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Offline Andy Velez

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a new being comes into the world
« on: August 22, 2008, 04:12:53 PM »
Dear All,

Just want to share my joy with you. Born at 2:02 pm NY time this afternoon to my son Abe and his wife Sarah, Frieda Velez, 6lb. 14.9 oz. All are doing well.

This is an amazing experience, my first grandchild.

Popi Andy 
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 04:15:40 PM »
Congrats Andygrandpa! :)
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 04:36:03 PM »
Andy,

Wonderful news !! Congratulations to you, your son and his wife !

Ray :)
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 04:38:48 PM »
You're in for some great times as this new chapter opens!  Congrats!!!
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 05:23:47 PM »


Something tells me that with Freida and Popi....

!  ~  ~  ~  ! ANYTHING GOES ! ~  ~  ~  !


and congrats to Abe and Sarah too

robert
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 05:46:46 PM »
Dear Andy...Congratulations on this wonderful news and congrats to Abe and Sarah...Many blessings ahead!!!

Jody  :)
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 06:08:39 PM »

Offline Jerry71

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 07:04:57 PM »
Congrats Andy. :-*

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 07:05:19 PM »
Congrats Andy for the wonderful news. Cheers to grandpa and baby Frieda!

All the best to the parents too.

ALain.

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2008, 07:16:34 PM »
Congrats Andy, now spoil the heck out of that baby and show your son what he put you through. ;)

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2008, 07:20:31 PM »
Mazel Tov, Andy. She picked the best date possible to arrive. ;D  Now, Go spoil her rotten! -YaKa
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09/07 CD4 176 8.3% VL 0
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2008, 08:34:16 PM »
Dear Andy,

Congratulations to you and your entire family.  We request some pictures soon  ;D  Have the best day
Michael

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2008, 08:56:21 PM »
Congrats Paw-paw Andy!  I'm glad that everyone is doing well.

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2008, 08:57:12 PM »
Congratulations, gramps!  I have two grandkids and can tell you there's nothin' better.  

And yes, pics when you can. :-*
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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2008, 09:37:21 PM »
Thanks to all. Yes, pictures. Maybe this will force me into learning how to work my digital camera at last.

Tomorrow I get to see her for the first time! Imagine...someone who is not even a day old! Amazing. Just amazing.

xoxo
Andy Velez

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2008, 09:41:09 PM »
Congrats Andy,

My fourth grandchild is scheduled to arrive on Sept 4 (c-section, so it's planned).  I have to tell you -- being a grandpa is sooooo much more fun -- you get all the good and can choose only as much as the "bad" (in my case -- changing diapers) as you deem necessary. 

I don't know if your son lives nearby (my daughter does NOT), but you'll find yourself wanting to see this little darling all you can.

I'm so happy for you.

Grandpa Mike
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Offline sharkdiver

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2008, 09:50:58 PM »
ahhhh congratulations Grandpa!!!!

Offline atlq

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2008, 09:52:55 PM »
Congratulations Andy...I bet you'll be a great grandpa!....
ďKeep up the good work....   And God bless you.Ē
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Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2008, 10:41:05 PM »
Congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos.

Offline Longislander

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2008, 11:18:38 PM »
Congratulations Popi!!
I'm sure it'll be love at first sight tomorrow!!
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2008, 11:24:28 PM »
Congratulations on the birth of your grandaughter Andy...I bet she is just beautiful, grandkids are just so special, and I agree with LI, it will be love at first sight.

Hugs to the wee one, Mum, Dad and Grandpa.

Jan :-*
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2008, 11:27:34 PM »
Congrats...I am sure you are a great grandpa !

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2008, 12:02:12 AM »
Congratulations Papi.

ronnie
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2008, 04:45:27 AM »
That's sweet! Congratulations Andy,
my godmother was also a Frieda
and she was fierce and lovely.
That baby girl is so lucky to have you as a grandfather!

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2008, 10:38:28 AM »
Congratulations -- may she bring you joy.
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2008, 11:58:54 AM »
Oh Andy! Major congratulations to your family.  8) She's gonna have classy genes I just know it  8)
Love,
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2008, 02:49:48 PM »
Hi Andy
Thats great news! It must be nice being a Grandpa!

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2008, 05:33:14 PM »
Andy , grand children make you young again... play with them , spoil them and then let the parents deal with the problems......I love having time with my 3 grand kids......

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2008, 06:34:41 AM »
Congratulations Popi!

I've added a photo of Ms Frieda (One Day Old) Velez for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Hugs,
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2008, 05:31:30 PM »
She's a pretty newborn.  Mine wound up looking like they just went 10 rounds with Tyson.  Congrats again, Grandpa Andy!

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2008, 05:34:18 PM »
How precious.  Thanks, Ann.
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2008, 01:23:02 PM »
Andy,

Mazel Tov!  Congrats on your first grandchild, and going by the picture posted, she is a beauty.

Best of health, wealth and happiness for her!

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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2008, 03:26:21 PM »
Congrats Andy... born on the 22nd... of august... just like me.. she's bound to shine.. ( in humbleness)...


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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2008, 06:46:11 PM »
Thanks to all for your good wishes. Had a second visit today with Frida. She is PERFECT. It makes everyone happy to be around her.  It's a treat seeing her father diapering her, (a tad nervously as if she might break), as everyone sits ooohing and aaahing over every expression, every sound from her. Clearly a brilliant being and tomorrow she is going home and the new family starts their life together.

Thanks again,

Popi Andy
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2008, 10:33:46 PM »
Congratulations Grandy
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Re: a new being comes into the world
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2008, 10:24:41 AM »
Congratulations Popi!!!!  I'm happy for you and your family.

 


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