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Celebrate Ivar and María's new baby!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Topics' started by natefaith, Feb 22, 2017.

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  1. natefaith

    natefaith Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Ivar and his lovely wife María just had a baby boy! Baby Lukas arrived this past week and all is well.

    To help the family celebrate, some of us have set up an online baby shower in the event their friends and acquaintances around the world might want to give toward their needs as new parents. Visit the Go Fund Me page to find out more.

    All funds collected - except for the standard campaign processing fees - will be passed on to @ivar and María, who did not know about this baby shower until just a couple days ago. :) (Surprise, Ivar and María! We are so happy for you!)

    Buen Camino,
    Faith

    Ivar and María's Baby Shower - Go Fund Me
     
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    Congratulations to María and Ivar and welcome Lukas. Wonderful news.
     
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    What wonderful, happy news!
    Congratulations and all best wishes to the three of you!
     
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    Whoopee! A baby for the forum and a new pelegrino. Welcome to the world, Lukas, and warm congratulations to Ivar and Maria.

    I've sent a little gift through the link; I hope others do too.
     
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    Congratulations to the family and belated Happy Birthday Lukas
     
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    Wow congratulations and wellcome little Lukas. Ivar you sure know how to keep a secret..
     
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    Congratulations! Welcome Lukas to the Forum and the Class of 2017. At this point in your planning to Walk the Way your parents will be stuffing your pack with many things you "might need." Wait a few years and you can pack your own.
    Buen "you'll be walking in no time" Camino.
    Arn
     
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    Congratulations to Ivar and Maria for the new baby born!
    I'm sure he would be a future generation pilgrims!
    All the best !!
     
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    Congrats to Maria and Ivar and a big welcome to Lukas !
     
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    Welcome baby Lukas.
     
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    New life! Congratulations Maria and Ivar on the arrival of Lukas.
     
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    I like this! Congratulations to Ivar and Maria, welcome to Lukas, and thanks to @natefaith for letting us know.
     
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    Our youngest Pilgrim (to be) - marvellous - hope all are well ... and not too tired!!! :) :)
     
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    Fantastic news! Congratulations Ivar and María, and welcome Lukas!!
     
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    Congratulations to Ivar and Maria and a warm welcome to Lukas.
    Wish you all well, Peter.
     
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    Thank you all!!! ... and a big thanks to @natefaith for organizing this! This was a big surprise, we are very thankful!! We definitely need some more baby equipment so this comes in handy. Will post pictures once we have bought it.

    Lukas was born last thursday in Santiago. All is well with him and Maria.... and me. The last few days bedtime is 9pm and up at 7am... 5-6 hours of sleep. I guess this is normal. We are very happy both of us.

    IMG_7851.JPG

    He is (of course) the cutest baby in the world :)
     
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    Dear Ivar and Maria -
    Congratulations and best, best wishes to you both on the birth of your darling boy, Lukas.
    Thanks for the photo ... Those little feet are made for walking! :)
    Cheers - Jenny
     
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    Congratulations, Ivar! Gratulerer så mye!!
     
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    You need to get a bit of compeed on that big toe Ivar :)

    Congatulations !
     
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    No. Much more than normal!
     
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    Congrats to Maria and Ivar and a big welcome to Lukas !

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    Welcome Lukas!!!!!!
    Be sure and train your parents quickly to understand you are now the boss of the house. :)
     
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    Of course he is completely adorable. If he didn't cry all night long the first night or two, you are ahead of the game. Blessings!
     
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    I love the feet! Made for walking. Better start reading those threads, @ivar, the ones about walking the camino with children.
     
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    Welcome to Lukas! May those feet take you far, and happily.
    Ivar and Maria, heartfelt congratulations~wishing you enough rest and an easeful transition into parenthood!
     
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    Wonderful! Welcome to the world little one, and congratulations to your lucky parents x
     
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    Congratulations to you both, may he bring you a lifetime of happiness.
     
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    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you both. A little future pilgrim is born .
     
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    yes congratulations Maria and Ivar on the birth of your son.
     
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    Welcome Lukas and congratulations Ivar and Maria.
     
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    Warm congratulations to Ivar and Maria
    Where would so many of us "old and new ones" be without this forum??
    Thank you Ivar....but remember ....with this latest little member,the hard work is just beginning!!!

    Ps..count yourselves lucky to be getting 5-6 hours sleep a night!!
     
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    Congratulations and heartfelt best wishes to Maria and Ivar.

    Au cher enfant qui vient de naître
    Nous souhaitons pour l'avenir
    Santé, bonheur, et puis bien-être
    Et prions Dieu de le bénir.
     
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    Congratulations Maria and Ivar! Ivar - we spoke about babies when I picked up my box from you the week before Lukas arrived. My niece was born the day before Lukas and her name is Sia.

    The future looks very bright indeed!!!
     
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    What wonderful news. Congratulations to Ivar and Maria and thank you for the picture of his little feet, they will be walking soon. All the best to you and your son.
     
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    I love babies feet... I cried the first time I counted my sons toes and realised just how tiny there were... and 18 years later he takes an EU size 49!

    Congratulations Ivar and María and welcome Lukas... I wish you all the same prayer I ask for my own loved ones... Keep them safe, Keep them happy.
     
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    Many congratulations to María and Ivar, and the very warmest welcome to Lukas.

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    Congratulations, Ivar and Maria, and welcome, Lukas!
     
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    Congratulations, Ivar & Maria!!!
     
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    Congratulations and blessings to you both and a warm welcome to Lukas.
     
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    Congratulations, Ivar and María, and welcome to baby Lukas. I can still remember those short nights but happy days, though my bairns are now 27 and 33! ❤️
     
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    Felicidades Ivar and María!
    Hmmm 5-6 hours a night sounds quite good to me. We had to wait 8 months until my daughter slept through the night. Hope that you have better luck!
    Enjoy this exciting time.
     
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    Vilken härlig nyhet! Mina varmaste gratulationer till Er! Välkommen till världen lilla Lukas <3
    Grattis! Congratulations!
     
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    Congratulations María and Ivar, and welcome to this wonderful world young Lukas. Let your pilgrimage be truly your own!
     
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    Huge congratulations you both Maria and Ivar. Welcome to the world baby Lukas. What wonderful parents you have, they will wisely teach you about what really matters in life!!
     
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    Congrats to Ivar and Maria, God bless your little boy.
     
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    Hi Ivar and Maria. Many congrats! Have sent Lukas a message on my Poems for Seekers thread down there on the veedlepee posts just to make sure all you old CF guys don't monopolise him! Keep on truckin kid! :)

    The Malingerer.
    Vaya con Dios.
     
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    Congratulations Ivar and Maria. Lukas is a wonderful addition to the Camino Forum family.
     
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    Sounds downright decadent for new parents. Congratulations!
     
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    Hmmmm... no Gore-Tex boots. to fit those little munchkin feet just yet....
     
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    Congratulations Ivar and Maria on a wonderful, blessed addition to your family.
     
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    Congratulations, Ivar and Maria! And a warm, happy welcome to Lukas. Wishing you all joy and happiness!
     
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    May my very first post in this forum be in congratulating you, Ivar and Maria, on the addition 0f y0ur new little one - Lukas!! Congratulations!
     
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    Brilliant news! Congratulations to you both.
    Now you will have to revisit Kiwi Family posts for tips for the future when you introduce him to his first Camino?
     
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    Congratulations!!!
     
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    Congratulations Ivar and Maria!
     
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    Hi all, we are very close to the goal. If you have children, you know the needs of a new family. If you do not...you know the benefits of celebrating those that will labor under that blessing.
    We are close to our goal. If you haven't already spent a few €'s on beer or vino, consider, just this once, to dedicate it to baby Lukas.
    Buen "baby a walking" Camino,
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    Hola everyone,
    Yes, we are very close to the goal! If you know of anyone else who might be interested in participating in baby Lukas's online baby shower, please pass along this link: https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower.

    We'll keep it open for a couple more weeks so there is still time.

    Take care and THANKS to everyone who has given a little somethin' somethin' to Ivar and María!
    Faith
     
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    WOW - just checked - donation total now at E1567. (@natefaith set a target of E1800) Congratulations to all of Ivar & Maria's supporters.:D
     
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    Congratulations Ivar and Maria and a big, warm welcome to baby Lucas.
     
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    I cannot resist posting this quote from another thread, in case Ivar misses it:
     
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    Beautiful @malingerer !!
     
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    Thank you! Beautiful!
     
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    I guess that this can't be called shameless SELF-promotion, but I admit that I am just bumping this up to the top in case there are others who haven't yet seen it. We are so close! Thanks to everyone who has contributed and thanks to Faith for her great idea. Buen camino, Laurie
     
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    Thanks for reminding us, Laurie..
     
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    Thank you everyone for all of this.. I have no words to describe this generosity. This money comes in handy for us and Lukas.. I will post some pictures of the things we have bought with the money later on.

    I would like to take the chance to thank the moderators for their help with running the forum over the last few weeks since I have been semi-absent. They are doing a wonderful job!

    Thank you!


    ...back to diapers :)
    Ivar
     
  77. Walid Medawar

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    A small repayment @ivar, for all your help to the pilgrim community. And how wonderful to have a baby on the forum - it is such a joy to all of us.
     
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    Fellow Forum members: the goal is quite reasonable. Considering the overall membership, we on the Forum should have passed the goal weeks ago.
    Just to make it exciting. I will double any donation made in the next 48 hours.
    Buen "baby needs a new pair of shoes@ camino
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  80. Mike Savage

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    What a generous offer, let's take this over the top!
     
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    Okay Arn, couldn't let you off too easy and I really wanted us to make the goal! Thanks for your generous help.

    Mike
     
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    We are almost there! Just 18€ left to go now!

    It has been so neat to see 60+ people participate in this online baby shower. If we had thrown a real party and 60 people had come, we would've been bursting at the seams! This was way more relaxed though not necessarily as fun. :) A big thank-you to all who have wanted to give a gift to baby Lukas.

    There are still a couple weeks left so please do keep sharing the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower

    Take care and Buen Camino!
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    Scratch that: Arn took us over the top. Thanks, Arn!

    We'll still keep it open for a couple weeks, and anything given after today will still go to Ivar and Maria.

    Since we've all got baby on the brain while we're in this thread - what were some of your favorite baby gifts your kids/ nephews/ nieces/ grandkids received?
     
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    From the donor side (since I have trouble remembering when I was on the receiving side :oops:), I can say that the favorite gift I gave each of my grandkids was a compostela "vicaarie pro" -- not sure it was THEIR favorite to receive, however. Another candidate is the lovely Sorolla print I got in the Sorolla museum of a mother dressed in white, against a shocking blue sky and sea, holding her son in her arms. The sun, the sparkling water, the shadows, it is really beautiful. (Totally off topic, but if you go to Madrid, you MUST MUST MUST go to the Sorolla museum).
     
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    Congratulations Ivar and Maria! Wishing you much joy on your journey ahead with Lukas!
    Thanks for being the Camino community's foundation.
     
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    Hi everyone, the baby shower for Ivar and María ends on March 31, just a few days away. If you'd like to still participate, please do so! The link again is https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower. Together we have raised over 1900€ already - amazing!

    Take care,
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    I just had a look - you my Camino Amigo/as = we have more than achieved the original goal - Euro 1905. Bloody fantastic for two (ops three) people who really deserve our respect and support.
     
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    Parties are not nearly as fun as this, Faith. You got us all together to be generous to Lukas and his Dad and Mum. How good is that??
    Three cheers to you for getting the generosity ball rolling!
    [Note to self...remember to stop in at Pilgrim House when I'm in Santiago, to make a wee donation to keep Faith and Nate and all their good work going.]
     
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    Hi everyone, it's the last day for the shower! If anyone loves waiting until the last day to give, your moment has arrived! :)

    The link is https://www.gofundme.com/ivar-and-marias-online-baby-shower

    A special THANKS and shout-out to the Moderators, too - they are really the ones that refined the baby shower idea and made it happen.

    Thanks to everyone for coming around Ivar and María and celebrating with them in this way.
     
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    Thank you Faith for organising this for all of us and especially for Ivar and Marie.
     
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    It definitely would not have happened if not for Faith.

    Thank you so much for caring and for taking the time to organize this for Ivar, Maria, and Lukas!
     
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    Thanks all around to all the invisible hands that came together to make this happen--the organizing ones, the giving ones, and the receiving ones.
    If you haven't offered, please join us. It's a happy place to be.
    Heartfelt good wishes to you, Ivar and Maria...and of course to Lukas--the star of the show!
     
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    Buen Camino Little One and congratulations to proud Parents !!! :)
     
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