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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Daniel's posts are almost always pastoral and God centered. I appreciate and am challenged by them frequently. He has a great sense of humor as well.
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His posts are either funny or challenging. He is very friendly and nice.
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[He has] good posts, both the serious like this one, and the humorous like yesterday. [He is] the reason that I have restrained myself from making Canadian jokes in my posts.
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This post contains nothing that is of any use to me. What were you thinking? Anyway, it's probably the best I've read all day.
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Daniel, nicely done and much more original than Frank the Turk.
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There are some people who are smart, deep, or funny. There are not very many people that are all 3. Daniel is one of those people. His opinion, insight and humor have kept me coming back to his blog since I first visited earlier this year.
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Thursday, February 02, 2006
It is a BOY!
BOOOOHOOOO YAAAHHH!

Yesterday morning my wife's water broke, but she wasn't feeling any contractions. To be sure, she went in to see our family physician - the internal exam showed that she was two centimeters dilated, and our doctor said that labor would likely start tonight, and if it did not, my wife would have to be induced.

She called me at work and told me this - which explains my previous post - and I came home an hour early. She was in bed trying to nap, but too "busy in her brain" as she puts it, to fall asleep. I ended up making us some supper - figuring she would need her strength up.

She had felt a few labor pains earlier, about fifteen minutes apart - but then there was nothing for a while. So we tried to get some more sleep - but ended up just sort of laying there relaxing. Within half an hour, her labor pains began in earnest - and quickly went from 12 minutes apart to 6 minutes, to sporadic.

Our doctor had planned to meet us at the hospital where we would be delivering the baby. She is a great doctor - insisting on staying with her patient (if at all possible) for the duration of the labor, as well as the delivery.

So we called the Doctor, and agreed to meet at the hospital.

We got to the hospital about nine or so, and because our doctor was meeting us there, we got to skip triage (it is where they examine you to see if you are actually in labor or not) - and were whisked into a nice, private room.

I won't bother with all the details, but shortly after our doctor showed up, my wife gave birth to a healthy 7 lb 2 oz baby boy!

The baby has a mess of blonde hair - and looks simply wonderful!

Thank you everyone who prayed for us, the whole labor lasted about two and a half hours, and the actual delivery was quite quick, less than five minutes. We were all quite happy with it!

Mother is doing well - and the baby had no trouble at all nursing. What a blessing that was.

Anyway, I am beat, and need to get to sleep so I can rush out of here and go back to the hospital as soon as I wake up.

Grace and Peace everyone!
posted by Daniel @ 2:52 AM  
13 Comments:
  • At 6:14 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger bluecollar said…

    Congratulations Daniel!

     
  • At 6:41 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Theteak said…

    Congratulations brother. That's wonderful. I'll pray for you during this special time.
    BTW Only this week my wife confirmed she's pregnant with our third child (5 weeks).
    "Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth."

     
  • At 7:48 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger mark_5 said…

    i praise God with you.
    Congratulations!

     
  • At 8:41 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Susan said…

    WOO HOO! Praise God! A speedy delivery indeed!
    Such a blessed time!
    Oh, congratulations to all of you! How thrilling!
    I had to smile when I noticed a big difference between men and women in your writing. You would never see these words penned by a new mother:
    "I won't bother with all the details."
    Blessings to you all.
    And thank you for taking the time to let us all know. I switched from prayers of petition regarding the delivery last night to thanking God this morning even before I checked your website to find out, just trusting He was in control.
    I didn't know he would bless you with a blondie though.

     
  • At 8:51 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Congratulations!!

    But what is his NAME?! Aren't you even going to tell us his NAME?! :)

     
  • At 9:51 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger ThirstyDavid said…

    Excellent! Congratulations! Is it true that Canadian babies are born wearing plaid flannel?

     
  • At 11:42 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Frank Martens said…

    Kjos, don't forget the hat with the ear coverings!

     
  • At 11:59 AM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Daniel Calle said…

    Congratulations from Peru!! You have a great blog, "tocayo" (that's because you have the same name as me).

     
  • At 12:42 PM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Jim said…

    Praise the Lord Daniel, that is wonderful news! Another young strapping lad to raise up for the kingdom. Many blessings to you and the family. May God richly anoint you with wisdom, love, and patience.

    Enjoy your newborn!

     
  • At 12:50 PM, February 02, 2006, Blogger BugBlaster said…

    Congratulations to mom and dad!

     
  • At 2:56 PM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said…

    Congrats Daniel! We would love to see some pictures when you get a chance. I'm with Jennifer too, what is the man child's name?
    -from one sleepless poppa to another.

     
  • At 3:16 PM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Frank Martens said…

    btw... congrats! :)

     
  • At 5:32 PM, February 02, 2006, Blogger Kim said…

    AWESOME!! A pretty short labour and delivery. I'm all for those.

    Congratulations to you and your family, Daniel!!

     
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