Babies! October 7, 2011 6:23 PM   Subscribe

Welcome September/October Metafilter babies!

I have noticed lots of new babies around here. Congratulations to everyone!

Please tell us about your baby and post videos and pictures and cute things that they have done.

(Still lobbying for a [+] onesie, mathowie!)
posted by the young rope-rider to MetaFilter-Related at 6:23 PM (92 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

You first! Please! The littlest rope-rider?!
posted by liketitanic at 6:29 PM on October 7, 2011


Here is a video of Sam!
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:33 PM on October 7, 2011 [23 favorites]


+1 on the [+] onsie.
posted by safetyfork at 6:35 PM on October 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'm going to say it first, and then you'll see it everywhere: Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon.
posted by Plutor at 6:37 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


You know who else noticed the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:46 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congratulations on the little strand.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:48 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh my gosh, Sam is very cute, crazy eyes or not!
posted by bquarters at 6:49 PM on October 7, 2011


SAM IS DELICIOUS!
posted by liketitanic at 6:50 PM on October 7, 2011


MetaBabies?
posted by Sys Rq at 6:53 PM on October 7, 2011


Yay new babies! Nate will be 1 on the 22nd and says welcome to the world y'all!
posted by chiababe at 6:55 PM on October 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


THANK YOU FOR THIS POST I LOVE IT. Congrats all and welcome Sam!
posted by sweetkid at 6:57 PM on October 7, 2011


What about kittens? Team mostlybeans got kittens.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:58 PM on October 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


oh my what a tasty burrito om nom
posted by elizardbits at 7:02 PM on October 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


Nate also recommends a good bath for fun and relaxation.
posted by chiababe at 7:02 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


I, for one, welcome our new Metafilter baby overlords.
posted by XMLicious at 7:13 PM on October 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


Metafilter babies!

W00t!
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 7:26 PM on October 7, 2011


Favorite this if you're a new parent, or soon-to-be parent, who wishes they could take it all back.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:37 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have noticed lots of new babies around here.

That's because it is about 9 months after all of the drunken New Years Eve parties.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:39 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


I feel sorry for all the other babies. We like you too!
posted by Miko at 7:46 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh pfff babies whatever

*click*

OH! Who's a little peanut? YOU ARE!
posted by louche mustachio at 7:47 PM on October 7, 2011 [7 favorites]


For a minute I thought you were telling me happy birthday :(
posted by Sweetmag at 7:49 PM on October 7, 2011


Happy Birthday to MetaBabies *AND* Sweetmag!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 7:57 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Aw, chiababe, my Nate just turned 9! Welcome, Mefi babies!
posted by mothershock at 8:02 PM on October 7, 2011


I was under the impression that 'child-free' was the correct answer on metafilter.
posted by hal_c_on at 8:09 PM on October 7, 2011


MetaBabies! All wrapped up in blankies and splashy in baths and OM NOM NOM.

Seriously cute. Congrats to all the new (and not so new) parents!
posted by Salieri at 8:19 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Speaking of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon and babies...

I tell my 7-month old daughter a story each evening while I feed her dinner, usually it's a story about an event in history related to whatever she is eating. When we have carrots I tell her about the Glorious Revolution, and William of Orange, and why we eat orange carrots almost exclusively when carrots can come in lots of colors. When we eat apples I talk at her about apple genetics and how Johnny Apple Seed was probably planting apples for alcoholic cider. If it's bananas I tell her the tragic story of the Gros Michel. And so on.

She went to work with me each day until her 6 month birthday. At that point I placed her in daycare. My husband and I joke that we very sure she is not pyrokinetic because she would have burned the place to the ground in the first week if she were able.

So, unable to destroy the place of her torment, she went on an immediate hunger strike that lasted a few days. Instead of presenting her usual wide baby bird mouth at dinner she kept her lips tightly shut and spat out whatever I tried to sneak in. Her face looked like this: ;-I

So instead of talking about yams or carrots or bananas, my story had to be about a hunger strike. However, I the only hunger strikers I could think of were imprisoned Baader-Meinhof members. So we talked about everyone's favorite 70s era German terrorist group, their ludicrous tactics, and how some of them used a hunger strike to successfully get better prison conditions.

I'm glad that she doesn't really speak English because she went back to eating a day or two later and now attends daycare with few complaints.

She is a baby who always loved food, though.
posted by Alison at 8:39 PM on October 7, 2011 [24 favorites]


Space Kitten's birthday is October 9th!

...1983

oh god where did the time go?

posted by Space Kitty at 9:34 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


Stop this instantly! You are making my 43 year old ovaries ache, and as I'm dealing with a hormonal wannabe-emo 13 year old girl at the moment, the last thing I need is to yearn for a baby and go through it all over again.

Just joking. I'm living vicariously through y'all, enjoying cute new baby-ness, I just want to cuddle them and smell that lovely new baby smell. And I could watch Sam's crazy eyes and Ada trying to eat the bowl forever...

Congratulations and well done, Mefi parents of such gorgeous babies.

posted by malibustacey9999 at 9:36 PM on October 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


And much like the Pomeranian thread, the 'small' thing messes with my comment again. Sigh.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 9:37 PM on October 7, 2011


YES I wanted to brag about my baby girl, but couldn't find the right thread to shoehorn it into. Thank you, rope-rider! Sam is freaking adorable.

Penelope was born May 26th.
Here she is as the Face of Boe.
Here she's laughing at her dad.
And dressed up in fragile antique christening gown which survived intact.

She's such a jock. She rolled over (front to back) when she was two weeks old, and she loves to stand up while she hangs on to my thumbs for balance. Still waiting for her to really laugh, though.

I hope Eyebrows McGee stops in -- I've been waiting to hear about her sprog too.
posted by Toothless Willy at 9:39 PM on October 7, 2011 [12 favorites]


Goddamn I love me some babies. Hurray for all the Metafilter babies past and present!
posted by padraigin at 9:52 PM on October 7, 2011


Mine is five days late! Come out, come out wherever you are! wait, I know where you are! Get out of there, you little rascal! I've been sooooo patient for nine months! And don't pull a france leaving the colonies and take the infrastructure with you! Plumbing intact, your mother and I have both decided!
posted by smoke at 9:57 PM on October 7, 2011 [10 favorites]


(I'm glad for this thread because I was keeping tabs on the MeFites I knew were pregnant at the same time I was, such as Alison, EMcG, the young rope-rider, KathrynT, and others -- your posts and questions helped me out a lot, even when I was just lurking.)
posted by Toothless Willy at 10:01 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! :)
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:28 PM on October 7, 2011


Winter is coming... and that means babies ~9 months later.

Do any of these babies have accounts yet, or have they been SILENCED ALL THEIR young LIVES (so far)?
posted by Eideteker at 10:54 PM on October 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


More baby videos!! Baby videos are even better than baby pictures!! But all are welcome!!
posted by IndigoRain at 11:33 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Favorite this if you're a new parent, or soon-to-be parent, who wishes they could take it all back.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:37 PM on October 7 [1 favorite +]

1 user marked this as a favorite:
Effigy2000 October 7, 2011 7:37 PM


Oh, man, that's just... I don't even know. I'm sorry, man. That just sucks for you. On so many levels.
posted by dersins at 12:12 AM on October 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


I have a new nephew, my second (no nieces), since Monday. I'm not sure when I'll get to seem him, though—my sister and her family live in another state.

One of her closest friends had her baby, too, the same day and in the same hospital. The same evening, actually. This was a coincidence; my sister had a c-section scheduled later in the week. I hope they remain friends as long as the children are children...the idea of these two kids being exactly the same age and sharing a birthday and growing up together really appeals to my sensibilities.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 12:24 AM on October 8, 2011


Do any of these babies have accounts yet, or have they been SILENCED ALL THEIR young LIVES (so far)?man

gman gave Rosalie the gift of Metafilter, but she's been too lazy to set the account up. Something about only wanting to eat, sleep, and poop right now.
posted by zizzle at 3:28 AM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


My sister just had a sprog! He's so cute and smells all babyish. My son held him and was all, "Hi, baby! Hi. Hi." >:( "Why he no say hi to me?"

Congrats to all the new parents.
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:17 AM on October 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Wow, so many metababies I think I just let down.
posted by cashman at 7:29 AM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]




Count me in on the metababy parade! My two-week old daughter is sleeping on my lap as I type this.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:04 AM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Rolf was my favorite Muppet Baby, and just what does Nanny look like?!
posted by Brocktoon at 9:32 AM on October 8, 2011


7 week old in our house. And a 3.5 year old.

so tired
posted by Big_B at 9:45 AM on October 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


Eeeeeeee baaabiiiieeeesss!! :D

Definitely should *not* let my boyfriend know what was going through my head while reading this thread.
posted by MadamM at 9:57 AM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is what my July baby does while I read MetaFilter in the mornings.

THOSE SNEEZES.
posted by sweetkid at 9:58 AM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Do any of these babies have accounts yet

i mostly just lurk. well, suck boobies & lurk. probably more of the boobie sucking, now that i think about it.
posted by lil ubu at 10:22 AM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


*withdraws with folded snark*

*shoves lollipops into room*
posted by infini at 11:08 AM on October 8, 2011


My sister just had a sprog! He's so cute and smells all babyish. My son held him and was all, "Hi, baby! Hi. Hi." >:( "Why he no say hi to me?"

I was actually scared of my cousin, who's four years younger than me, until he learned to talk. I think I didn't really appreciate that he was human until he figured out words.

(He still doesn't talk much. He's pretty quiet.)
posted by madcaptenor at 11:18 AM on October 8, 2011


Babbys! OMG!
posted by deborah at 11:30 AM on October 8, 2011


He's practically an old baby by now (7 mos tomorrow. JEEZ.) and he still hasn't taken any time to post from his MeFi account that he was graciously gifted, but here's Paulo with his new toy. Bonus guest: Kitty.
posted by sonika at 1:09 PM on October 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


(That's just the most recent video I have. I've taken approximately assthousand of them on my phone to send to the grandparents. There are also such hits as "Baby has a spoon" and "Scooting.")
posted by sonika at 1:12 PM on October 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Paulo has a mohawk!
posted by Toothless Willy at 1:19 PM on October 8, 2011


lil ubu has a spoon!
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:29 PM on October 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Videos!

Penny laughs, for the second time ever (though my own laughing is louder, sigh)
The Hateful Tummy Time -- baby is pissed! But it's good for her.
Wiggling and making faces

My favorite pictures

My husband's friend's girlfriend had a baby six weeks ago -- it was an honest-to-god I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant situation. Their son is perfectly healthy, though the parents are still in shock. To them, we're the more experienced parents, which is hilarious.
posted by Toothless Willy at 1:34 PM on October 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ok, scooting is g-ddamn cute and I'm not just saying that because I gave birth to that big eyed baby. Note: includes dry humping of the floor.

(Also: the mohawk is mostly a side effect of only having hair on that one part of his head.)
posted by sonika at 2:34 PM on October 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


ZOMG, love Penny's dinosaur onesie!!!
posted by sonika at 2:37 PM on October 8, 2011


Ok, I'll fess up. There's a reason I support the [+] onesies movement: the little one at about two months. He's almost, almost, almost doubled his age now.
posted by safetyfork at 3:49 PM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


I would like to eat that baby with any number of forks, possibly unsafe.
posted by sonika at 4:07 PM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Seeing as we're all doing it, our wee lad is 3 mnths now and I must say that after looking through the thread - we mefites seem to all be genetically disposed to producing bonnie looking bairns : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:29 PM on October 8, 2011 [7 favorites]


Good point sgt.serentity. They certainly are all very cute! We're quite excited because ours is gonna be a "halfie" as we've lovingly christened her here in the house (1/2 Asian, 1/2 caucasian). My partner and I both believe that halfies generally exceed median cuteness of either race (except one times out of ten, when it's like a racial car crash on their little faces....). I like those odds! All aboard the Cuteness Express!
posted by smoke at 5:16 PM on October 8, 2011


All these cute (cuuuuuuute!) babies would be making my uterus twinge if it weren't already busy gestating. Eight more weeks and I'll have baby cuteness in my Very Own House!
posted by devinemissk at 5:21 PM on October 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Two galleries on FB: 1, 2
posted by filthy light thief at 6:22 PM on October 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


That is a smart looking baby, filthy light thief. But how could he not be? I can see the light thief family kitchen table now:
baby light thief: Awa? Baba?

filthy light thief: Yes! Ali Baba! You know, Ali Baba (or, in Arabic, علي بابا‎) is a fictional character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Some critics believe that this story was added to One Thousand and One Nights by one of its European translators, Antoine Galland, an 18th-century French orientalist who may have heard it in oral form from a Middle Eastern story-teller from Aleppo. However, Richard F. Burton claimed it to be part of the original One Thousand and One Nights. The American Orientalist Duncan Black MacDonald discovered an Arabic-language manuscript of the legend at the Bodleian Library; however, it was later found to be counterfeited. This story has been used as a popular pantomime plot such as in the pantomime/musical Chu Chin Chow (1916). Like many other folk tales frequently adapted for children, the original tale is darker and more violent than the more familiar bowdlerised versions.

baby light thief: Buh?
That's pretty accurate, right?
posted by ocherdraco at 9:59 PM on October 8, 2011 [8 favorites]


That's pretty accurate, right?

*tries not to roll around the floor*

*gasps out yes*
posted by infini at 10:14 PM on October 8, 2011


smoke: My partner and I both believe that halfies generally exceed median cuteness of either race

Although I'm a little uncomfortable with your term, the Little Miss is a case in point (NO RAPTORS).


Holy shit where did two years go already?

posted by coriolisdave at 4:06 AM on October 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


Coriolisdave, I rest my case your honour (sorry for the discomfort, it's such a long-standing joke for us and another couple based on a insane incident on the train one time, I forget that sans context it can feel a bit out there!).
posted by smoke at 5:32 AM on October 9, 2011


ocherdraco, I was actually feeling like a lazy parent when I read Alison's stories of baby food education. We stick with nonsense, like contrived versions of the mockingbird song (you know, Hush little baby, don't say a word, papas going to buy you a mocking bird...)

Also, links to tangental information don't convey well in day-to-day conversation. But we do have wipe-off math placemats, but the credit goes to my wife, for being a math teacher.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:33 AM on October 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm sure that your excitement for interesting things will seep in—you are practically the ideal parent for the phase where kids ask questions about everything. ("Let's find out!")
posted by ocherdraco at 10:41 AM on October 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Nissim Francisco (proud mommy dancingfruitbat) was born on September 22nd, almost 2 weeks late but his cuteness made it all worth it.
posted by Deathalicious at 10:56 AM on October 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


Also: BABY PUSHUPS!
posted by Deathalicious at 11:05 AM on October 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Deathalicious, those are baby crunches. We are starting to work on baby pushups at my house, without much luck, and I was like ARE YOU SERIOUS a September baby is doing baby pushups already?! Apparently I'm that mom.

Also, nice shirt.
posted by that's how you get ants at 1:17 PM on October 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was actually feeling like a lazy parent when I read Alison's stories of baby food education.

Really, my baby dinner stories are a result of my own lazy parenting. My daughter still has zero interest in books and we never figured out how to work them into the bedtime routine. So, dinner stores are a result of me trying to work in some talk time with her.

At first it was:
Me: "Uhhh...what will we talk about?"
Me: [looks desperately around the room]
Baby: [starts to look bored]
Me: "Uh, you're eating peas. Okay, peas...Oh, uh, modern genetics were discovered by observing pea plants.."
Baby: [spits out peas because she hates them]
posted by Alison at 2:19 PM on October 9, 2011 [10 favorites]


Ooh ooh, I've got one! Theo is ten months old!
posted by rabbitrabbit at 6:56 PM on October 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


that's how you get ants: "Also, nice shirt."

Who's the baby in the second photo? Like his/her hat.
posted by Deathalicious at 10:06 PM on October 9, 2011


Oh, nevermind. Looks like your direct link didn't work (maybe it doesn't let strangers/non-logged in users view full size?). I was able to see the shirt in your gallery. Yeah, it's a darn cute shirt.
posted by Deathalicious at 11:57 PM on October 9, 2011


Double Mefi: T, at Madamina's wedding last month.
posted by tchemgrrl at 10:11 AM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yay, congratulations and thanks for starting this! Sam is adorable! I was thinking about starting a third trimester thread a while back but couldn't decide if I was just having confirmation bias, or if there really were a lot of us about.

We also have had the same name as you picked out for ages, now I'm scared we're the start of some huge trend, but anyway... Baby crab is due in November, so maybe I'll start a new Nov/Dec thread then.
posted by crabintheocean at 11:36 AM on October 10, 2011


It's our friend's middle baby name so maybe it is a trend starting! We didn't mind a super common name. We both have common 80s names and it never bugged us. In fact we were thinking Jacob nicknamed Jack but when he came out he just didn't look like one and so was Baby Boy for a while in the hospital.

For what it's worth I've seen and met about 3 babies named Theoden from the Lord of the Rings so you just never know what people are going to do.

So happy to see all the babies!
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:46 AM on October 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm late, but I've got one too (and he's why I'm late and out of the mefi loop lately): meet Archer! He's five months old.
posted by questionsandanchors at 12:24 PM on October 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


Cheers to the new parents. We've got our first coming end of November.
posted by jerseygirl at 5:36 PM on October 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Finally!!!! she has decided to make an appearance.

Holy jesus we are tired I am going to bed.
posted by smoke at 1:54 AM on October 14, 2011 [4 favorites]


Name = Quynh (rhymes with pin) Anh.
posted by smoke at 1:55 AM on October 14, 2011


Rhymes with Khe Sanh! Congrats!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:03 AM on October 14, 2011


Huzzah!
posted by safetyfork at 8:29 PM on October 18, 2011


Quynh Anh: "an electrophilic Michael acceptor stabilised by conjugation"

You could probably save a lot of money by printing up those wedding invitations right away.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:13 PM on October 18, 2011


Heh. It's actually the viet name for a type night-blooming flower - the epiphyllium. Because they can take a year or more to bloom, and it happens in the course of a night, it's considered very lucky to see one in bloom.
posted by smoke at 12:50 AM on October 19, 2011


The night-blooming cereus has been mentioned exactly five times previously, so yes - very lucky & rare.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:26 AM on October 19, 2011


And you were mentioned in one! Truly, an Uburoivas is an even rarer gift. :)
posted by smoke at 4:37 AM on October 19, 2011


(the night-blooming thing triggered a memory...how about that, over 4 years ago! i wonder if these things survive in our harsh climate?)
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:45 AM on October 19, 2011


Raath ki raani or night blooming jasmine on a warm summer dusty north indian night?
posted by infini at 1:34 PM on October 19, 2011


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