FYI

If you’re wondering where I am (and who wouldn’t?), I’m at the hospital with SarahK trying to get Buttercup into this world. Keep us in your prayers, and I’ll update you all later.

UPDATE 2300 ET

Labor still ongoing.

UPDATE

It’s a baby!

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  1. Like Mr. M said, but I will add that that all ten finger fingers and all ten toes are distributed evenly, like they are supposed to be. None of this 7/3 split stuff, that would just be disturbing.

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  2. Come ooooooooon, Buttercup!!

    This is a really neat time and it really does change your life! All for the good! God bless you both, FrankJ and SarahK.

    Oh, and if during labor, the mother-to-be, by chance, says she hates you, ‘don’t touch me’ or that she’s not having anymore babies, a lot of expectant mothers express such fellings at this stage. Don’t be alarmed. Over time they soon forget and get over it. Usually.

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  3. I’ve followed the Buttercup saga from afar (only commenting once with a name suggestion) but have been following religiously since the upcoming arrival was announced…the best of luck to the new family…my gift to the new American will be voting for as many conservative candidates as I can find…and as often as humanly possible!

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  4. mmm, i wonder if frank is funnier or not, when he has like 2 hours of sleep a night?

    Well regardless, i am pulling for your daughter to make her appearance, to be as wonderful as you hope, and for your wife to suffer the least amount of pain possible, or at least be really, really drugged up. Good luck, and you have to post pics.

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  5. If you’re exceedingly bored and mildly curious about how the Lamaze process was reported back when it was new, you can see an article my Dad wrote, about his participation in my birth back when Lamaze was new.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/less.tx/NewspaperArticle?feat=directlink

    Just a scan of the article, you’ll have to zoom to read, hope the quality is ok, but I still find it pretty interesting to read on occasion. Dad’s description of my sister’s non-Lamaze birth sounds pretty horrific – and my Mom always liked her best.

    Good luck to you both, and there’s clearly a bunch of us out here waiting to meet Buttercup!

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  6. My daughter came into the world ten years ago at 11:33PM on Oct. 7th. She’s been my biggest headach at times, but also the light of my life. I hope the 7th was as lucky for you as it was for me though I guess I should say, “blessed” because I’m not a big believer in luck. Welcome to the fatherhood club, Frank!

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  7. I know you won’t have time to read this in the next few weeks, Frank, but here’s hoping all goes well anyways.

    Also, I just want to say, good luck, we’re all counting on you.

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  9. That is a small buttercup. Other names for until she grows into “cup”

    -butterteaspoon
    -butterquarterofacup
    -butter12ouncer
    -buttertablespoon
    -buttermililiter
    -buttermilligram

    Once she sets up her online identity, social netoworking, gamertag etc…

    -b4bybut13rcup

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  10. Congrats Frank and Sarah. She’s really adorable.

    Shiggz needs to know that a cup is 8 ounces, so butter12ouncer is actually larger than buttercup. Perhaps he was thinking her name is butterpint?

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  11. Whew! She got her mother’s looks! Now if she get’s her father’s brain she will be one foxy smart a$$ able to reduce any teenage boy to tears with just 5 well placed words. On top of that she will be able to punch hippies and will be packing!

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  12. breathtaking both mama and baby –

    Princess Buttercup looks so delightfully happy – what a treasure

    and we are so lucky to have this beautiful picture of her.

    Bravo SarahK, Frank, and she’s brilliant priceless gorgeous !

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  13. Hooray for Frank and Sarah and Buttercup!!! All of you afre in our prayers. So happy all mis okay.’

    And looking forward to those posts after Frank has been up all night changing diapers.

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  14. I KNEW you’d have the baby when I wasn’t looking at this site. Of all the ungrateful….

    Congratulations on your tiny new Princess Buttercup! Must feel good to get all that waiting out of the way.
    OMG what a cute pic! (Frank, tell Sarah to put the phone down for Gods’ sake.)

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  15. WOW! Cute baby! and really, I don’t EVER say THAT!! babies are usually quite scary looking. Congratulations to the J’s!!

    remember Frank, if you’d had a little boy, you’d only have to worry about one little pecker…. but since you have a daughter, now you gotz to worry about ALL the peckers!

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  16. Thanks be to God! Congratulations! Now, Frank, you need to go above and beyond to help, especially in the next week or so while Sarah’s endocrine system normalizes. Remember, she’s not afraid of firearms.

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  17. Congrats to both of you. Buttercup will rule the world, on a dinosaur with a rocket of course. My only advice to new parents is to remember if you are motivated by love, the margin of error is enormous. There wouldn’t be 6 billion of us otherwise. Think of how many of those 6 billion are complete and utter screw-ups, yet they still raise healthy kids. Even the Obamas are doing that right.

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  18. Prayers sent. Wait 24 and standby for more.

    Frank, don’t let SarahK read this advice, which is intended for your eyes only. Should she try to read it, I’ve encrypted it. Use your 3-D glasses:

    [encryption-on] I was hanging out with my friend who had a two month old bebbe. From the other side of their condo, I heard his wife say, “Tom, I think the baby needs changing.” Tom looked up at us and held up a finger. He waited about 5 seconds and helpfully said, “Do want me to change her?” “No thanks, I’ve already got it,” she replied. He then whispered to us, “I’ve only changed her about two times.”

    My point is that avoiding duty may well depend on your sense of timing. By using perfect timing and helpfully offering each time, he had created the impression that he had changed her many times.” [encryption-off]

    P.S. Since you’ve prolly stopped reading at this point, I’ll share this just to amuse myself: Hold your precious little Buttercup, look into her little eyes filled with wonder and ask yourself if whether she was created by a most loving God or not.

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  19. Sarah, did an Indian nurse try to imprint your forehead with a spot? She failed.

    But really, both you and Buttercup are very precious. God bless you and all your fully extended family.

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  21. OMG, am I too late? I fell aslepp (3 days ago) & just woke up. I got the suitcase repacked after everything fell all over the floor. Shall I start driving from Philadelphia? OMG she is beautiful!

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