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The New Kidd on the Block!

Friday, September 24th, 2010
Patrick, Sept 24, 2010

Patrick, Sept 24, 2010

With deepest joy and gratitude to God for the safe arrival

of our precious baby,

we would like to announce the birth of our second son,

Patrick Henry Kidd

born at 6:53pm on Friday, September 24th, 2010

weighing 6lb 9oz (3.0kg).

Patrick’s Baptism

Patrick will be baptized at

2:30pm, on Sunday, October 3, 2010

at the New Horizon Church in Scarborough.

See www.newhorizonchurch.ca/map for directions.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a time of refreshments after the service.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Patrick’s birth specifications? A: weight: 6 lb. 9 oz. (3.0kg);  length: 21inches (53cm), brown hair, brown eyes (for now), no major birth marks.  (Note: Justin had the same weight and length measurements)
  2. How long was Kristin’s labour? A: 16.5 hours.
  3. Were there any complications? A: initially Patrick’s head was facing forward which seems to be a factor in slowing labour, but he turned around at the end.  Kristin did great during the labour, though the final stage was more painful than Justin’s birth.  She came away with minor tearing only.
  4. Where was the birth? A: Patrick was born in 18 inches of warm water (birth pool) in our home attended by midwives.
  5. How is breastfeeding? A: Patrick latched on for about 20 minutes immediately after birth, and seems to be feeding pretty well.
  6. Why did you name him Patrick Henry?  A:  We wanted our son to be inspired by the courage, tenacity, statesmanship and Christian character of the American founding father, Patrick Henry.  See this list of Patrick Henry quotes for a glimpse of the historical man’s thought. (Sorry, the Wiki-pedia article is typical humanist bias.)  The names together literally mean Noble Home Ruler.
  7. What were Patrick’s first words when he was born?  A: “No taxation without representation.”
  8. What were Patrick’s last words while in the womb? A: “Give me liberty or give me death.”
  9. What’s Patrick’s theme verse? A:   Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. – Philippians 4:8 (New King James Version)
  10. Why are you choosing to baptize your baby? A: No, we do not believe baptism will make the baby go to heaven automatically.  But just as male babies received the covenant sign of circumcision in the Old Testament, we believe that God requires us to put His mark of ownership on our children, and in baptism He promises to save our children if they grow up to repent of their sins personally and to love and obey the Lord Jesus.
  11. Do you need meals or anything for the baby? A:  Ryan is off work for 2 weeks so we are abundantly supplied with great home cooked rice.  And of course we have all the baby things that Justin has passed on.   So at this point, we might suggest sending a gift to the Christian Blind Mission in honour of Patrick’s birth.   CBMI provides eye operations and life saving treatments to children in the third world who are truly in need.  Donate Online

Thank you all for your love and prayers for us at this precious time!