Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I don't post about many current events

But this one was intriguing to me!

Palin is the current governor of Alaska and just gave birth to her 5th child, a son with Down syndrome. There are two articles linked below (one full text another quoted) and it appears that Palin is on the "short list" to be considered as Vice President to McCain (as president). What would it be like if the world really saw a baby with Down syndrome growing up? And seeing just how NORMAL our kids are??

Full article available here
It is rumored that Governor Palin is on the short list to be considered as the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee with John McCain (as President).

Palin confirms baby has Down syndrome
Published: April 21st, 2008 03:31 PM

Gov. Sarah Palin was back at work today, holding a meeting on the natural gas pipeline three days after giving birth to her fifth child.

Palin and her husband, Todd, showed the baby, Trig Paxson Van Palin, to a few reporters and talked about the sooner-than-expected delivery.

Trig arrived about a month early and has Down syndrome, the governor confirmed. Testing during early pregnancy revealed the condition. Palin said she was sad at first but they now feel blessed that God chose them. The couple has lots of family support, she said.

Palin was in Texas at a Republican Governors Association energy conference last week when early signs of labor began. She said she called her doctor early Thursday morning after some amniotic fluid began to leak. She talked over what was happening with her doctor, and they consulted about what to do.

She gave the keynote luncheon address, then she and Todd caught an Alaska Airlines flight back to Alaska. She said was never in full-blown labor on the plane but was having a contraction or two every hour.

"By my fifth child, I know what labor feels like," Palin said. That wasn't labor, she said.

The governor said she won't take a maternity leave but will bring Trig with her to work. Her spokesperson later clarified, at Palin's request, that the governor will take time off for medical appointments, physical therapy and whatever Trig needs.

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