Here Comes the Son March 9, 2011 8:31 PM   Subscribe

Congratulations to sonika on the birth of her son, Paulo Henry as of this afternoon!
posted by questionsandanchors to MetaFilter-Related at 8:31 PM (100 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Congratulations, sonika! Wishing you all the best!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 8:34 PM on March 9, 2011


Mazel Tov!
posted by special-k at 8:38 PM on March 9, 2011


Hey, look at that dude! Nice work!
posted by Burhanistan at 8:40 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


A historic day!
posted by desjardins at 8:41 PM on March 9, 2011


That's a big ass foot, kid. Congrats sonika!

The moment one of the kids in these MeTa announcements gets old enough to start posting on here regularly I think my head will explode.
posted by cashman at 8:42 PM on March 9, 2011 [6 favorites]


Awww. Hello, little dude.

Congratus, sonika, you'll make a great Mom!
posted by misha at 8:44 PM on March 9, 2011


Wow, you made that yourself? So freaking cool!
And reeeeeally adorable!!
posted by heyho at 8:54 PM on March 9, 2011


Congratulations. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 8:57 PM on March 9, 2011


So sonika, or the delightful Paulo Henry for that matter, how is babby formed?
posted by Abiezer at 9:01 PM on March 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


When does he get an account?
posted by The Whelk at 9:14 PM on March 9, 2011


So the twitter pic posted. You are both very beautiful! Congratulations.
posted by Jezebella at 9:14 PM on March 9, 2011


Pffft.
posted by item at 9:15 PM on March 9, 2011


Kidding! Happy day, sonika!
posted by item at 9:16 PM on March 9, 2011


Awwww!! What a perfect little human!! Congrats!
posted by SuperSquirrel at 9:20 PM on March 9, 2011


Wow, you made that yourself?

I'm guessing she had help.

Congratulations! He's a cutie.
posted by Dasein at 9:22 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just born and he already has killer deltoids!

Congratulations, sonika! He's a beauty.
posted by bakerina at 9:27 PM on March 9, 2011


Congratulations! Baby boys for everyone! Baby Charlie says welcome to the MetaFilter class of 2011!
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse at 9:28 PM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


~*~*~*~ Congratulations! ~*~*~*~
posted by amyms at 10:01 PM on March 9, 2011


Congrats! Enjoy that new baby smell!
posted by maryr at 10:18 PM on March 9, 2011


Aw, so cute! Congratulations, sonika!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:58 PM on March 9, 2011


I'm almost done whittling his first longboat.
posted by Eideteker at 11:03 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Very nice.

Now get some sleep.
posted by pracowity at 11:13 PM on March 9, 2011


Hello Paulo Henry! Welcome to Earth! You have been born as a human being. It is the Early 21st Century. Your mother is a MeFite. Can you say that? Mehhh-fit?
posted by not_on_display at 11:25 PM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


Way to go sonika and Paulo's dad!!! Welcome to the world Paulo! May you live long and prosper.
posted by nickyskye at 11:29 PM on March 9, 2011


Yay, a new Metafilter nephew! Happy birth day dear Paulo!
posted by jamaro at 11:41 PM on March 9, 2011


He's here! Hooray! Congratulations to all of you.
posted by tangerine at 11:57 PM on March 9, 2011


He's so pink and tender! Can I give him a margarita?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:00 AM on March 10, 2011 [6 favorites]


Many congratulations to sonika and family. He's beautiful.

The fear and relief of his birth will turn into different kinds of fear and relief. Welcome to parenthood. I think the adrenaline rides of our "free" years (remember Mom Sonika, you once felt invincible) prepare us for this somewhat.

You are embarking on a journey like none other. I'm sure you'll navigate it well.
Just you wait 'til that little dude starts walking about a year from now. Please remember that you have MeMail.

Too bad for me that this latest batch of MeFi progeny are too young to make matched marriages for my tweens. ;)
posted by lilywing13 at 12:12 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


haha noob!
posted by lil ubu at 12:17 AM on March 10, 2011 [9 favorites]


Yay! Way to go on making baby!
posted by klangklangston at 12:22 AM on March 10, 2011


Coolbeans! Congratulations!
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 12:28 AM on March 10, 2011


hurrah! welcome to the new resident of Planet Earth!

be gentle with yourselves, new parents of this wee being :D
posted by batmonkey at 12:48 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations to all three of you :)
posted by catlet at 12:53 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by Nattie at 1:22 AM on March 10, 2011


He's an adorable little Soniklet. Hurray!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 2:16 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations! So cute.
posted by Sailormom at 3:21 AM on March 10, 2011


Mazel Tov, sonika and babydaddy! Welcome to Planet Earth, Paulo!
posted by Rock Steady at 3:59 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flagged as "Baby, hell yeah!"
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:12 AM on March 10, 2011


Happy Birth Day, Paulo Henry!! Many Congrats to Sonika and Family :D
posted by Grlnxtdr at 4:21 AM on March 10, 2011


YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome! Happy Birthday and welcome to the world, Paulo Henry!!! (what a great name!!)

Glad to hear you're doing well, Sonika!!!
posted by zarq at 4:33 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


According to twitter, she was in labor for 47 hours. You would think someone would invent baby jaws-of-life for situations like these! I think she deserves a cookie after that. Baby-poppin congratulations!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:38 AM on March 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, that sonika! Congratulations!
posted by Curious Artificer at 4:46 AM on March 10, 2011


Congrats sonika & dad!

Welcome, Paulo Henry! Threadshitting is not ok, but diapershitting is totally awesome! Go for it.
posted by mintcake! at 4:56 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks all :) And yes, labor was 47 hours. No cookies yet, but I've been rewarded in baby snuggles and bacon. Everybody's doing great considering how long the past few days have been.
posted by sonika at 5:23 AM on March 10, 2011 [15 favorites]


*Squeee* He's adorable! Congratulations!

Too bad for me that this latest batch of MeFi progeny are too young to make matched marriages for my tweens. ;)
I have tweens! What comes after play-dates but before romantical-dates? Wii-dates?
posted by TooFewShoes at 5:43 AM on March 10, 2011


Welcome to the club, sucker!

I'm going to give it to you straight-- you get about three weeks of bliss followed by about four months of vague regret for bringing a bag of flour into your house that not only needs constant attention, but shrieks and soils itself. At least you didn't have to hide your disappointment when you found out that it was a girl.

It's MetaTalk-- someone needed to bust up the love fest, right? I'm shitting you anyway; as you've already realized, it's pretty wonderful. Congrats! You're just embarking on a rewarding adventure and he looks great!
posted by Mayor Curley at 5:48 AM on March 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


I agree with Mayor Curley, though he left out the part where after a year or so that bag of flour starts talking, then he starts telling his own jokes and before you know it you've got a really fun human being living in your house. Then he gets old enough to mow the lawn. It's awesome.

Also, we only had about a day of bliss until it became Work. And while we do occasionally feel regret it only lasts about ten minutes and it's usually brought on by too many armpit farts at the dinner table.

Mostly it's just a whole lot of fun.

Congrats!
posted by bondcliff at 6:01 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congrats!!! Happy birthday, little Paulo Henry!
posted by mothershock at 6:06 AM on March 10, 2011


Woohoo! That's awesome. Congratulations, sonika!!
posted by limeonaire at 6:48 AM on March 10, 2011


Wow, you made that yourself? So freaking cool!

Just wait until she opens an Etsy shop.

Yay! Congrats!
posted by shakespeherian at 6:53 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! Snuggles and Bacon is totally my new children's band name! CALL ME, CASPAR BABYPANTS. WE NEED TO TALK...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:57 AM on March 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


He's gorgeous. I want one. Where do I place my order and how long will it take to make another?
posted by bilabial at 7:00 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hooray for sonika and sonika jr.!
posted by Mister_A at 7:09 AM on March 10, 2011


Also, I know you'll appreciate this - this means the end of the people telling you about the ways you're being pregnant wrong!

But also the beginning of people telling you how you're being a mommy wrong, although it seems, for whatever reason, that there's a lot less of that.

Anyway, get some rest and enjoy your new baby.
posted by Mister_A at 7:12 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by Infinite Jest at 7:41 AM on March 10, 2011


I've been rewarded in baby snuggles

The greatest reward of all. So happy for you.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:46 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay, baby! Congrats.
posted by santaslittlehelper at 8:10 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations! He is awesome.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:28 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by darth_tedious at 8:31 AM on March 10, 2011


Hoorah!
posted by TedW at 8:41 AM on March 10, 2011


Pfft, I was almost-but-not-quite naming my kids after Radiohead albums before it was cool.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:05 AM on March 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


I share your hope that your son gets his father's head of hair.

Because really, it's a fine, fine head of hair.
posted by elder18 at 9:16 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations! Such a happy occasion -- and a much-needed bright light on a crazy day.

Eagerly looking forward to the many parenting questions to come *giggle*
posted by Madamina at 9:19 AM on March 10, 2011


Pfft, I was almost-but-not-quite naming my kids after Radiohead albums before it was cool.

Kid A?
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:19 AM on March 10, 2011


Pablo Honey I Shrunk The Kids Are Alright
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:21 AM on March 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Hal Leto, thief.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:21 AM on March 10, 2011


Welcome and congratulations to your parents!
posted by Lynsey at 9:29 AM on March 10, 2011


Yaaay baby!

I've been watching your belleh grow on your blog since the end of your first trimester. Now you can tell the kid to GHOFB!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:35 AM on March 10, 2011


PhoBWanKenobi: "Now you can tell the kid to GHOFB"

GHOF Belly? Man, eviction is harsh.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 9:38 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


This can be his first lesson in the harsh ways of the world!

But, seriously, snuggles! He's adorable.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:40 AM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awww, congratulations!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:57 AM on March 10, 2011


Mazel Tov!!!!!! So great to meet you, Paulo Henry, and hats off to you, sonika, for your beautiful baby and for prevailing despite a 47 hour ordeal. (I was particularly impressed when you managed to tweet in the middle of it.)
posted by bearwife at 10:14 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by spec80 at 10:20 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations, Sonika!
posted by Ms. Next at 10:25 AM on March 10, 2011


Congrats!
posted by clavdivs at 10:26 AM on March 10, 2011


Yay!! Babbbby!! Congrats sonika!
posted by ramix at 10:44 AM on March 10, 2011


Jubilations!
posted by Dumsnill at 10:50 AM on March 10, 2011


Mazel tov! He is beautiful and also the pinkest newborn I've ever seen. Enjoy him!!
posted by palliser at 11:03 AM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by EvaDestruction at 11:06 AM on March 10, 2011


Mazel Tov! Here's to health for you and yours!
posted by stoneweaver at 11:32 AM on March 10, 2011


What a beautiful little person. Congratulations!
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 11:49 AM on March 10, 2011


Yay, the littlest mefite! Glad news indeed!
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:09 PM on March 10, 2011


Little known true fact: I'm great with babies!

*places baby in large stock pot, salts baby, begins slicing carrots, celery and onions into the pot*
posted by loquacious at 12:17 PM on March 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


I didn't ever intend to tweet during labor, but I seriously needed the good vibes at that point. The internets may or may not have helped the actual birth, but seeing the positive messages in response honestly really helped me stay relaxed in a wicked frustrating situation.
posted by sonika at 1:52 PM on March 10, 2011 [5 favorites]


My head asplodes with the kyootness! Congrats!
posted by deborah at 2:08 PM on March 10, 2011


Ooooohhh, I bet he smells divine.

Congratulations! I am currently listening to my 14-year-old son and my husband discuss, alternately, special forces (as in military) and the finer points of string bass playing. And my 10-year-old daughter is lamenting the fact that today's rain turned into snow (she really, really likes rain. I see Seattle in her future). Kids are fun!
posted by cooker girl at 2:14 PM on March 10, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by box at 2:41 PM on March 10, 2011


Congrats, sonika. The next three months will be hell but you all will make it. Take care.
posted by nola at 3:55 PM on March 10, 2011


Ooooohhh, I bet he smells divine.

I know, right? Fresh baby!

*simmers stock, stirring happily*

Wait a second. You have your own and they're all too ripe. No fresh baby for you.
posted by loquacious at 4:25 PM on March 10, 2011


Congrats.

I assume his cocktail mixing studies will begin posthaste?
posted by jonmc at 4:52 PM on March 10, 2011


Something something you've got to be kind.

I don't imagine mini-sonika will have much trouble with that though.

Congratulations!
posted by roobot at 4:57 PM on March 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


March 9th makes a great birthday.

Welcome, baby! Awesome work, mom!
posted by sunshinesky at 6:59 PM on March 10, 2011


Cool! Congrats!
posted by Calzephyr at 8:08 PM on March 10, 2011


Congrats!
posted by Splunge at 9:47 AM on March 11, 2011


Congratulations Sonika and little Paulo Henry. He's gorgeous, you did good work, girl.
posted by msali at 11:12 AM on March 11, 2011


Congrats!
posted by jason's_planet at 7:31 PM on March 11, 2011


Booyaka!
posted by chunking express at 8:52 PM on March 11, 2011


What a cutie! Congratulations!
posted by leslies at 5:37 AM on March 12, 2011


Congratulations, sonika!
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 9:10 AM on March 12, 2011


Late to the party, but congratulations! He's beautiful. Figures that I would get too busy to check in with the blog at the most important time.
posted by Ruki at 7:22 AM on March 13, 2011


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