welcome, Bridgette!

Congrats to the proud parents and grandparents!! Hope you have as much fun as I'm having with my grandson.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:08 PM

58. Welcome, Bridgette Elaine

Another reason to usher in a better 2013... Congratulations!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:11 PM

60. sweet and precious

Congratulations

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:12 PM

61. Scores the deduction for the 2012 return!


Great job!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:13 PM

62. Congratulations!

I am so happy for all of you.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:17 PM

63. Congratulations! What a wonderful way to start the new year!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:18 PM

64. Congratulations. She's gorgeous...

My sister's name is Brigid -- also goes with our Irish surname.

May you have much joy from little Bridgette Elaine.

Hekate

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:22 PM

67. What a sweet photograph!

congratulations to your entire family!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #67)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:24 PM

69. I thought so too.. They both look so serene

after an exhausting journey..

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:34 PM

70. Congratulations!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:37 PM

71. Being a Grandparent...

is the cherry on top of the sundae of life!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:47 PM

73. aww, congrats to the new family and grandparents!

such a cutie

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:48 PM

74. Beautiful photo! Congrats! nt

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:54 PM

76. she is already beautiful

may she also be brave, intelligent and true, and a liberal

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:56 PM

77. Congratulations!! Best wishes to your family.

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:56 PM

78. Congratulations!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:59 PM

79. Congrats!

Looks like a keeper to me. Please wish both mom and dad the best for me.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:00 PM

80. Congrats. We are having our first any day now.

I have to say it's really weird because I don't think of myself as that old. I'm 59 and my daughter in law said that if she had the baby last Friday she would have to tell the baby that Grandpa will be here but he has to finish playing a gig first.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:05 PM

82. beautiful name, beautiful beautiful baby

She is soooooooooo cute!

Congratulations! What a thrill for all of you!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:06 PM

83. Congratulations

It's a wonderful time in life!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:08 PM

84. Being a grandma

is an incredible blessing.

Congratulations to you and your family.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:08 PM

85. Mazel Tov!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:10 PM

86. Congratulations!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:14 PM

88. Congratulations

She's so cute

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:26 PM

89. Happy birth-day to wee little Bridgette!

And congrats to the SoCalDem family!



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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:27 PM

90. Welcome Bridgette Elaine!

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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:05 PM

103. ahhhh... the joys socal. wonderful, and love


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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:52 PM

105. Mazel Tov!

My first grandson was two days ago!

Rylan Thomas



Here's to both our progeny living, happy, long and prosperous lives!

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Response to intheflow (Reply #105)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:51 AM

108. A cutie too... and an "older man"...

2 days older

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:54 AM

106. Mazel Tov

She is a beautiful baby girl with a lovely name.

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:56 AM

107. Congratulations!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:05 AM

110. She is gorgeous! Congratulations from me

and Stephanie!

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #110)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:08 AM

111. Happy New year, you two

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:42 AM

112. Congratulations!

You are so lucky.
I have grand cats.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:30 PM

113. LOL. My mom was so desperate for a grandchild she offered to carry it herself!

But I saved her the trouble and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy that she absolutely adored for 5 years until cancer took her.

Enjoy every minute with that kid. Every minute.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:34 PM

114. Ahhhh, how precious.

My first is expected in April...I can't wait!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:37 PM

115. Aww ...beautiful ...congratulations

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:12 PM

116. Congratulations to the grandparents and to the parents! What a joyous occasion!

She is so beautiful and her mother loves her so much. That is a wonderful picture.

I'll never forget the moment when my son was born and they gave him to me.

Enjoy spoiling her and watching her grow!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:15 PM

117. Congrats to all and welcome little baby!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:41 PM

118. Congratulations!

Mother and child were resting peacefully after the hardest work of their lives! Beautiful, SoCalDem!
I think the most joyous day of anyone's life is the day a baby is born.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:49 PM

119. Hooray - you will enjoy being

a grandparent. It is fun!

I became a grandma 3 years ago. Get to welcome a second grandson in March. Love every minute of it.

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:09 PM

120. Congratulations!

She is wonderful, like her grandmama.

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:15 PM

121. Mazeltov!

in time to be a tax deduction too! my son was born on dec 30 and it was quite helpful as i recall. many happy returns.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:31 PM

122. Congrats to You, mom, dad and daughter!!!

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:33 PM

123. Congratulations!! I absolutely adore the name. :)

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:41 PM

124. AWWWWWWWW!!! Congrats!

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