Hi Quinn! March 22, 2011 6:11 PM   Subscribe

purpletangerine and I would like to introduce our daughter Quinn.

Born yesterday at 19:24 EST.
posted by odinsdream to MetaFilter-Related at 6:11 PM (129 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Congratulations! Adorable MeFi babies rule.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:13 PM on March 22, 2011


I think your relationship violates the "half your usernumber plus seven thousand" rule, but congratulations on the minimefite anyway.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:14 PM on March 22, 2011 [14 favorites]


Yay! Congrats!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:15 PM on March 22, 2011


OOO THE BABY! hee hee

congratulations on this Mighty Quinn
posted by jtron at 6:16 PM on March 22, 2011


Wow, congratulations!
posted by lukemeister at 6:18 PM on March 22, 2011


Congrats!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:22 PM on March 22, 2011


Come all without come all within
You'll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn!

Congratulations
posted by Sailormom at 6:22 PM on March 22, 2011


Awww! Congrats, she's adorable.
posted by misha at 6:22 PM on March 22, 2011


Cutest baby sneeze ever!

[I don't know what all you other people are commenting for, you clearly didn't watch the entire thing]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:23 PM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Congratulations-and what a cute name!
posted by supercapitalist at 6:23 PM on March 22, 2011


Sorry, but your baby's already been banned.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:28 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Matt, I think I found away to ensure consistent new userbase growth over time.
posted by The Whelk at 6:29 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


OMG what a cutie! He's so tolerant too. Good job! :D
posted by two lights above the sea at 6:30 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by immlass at 6:31 PM on March 22, 2011


Why, there's something in my eye, and something else tugging at my heart.
posted by deezil at 6:33 PM on March 22, 2011


Newborn baby cries are so angrily cute. Or cutely angry.
posted by DU at 6:34 PM on March 22, 2011


I don't know what all you other people are commenting for, you clearly didn't watch the entire thing

What am I, his babysitter? He's lucky I didn't tell them to DTMFA*!

*Diaper The Mini Fanny Already
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:34 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations on your baby girl, may she bring you joy and wonder as you watch and help her grow!

If she makes outraged MeTa posts, we know who to blame.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by FishBike at 6:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Hooray, congrats!!!!
posted by agregoli at 6:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Shouldn't this be posted under projects, though?
posted by FishBike at 6:37 PM on March 22, 2011 [10 favorites]


Congrats!
posted by juv3nal at 6:37 PM on March 22, 2011


Congrats, man! Sorry about the banning.
posted by klangklangston at 6:37 PM on March 22, 2011


Wow, she is a mellow little thing to put up with all that. You guys are gonna be in trouble tho, when she is twelve anc learns that you put those first 30 seconds up on the internet. I couldn't hang a nekkid picture of my kids in the living room, much less out in the world.

You will have great joy in her!
posted by SLC Mom at 6:37 PM on March 22, 2011


She's lovely! Congrats!!
posted by Stewriffic at 6:39 PM on March 22, 2011


What am I, his babysitter? He's lucky I didn't tell them to DTMFA*! (It's Raining Florence Henderson)

You clearly didn't watch the video.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:39 PM on March 22, 2011 [4 favorites]


She is, perhaps, one of the cutest babies EVER! And so patient with all that rubbing and leg cycling and what not. Did she really not cry at the blood draw?? That's one skilled doctor. Good baby, too.

Why yes, I did watch the whole video...
posted by booksherpa at 6:40 PM on March 22, 2011


Awwwwww
posted by Forktine at 6:40 PM on March 22, 2011


sláinte mhaith le do theaghlach
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:51 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations! What a beautiful girl!
posted by thivaia at 6:55 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations and blessings to you, may you all live in boundless love.
posted by Errant at 6:57 PM on March 22, 2011


7:59 is the sneeze but you should watch the whole thing. Congrats :)
posted by cranberrymonger at 6:58 PM on March 22, 2011


absolutely adorable little baby!
posted by facetious at 6:59 PM on March 22, 2011


Yeah! congrats.
posted by clavdivs at 7:02 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl... and I love the name Quinn.
posted by palomar at 7:03 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations! Babies are hours and hours of fun!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:08 PM on March 22, 2011


Wow what a sweetheart. My 17-year-old son just sat next to me and watched a 9-minute 30-second music-free video without checking his other open tabs and without saying a single word save the occasional "awww." When it ended he asked "was I ever that cute?"
posted by headnsouth at 7:09 PM on March 22, 2011 [23 favorites]


Namesake?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:11 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations! She is tiny and adorable.

oh god am I ever glad I grew up before the internet - the naked baby pictures in mom's photo album were embarrassing enough
posted by Metroid Baby at 7:14 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! Super adorable....and, you two are great baby namers!
posted by fyrebelley at 7:16 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations!

Metroid Baby, I am so with you on that!
posted by rtha at 7:17 PM on March 22, 2011


HI QUINN! YOU'RE NAKED ON THE INTERNET!

congrats!
posted by rmd1023 at 7:31 PM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, my goodness! That sneeze was the best part of my day, no kidding, and I had a pretty good day. She is too adorable for words. Thank you very much for letting us watch the exam; that was really fascinating. Congratulations, all three of you!
posted by heyho at 7:34 PM on March 22, 2011


Yay a MefiNiece! Congratulations!
posted by jamaro at 7:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations!
Sorry about the extreme sleep deprivation for the next two or three weeks. Hang in there! It gets better!
posted by Nanukthedog at 7:43 PM on March 22, 2011


Congrats! That is one cute little girl. I came here to say what rmd1023 said. She's already nekkid on the tubes.

Mazel tov!
posted by msali at 7:53 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay! New babies are great! Nate says hi!
posted by chiababe at 7:57 PM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


"One perfect little specimen", indeed. She is beautiful. And feisty! "Stop shoving my legs around, my hips are FINE! WAAAAAAH!".

As I say to everyone who produces a gorgeous tiny perfect human being with so much potential, may her life be filled with love and laughter.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 8:07 PM on March 22, 2011


Congratulations. What a charming creature. I think they'll catch on!

When I saw her name was a link I hovered over it and was somewhat disappointed to see that it didn't show a Mefi user number
posted by Kerasia at 8:14 PM on March 22, 2011


Congrats!
posted by galadriel at 8:16 PM on March 22, 2011


Oh my goodness she's adorable! Congratulations, purpletangerine and odinsdream!
posted by lilac girl at 8:22 PM on March 22, 2011


Baby massage. I'm going to remember that one. It seems quite effective.
posted by amtho at 8:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Mazel Tov!
posted by brujita at 8:58 PM on March 22, 2011


Flagged as adorable!
posted by jokeefe at 9:11 PM on March 22, 2011


I'm sure that "alien abductions" are just repressed memories of these checkups.

Cute baby; congratulations!
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:37 PM on March 22, 2011


YAY!!!! Congratulations!
posted by zombiehoohaa at 9:37 PM on March 22, 2011


Congrats! Just remember, a baby isn't just for Christmas, it's forever.
and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever
posted by dg at 9:41 PM on March 22, 2011


I can't get over how pink she is.
posted by rtha at 9:42 PM on March 22, 2011


OMG I just watched that whole video and she is perfect. Congrats!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:50 PM on March 22, 2011


Aw! Such a sweetie! This video made me go back and look at old pictures of our two year old. Your daughter is so easygoing, she is a real charmer. (ps I love that this was filed on YouTube under pets and animals!)
posted by onlyconnect at 9:57 PM on March 22, 2011


She's beautiful! So quiet and alert and patient! What a sweetie pie. :) Welcome to Metafilter, Quinn. ;)
posted by IndigoRain at 10:00 PM on March 22, 2011


So very cute. Nearly made me want another :) Congratulations!
posted by gaspode at 10:01 PM on March 22, 2011


What am I, his babysitter? He's lucky I didn't tell them to DTMFA*! (It's Raining Florence Henderson)

You clearly didn't watch the video.


Oh, I watched it. Was refering to odinsdream. Although, after watching it again, I am tempted to offer babysitting services. What a cutie!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:05 PM on March 22, 2011


Man, I would cry if someone made me stretch like that too.
posted by maryr at 10:13 PM on March 22, 2011


Well done, guys!
posted by joe lisboa at 10:23 PM on March 22, 2011


I can't get over how pink she is.

Embarrassment, surely.

(Could be worse.)
posted by Sys Rq at 10:31 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awwww, adorable!

Tell the truth... you named her after Glee, didn't you?
posted by lwb at 10:33 PM on March 22, 2011


OMG it's a new tiny little person!

And someday not too long from now she's going to learn math and start having tastes about music and stuff and have dreams and aspirations and crushes and ideals, and maybe she'll ilke sports or ballet or both and that will all be up to her and eventually she'll have opinions and arguments for them which will knock your socks off and on and on and on and on...

And that... that will be a very long day, but a great one.

Congrats. She is adorable, and she is awesome. Already she is awesome.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:40 PM on March 22, 2011 [5 favorites]


Awwww....

This is a special time for you guys. Years from now you will remember the next few weeks better than you do some of the intervening years. Savor the adventure.
posted by LarryC at 10:59 PM on March 22, 2011


That nurse knows her business doesn't she?
posted by LarryC at 11:03 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Huzzah! Congrats! Welcome to the world, Quinn.
posted by scody at 11:04 PM on March 22, 2011


Baby hands are fascinating and Quinn has nice ones. Nice disposition, too.
posted by Cranberry at 11:07 PM on March 22, 2011


Yay! Congrats, y'all! I look forward to voting for her for president someday. Unless she runs as a cyborg. I dont trust cyborgs.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:24 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I, on the other hand, am a hard-line Cyborg supporter, so don't worry, Quinn Chromium will be starting from neutral.
posted by Errant at 11:32 PM on March 22, 2011


Adorable! Congrats to the both of you!

(And I see from the first few comments I am not the only one to have immediately had "The Mighty Quinn" in my head.)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Congrats!
posted by darth_tedious at 12:01 AM on March 23, 2011


Congrats!
posted by DreamerFi at 12:01 AM on March 23, 2011


And I see from the first few comments I am not the only one to have immediately had "The Mighty Quinn" in my head.

I'm surprised that nobody's attributed her lovely name to Daria as that's what first popped into my head.

Congratulations, she's really beautiful!
posted by lalex at 12:08 AM on March 23, 2011


I really didn't think I'd watch the whole thing, but she's so adorable I couldn't look away. Congratulations!
posted by deborah at 12:28 AM on March 23, 2011


Too cute for words. Congratulations to both of you, and here's hoping you can get some sleep in between all the times you'll spend being amazed and in love with her.
posted by torticat at 12:48 AM on March 23, 2011


I'll pay you $30 for her, and not a dollar more. Take it or leave it. Baby prices are at rock bottom lately, so I'll be lucky to even make my money back on that.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:04 AM on March 23, 2011


What a wonderful baby! And what a fantastic doctor/nurse (?) Makes me want to send the video to the medical colleges, so that all pediatricians can see how to do a first checkup.

Buhut buhut mubarak!
posted by bardophile at 2:15 AM on March 23, 2011


Congratulations! That video is so cute. (I can't believe how mellow she was, my kids would have been screaming their heads off.) She's absolutely gorgeous!
posted by TooFewShoes at 2:22 AM on March 23, 2011


Congratulations! She is beautiful.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:57 AM on March 23, 2011


What the hell, my son cried for like 4 weeks after the ordeal. Congrats on your quiet kid. You might actually get some sleep!
posted by cj_ at 3:01 AM on March 23, 2011


At first I was gonna flag this on the grounds that your baby seems very angry, but then I watched the rest of the video. Now I'm just gonna flag it as a HIPPA violation and say congrats!
posted by ersatzkat at 4:31 AM on March 23, 2011


oh congratulations on such a beautiful child, even if she did make me cry. happiness always.
posted by msconduct at 4:45 AM on March 23, 2011


There's nothing like a fresh, new baby, and they just get better and better as they get older and start moving around on their own, saying adorable things ('graybee' = 'gravy', 'renember' = 'remember', 'too-leeze' = 'please'), making their own friends, listening to and liking the music of your youth, and telling you they've got their first girlfriend/boyfriend.

Welcome to the club, enjoy the ride and for god's sake, don't blink. It goes by way, way too fast.
posted by cooker girl at 4:59 AM on March 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


cooker girl speak truth.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:10 AM on March 23, 2011


Babies are wonderful. Congratulations!
posted by victoriab at 5:40 AM on March 23, 2011


Congratulations! May she fill your lives with love and happiness.
posted by arcticseal at 5:56 AM on March 23, 2011


...and soiled diapers!

(hey, that's part of it!)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:01 AM on March 23, 2011


she is so beautiful! congratulations to you. i wish your family the very best, she is a very lucky little one already!
posted by lakersfan1222 at 6:29 AM on March 23, 2011


Woo! Congratulations you two! You have to bring her to the next NC meetup, of course.
posted by hydropsyche at 6:41 AM on March 23, 2011


Where did you get her? I want one like that.
posted by desjardins at 6:56 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


I couldn't even watch the whole thing, because she is so adorable I started wanting one.
posted by mrs. taters at 7:01 AM on March 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


We can turn out the lights on the internet now, we've reached the apex of video cuteness.

Daughters are the BEST! Here's to a life of love and happiness for all of you!
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:03 AM on March 23, 2011


Congratulations.
posted by Deathalicious at 7:05 AM on March 23, 2011


Yay! Another Mefite!
posted by Blasdelb at 7:42 AM on March 23, 2011


Thank God! The job of being the most adorable quin here was getting really tiring. I'm thrilled to pass the crown to a far more qualified candidate.

Congratulations!
posted by quin at 7:54 AM on March 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Thank you all! She was born at Women's Birth and Wellness in Chapel Hill under water. We were delighted with all of the staff. The midwife doing the checkup is the owner of the practice.
posted by odinsdream at 8:22 AM on March 23, 2011 [3 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:24 AM on March 23, 2011


Mazel Tov!
posted by fixedgear at 8:35 AM on March 23, 2011


She was born ... under water.

So they were checking for gills?
posted by desjardins at 8:56 AM on March 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Her middle name is Ariel, isn't it? I knew she seemed a bit too animated! Man - that 3-D technology is getting spooky!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:12 AM on March 23, 2011


She is so beautiful. Congratulations.
posted by psylosyren at 9:28 AM on March 23, 2011


Thank you for letting us watch! I was mesmerized through the whole video -- my daughter is due at the end of May and I can't wait to see her too. Quinn looks so thoughtful.
posted by Toothless Willy at 9:46 AM on March 23, 2011


So is Quinn her real name or her mefi name? Either way, congratulations :)
posted by doctor_negative at 10:08 AM on March 23, 2011


:-)

We're raising a whole new generation of users to support mathowie on into his dotage. She has an account already, right?
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:10 AM on March 23, 2011


You have made a little person! That is crazy, and the little person is adorable. Congratulations to you. I think maybe my favorite parts of the video is when she starts crying a little and then she's just like, nah nevermind.

The only thing which could have made the video better is if the doctor went through all the motions and measurements and examinations and pokings and proddings and then took off her latex gloves and said with a satisfied, conclusive sigh, "Yes, I'm certain of it. This is a baby."
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:45 AM on March 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


She is a stunning baby. Thanks for letting me ogle a baby today!
posted by Zophi at 10:48 AM on March 23, 2011


Awww adorable!

The MetaFilter family is growing! You brought in a baby, and I brought in Jenn, my brand new wife!
posted by The Deej at 11:11 AM on March 23, 2011 [4 favorites]


Hey - Congrats Deej!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:14 AM on March 23, 2011


What a lovely little girl! Congratulations to both of you, and many thanks for sharing this.
posted by angiep at 11:39 AM on March 23, 2011


The MetaFilter family is growing! You brought in a baby, and I brought in Jenn, my brand new wife!

Welcome, Jenn, and congratulations to you & The Deej.
posted by headnsouth at 11:48 AM on March 23, 2011


My own daughters will be 21 and 25 over the course of the next month ... seems like yesterday ... it's a great great journey.

My favorite parts are when she gives the doc/murse those sidelong looks during the stethoscope bit -- stinkeye! And then, of course, the feet! The feet!
posted by thinkpiece at 12:25 PM on March 23, 2011


Oh, man, she is so adorable, she made my ovaries explode! Major congratulations to both of you; we know she's in good hands. :)
posted by WidgetAlley at 3:30 PM on March 23, 2011


Congrats!

She really loved that leg massage. I have to remember that trick if I am ever confronted with an irate baby.
posted by santaslittlehelper at 3:32 PM on March 23, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by gomichild at 3:44 PM on March 23, 2011


Mazel Tov! I'm already charmed, and she hasn't even posted a comment yet.
posted by bearwife at 5:01 PM on March 23, 2011


Congratulations! She's absolutely adorable!
posted by wiskunde at 5:38 PM on March 23, 2011


I love that drunk, lazy, confused face that new babies make as they realize they're in the world with us and no longer inside the luxury liner of the womb. Thanks for sharing!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:11 PM on March 23, 2011


Cranberry: "Baby hands are fascinating and Quinn has nice ones. Nice disposition, too."

I totally agree! There's nothing more fascinating than itsy bitsy, teeny-weeny baby fingernails!!

I had to watch it again, she's just so cute. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 11:46 PM on March 23, 2011


What an adorable girl. And a fine midwife too. She knows her stuff.
Welcome to the world, Quinn. You are lovely and you seem very agreeable.
posted by toastedbeagle at 2:18 AM on March 24, 2011


So cute! Congratulations!
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:01 AM on March 24, 2011


That is probably the cutest baby I've seen ever. And I've had 4 of my own. And I was a L&D nurse for almost 15 years. And I still think she's the cutest I've seen. Congratulations!!
posted by hollygoheavy at 11:54 AM on March 24, 2011


congrats! so fragile, so precious. looks like she's in good hands and getting great care. good luck to you two :)
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 12:32 PM on March 24, 2011


They start out cute. This is their scheme to get you to like them, so that when they are almost two and turn your wife's glasses into a pretzel shape you don't scream and throw them out into the snow. It's amazing how much you will put up with from your kid - enjoy finding out for yourself! We love our little boy to pieces - glasses-bending and all - he's the best thing I ever helped do, and I am sure you must feel the same about Quinn.

Congrats!
posted by caution live frogs at 2:28 PM on March 24, 2011


Adorable! Watching her trying to figure out how to operate her tongue and fingers and eyes is so relaxing.
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:37 PM on March 24, 2011


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