Chrisish? Greenmear? November 13, 2018 12:54 PM   Subscribe

Anyway, we made a kid!

Four years ago me and chrismear met in a pub because Jessamyn came to town, and chatted for a minute. Two years after that we got married. Two years after that we met this kid that we made, for the first time! Give us two years more and we might finally figure out the plate of beans?

Dorothy arrived late, taking after her mother, and after a slightly traumatic entry to the world has been feeding enthusiastically ever since, taking after her father. She actually got here 7 weeks ago but we’ve been waiting for her to stay asleep for some consecutive minutes to compose this post.

Thanks MetaFilter - I wouldn’t have the two loves of my life without you.
posted by greenish to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 PM (94 comments total) 77 users marked this as a favorite

Awww, biggest congrats! And that is one cute baby!!! (And so photogenic!)
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 12:55 PM on November 13

what a nugget! congrats to the parents, congrats to baby
posted by dismas at 12:55 PM on November 13

posted by Fizz at 12:57 PM on November 13

What a cute bebe!!!!!

Congratulations, you two. Now go take a nap while you can!
posted by wenestvedt at 1:12 PM on November 13

She is lovely. Congratulations!!!
posted by kate blank at 1:18 PM on November 13

That's a fine looking baby with great taste in shirts!

Congratulations, you two.
posted by bondcliff at 1:22 PM on November 13 [1 favorite]

What excellent news. Congratulations!!!
posted by Julnyes at 1:25 PM on November 13

Big mazel! Thank you for sharing this joy with us!
posted by Ruki at 1:26 PM on November 13

posted by COD at 1:40 PM on November 13

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

Current MeFi Baby Count: 35.
posted by zamboni at 1:44 PM on November 13 [25 favorites]

Congratulations! Welcome to the Blue, kid :)
posted by capricorn at 1:49 PM on November 13

Excellent baby. 12/10.

Welcome to the most rewarding job you will ever have.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:49 PM on November 13 [1 favorite]

What a gorgeous, happy kid! Welcome, little one!
posted by mochapickle at 1:57 PM on November 13

Yay! Congrats on the beautiful kid.

And yay for posts with mefi kid pics.
posted by not_the_water at 2:01 PM on November 13

posted by gauche at 2:04 PM on November 13

Awwww! MeBaby!
posted by jacquilynne at 2:17 PM on November 13

posted by GenjiandProust at 2:42 PM on November 13

Lovely! Congrats.
posted by Splunge at 2:45 PM on November 13

As time goes by, she will need a green AskMe shirt, and we will be here for you. Congratulations!
posted by 4ster at 2:59 PM on November 13 [2 favorites]

posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:00 PM on November 13

Congrats & wecolme to Earth, little Dorothy!

Beware men with balloons.
posted by slipthought at 3:22 PM on November 13

Wonderful! Congratulations!
posted by readery at 3:40 PM on November 13

This is the best, nicest, most lovely thing I've read all day. Congrats to y'all :)
posted by joycehealy at 4:03 PM on November 13

mazel tov!
posted by brujita at 4:13 PM on November 13

This is the best news! Congrats!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 4:37 PM on November 13

Mazel tov! And what a precious :)
posted by kalimac at 4:50 PM on November 13

posted by Dip Flash at 4:57 PM on November 13

posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:01 PM on November 13

Yay! 🎉
posted by XMLicious at 6:22 PM on November 13

She's lovely - congratulations to you all!
posted by NoraCharles at 6:23 PM on November 13

Good looking kid in a good looking shirt. Congrats.
posted by MovableBookLady at 6:24 PM on November 13

Hi Dorothy!

Congrats, greenish and chrismear! Can we call her Dot? Dorothy's musical genes must be off the charts.

Yes I know genes don't work that way, but you know what I mean.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 6:31 PM on November 13

Mazel tov! Such a sweet little niblet!
posted by Neely O'Hara at 6:34 PM on November 13

What a sweetheart!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em at 6:49 PM on November 13

Good job!
posted by Barack Spinoza at 7:03 PM on November 13

I read that as, "Apparently we made a kid" and I was all, well if YOU don't know...

But srsly well done you! And welcome to The Littlest Mefite!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:10 PM on November 13

Congratulations! Bless!
posted by Countess Elena at 7:12 PM on November 13

Congratulations! The Cabal would be very pleased, if there were a Cabal, which there isn't, and if the Cabal was capable of pleasure, which they aren't.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:14 PM on November 13

posted by Going To Maine at 7:21 PM on November 13

Oh this is lovely news - congratulations and thank you for sharing this news and the pic!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:30 PM on November 13

As someone with not one, but two Grandmas named Dorothy whom I deeply miss, welcome to the world you beautiful little thing!

Congratulations to the three of you!
posted by nenequesadilla at 7:47 PM on November 13 [1 favorite]

Yay congratulations!!!! You made one cute kid !!!
posted by pintapicasso at 8:09 PM on November 13

Congratuls! That was a typo but I'm gonna leave it, that's what we say now, congratuls.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:03 PM on November 13 [5 favorites]

That baby fell out of the Cute Tree and hit every branch on the way down, congrats.
posted by smoke at 9:08 PM on November 13 [2 favorites]

posted by Jpfed at 9:08 PM on November 13

Adorable AND well-dressed! Congratulations 🎉!
posted by SLC Mom at 10:20 PM on November 13

Awww, you done good, you crazy kids. What a cutie.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:25 PM on November 13

Congratulations! What a cutie pie.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:59 PM on November 13

Hey, kid. Congratuls on your safe arrival. Get a drum and play it loud.
posted by pracowity at 11:51 PM on November 13

So cute! And that onesie, omg yassss. Congrats!
posted by supercrayon at 12:28 AM on November 14

Congratulations !
posted by crocomancer at 12:50 AM on November 14

Best dressed baby.
posted by Cranberry at 12:59 AM on November 14

Awww! Congrats!
posted by halcyonday at 1:28 AM on November 14

Congratulations! And welcome to Metafilter, baby Dorothy! The world is big and kind of strange, but your family here has got your back.

This time is so special, and so *challenging*, and creeps by, and goes so fast. Welcome to the parenting paradox. Wishing all of you the very best.
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 3:38 AM on November 14

Well done team!
posted by MT at 4:04 AM on November 14


* = Congratulations!
posted by Too-Ticky at 4:32 AM on November 14

posted by heyho at 5:38 AM on November 14

Now that babby has been formed. you must tell us how it is done.

posted by briank at 5:38 AM on November 14 [3 favorites]

This is very nice! Congratulations to all three of you!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:58 AM on November 14

what we don't get to name it?
posted by thelonius at 5:58 AM on November 14 [3 favorites]

Oh, hooray! Congratulations!
posted by minsies at 6:04 AM on November 14


Welcome to the world, Dorothy. You're gonna be GREAT!
posted by cooker girl at 6:07 AM on November 14

Aw, what a sweetpea! Adorable name, too!
posted by 41swans at 6:18 AM on November 14

Congratulations to the smol Smearish!
posted by sciatrix at 6:49 AM on November 14 [1 favorite]

Congratulations! Here's one of the songs that always reminds me of my baby girl (born 6/10/89): She's a Sensation.

And I love the name Dorothy so much that I bestowed it upon my first cat back in 1974.
posted by she's not there at 6:53 AM on November 14

This is wonderful.
posted by clavdivs at 7:19 AM on November 14

posted by bilabial at 7:26 AM on November 14

My goodness, she is precious!! Well done!
posted by JanetLand at 8:29 AM on November 14

Amazing! Congrats! You can already tell this is an awesome kidlet!
posted by chapps at 8:39 AM on November 14

I've tried a lot of forms of drugs and alcohol you guys, and in my experience, no high known to humanity compares to the pheremone rush that you get when you sniff the scalp of a newborn baby.

posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:54 AM on November 14 [3 favorites]

Love you guys so much. Dorothy is one lucky kid!
posted by terrapin at 9:35 AM on November 14


I'm sure you arrived at Dorothy on your own and for your own reasons but I'd like to think that my subtle influence over years has had a subliminal effect.

Good kid. Nice work, you two.
posted by phunniemee at 9:47 AM on November 14 [9 favorites]

yay congrats!
posted by brilliantine at 11:22 AM on November 14

What a cute baby! Congrats!!
posted by Fig at 11:24 AM on November 14

Congratuls! She's adorable!
posted by ambrosen at 11:57 AM on November 14

Congrats, one of the only non-ugly babies ever!
posted by rhizome at 12:02 PM on November 14 [4 favorites]

Yaaaaayyy congrats!! What a ridiculously cute baby! So happy for you all, and I for one welcome our new baby overlord.

Also how many times do I have to beg for MetaFilter onesies? I demand to speak to the manager
posted by billiebee at 2:05 PM on November 14 [1 favorite]

So sweet! Congratulations!
posted by belladonna at 3:38 PM on November 14

> Also how many times do I have to beg for MetaFilter onesies?

Oooh, I know the answer to this one! They're on NeatoShop! Hopefuly in more designs soon, but who wouldn't want their baby to be in the cabal (there is no cabal)?
posted by Secretariat at 4:55 PM on November 14 [3 favorites]

posted by Secretariat at 4:56 PM on November 14

Woohoo, congrats to all of you kids!
posted by adrianhon at 1:51 AM on November 15

And now we really know how babby is formed. Congratulations, happy parents!
posted by Lynsey at 12:04 PM on November 15

This makes my heart happy. Congratulations!
posted by theappleonatree at 5:10 PM on November 15

Congrats! (Life is kinda rough these days but this made me smile.)
posted by ferret branca at 6:52 PM on November 15

D'aw, yay! Welcome to the world, Dorothy!
posted by jillithd at 7:28 AM on November 16

Congratulations to the two of you and your well-dressed child!
posted by Gordafarin at 8:16 AM on November 16

Flagged as "Adorable"; mods, please address
posted by caution live frogs at 10:08 AM on November 16 [2 favorites]

Hooray! Welcome, Dorothy!
posted by tangerine at 1:03 PM on November 16

Awwwwww and congrats!!! Hopefully one day she too will be making comments here about Coen Bros movie rankings and Star Wars Christmas specials (or their future equivalents).
posted by gtrwolf at 7:28 PM on November 17

Awww, she's perfect! And I have had several quite awesome Dorothys in my life; it's a lovely name.
posted by theora55 at 5:05 PM on November 19

I'm 50 and I never went to school with nor have even ever known a Dorothy, which makes Dorothy a GREAT name! Rare names (among a cohort) are the best.
posted by rhizome at 2:28 AM on November 20 [1 favorite]

*THE* most beautiful #mefite EVAR!
posted by Wilder at 12:37 PM on November 21


Ahem! sorry, I always say that. Congrats, you crazy kids!
posted by not_on_display at 8:22 PM on December 1

Congratulations to you both!!!
posted by Optamystic at 6:00 AM on December 6

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