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Old 07-10-2001, 07:52 AM   #1
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Smile I'm a DAD!!!

Well... uhmmmm... this is actually WAY off topic, but the descrition for Chit Chat does say 'Any Topic'. Anyway I just have to share the wonderfull news that this saturday my wife gave birth to a beautiful girl. 54 cm and 3580 grams (we're metric where I come from, and I'm not completely sure about the conversions).

Both mom and daugther are fine and our oldest daughter seem to have accepted her new status as a big sister.

I guess I wont get to practice much in the dojo for some weeks, but I will definately get to exercise my ability to stay calm and remain calm

See you all later....

The happy father

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Old 07-10-2001, 09:24 AM   #2
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Dear JJF,

that's great! Congratulations and my best regards to your family.

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Anne

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Old 07-10-2001, 10:50 AM   #3
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Hi Jørgen,

Congratulations!

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Old 07-10-2001, 03:05 PM   #4
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You must be so excited!!

Congrats and enjoy every moment - they grow up way too fast. It's an old cliché, but it's so true.

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Old 07-10-2001, 03:21 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new addition to your family. What's her name?
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Old 07-11-2001, 05:08 AM   #6
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Congratulations Jorgen!

How long will it be before you start teaching her ukemi?

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Old 07-11-2001, 05:43 PM   #7
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Re: I'm a DAD!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by JJF
Anyway I just have to share the wonderfull news that this saturday my wife gave birth to a beautiful girl. 54 cm and 3580 grams (we're metric where I come from, and I'm not completely sure about the conversions).
Congratulations.
(21 inches and 7lb 12oz, by the way.)

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Old 07-13-2001, 06:37 AM   #8
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Thank's everyone for your posts. It's very nice. Thank you Sean as well for the conversion.

My wife have finally decided a name so we will call her Emilie (I'm not sure it's very easy to pronounce in english so Emily will do as the 'international version'

To Jim: Yes you're right! They grow up REALLY fast. My oldest daugther is about 21 months and it seems that only a few months ago she was learing how to walk.

About the ukemi.... well I actually wanted to ask if anybody on this forum have any experience with teaching aikido to childen. I have this plan to introduce my kids to judo at about age 5 or 6. Any thoughts ?

- JJ

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Old 07-13-2001, 01:26 PM   #9
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That can be tricky.

I have two nieces (8 yrs and 5 yrs old) who take karate. One loves it (green belt) and the other hates it (when she's had enough she just sits down in the middle of whatever she was doing -- quite funny). They have a 2 yr old sister who watches class and constantly shouts "Kiiaaiii!!!" and "Osu!!!" form the sidelines -- keeps sensei in stitches.

Personally, I wouldn't start them too early. I'd wait until they show some real interest in what "daddy" does. My son took karate when he was younger (was pretty good) and now wants nothing to do with it or any other martial art -- not cool. Although now he's talking about boxing ... hmmm.

Anyway, enjoy the pre-teen years.

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Old 07-15-2001, 10:00 PM   #10
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congrates JJF!! hope the children can teach you as much aikido as your sensi ( i am not kidding.) you see babys can do stuff like the unbendable arm. when a child is holding on a toy try to pry it from their fingers it is hard!!! i know cause my half sister used to do this when she was a toddler!


anyhow Jim how old is your son?

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Old 07-16-2001, 08:01 PM   #11
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or try lifting a toddler when they don't want to be lifted... true "unliftable body", indeed...

congratulations to you and yours.

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Old 07-17-2001, 09:26 AM   #12
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I agree with Nick. I have a young son (19 months). It is so damn funny to watch his 9yr old sister (4th kyu) try to pick him up! Also he watches his sister's & my class on Sat. Last Tues night after my class he picked up and tanto and started doing Shomenuchi strikes and Kai! My sensei calls him "dojo baby" I wsh I could keep him off the mat till age 6 but it ain't gonna happen.

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