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Posted: 4/20/2002 9:19:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2002 5:32:45 PM EDT by Tate]
Just brought him home yesterday. We induced labor a couple of weeks early because of my wife's stature (4'7" - 80 lbs) and the baby's growth rate had slowed a bit. He is a **handsome** devil - I think he will favor his mother. Baby is wonderful, mother is wonderful - THANK GOD!!!! Wife did a **great** job - it was her first delivery - had to RIP her cervix because dialation wouldn't start even though she was 80% effaced and manually broke her amniotic fluid bag - all with ZERO meds (she did have an epidural later). I will get some pics posted later - we are SOOO happy and blessed. COLTON TATE STRICKLAND 04/17/02 20:14 5LB 13OZ 18.5" PLANO, TX This man-child began his life in L&D room........................................................................are you ready for it?....................................................................................................... [b].308[/b] [:D] [heavy] Here's some pics of the new one: [url]www.growingfamily.com/webnursery/babypage_view.asp?URLID=2H3V4K8C2Y[/url](notice the caption for pic #2) Password is strickland. Here's some pics of his 11 yr old big brother:[url]http://www.hunting-pictures.com/members/Tate/index.html[/url] Tate
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:21:08 PM EDT
CONGRADULATIONS!!! [beer]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:22:19 PM EDT
Congrats, I will light a stogie with you. [smoke][smoke][smoke]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:22:19 PM EDT
Congrats!!! Please see my post about how fast they grow up @ [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=110588[/url] Sgtar15
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:29:00 PM EDT
Yeah! Congratulations, Tate! Eric The(AndHe'sANativeTexan,Too!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:29:30 PM EDT
Congradulations! [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/mica/babe.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:32:07 PM EDT
Nothing like seeing your first born struggle out, LOL. Your life will changed forever, it was and still is the best thing you can ever experience, or ever will. I hate to see my life without the boys, there quite a blessing ( I have 3) So keep up the good work, help as much as possible, put your family first and life will be good. Congrats and welcome to memories
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:33:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2002 9:36:19 PM EDT by Tate]
Thank you, gents! Sgtar15 - agreed - my wife and I have a **wonderful** 11 yr old son from my previous marriage (I have custody) - they grow up fast. btw - I'm 37 too. Tate again -> [:D]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:37:41 PM EDT
Congradulations!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:39:15 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:08:01 PM EDT
Congrads! I wish you all the happiness in the world. May your family always find the love it deserves.
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Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:14:04 PM EDT
Congratulations, and warmest wishes. Green faced from the cigars? You are a role model and sculptor now. Take care and pictures, and burn the memories deep into your mind. This time is precious.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:26:20 PM EDT
Congrats [:D]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:26:20 PM EDT
There is not anything like it. If mom and baby are well, then everything is fine. Let us see pics.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:39:57 PM EDT
Congrads Tate!!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:40:57 PM EDT
Great news Tate. Give her and that boy a big kiss from us. When do we get to meet him?? [beer][bounce][beer]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 11:20:47 PM EDT
[b]Congrats Tate!![/b] [beer] [bounce] [^] It's a whole new world now. Welcome to the world of sleep-deprivation. The next six weeks will be nothing but zombie-land at the Strickland residence. Take LOTS of pictures - they grow up SO fast. He'll be crawling, walking, talking and off to school before you know it. What a blessing!!
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 11:24:54 PM EDT
Congrats! Time to get him his first AR! medcop
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 11:39:22 PM EDT
Nice work. And watch out, the little ones are smarter than us.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 11:37:10 AM EDT
Only one page? BTT for proud Papa and his new joy.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 11:49:05 AM EDT
My best to all the Stricklands. Another one for our side!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 12:12:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2002 12:19:17 PM EDT by EdAvilaSr]
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 12:14:26 PM EDT
Mucho congratulations!!! Hope you enjoyed sleep when you had it!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 12:20:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/21/2002 12:22:16 PM EDT by toaster]
Congratulations!![<]:)] [0:)][0:)][0:)][0:)][0:)][0:)] [beer][smoke] -T.
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 12:30:11 PM EDT
Bravo, Tate! Now, start saving for college!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 12:33:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FirearmTom1: Congrats, I will light a stogie with you. [smoke][smoke][smoke]
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send me a stogie too!!!! oh ya,, crongrats to you! LOL
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 12:35:27 PM EDT
along with baby's first, bible, b-day,....this and that.....dont forget baby's first gun. oh ya, train him well as i know you will!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 1:10:30 PM EDT
Congratulations. [beer] ARH
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 1:34:27 PM EDT
Congradulations on your new Tater Tot!!!!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 1:54:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4: Congradulations on your new Tater Tot!!!!
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That was cute!!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 2:30:18 PM EDT
WOHOOO Congrats!!!! [beer] [bday] [beer]
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 2:33:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert: Bravo, Tate! Now, start saving for college!
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Yeah, college is important and expensive, but start saving for [b]ammo![/b] Tate and two sons...are you kidding me?
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Link Posted: 4/21/2002 7:15:12 PM EDT
Congrats!!!
Link Posted: 4/21/2002 8:06:43 PM EDT
It's a wonderful time. Glad your family is all well. Order an M44 .22 from the CMP $75.00 for Jr. Then start saving for college. Oh and in two years when your sleep gets back to something approaching normal. Take the wife out on a date :-) if not sooner.
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 3:30:22 PM EDT
I was cleaning my AR this afternoon, and considered New Dad Tate: If he is as exacting with his new boy as he is with his AR, that child is going to set some personal hygiene records. Mom: "Tate, will you change the young lad's diaper?" Tate: "Why yes, my dear. I'd be happy to." Mom: "Tate, put down those pipe cleaners and Q-Tips..." [:D]
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 4:15:26 PM EDT
did anyone say "congrats" yet? [b]CONGRATS!!![/b] [:)]
Link Posted: 4/23/2002 4:22:18 PM EDT
Congrats[:D]
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 7:10:45 PM EDT
Pics added! Already had him an LEGP RRA AR, but I was strapped for cash so I sold it for a very modest profit (still have one left, though!). Our family shares its firearms, so he already has a pretty good selection! He has a Daisy Red Ryder, a shortened stocked 10/22, a youth model Rem 700 .243, and a Colt Sporter Lightweight waiting for his initial use. I will soon try to save up and get "him" (us!) at LEAST one A1 stocked RRA receivered, BM 20" fluted HBAR barreled AR. Lots of Glocks available for his shooting pleasure too.[:D] As for college - they will both be ***encouraged*** to go to school on Uncle Sam's dime - with my help - after his stint in the armed services of the United States. [marines] As for ammo, my wife has been riding my ass for being "ungrateful" for the gifts he has been getting. We are TRULY blessed and have been showered with wonderful things for the baby, but sometimes my attitude is "why does he need that". "He'll outgrow that soon". "He'll like the box better than what's inside". "We don't need to decorate the room - a couple of JPFO posters and a sheet metal Glock sign, and he's set!". "What the boy NEEDS is Galyans gift certificates so he can start acquiring those cases of $149.50 Win Q3131A!!! - he'll be lucky if the stuff is still sold to the peasants when he grows up!!!". [:D] As to hygiene - HAHA!!! No pipe cleaners, but I am making sure that his circumcision is healing correctly with lots of q-tips and ointment. Took him to the doc for an unscheduled followup on D+5. Skin was staying attached to the "helmet" on one side. That was unsat. Had the doc pushit down - now we got a full crown! (he howled!) I did the same myself with the other son . Standard butwipes are unsat too. Unless we are traveling, we undress and go through the "car wash" in the sink or tub. Diaper rash will NOT be tolerated!! His disposition is wonderful - sleeps great! Thanks to all! Tate
Link Posted: 4/24/2002 7:13:10 PM EDT
Congratulations!! [beer]
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:41:35 PM EDT
Tomorrow I'll add the pics of him with his AR and Glock mags in the hospital heh heh heh. [^] Tate
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 4:56:19 PM EDT
Tate, the first link for pictures you posted is passworded. Help.
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 5:04:26 PM EDT
Outstanding!!! It's never to early to teach him safe firearms, and the joy of shooting...OK wait a few years, congrats![beer]
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 5:33:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/25/2002 6:05:54 PM EDT by Tate]
oops - password is strickland There's now way to do away with the pw - grrrr. btw - Jarhead_22, he can do more pullups than his fat-assed unsat daddy can. [:D]
Link Posted: 4/25/2002 9:56:19 PM EDT
Congratulations to you and your family!! My son was 19.25 inches long and 5 pounds 15.5 ounces when he visited his pediatrician last Friday. Unfortunately, he's not a newborn. He was two months old on the 16th. Wishing you much happiness with your new tiny bundle of joy, Judi
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 12:43:11 AM EDT
Judi - just said a prayer for your son. Please keep me posted on his progress. Wish the best for y'all. Tate
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 5:00:27 AM EDT
Good looking kid! Love that second pic..hehe medcop
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 5:39:12 AM EDT
Congratulations! It looks like your son is having a conversation on a cell phone. "Yeah Barbara, Colton here. Strangest thing happened to me today. I was swimming here, minding my own business and then WHAM! Somebody drains my pool. Next thing I know, some big jerk wearing gloves starts pulling at my head. Who is that psycho?? You too? Ooops, gotta go. Some people wanna take my picture to post on the internet. Caio' "
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