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It's a boy!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by joecool85, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. joecool85

    joecool85 Minister of Fire

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    My son, Vaughn Fitch Raymond, was born November 11, 2011 at 3:55am. I'd have posted it sooner, but it's been pretty busy here!

    I'm so proud of our little man and can't wait to have him out in the forest helping me cut and collect wood :)

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  2. CTYank

    CTYank Combustion Analyzer

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    Congratulations on your new sawyer!

    Wait a bit before getting him chainsaw chaps, though.
  3. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Congrats Joe and cool name!

    Ray
  4. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Congrats! Vaughn is a cool name....
    He will be splittin and haulin wood before you know it.... :lol:
  5. btuser

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    Most kids don't get the urge to cut/haul wood till after their first heating bill. You may have to wait a little while for enthusiasm.

    Congrats on the good news. Hope mama is doing well.
  6. PapaDave

    PapaDave Minister of Fire

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    Joe & Mrs. joecool85, Congratulations!!
    Very exciting times when they first arrive.
    Uh, pics or it didn't happen?! hehe :cheese:
    C'mon, we wanna see the little guy.
    I can remember when mine were born, and that was over 30 years ago.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Fantastic news guy. Congrats to you and Momma.
  8. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    congrats! great news, indeed!
    it's been said when you have a boy, you only worry about one peter in town; but when you have a girl, you worry about every peter...
    does anyone hand out cigars any longer, or has that tradition passed?
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Congratulations !!! Hope all are well !!

    A baby for the holidays makes it seem so different :)
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Way cool Joe! Congratulations.


    Dave, I have not seen anyone handing out cigars for years, but that is okay with me.
  11. snowleopard

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    No better news in the world, and your world has changed forever--but you know that. Enjoy each day. He may not be helping you carry wood for awhile, but he can be out there with you surprisingly soon. A woman I knew said her parents had her in a backpack and out running the traplines with them when she was six weeks old.
  12. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations. As Snowleopard says above, your world has changed forever. My world changed like that when my daughter was born 27 years ago, now she's gone and done it again by having her own daughter 12 days ago. You've no idea where this guy's gonna take you over the course of the next couple or three decades...and beyond. Enjoy the ride, and I recommend not keeping the reins too tight. Congrats again to the whole family. Have fun. Rick
  13. daveswoodhauler

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    Congrats to you and your family!
    Now, get off the darn computer and go change that diaper and practice your swaddlin skils :)
  14. joecool85

    joecool85 Minister of Fire

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    I've gotten pretty good at diaper changing the last week or so. And we are doing cloth diapers, so no cheating using Pampers etc, this is the real deal.

    Attached is a picture from shortly before we left the hospital.

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  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Congrats Joe . . . couldn't convince Mrs. JoeCool to wait just a few hours later to have your boy born at 11 a.m. though, huh? :)
  16. Badfish740

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    Congrats on the little guy-the good news is you don't have to worry about overnight burns for a while. My little girl (8 weeks old) has us up at 3:00 a.m. like clockwork-it makes keeping the house toasty overnight easy :lol:
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    Congrats! Sleep is a thing of the past my friend...ha
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    Congratulations on your little guy, many years of happy memories coming your way.




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  19. snowleopard

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    I must say, hearthians have the cutest kids. He's gorgeous, and looks like a contented child. He's smiling to himself as he sleeps, looky-there. And he looks smart, too. Don't ask me how I can tell, but I can tell these things. Well done.

    Jake, trust me, waiting an extra seven hours to get this job done is just not on any woman's agenda. :gulp:
  20. btuser

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    When they're awake you want them to sleep. When they're asleep you want them to wake up.
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    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Congratts and what a cute one! Enjoy every minute cus they go by fast.
  22. tfdchief

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    Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy, they grow up really fast!
  23. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    It's because we're such hearty folk-what with all the cutting, bucking, splitting, and stacking ;)
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    Congrats to you and the family.

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