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Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:30 PM

Tammy Duckworth gives birth to girl: First senator to have baby while in office

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

WASHINGTON Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Monday gave birth to a daughter, Maile Pearl Bowlsbey, becoming the first sitting senator to have a baby while in office.

Duckworth, who turned 50 on March 12, is one of only 10 women in the history of the nation to give birth while in Congress, with the other babies born to members serving in the House.

This is the second child for Duckworth and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey. Daughter Abigail was born Nov. 18, 2014, when Duckworth was 47 and in the House, representing a suburban Chicago congressional district.

Maile was born in a hospital in suburban Washington.

Read more: https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/tammy-duckworth-birth-girl-first-senator-have-baby-maile-pearl-bowlsbey-office/

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Reply Tammy Duckworth gives birth to girl: First senator to have baby while in office (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2018 OP
Eliot Rosewater Apr 2018 #1
NastyRiffraff Apr 2018 #2
shenmue Apr 2018 #3
efhmc Apr 2018 #4
Ohiogal Apr 2018 #5
Danmel Apr 2018 #6
niyad Apr 2018 #7
brooklynite Apr 2018 #8
FakeNoose Apr 2018 #10
tclambert Apr 2018 #9
GopherGal Apr 2018 #24
sdfernando Apr 2018 #11
sarge43 Apr 2018 #12
murielm99 Apr 2018 #13
pandr32 Apr 2018 #14
onecent Apr 2018 #15
Devil Child Apr 2018 #16
Deb Apr 2018 #17
mcar Apr 2018 #18
world wide wally Apr 2018 #19
cp Apr 2018 #20
flying_wahini Apr 2018 #21
IronLionZion Apr 2018 #22
brer cat Apr 2018 #23
Botany Apr 2018 #25
gopiscrap Apr 2018 #26
Gothmog Apr 2018 #27
CTyankee Apr 2018 #28
Hekate Apr 2018 #31
CTyankee Apr 2018 #32
Hekate Apr 2018 #29
Stuart G Apr 2018 #30

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:31 PM

1. Congrats!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:32 PM

2. Lovely!

Congrats to Tammy & family.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:33 PM

3. Yay!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:33 PM

4. This is wonderful!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:33 PM

5. Wonderful news!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:34 PM

6. Mazel Tov to Senator Duckworth and the entire Bowlsbey family

Wishing you all a lifetime of happiness and good health!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:35 PM

7. '"welcome to the world, baby girl"

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 12:36 PM

8. "Now, get back to work!"

If she takes maternity leave, she can't vote or introduce legislation. If she doesn't, she can't take her baby on the Senate floor.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:07 PM

10. Moms will be breastfeeding in the US Capitol, soon enough

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:01 PM

9. They aren't counting all the eggs laid by Mitch McConnell

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Response to tclambert (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 08:16 PM

24. I think that's because turtle babies don't count (eom)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:21 PM

11. Congratulations to Senator Duckworth and her husband Brian! /NT

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:25 PM

12. Welcome on board, Maile Pearl

Well done, congrats to your mom and dad.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:26 PM

13. K&R for my Senator!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:49 PM

14. Wonderful news

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:54 PM

15. Wonderful news for Tammy Duckworth...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 01:59 PM

16. Wonderful news and a historic first!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:02 PM

17. Happy Birthday Maile Pearl

You've been given a beautiful name.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:02 PM

18. Congratulations to the happy family!

Long life and good health to their precious daughter.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:06 PM

19. Congratulations, Senator

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:18 PM

20. Congratulations!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:20 PM

21. Guess I am a real softie. Made me puddle up. Sniff.

I have a very dear friend Maile and she is a strong and beautiful woman!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:38 PM

22. Congrats!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2018, 02:47 PM

23. K&R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 10:26 AM

25. Something is in my eye

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 10:38 AM

26. Congrats to Mom and Dad!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 11:24 AM

27. From Senator Harris

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 04:37 PM

28. my grandmother's name was Pearl.

Nice, old fashioned name.

Not sure how to pronounce Maile. Is it may-lee?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 08:38 PM

31. The "ai" in Hawai'ian is elided. You can come close enough by pronouncing it as in "I"... "My"

Maile is a fragrant vine; that is, the leaves are fragrant, I don't even know if it has a flower. It is very popular to drape over the shoulders of brides, grooms, graduates -- either alone or in conjunction with flower leis.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 11, 2018, 01:27 AM

32. lovely. It is wondeful. Thank for that...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 08:31 PM

29. How perfectly lovely

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2018, 08:37 PM

30. Wonderful story..I love the key word.."baby" makes me smile..a new person arrived. 4/9/18

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