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Sharing a birthday with MetaFilter itself... saturnine's son, Henry! Welcome to the world, baby!
posted by sonika to MetaFilter-Related at 12:42 PM (78 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Oh Henry! Welcome!
posted by arcticseal at 12:46 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pinkie Pie: Quick! Make a wish and blow out your candles! Which is easy, 'cause there are zero candles! You are zero years old, after all!
posted by SPrintF at 12:50 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Welcome to the the world, Henry, child of MetaFilter! All smiles and best wishes and hoots and joy to your mom and dad!
posted by mostlymartha at 12:50 PM on July 14, 2012 [4 favorites]


cutest. baby. ever.

wait.

okay, now they have to duel for the title!
posted by desjardins at 12:50 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Welcome Henry
posted by Z303 at 12:54 PM on July 14, 2012


Welcome little guy!
posted by Mamapotomus at 12:56 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe change the link to the user profile?
posted by cjorgensen at 1:08 PM on July 14, 2012


Boys club!!!

Welcome and congratulations, proud, happy and soon to be sleepless and tired parents!!
posted by infini at 1:15 PM on July 14, 2012


Aw, congratulations!
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:19 PM on July 14, 2012


More babies! I will sniff all their little heads! Sniff sniff sniff.
posted by ColdChef at 1:19 PM on July 14, 2012 [9 favorites]


D'oh, I meant to link to the user profile and guess I messed that up. Mods?
posted by sonika at 1:20 PM on July 14, 2012


(wonders why Yankee Candle hasn't gotten right on that Newborn Noggin scent...)

Congratulations!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:26 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Fixed!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 1:32 PM on July 14, 2012


Yay! What a fantastic birthday, Henry! :D Congrats!
posted by fiercecupcake at 1:43 PM on July 14, 2012


Duelling babies? I imagine it will look like RACCOON LOVES KITTY.

Do enjoy your new baby, congrats - and don't bogart the head scent.
posted by peagood at 1:44 PM on July 14, 2012


Congratulations! Almost makes me want another one.



Almost.
posted by ambrosia at 1:48 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Welcome Henry!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:57 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by trip and a half at 2:00 PM on July 14, 2012


Moar Babies! So happy to hear about another coming to join us.
posted by bilabial at 2:04 PM on July 14, 2012


EN GARDE HENRY!
posted by Pinkxno at 2:06 PM on July 14, 2012 [26 favorites]


congrats!
posted by juv3nal at 2:30 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


YAY!!! Congrats!!!
posted by pearlybob at 2:58 PM on July 14, 2012


EN GARDE HENRY!
posted by Pinkxno


oh LOL!
posted by infini at 3:01 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by ChuraChura at 3:04 PM on July 14, 2012


Yay Metafilter babies! Congratulations!
posted by jamaro at 3:07 PM on July 14, 2012


Yay, congrats!
posted by limeonaire at 3:10 PM on July 14, 2012


Duelling babies? Deliverance! Er, delivery! Yay for more babies! Congratulations!
posted by likeso at 3:18 PM on July 14, 2012


Yay! moar babbies - congrats!
posted by leslies at 3:24 PM on July 14, 2012


Baby! Hooray!!
posted by goshling at 3:27 PM on July 14, 2012


Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:31 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


How is MeFi babby formed?
posted by Dr. Zira at 3:46 PM on July 14, 2012


Hurray for babbies!
posted by Nimmie Amee at 3:51 PM on July 14, 2012


Congratulations!
posted by w00bliette at 4:14 PM on July 14, 2012


Can has photo!
posted by sonika at 4:54 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Isn't MeFi a little young to be having all these babies?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:59 PM on July 14, 2012 [5 favorites]


Congrats saturnine (it's also my wife-mefi's own pips'-birthday today.) Such illustrious company.
posted by jonmc at 5:29 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for the pictures! He is wonderful <3
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:39 PM on July 14, 2012


Awww, welcome to the world, Henry!
posted by dreamingviolet at 5:40 PM on July 14, 2012


Many congratulations to the parents and hello to Henry the cutie pie!
posted by thetarium at 5:52 PM on July 14, 2012


This is so babies.
posted by smirkette at 6:02 PM on July 14, 2012


Congrats, and Welcome to little baby Henry :)
posted by Grlnxtdr at 6:07 PM on July 14, 2012


I am the father of said baby. Mother and baby are both doing fine. Compared to some birth stories I've heard, this one was relatively straightforward.

That askmefi thread the other day about what fathers should expect in the delivery room was very helpful. I did see the "bucket o' gore" and made sure to wear nonslip shoes. I should have brought a flannel shirt though; they keep the delivery room cold and I was getting pretty chilly last night.

We made sure to tell the nurses that no option was off the table. I joked that we didn't want to be "That Couple" who brings the super-detailed birth plan and refuses any sort of pain medication. Even with an epidural, that childbirth looked like it hurt.
posted by zompus at 6:13 PM on July 14, 2012 [11 favorites]


YAY HENRY! Hi baby!! :D
posted by IndigoRain at 7:07 PM on July 14, 2012


Can has photo!

That's some quality babby-forming right there.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:11 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Henry!
posted by Defying Gravity at 7:36 PM on July 14, 2012


Even with an epidural, that childbirth looked like it hurt.

Even with an epidural, I can assure you that it did.

I can also assure you that I'd do it again in a heartbeat because babies are just THAT awesome. Congrats and welcome to parenthood!
posted by sonika at 7:49 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Now I kind of want one.
posted by desjardins at 8:41 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


Just to like, borrow or something.
posted by desjardins at 8:41 PM on July 14, 2012 [3 favorites]


SO MANY BABIES
posted by The Whelk at 8:56 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Happy Birthday, Henry!!
posted by deborah at 9:26 PM on July 14, 2012


Henry's a good name. Two syllables, ending with a vowel. A good yell will really carry that one.

Zompus & Saturnine: Noone probably warned you about this, but you're going to be expected to immediately know his name and age for the rest of your life. So you might want to bookmark this thread, or get a tattoo or something.

(Congrats!)
posted by ceribus peribus at 9:42 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


♥ Henry. A baby a day? Who is next?
posted by Cranberry at 11:16 PM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I LOVE the name Henry. Welcome to the world, little dude! It's kind of a weird place, but it's got pizza bites and wine and little dudes named Henry so it can't be all bad.
posted by palomar at 11:19 PM on July 14, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is so cool! All kinds of happy birthdays and babies this week! Yay! ♥
posted by Lynsey at 11:22 PM on July 14, 2012


Happy Birthday, Henry!
posted by misozaki at 2:09 AM on July 15, 2012


Henry's a good name. Two syllables, ending with a vowel. A good yell will really carry that one.

Word. Our guy is Paulo Henry and man does that work well in frustration. Mostly during diaper changes, a good PAULO HENRY rings out across the land. I recommend this way of choosing baby names - start muttering the first and middle under your breath as a test for how effective this is going to be during those times when the first name alone just doesn't convey enough frustration.
posted by sonika at 5:07 AM on July 15, 2012 [2 favorites]


So what's his username gonna be? Saturzomp? Zompernine?
posted by IndigoRain at 5:16 AM on July 15, 2012


Wow. The pressure. Unlike IRL names which can be shortened or even changed completely, your Metafilter username is forever.
posted by likeso at 5:32 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


MOAR BABIES
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 5:55 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Our twitter circle of friends has been using "woolet2012" as a hashtag during the last two days, since our last name is Woo. Maybe "woolet" will stick as a internet name until he's old enough to pick his own.
posted by zompus at 7:35 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


YAY!!!! I join the throngs of internet weirdos who are lining up to sniff that baby head. Welcome to the world, baby; it's pretty weird here but I think you're going to like it.
posted by Elsa at 7:59 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


My little Nora was born on the 4th but we haven't been able to get it together enough to post pix or buy her a MeFi account yet....:)
posted by tristeza at 8:01 AM on July 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


Another WeeFi!
This is very nice. Congratulations Saturnine and Zompus!
posted by SLC Mom at 8:43 AM on July 15, 2012


Well, belated congratulations to you, too tristeza! And welcome to little Nora!
posted by likeso at 8:44 AM on July 15, 2012


Wheeeee! Yay! Congrats, saturnine and zompus!! I was wondering when the little guy would make his entrance.
posted by alynnk at 8:52 AM on July 15, 2012


Congratulations to Henry and Nora on their arrivals on the planet!
posted by SuperSquirrel at 9:33 AM on July 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Welcome, Henry! Congrats to Zompus and Saturnine!
posted by angiep at 2:58 PM on July 15, 2012


Woo-hoo! Another mefittle! (Wait...is that the noun for little mefites?)
posted by zizzle at 7:15 AM on July 16, 2012


Awww! Hello and welcome, baby Henry! Hope Mama is doing well and getting some rest now.
posted by misha at 7:35 AM on July 16, 2012


Congratulations!
posted by EvaDestruction at 9:54 AM on July 16, 2012


Congrats!!
posted by naju at 10:37 AM on July 16, 2012


Congrats to all MiniMeFites arriving in quick succession!

Dang, we really gotta get our slanguage synced up on these critters. And do we have Metafilter onesies yet?

Pony request: Webcam baby meetups! (Like the Puppy Bowl, only cuter, obvs.)
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:18 PM on July 16, 2012


I just do not have enough words for how much I appreciate Mefites/Twitter people/redditors (reddit has an amazing pregnancy subreddit that kept sanity to hand) and everyone else on the international waters of the internet that has ended up contributing to this kid's development and birth simply by typing useful, informative or supportive words through a keyboard into their computer. Even if we've never spoken to each other directly, you're part of a bigger thing that empowers women like myself to greater confidence, knowledge and the ability to ask for help when it's needed. I am totally knackered, it's taken me forever to get back here and say thank you, but I am recovering twice as fast as I thought I would thanks to asking for that help (an epidural and later, a bit of vacuum to turn him around properly). This kid is pretty great. Hopefully he'll make it here in twelve years or so and have his own comment to make.

PS - congratulations to everyone else birthing their babbies this month. Despite all my research, this shit was harder in places than I thought. Easier in some too. Us humans, we're either strong or insane to have made this the anchor of our existence.
posted by saturnine at 9:13 PM on July 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


I'm voting for "insane."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:16 PM on July 16, 2012


Insane definitely, but congrats and enjoy!
posted by gomichild at 2:08 AM on July 17, 2012


Strong AND insane. It's definitely a little of column A, a little of column B.

Don't be afraid to keep asking for help. There are a lot of us who have been down this road before who are more than willing to offer a hand or two as the job of raising a human certainly takes a whole damn internet village.

(In all seriousness - Twitter is one of the greatest things to ever happen to new moms and sleep deprivation and "Is that thing my kid just did normal or do we need to schedule an exorcism?")
posted by sonika at 4:25 AM on July 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Congratulations, Woos!

I'm right behind you!
posted by scarykarrey at 6:43 AM on July 17, 2012


Congratulations!
posted by Majorita at 8:14 PM on July 17, 2012


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