BABY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE BABY GOD August 12, 2014 7:36 AM   Subscribe

Congratulations to Metroid Baby and ignignokt on the birth of their son at 1:12 this morning. The father reports: "He is healthy and the mother is healthy. Both are champions! More details later!"
posted by Ian A.T. to MetaFilter-Related at 7:36 AM (113 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

Mazel Tov!
posted by 724A at 7:38 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Based on your user pictures, I assume that the baby resembles a hooded, floating amoeba with teeth. Congratulations!
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:40 AM on August 12, 2014 [20 favorites]


Since ignignokt was talking about Daz and RBX and hip hop yesterday, I'm going to hope you two named the baby after a rapper. Congrats!
posted by cashman at 7:44 AM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Joyous news! Congratulations to the three of you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:50 AM on August 12, 2014


Yay!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:53 AM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations on the growth of your family! Very very best wishes to all of you -- glad everyone seems to be doing well.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:55 AM on August 12, 2014


Username suggestion: Metroid Baby2
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:55 AM on August 12, 2014 [11 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by likeatoaster at 8:12 AM on August 12, 2014


BOOYA!

Way to go, you two!

Is this an official MeFi baby? Did mom and dad meet here?
posted by bondcliff at 8:13 AM on August 12, 2014


Yay!! Congratulations!!!
posted by ChuraChura at 8:20 AM on August 12, 2014


I'm going to hope you two named the baby after a rapper

INCORRECT THIS BABY'S NAME IS BULBASAUR i will accept no substitutions
posted by elizardbits at 8:24 AM on August 12, 2014 [15 favorites]


Another baby mefite! Congratulations!
posted by rtha at 8:29 AM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!


"I'm going to hope you two named the baby after a rapper"

INCORRECT THIS BABY'S NAME IS BULBASAUR i will accept no substitutions


YOU ARE BOTH WRONG; the only acceptable name would be Err because Ignignokt.
posted by RainyJay at 8:42 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Mazel! Fresh new baby, the best smell in the world.
posted by Pardon Our Dust at 8:44 AM on August 12, 2014


Congrats!
posted by Aznable at 8:46 AM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!

(Is there an official MeFi baby onesie yet because there should be)
posted by billiebee at 8:48 AM on August 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


Congrats! Did you name him Bonus Baby?
posted by heyho at 8:59 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Congratulations! Now that your son is a few hours old, it is time to start the parenting advice.

First, watch him carefully around aquariums, since they can prove unexpectedly dangerous. Also, make sure to get him on a dental plan immediately, so as not to succumb to the man.
posted by umbú at 8:59 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Username suggestion: Metroid Baby2

Surely Baby Metroid Baby....
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:01 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Congrats & happy dances!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 9:08 AM on August 12, 2014


Hurrah, a baby! Congratulations!
posted by undue influence at 9:10 AM on August 12, 2014


Mazel tov!
posted by brujita at 9:29 AM on August 12, 2014


Super Metroid Baby, clearly.
posted by Kosh at 9:38 AM on August 12, 2014 [18 favorites]


Now the real question is, when can we sign him up for pub trivia? He looks smart!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 10:03 AM on August 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


Congrats!
posted by Fig at 10:08 AM on August 12, 2014


Congradulations.

Also, thank you for not posting statistics. I'm never sure what I'm supposed to do with baby length and weight figures. Maybe there is a Baby NFL Draft that I am not aware of or something.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:13 AM on August 12, 2014 [15 favorites]


I'm never sure what I'm supposed to do with baby length and weight figures.

Fantasy baby league, duh.
posted by cashman at 10:23 AM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


It's so you know how large a roasting pan to buy.
posted by maryr at 10:24 AM on August 12, 2014 [21 favorites]


I am super excited for ignignokt Baby and look forward to hearing about how he will terrify and unite the cats. Congratulations!
posted by maryr at 10:27 AM on August 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


I am super excited for ignignokt Baby and look forward to hearing about how he will terrify and unite the cats. Congratulations!

I predict Bonus Cat will side with Super Baby Metroid Baby to form a united front against Dr. Wily.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 10:33 AM on August 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


I predict Bonus Cat will hide and plan ineffective bizness stratagems he never implements.
posted by maryr at 10:39 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Hurray hurray! Well done you two, and congrats. And if you'll let me add to the pile of unsolicited advice you'll be getting: Your kid's MeFi account should be "Baby Metroid".
posted by benito.strauss at 10:45 AM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Congratulations to all!
posted by gauche at 10:46 AM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!
posted by purpleclover at 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014


Man, babies are so awesome. Especially once they're not quite just little blobs of Feed Me, like past 2 months or so, when the lightbulbs start turning on. I'm too old & tired to keep up with babies any more, but I sure miss having one around. Here's hoping the maturation process goes according to schedule!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:51 AM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Congratulations and welcome to our newest Metababy!
posted by Lynsey at 10:57 AM on August 12, 2014


Congrats!
posted by Kwine at 11:12 AM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations, and welcome to the world, new mefite!
posted by ldthomps at 11:19 AM on August 12, 2014


Bonus Baby! So happy for the two of you. Happy family.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:20 AM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yay hooray!
posted by ocherdraco at 11:25 AM on August 12, 2014


Heavens to Metroid!! Congratulations!
posted by cocoagirl at 11:34 AM on August 12, 2014


Congrats!
posted by radioamy at 11:38 AM on August 12, 2014


Metababy FTW. Congratulations to you both and welcome to Planet Earth to the new arrival!
posted by arcticseal at 11:40 AM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!
posted by en forme de poire at 11:47 AM on August 12, 2014


Great job, everyone!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 11:48 AM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


Congrats on finally evicting the little bugger!
posted by desjardins at 11:54 AM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


(wouldn't "Bonus Baby" be like a surprise twin or something?)
posted by desjardins at 11:54 AM on August 12, 2014


Congrats!
posted by Michele in California at 12:01 PM on August 12, 2014


Yay, congrats!
posted by Wretch729 at 12:05 PM on August 12, 2014


YeeHaw! Congratulations!
posted by OmieWise at 12:09 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!
posted by running order squabble fest at 12:12 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations to you both!
posted by peacheater at 12:29 PM on August 12, 2014


I tried to look at the baby picture but it is a 404, which is a strange shape for a baby.

Congratulations!
posted by winna at 1:04 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yay! Baby! Congratulations!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:11 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Navelgazer at 1:11 PM on August 12, 2014


Congrats you two!
posted by naju at 1:18 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!!!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:23 PM on August 12, 2014


Felicitations!

I've never used that word before, but it seemed somehow right here.
posted by maxsparber at 1:35 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


HOORAY!
posted by rmd1023 at 2:00 PM on August 12, 2014


Hello, baby. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, baby—God damn it, you've got to be kind.
posted by zamboni at 2:05 PM on August 12, 2014 [12 favorites]


Yay! Happy birthday, and welcome!
posted by zarq at 2:36 PM on August 12, 2014


YET MORE BABY FOR THE BABY LORD

I am pretty happy this baby is borned! Hey baby, when you're looking at this thread from 10 years in the future, know that your parents are pretty rocking people. I also hope you've caught all your Pokemon by now. What do you mean "limited screentime"? Pokemon doesn't count!
posted by saturnine at 2:37 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


HOORAY BABBY!!!! Congratulations!!
posted by bibliogrrl at 2:41 PM on August 12, 2014


Metroid Prime: Trilogy
posted by aydeejones at 2:45 PM on August 12, 2014


POOP FOR THE POOP THRONE
posted by zompus at 2:47 PM on August 12, 2014 [6 favorites]


Hooray! Congratulations!
posted by shiu mai baby at 2:47 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations and welcome to Baby!
posted by Kangaroo at 2:54 PM on August 12, 2014


EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

What a lucky baby to have such parents, and lucky us to have such a baby in the world!

Congratulations!
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:07 PM on August 12, 2014


And congratulations!

Also, thank you for not posting statistics. I'm never sure what I'm supposed to do with baby length and weight figures. Maybe there is a Baby NFL Draft that I am not aware of or something.

Spoken like a 6 or 7-pounder!

They're mainly just a harmless tradition IMHO. Maybe bragging rights are a part of it. As a netizen certainly it's apparent that not all information is for your practical consumption.

It's so you know how large a roasting pan to buy.

And Baby Kumite
posted by aydeejones at 3:11 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yay! Happy birthday, new human!
posted by sarcasticah at 3:14 PM on August 12, 2014


Welcome, baby!!!
posted by xingcat at 3:15 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations metroid baby and ignignokt!
posted by maryrussell at 3:36 PM on August 12, 2014


Yay! Congratulations! We should have a Boston new-baby mefite meetup when the babies are not quite so new.
posted by nonane at 4:05 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations! Babies are fun, eventually.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 4:08 PM on August 12, 2014


Aww, congratulations to the two of you and welcome to your new baby!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:18 PM on August 12, 2014


Congrats!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 4:41 PM on August 12, 2014


congrats on Baby Metroid Baby / ignignoktito!! aaaah so exciting. our glorious Commonwealth is one body closer to demographic domination
posted by threeants at 5:00 PM on August 12, 2014


Mazel tov!
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:38 PM on August 12, 2014


I love it when awesome people reproduce. Love to you crazy kids.
posted by pxe2000 at 6:46 PM on August 12, 2014


welcome new arrival, congratulations Metroid Family!
posted by treehorn+bunny at 7:18 PM on August 12, 2014


Congrats guys
posted by smoke at 7:33 PM on August 12, 2014


I'm sure the name they chose is fine, but the baby tells me he prefers to be called Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All. (I speak baby.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:02 PM on August 12, 2014


Congrats guys!!
posted by jpdoane at 8:02 PM on August 12, 2014


Congratulations!

(Metroid Prime, obviously.)
posted by casarkos at 8:37 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


Also, thank you for not posting statistics. I'm never sure what I'm supposed to do with baby length and weight figures. Maybe there is a Baby NFL Draft that I am not aware of or something.

We got a baby announcement card from a friend a few days ago with those stats on it. When discussing it with my husband, a physicist, it turned out he seriously thought people always mentioned weight, time of birth, and length because mass, time and length are the fundamental dimensions in mechanics.*

I guess he thought parents were helpfully providing the essential information for physicists to do calculations involving their baby...

___________
* To be fair, most of our reproducing friends are also physicists, so I guess he maybe thought it was some physics convention or in-joke rather than realising that non-physicist parents also tend to provide these statistics.
posted by lollusc at 9:46 PM on August 12, 2014 [12 favorites]


I guess he thought parents were helpfully providing the essential information for physicists to do calculations involving their baby...

Then why the Imperial units!? (But seriously that is a wonderful story lollusc)
posted by en forme de poire at 10:49 PM on August 12, 2014


We are in Australia. No one is using Imperial units for babies.
posted by lollusc at 11:37 PM on August 12, 2014 [1 favorite]


(Now I am fondly imagining US baby announcements in yards, drachms and stardates).
posted by lollusc at 11:39 PM on August 12, 2014 [2 favorites]


We are in Australia. No one is using Imperial units for babies.

METRES FOREVER, CUBITS NEVER!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:54 PM on August 12, 2014 [3 favorites]


I retract my US-centrism!
posted by en forme de poire at 12:08 AM on August 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Congrats babby! And babby parents! Good job!
posted by dismas at 4:51 AM on August 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


CONGRATS TO THE WEE ONE
posted by Greg Nog at 5:28 AM on August 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


I was 7/66 of a rod when I was born.
posted by soelo at 7:41 AM on August 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! We should have a Boston new-baby mefite meetup when the babies are not quite so new.

I am so fond of this idea I am coming out of lurkdom to express my fondness. BOSTON MEFITE BABY PILE! Someone tell me when this happens that I may add my babby to the pile.
posted by sonika at 7:44 AM on August 13, 2014


Congrats to the whole family!
posted by griphus at 8:38 AM on August 13, 2014


Congrats, Metroid Baby and ignignokt! How super, we are needing a happy infusion right about now, the kind that only babies can really bring.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:58 AM on August 13, 2014


our glorious Commonwealth is one body closer to demographic domination

We can put that extra House vote to far better use than Florida or Arizona or wherever they sent it. Nevada?
posted by maryr at 9:08 AM on August 13, 2014


Oh man, thanks guys! This thread is cracking me up like nothing else. Y'all are the greatest.

The three of us are doing well, if tired. Babby is adorable and has all the basic newborn functions: yelling, eating, pooping, sleeping. I suspect he's got to level up a little bit before he learns any advanced spells.

The cats remain blissfully unaware. For now.
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:31 AM on August 13, 2014 [22 favorites]


Congratulations on the yelling, eating, pooping, sleeping addition! May the parenting grind be smooth and free of onerous boss battles!
posted by Diagonalize at 11:25 AM on August 13, 2014


Now all that baby needs is a fedora.
posted by Ian A.T. at 1:26 PM on August 13, 2014


what? NO.
posted by maryr at 2:13 PM on August 13, 2014 [4 favorites]


Yeah, super thanks to everyone! You are great at baby-welcoming! It seems to be relaxing our guy, who hasn't liked anything the past half hour!
posted by ignignokt at 2:58 PM on August 13, 2014 [13 favorites]


Oops you appear to have posted a photo of a delicious burrito by accident
posted by elizardbits at 3:30 PM on August 13, 2014 [8 favorites]


Please to post more photos, yes?
posted by heyho at 3:39 PM on August 13, 2014 [2 favorites]


That blanket brings back memories <3 Awww.
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:22 PM on August 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Baby! Yeah! Congrats to the family.
posted by 26.2 at 11:11 PM on August 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yay, congratulations!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 4:40 AM on August 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


congrats!
posted by angrycat at 6:17 AM on August 15, 2014


Now all that baby needs is a fedora.

All I know is that if I had a baby, a fedora is not what I would put on their head.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:45 AM on August 15, 2014


The opposite of linking a MeTa in an AskMe:

AskMe.
posted by ignignokt at 7:46 AM on August 16, 2014


Congrats, and Happy Birthday to the little one.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 9:20 PM on August 16, 2014


The child clearly needs to be named:
JUSTIN BAILEY
------ ------
posted by bfranklin at 1:21 PM on August 17, 2014 [2 favorites]


yay!
posted by infini at 3:53 PM on August 17, 2014


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