The most exciting news of all! July 7, 2016 9:34 AM   Subscribe

Good people of Metafilter, rejoice and welcome to the world Holley Evelyn (Pterodactyl), newborn baby of Mrs. Pterodactyl and Bulgaroktonos!

Baby Holley joined the world just before 4am this morning, weighing in at 9 lbs 10 oz, with a charming demeanor and two wonderful parents. Mom is doing well, and Dad reports that Holley aced her Apgar, "carrying on the family tradition of excellent performance on standardized tests." Even more exciting, there are photos of the baby looking particularly snuggly and cute!

CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Pterodactyl and Bulgaroktonos, WELCOME baby Holley (and snuggles and kisses!), and YAY HAPPY HOORAY just generally, all around!

Please share your congratulations for Mom & Dad along with comments about the cuteness, snuggliness, and otherwise preciousness of their new baby, and any suggestions you may have for her mefi username, which I can only assume will be issued shortly.
posted by duffell to MetaFilter-Related at 9:34 AM (86 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

Hooray, congratulations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:35 AM on July 7, 2016


That is one big baby! Overachieving from birth!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 9:39 AM on July 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Congratulations! Welcome Holley Evelyn Pteroktonos!
posted by AugustWest at 9:40 AM on July 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Hooray, and congratulations! Holley Evelyn is an exceptional baby on all fronts, clearly!

Maiasaura - a dinosaur known for parental care - seems like it'd be an acceptable username for a small Pterodactyl.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:41 AM on July 7, 2016 [6 favorites]


Yay, congrats you guys!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:44 AM on July 7, 2016


Congratulations!
posted by Cash4Lead at 9:46 AM on July 7, 2016


YES GOOD this planet needs more people like Mrs. Pterodactyl and Bulgaroktonos.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 9:47 AM on July 7, 2016 [18 favorites]


Congratulations!! She looks so very regal in the second photo, no doubt waiting patiently to assume her role as MeFi Overlord (which I, for one, welcome). Best wishes to Holley and her lovely parents.
posted by billiebee at 9:51 AM on July 7, 2016


Welcome, Holley! So excited to meet you!
posted by capricorn at 9:56 AM on July 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yay!!! Happy New Baby to you both and may she have a very happy life.

SPECIAL NOTE TO MRS PTERODACTYL: holy crap look at the size of the baby you grew, just proving once again everything you do is awesome!

also did you growl like you had rabies during labor because that image is hilarious
posted by barchan at 9:58 AM on July 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


WELCOME TO THE WORLD, TINY HUMAN!
posted by rmd1023 at 9:58 AM on July 7, 2016


Awww, she's a cutie-pie! Congrats!!!!
posted by Amy NM at 10:12 AM on July 7, 2016


Congratulations to the parents and welcome to the gorgeous new human being!!!
posted by Lexica at 10:17 AM on July 7, 2016


AW! ADORABLE! Congratulations!!!!!
posted by zarq at 10:17 AM on July 7, 2016


YAAAAAAAAAY!
posted by zombieflanders at 10:19 AM on July 7, 2016


STEAL AS MANY OF THOSE BLANKETS AS POSSIBLE

REPEAT AFTER ME: WE NEED MORE BLANKETS

(congrats tho)

posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:26 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


baaaaaaby bulgarodactyl yaaaaaaay
posted by Krom Tatman at 10:32 AM on July 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Congratulations on your tiny new Pterodactyl! Long may she rule the skies!
posted by Metroid Baby at 10:33 AM on July 7, 2016


Welcome, Babby Holly!
posted by SillyShepherd at 10:37 AM on July 7, 2016


Yay!
posted by Going To Maine at 10:38 AM on July 7, 2016


Welcome, Minidactyl!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 10:39 AM on July 7, 2016


Awesome news - congrats!
posted by nubs at 10:54 AM on July 7, 2016


EXCELLENT BABBY. Congratulations!
posted by bibliogrrl at 10:56 AM on July 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Squee! Babies! Yay!
posted by Melismata at 10:57 AM on July 7, 2016


Aww, your own $5 n00b!

Congrats!
posted by klangklangston at 11:00 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


BABY! Congratulations, all of you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:02 AM on July 7, 2016


SO CUUUUTE! Congrats! Welcome to the world, Holley! Your parents are pretty awesome people.
posted by Fig at 11:14 AM on July 7, 2016


Congrats!
posted by ferret branca at 11:20 AM on July 7, 2016


Hello, Holley. 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, Holley—God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Current MeFi Baby Count: 28.
posted by zamboni at 11:23 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yay! Congratulations you guys!
posted by ellieBOA at 11:29 AM on July 7, 2016


Congratulations! I'm so excited for you all!!!
posted by C'est la D.C. at 11:32 AM on July 7, 2016


Hello, baby! Congratulations, parents!
posted by xingcat at 11:34 AM on July 7, 2016


Oh how lovely! And what a beautiful name. Congratulations to the both of you, and welcome new baby Holley!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:38 AM on July 7, 2016


Holley, beautiful Holley, one day you will realize how lucky you are to have the parents you do.
posted by kamikazegopher at 11:41 AM on July 7, 2016


top notch babycrafting there, gj!
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:45 AM on July 7, 2016


Wonderful news! You all look exhausted but so happy. Including the baby. Congratulations!
posted by Miss Scarlet with the Candlestick in the Lounge at 11:47 AM on July 7, 2016


Woo-hoo! Enjoy this cake.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 11:47 AM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well done, I say, well done! Might I recommend: MetaBaby

MetaBaby? Sure, I've met a baby.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:50 AM on July 7, 2016


YAY, what lovely news! Welcome to the world, Holley! Congrats, Mrs. Pterodactyl and Bulgaroktonos!
posted by palomar at 11:52 AM on July 7, 2016


Congratulations on the new Pterodactyl!
posted by zachlipton at 12:06 PM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Mazel tov!
posted by brujita at 12:52 PM on July 7, 2016


Best metas are BABBY metas

Congrats and remember sleep is now a commodity!
posted by clavdivs at 1:04 PM on July 7, 2016


Hooray!
posted by mykescipark at 1:07 PM on July 7, 2016


Congratulations!!! Welcome, Holley!
posted by epj at 1:09 PM on July 7, 2016


Congratulations! I'm so happy for the three of you. You're good people.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 1:11 PM on July 7, 2016


(My parents, who are both baby connoisseurs, agree that your baby is remarkably adorable!)
posted by ChuraChura at 1:13 PM on July 7, 2016


Thanks for all the kind words. We're so happy and so tired and so overwhelmed with things to do, but seeing other people excited for us really does help.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 1:14 PM on July 7, 2016 [6 favorites]


Yay! Congratulations! Welcome, Holley!
posted by fedward at 1:17 PM on July 7, 2016


So, this one's got +10 Cheeks of Squishiness, and I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you and everyone in your party are going to need incredible saving throws against this baby's Attacks of Adorableness.
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:50 PM on July 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


congratulations!!!!!!
posted by mittens at 1:58 PM on July 7, 2016


Congrats! I do like a baby with hair --- but don't you think 9lb 10oz is a little bit over-achieving? 💝
posted by easily confused at 2:15 PM on July 7, 2016


My goodness what a good looking family! Welcome to our newest Metafilterer! Congratulations, parental units!
posted by Lynsey at 3:56 PM on July 7, 2016


CLEARLY *SOMEONE* AROUND HERE KNOWS HOW BABBY IS FORMED.
posted by pjern at 4:03 PM on July 7, 2016 [7 favorites]


Congratulations you two - you're in for a heck of an adventure, and I look forward to the "My kid just ate x, are they okay?" questions in the future!
posted by smoke at 4:20 PM on July 7, 2016


That is a delightful Pterodactyl child, and very discerning in her choice of parents. Good work, Holley, and welcome!
posted by misfish at 4:49 PM on July 7, 2016


The most exciting part of fatherhood was when they handed her to me for the first time and I actually experienced all the cheesy bonding stuff from the Hallmark cards.

The second is just now, when they brought me an old pull out sofa to sleep on and it's just so magical, I've slept like four hours since 4 am Wednesday morning. I love my sofa child so much. He's green and feels like rough plastic.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:07 PM on July 7, 2016 [15 favorites]


The second is just now, when they brought me an old pull out sofa to sleep on and it's just so magical, I've slept like four hours since 4 am Wednesday morning. I love my sofa child so much. He's green and feels like rough plastic.

If I remember our earlier conversations, we had our baby at the same hospital 2 months ago, and yeah, I remember those sofas. Pro tip: ask for a little battery-operated fan, because those rooms get stuffy as fuck, and it's summer. You even get to take the fan home with you.
posted by duffell at 5:19 PM on July 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by ltracey at 5:45 PM on July 7, 2016


Our room is the worst! The intake for the A/C looks like a nightclub dust bunnies don't go to anymore because it's too crowded. I just went outside in DC in July for "fresh air." The nice gentleman from maintenance who moved the couch despite making it clear that it was not his job and was surely going to destroy his shoulder is bringing a fan soon.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:46 PM on July 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Hang in there! And congrats on the new baby, so happy for all three of you.
posted by Bella Donna at 6:08 PM on July 7, 2016


Mazel tov! And welcome to the planet, Holley!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 8:28 PM on July 7, 2016


A purple stripe on the swaddling cloth. Highly appropriate. Add a pair of wings and all bases are covered.
posted by Joe in Australia at 11:25 PM on July 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yay! This is wonderful news.

The intake for the A/C looks like a nightclub dust bunnies don't go to anymore because it's too crowded.

I am sorry to hear about your room, and hope the fan helped. That being said -- this sentence itself is great and made me laugh, and I needed a laugh. Thank you :) (It sounds like a memorable line from a character in a detective story)

Best to you all, and hope you continue to get some well-deserved rest!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 1:00 AM on July 8, 2016


Congrats! Welcome, Holley!
posted by pointystick at 5:44 AM on July 8, 2016


Congratulations!
posted by solotoro at 5:52 AM on July 8, 2016


How excellent! Congratulations!
posted by rtha at 5:57 AM on July 8, 2016


Congrats! As a former new parent, I am contractually obligated to remind you to sleep when the baby sleeps. But also as a former new parent, I can tell you no one has ever done this in the recorded history of the universe because ADRENALINE. Enjoy!!!!!
posted by whitewall at 6:13 AM on July 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


Welcome, new small baby! Be kind to your folks with your cluster feedings, and enjoy all the newness!
posted by ignignokt at 7:17 AM on July 8, 2016


Congratulations!
posted by Navelgazer at 7:51 AM on July 8, 2016


Many blessings to you and felicitations upon your newborn's debut, B and Mrs. P!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:26 AM on July 8, 2016


Well done, everyone!
posted by Capt. Renault at 11:49 AM on July 8, 2016


Huzzah!
posted by ocherdraco at 12:22 PM on July 8, 2016


This is excellent. Congratulations, & have fun getting to know each other! It's the very best awkward-introduction comedy there is.
posted by miles per flower at 12:37 PM on July 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Excellent work!
posted by drlith at 7:54 PM on July 8, 2016


Congratulations! I had 2 babies that size and so I can say with authority that it is the best size for babies. She is lovely and so are her parents. Yay mefi babbies!
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:58 PM on July 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


Congrats! I wish you as much sleep as possible and a future of Dinosaur Train.
posted by maryr at 6:45 AM on July 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Name suggestion: Kuzholia: 'Cause Holley, uh.
posted by Margalo Epps at 7:10 PM on July 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


CONGRATULATIONS! Let me know when I can supply a pasta bake.
posted by kat518 at 3:25 AM on July 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm way late to this party, but congrats to you both on your giant baby!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:41 PM on July 10, 2016


Oh. I'm really dumb, but I just realised why matryoshkas.

I have new respect for mothers.
posted by Joe in Australia at 11:58 PM on July 10, 2016


Yay! These are two of my favorite MeFites, so I am eager to see the little one's contributions in a few years. Congrats and well done, Mom and Dad. Get some sleep.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:11 AM on July 11, 2016


Congratulations!!
posted by lyssabee at 9:13 AM on July 11, 2016


That is indeed a cutey-pie! Congratulations!
posted by fraula at 7:11 AM on July 12, 2016


Somehow only just saw this - Congratulations!
posted by Mchelly at 2:02 PM on July 12, 2016


I am super late to my own party (well sort of, obviously mostly it's a party to celebrate our cuddly little monster) but thank you all so much for your thoughtfulness and kind wishes! It really means a lot and I am super, SUPER grateful to have the support of this community. So many people have been so kind and helpful and I wanted to say a few special thanks starting with a large number of DC Mefites including everyone but especially duffell/catastrophewaitress and kat518 who have all been really supportive and great about answering my pregnancy/birth/newborn questions and Eyebrows McGee who, despite her own (recently completed!) pregnancy was UNBELIEVABLY patient and kind about responding to my panicky first-time pregnancy queries like "WTF how does anyone survive this?" and "Can you literally die of anxiety?" and "God this sure is the worst thing, huh?".

Really though thank you so much to everyone; we feel really happy at this particular moment (because she is asleep) and it means a lot to know other people are happy for us too.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:51 AM on July 13, 2016 [11 favorites]


Yay! Congratulations!
posted by EmilyClimbs at 5:20 PM on July 13, 2016


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