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Congratulations!
posted by keswick to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM (141 comments total)

oops. shoulda checked the link. i meant:

congratulations
posted by keswick at 3:25 PM on December 7, 2004


I hope the baby is born May 1st (my birthday) and it becomes some sort of metafilter holiday. Congratulations ;P
posted by The God Complex at 3:27 PM on December 7, 2004


Wow. Congrats
posted by tonelesscereal at 3:29 PM on December 7, 2004


Oh WOW! "Ten Years of my Life" doesn't seem so daunting in comparison. I'm very happy for you and your growing family.
posted by Feisty at 3:29 PM on December 7, 2004


So, when are you renaming your site to be "one year of my life and nine years of pictures of my child . com" :)
posted by seanyboy at 3:33 PM on December 7, 2004


Hooray! Congratulations!
posted by LittleMissCranky at 3:34 PM on December 7, 2004


Wonderful news, Matt & Kay! (I think Greg Knauss should donate Metababy.com for your baby blog.)
posted by waxpancake at 3:34 PM on December 7, 2004


Wow! Congrats! An aside, I love how all the geeks call their first born Baby 1.0.
posted by plemeljr at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats!

*crosses fingers for May 5*
posted by dobbs at 3:37 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations!!!! Thinking of names yet?
posted by Juicylicious at 3:43 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt. Get lots of sleep now.
posted by timeistight at 3:46 PM on December 7, 2004


Squee! Congratulations, Matt!
posted by bonheur at 3:48 PM on December 7, 2004


Thinking of names yet?

Yeah, I should throw a metafilter contest where the winner gets to name my child:

"Hi, I'd like you to meet my daughter, Asshat Permalink Haughey."
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:48 PM on December 7, 2004


Woot! Awesome reproductive skillz Matt & Ms Haughey.

Yeah, I should throw a metafilter contest where the winner gets to name my child

So that means Quonsar Haughey is a no-go, then?
posted by contessa at 3:51 PM on December 7, 2004


Way to breed!
posted by cortex at 3:53 PM on December 7, 2004


Are you sure you aren't having a sea otter?
posted by bonheur at 3:55 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt.
posted by Kafkaesque at 3:56 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt.
posted by gd779 at 3:56 PM on December 7, 2004


Gratz Matt.

all the cool kids were born on May 3rd
posted by Stynxno at 4:00 PM on December 7, 2004


congratulations!
posted by mileena at 4:11 PM on December 7, 2004


Awesome! Quonsar should totally be his middle name. At least, you're more likely to get away with that than dong_resin.
posted by furiousthought at 4:15 PM on December 7, 2004


Dude. Mefi would be a perfect baby name. Just put an accent mark or umlaut on one of the vowels and pretend it's all, like, cosmopolitan and stuff.
posted by naomi at 4:15 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations!
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:18 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt!

Although you do realize that you've just created *another* person who is going to bug you for a pony all the time?
posted by filmgoerjuan at 4:24 PM on December 7, 2004


Quonsar isn't going to work, just not female enough...
posted by kamylyon at 4:24 PM on December 7, 2004


Meta: Italian: ambitious
Metta: Scandinavian diminutive: Margaretta, pearl.
posted by stray at 4:28 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations!
(If you run out of ideas, you could always put "USERNAME" down on the youngster's birth certificate.)
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:33 PM on December 7, 2004


WOOWOWOWOOOO!!!!

babyhowie on the way!

That's like, the luckiest cluster of congregated cells this side of the Mississippi.
posted by scarabic at 4:34 PM on December 7, 2004


*slaps forehead

Sorry. I meant Login Haughey. That's a name to be proud of.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:36 PM on December 7, 2004


congrats #1
posted by eyeballkid at 4:41 PM on December 7, 2004


congrats. i hear may 19th is particularly auspicious. does this mean we'll be losing metapuke grey for a nice pink...?
posted by andrew cooke at 4:41 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations.
posted by btwillig at 4:45 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations. TGC is right; May 1st is a great day to be born, especially in the UK where we have a Bank (Public) Holiday just to celebrate my birthday.
posted by squealy at 4:46 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats! Now we know who user #2 will be.
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. at 4:51 PM on December 7, 2004


call the kid "anonymous," "alias," or "root".
posted by b1tr0t at 4:52 PM on December 7, 2004


Beware the ides of May!

Congrats!
posted by Evstar at 4:52 PM on December 7, 2004


This baby better not be blue, except when she's teething. ;) Congrats.
posted by dabitch at 4:55 PM on December 7, 2004


Crats, mathowie!

And obviously the name should be Pony Haughey.
posted by rushmc at 4:55 PM on December 7, 2004


RIN DIK!
posted by quonsar at 4:55 PM on December 7, 2004


Matt, are you getting a user # for your kid yet? I hear that Mefi registrations are open.
posted by filmgeek at 4:57 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats Matt!
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:02 PM on December 7, 2004


Good on ya
posted by adampsyche at 5:02 PM on December 7, 2004


Vibrating Pancake Haughey
9 mo: Little Pannie snookums
2 years: Pancake
8 years: Brat
15 years: Vib
20 years: VP
22 years: Pan
30 years: Vibra
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 5:08 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations... Having ridden (rid?) herd on the MetaCrew for these past few years should serve as perfect training for the sleepless nights, terrible twos, and (*shudders*) the teen years.

Sleep now.
posted by mmahaffie at 5:09 PM on December 7, 2004


Oh, yay, hooray! :D Congrats to both of you!
posted by sugarfish at 5:09 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt&MrsMatt.
posted by gleuschk at 5:12 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats, Matt! Meta Haughey has a nice ring, doesn't it? All best wishes to the growing family.
posted by scody at 5:14 PM on December 7, 2004


HUZZAH!
posted by mookieproof at 5:14 PM on December 7, 2004


So, are we going to throw some sort of MetaFilter babyshower? Set up a diaperfund? A dropcash for her college education?

Any other MeFites expecting a child around that time? It is never too early for arranged marriages...

I am happy for you, Mr and Mrs. mathowie.
posted by sciurus at 5:15 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats Matt. Let's hope the baby comes out on May 18th...she'll be in good company with me and the pope...!!
posted by ramix at 5:16 PM on December 7, 2004


Mazel tov! (but shouldn't it be Baby 0.6 or something--til it's born--then it can be 1.0?)

Hortense Haughey sounds nice, no?
posted by amberglow at 5:18 PM on December 7, 2004


Mmmmmmm... Babies.

Congratulations to the both of you.
posted by bdave at 5:29 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations.
posted by y2karl at 5:33 PM on December 7, 2004


Three Cheers for Baby Haughey!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:35 PM on December 7, 2004 [1 favorite]


Mmmmmmm... Babies.
...tasty. *grins*
posted by stray at 5:44 PM on December 7, 2004


BabyFilter? Yay! Congratulations, Matt!!
posted by nuala at 5:51 PM on December 7, 2004


So, this ultrasound, it vibrates?

Congrats.
posted by kenko at 5:52 PM on December 7, 2004


I suspect that there should be a MetaBaby Birthdate Pool established. Just a suspicion though.
posted by hughbot at 5:56 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratumalations! Enjoy watching 99% of your disposable income funnel into the new crawling, crying black hole that will only start paying for itself in ~25 years.

So, um, yes. YAY BABIES.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 5:56 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations Matt.
posted by LarryC at 6:14 PM on December 7, 2004


cyrsudogstar: are you talking about MetaTalk? New people pay $5 now, you know ...
posted by bonaldi at 6:14 PM on December 7, 2004


How soon till Matt starts a baby blog?
posted by eustacescrubb at 6:35 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations! That's awesome.
posted by Asparagirl at 6:43 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt and Mrs. Matt, on the impending arrival of Mattie. Fortunately we MeFites can congratulate ourselves on having given you lots of practice in dealing with childish behaviour.
posted by orange swan at 6:44 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats Matt
posted by whatideserve at 6:44 PM on December 7, 2004


Mazel tov to the both of you!
posted by livii at 6:51 PM on December 7, 2004


yey! congratsigrats, soon-to-be newbie dad!

thumbs up! and toes up, too!
posted by carmina at 6:59 PM on December 7, 2004


Many congrats to Matt and Kay!
Hippity hoppity hip hip hooray!
posted by Lynsey at 6:59 PM on December 7, 2004


wow! so exciting! congratulations to you both.
posted by mdn at 7:10 PM on December 7, 2004


Conmattulations!
And I vote for JRun Error Haughey.
posted by TimeFactor at 7:14 PM on December 7, 2004


w00t! Congrats, Matt!
posted by amandaudoff at 7:32 PM on December 7, 2004


I could make a snarky comment about the Matt Family trying to keep up with MonkeyFilter's #1...

Or, if she's anything like a MetaFilter Feature, she won't be coming out until Mid-June...

Or, I could lobby on behalf of naming the baby Wendy...

Or, add baby pictures to my entry in the MetaFilter Design Contest...

But instead, I'm just going to congratulate the happy (and massively relieved, I assume) couple and start practicing writing MeFi posts in Baby Talk...
posted by wendell at 7:37 PM on December 7, 2004


Happy Baby to You!
posted by jazon at 7:53 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations!
posted by deborah at 7:56 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt! But, believe me, you can wait. Don't rush it. Go out every night, even when you don't feel like going out, go out. Sleep in often.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 8:01 PM on December 7, 2004


Did you guys do it online?
posted by orange clock at 8:04 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats, keswick, but I bet you've been remiss about getting the little tot a MeFi username. C'mon, man, look how cool she'll be ten years from now with a 19 or 20K (or whatever it is now) usernumber while all his pals are in the 5MM range. Plan ahead for your child's future, is what they say.
posted by Shane at 8:05 PM on December 7, 2004


Oops, that would be "...her pals..."
posted by Shane at 8:06 PM on December 7, 2004


congrats to both of yah
posted by 10sball at 8:09 PM on December 7, 2004


Hip Hip Hooray!
posted by 40 Watt at 8:09 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats. Stock up on Baby Einstein tapes now. I have no idea if they actually do anything for the child, but putting one in means five minutes in the bathroom alone. You'll be ever so grateful for that sooner than you know it.
posted by FunkyHelix at 8:09 PM on December 7, 2004


:D
posted by ifjuly at 8:10 PM on December 7, 2004


"Although you do realize that you've just created *another* person who is going to bug you for a pony all the time?"

Juan wins.

Not just the thread, but the whole site.

Time to close the doors.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:11 PM on December 7, 2004


as for silly names, i'm rooting for quonstavros pony haughey. accent marks at your hip disclosure.
posted by ifjuly at 8:14 PM on December 7, 2004


Awwwwwwww! That's wonderful news, Matt. Congratulations.
posted by theora55 at 8:19 PM on December 7, 2004


Wait. Does this mean we're going to meet in the park pushing the tots?

That's truly great news!
posted by readymade at 8:23 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations mr & mrs Matt! And babyhaughey, 20,000+ virtual aunties and uncles happily await your arrival, yay!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:24 PM on December 7, 2004


Asshat Permalink Haughey

Genius.

Under no circumstances allow jonmc to babysit.

I assume she'll wind up with lots of these.
posted by Vidiot at 8:29 PM on December 7, 2004


Oops, I meant Congrats, MATT, but I bet you've been remiss about getting the little tot a MeFi username.

I give up now, like GloopGuy should have done some time ago.
posted by Shane at 8:32 PM on December 7, 2004


And you think Metafilter users are a lot of work, whiny and unthankful? LOL@U good sir, LOL@U.
posted by geoff. at 8:35 PM on December 7, 2004


All meetups will now be held at Chucky Cheese.

Congrats, Matt. Parenting is...a whole nother thing. And fun. And sort of squidgy.
posted by tracicle at 8:41 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations Matt & Kay!

And juany stole my pony joke even before I could think of it :(
posted by riffola at 8:45 PM on December 7, 2004


Huzzah!
It would be neat to scribble a link to this thread somewhere in her baby book. How cool would it be for (JRun?) Haughey to one day go back and find 30000 wishing her well into the world?
posted by 4easypayments at 8:45 PM on December 7, 2004


...30000 people... and my typo.
posted by 4easypayments at 8:47 PM on December 7, 2004


20000
I'm a moron. Sorry JRun. :)

posted by 4easypayments at 8:48 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations!!!
posted by me3dia at 8:50 PM on December 7, 2004


Good on ya, Mattie. Good on ya both.

As one of the many new dads, nothing has prepared me for it and I had no idea just incredibly awesome it is. Congratulations, personal epiphanies will begin to cascade over you like snowflakes.

Savor every moment.
posted by fenriq at 8:54 PM on December 7, 2004


Matt spawns!
Congrats!
posted by casarkos at 9:03 PM on December 7, 2004


Two things: You don't want the little tyke to be grey or green very often neither, and there's no rush to get little Doublepost Deleted Haughey out of beta. Lots of stuff to work out that'll only take time.


Hmm. Maybe User #2 Haughey is a good name, actually. Even if the kid's a natural at posting and commenting, it's still going to be producing a disproportionate amount of crap.

He, she, it or (heaven forbid) they will fit right in on that front.


I have a box of cigars here. Who wants?
posted by chicobangs at 9:05 PM on December 7, 2004


You just KNOW she's gonna ask for a pony...
posted by kamylyon at 9:08 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt.

First Rob Cockerham reproduces, and now this. Whoever said that intelligent, caring and well-meaning geeks technically-proficient people would eventually die out was obviously wrong!
posted by yhbc at 9:09 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats! Next Portland meetup will be held at Peanut Butter & Ellie's.
posted by turbodog at 9:11 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations from the UK...best feeling ever...huh #1?
posted by mattr at 9:21 PM on December 7, 2004



posted by wendell at 9:23 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt!
posted by bshort at 9:29 PM on December 7, 2004


In may, you will have an alarm clock with no snooze button, that you cannot set to go off at a certain time, and by the time you get it turned off, you will be too awake to go back to sleep, even though you didn't get nearly enough sleep.

So now, in December and until then, sleep. Seriously, just do that, because you won't sleep easy the rest of your life.
posted by Apoch at 9:46 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats!
posted by Quartermass at 9:47 PM on December 7, 2004


You should never have the password "password." For a similar reason, no one should name a baby "Baby." Naming a baby "Password" is fine, however.

Congratulations, fine sir.
posted by jenovus at 9:49 PM on December 7, 2004


congratulations, matt.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:08 PM on December 7, 2004


name that kid 'mefi' and I'm going to dropkick someone.

happy germination!
posted by angry modem at 10:15 PM on December 7, 2004


Congrats!
posted by geekyguy at 10:23 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt.
posted by darainwa at 10:29 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations on the wonderful news. AskMe moms and dads will now prepare for those three-in-the-morning technical questions that are bound to pop up with any beta version. The rest of us will just keep trying, fruitlessly, to think up better pony jokes. Best wishes to you, your wife, and your daughter!
posted by melissa may at 10:52 PM on December 7, 2004


Congratulations, Matt!

Wendy thewonder Haughey?
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 11:58 PM on December 7, 2004


(This is good.)
;)
posted by Radio7 at 12:06 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations(!), Matt.
posted by kickingtheground at 12:24 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations!
posted by tcp at 1:03 AM on December 8, 2004


congrats!
posted by Eirixon at 1:30 AM on December 8, 2004


Haughey....makin' copies.....

/Rob Schneider voice
posted by Optamystic at 2:15 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations!

Your life is about to change permanently. In fantastic, wonderful, horrible ways.

Ditto the above advice re sleep and going out NOW.
posted by konolia at 4:10 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations and best wishes to the three of you.
posted by Tarrama at 4:11 AM on December 8, 2004


I'm sorta partial to Miguelina Mattea Quasar Haughey myself...

Auguri!
posted by romakimmy at 4:46 AM on December 8, 2004


Caution!
posted by tizzie at 5:34 AM on December 8, 2004


Just kidding! Best wishes, Matt & Mrs. Matt!
posted by tizzie at 5:35 AM on December 8, 2004


I'm thinking Zowie Haughey. Zowie Howie. Zaughey Haughey. Something like that.

Congratulations, Matt!
posted by flashboy at 7:05 AM on December 8, 2004


OY! I have the boy (my first) coming on April 29th (arranged marriage suggested), but then again

1) i am the neopeasant to your kingdom

2) you will probably delete my comment from this thread. ;)

blessings on your journey of fatherhood, i am right there with you.
posted by mic stand at 7:35 AM on December 8, 2004


This sucks. How the fuck is Matt gonna have time to make all the ponies we want if he has to spend all his spare time changing nappies?

Where is the AskMefi post where matt asked us permission to procreate? Huh?

*sigh* Fine. Whatever. Congrats, I guess.
posted by terrapin at 7:41 AM on December 8, 2004


Zowie Haughey. Zowie Howie

'Cause it worked so well for David Bowie?
posted by Vidiot at 7:54 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats, Matt and Mrs! As a father of two and with a third on the way, I will echo what several others have said: sleep now. Go out now. Fix up house now.
posted by isotope at 8:21 AM on December 8, 2004


I have a feeling there are going to be a lot more anonymous AskMeFi questions like:

If the baby doesn't stop crying after 2 hours, what the hell do I do?

BabyPoopFilter: Is it really supposed to smell that bad? And why the heck is it a yellowy colour?

What is the best movie you've seen this year? The wife and I have about 2 hours of free time this week and we were looking for suggestions of what to watch during that break.

Does anyone know of any kids shows where the theme song won't burrow into my brain for the next 6 months?
posted by grum@work at 8:48 AM on December 8, 2004


Yay! Congratulations! Welcome, little taurus!
posted by whatnot at 10:04 AM on December 8, 2004


Does anyone know of any kids shows where the theme song won't burrow into my brain for the next 6 months?

No such thing. Barney. The Wiggles. Get used to it.
posted by isotope at 10:05 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations!
posted by unreason at 10:40 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations to you both. Wonderful news. And welcome to one of the greatest and most overwhelming human adventures.
posted by jokeefe at 10:44 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations, Matt! And I must add my support of May 1 to that of The God Complex and squealy. My own little boy was born May 1 of this year! And hey, it's Labor Day, after all.
posted by Songdog at 11:09 AM on December 8, 2004


Obviously, "Grep Haughey" is the name.

Yay for new people. Thank you for doing your bit to perpetuate the human race. We slackers in that regard salute you.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:34 AM on December 8, 2004


I vote for "Hee Haughey" myself, but then again, I've been asked by numerous souls to refrain from naming children.

Congratulations Matt! May 1 would fit in well with many people in my family:
April 30 - mother.
May 1 - her aunt.
May 3 - that very aunt's son.
May 4 - Jedi Day.
posted by myopicman at 12:34 PM on December 8, 2004


Congranulations!

Oh, and congratulations, too...
posted by klausness at 12:57 PM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations!
posted by sueinnyc at 9:45 PM on December 8, 2004


Gefeliciteerd! xxx
posted by ginz at 12:18 PM on December 9, 2004


Aha! I've been seeing mathowie baby references popping up all over the place today and thought I'd search MeTa for the scoop - and here it is!

I'm so happy for you - congratulations!!
posted by widdershins at 1:26 PM on December 9, 2004


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