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Haughey 2.0 Mefi user #1 will be reproducing. Hearty congratulations!
posted by owillis (94 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
How about "Pancake"?

Congratulations Matt!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:20 AM on December 8, 2004


congrats, mathowie. hopefully the technology to temporarily cryogenically freeze yourself will be available by the time she hits her teens.
posted by lotsofno at 9:25 AM on December 8, 2004


Oh god, the resdesign is just going to be photos of the kid and posts about poopies, isn't it.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:27 AM on December 8, 2004


I look forward to watching the development of the Meta-Haughey.
posted by me3dia at 9:27 AM on December 8, 2004


So that's who user number 20,000 is reserved for.

OK, is there anyway everyone can chip in a buck on paypal and we can buy the real n0000bie some silk diapers?

Oh, and congratulations to Matt and spouse.
posted by Rumple at 9:29 AM on December 8, 2004


Matt, congratulations to you and Mrs. Matt. Remember that raising a daughter is just as easy as raising a son provided you don't mind if she ever dates, wears makeup and short skirts, flirts, or uses the internet.

seriously, many congratulations. What a great holiday gift!
posted by anastasiav at 9:30 AM on December 8, 2004


Clicking that link was the first time I checked into "Ten Years of My Life". I can get you some Before & After pictures of my own "Ten Years of My Life" if you want. It gets pretty ugly. Congratulations, Matt, on the End Of The World, As You Know It!
posted by Doohickie at 9:30 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations, Matt. Welcome to a new career as part-time (or full-time) diaper changer.
posted by Loudmax at 9:38 AM on December 8, 2004


Remember that raising a daughter is just as easy as raising a son provided you don't mind if she ever dates, wears makeup and short skirts, flirts, or uses the internet.

my sister said it best: the difference between raising a son and a daughter is that with a boy you only have to worry about one dick, but with a girl you have to worry about every dick.
posted by three blind mice at 9:38 AM on December 8, 2004


See how much you miss when you don't keep up with MetaTalk?
posted by scarabic at 9:38 AM on December 8, 2004


BabyFilter
posted by mazola at 9:39 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats, Matt. Everyone will tell you your life is over but as a parent I can tell you a newer, much better life is just beginning.

Diapers aren't as bad as you think they're going to be. Either that or I've gotten used to cleaning shit from the walls. The walls that I drywalled and painted myself. *sigh*
posted by bondcliff at 9:40 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations Mathowie! May fortune bless your family :)
posted by adrianhon at 9:42 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats, Matt. It's a trip.
posted by blueshammer at 9:45 AM on December 8, 2004


congratulations, matt!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and remember, you're already looking after 20,000 unruly children, to care for one more won't be much of a problem.
*hugs mathowie and mrs mathowie*
posted by matteo at 9:46 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats, Matt - yeah, to paraphrase bondcliff, you're not losing a life... you're gaining a superlife - which is very similar to a life, only there's absolutely no free time in it anymore. Oh yeah, and also the unconditional love thing (your own, that is).
posted by soyjoy at 9:50 AM on December 8, 2004


Awww. Count me among the MeFi users who feels an extraordinary amount of affection for our host, who I've never met. I wish him and his family thousands of blessings.
posted by digaman at 9:55 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations, Matt, on making the ultimate n00b.
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:57 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations Matt. In my experience having kids is better than anything in my pre-kids life. Yes, there's the no sleep thing and the worry thing. So what. Enjoy it all.
posted by Outlawyr at 9:57 AM on December 8, 2004


a newer, much better life is just beginning.

Yeah, after I posted, I realized I should have made that part of my End Of The World statement.
Parenthood: The toughest job you'll ever love.
posted by Doohickie at 10:01 AM on December 8, 2004


Happy life to mini-matt!

Oh, and mefites - if you think that thread deletion reasons are occasionally terse these days, wait till sleep deprivation kicks in...
posted by dash_slot- at 10:07 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats Matt. Now your life begins
posted by Cancergiggles at 10:07 AM on December 8, 2004


add mine to the piles of congratulations that you are getting from countless strangers with nothing but best wishes and good will for you, Matt. You rock!
posted by fingers_of_fire at 10:10 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations
posted by Navek Rednam at 10:10 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats Matt & Mom to be!!! It's great to see this today, my son's 13th birthday. . . which came oh, about 6 months after the ultrasound that said I would be expecting a lovely baby girl. . . heh. Wait on the pink blankets!
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:12 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats, Matt, and let me just pre-emptively solicit some advice for you, the kind I wish I had currently and had had before....

In my brief time of being a step-parent, the main 'kicker' insight I got out of it was: damn, it's scary to be a parent. You can treat them with kindness and respect, give them a supportive, loving environment to group up within, spoil them or make them learn the value of work and money, instill in them a love of learning, respect for their fellow human, etc., etc., etc., and then one day they could come home pregnant/raped/molested, or take up with a loser crowd, or develop a medical condition, or get hit by a drunk driver, or any of an infinite number of horrible things. And you, as a parent, get to worry about this as long as you live! How do you other parents cope with that?
posted by kimota at 10:24 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats! Today, my son is 2 months old and he's turned our lives upside down in the most amazing way.

Everyone should expect lots of JRun errors in May! <grin>

On Preview :
kimota : I honestly believe this is why many parents-to-be find themselves asking religious questions and ultimatly attaching themselves to a faith. It makes a big difference in how you view the wrong in the world and how you perceive it to affect your innocent progeny.
posted by psychotic_venom at 10:29 AM on December 8, 2004


Speaking with the authority of someone who was once a child, I say congratulations!
posted by bachelor#3 at 10:33 AM on December 8, 2004


!
posted by drezdn at 10:36 AM on December 8, 2004


psychotic_venom: Strangely, my daughter ended up reaffirming my atheism. Her mom doesn't agree, being vaguely spiritual (goes to Unitarian meetings once in a while even), but we at least agree that we want to do whatever it takes to keep her from picking up Mormonism from my family (the rest of my family is Mormon; I'm the only one who got out). We aren't sure what we're going to do when the inevitable occurs and she wants to go to church with Grandma and Grandpa.

As far as dating goes, I fully intend be cleaning a shotgun and talking about my experiences as a POW in Nam when any boy comes over. My significant other disagrees, but figures any boy dumb enough to think I was in Vietnam, seeing as I was born nearly two years after the fall of Saigon, doesn't deserve to date our daughter.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 10:37 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations, Matt!
posted by Coffeemate at 10:37 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations, all the best to the growing family!
posted by OmieWise at 10:42 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations!
posted by unreason at 10:45 AM on December 8, 2004


From one "Matt H." to another, many congrats.

My 8 year old may have already coined what your lil 'uns first words will be "Daddy's looking at the blue thing again".
posted by m@ at 10:51 AM on December 8, 2004


Yay, new Howies! Congrats, Matt!
posted by astruc at 11:01 AM on December 8, 2004


That is awesome!! Keep us posted; myself and Mr.s Tr33hggr are looking forward to parenthood iin the next few years. Congrats!
posted by tr33hggr at 11:09 AM on December 8, 2004


"Matt Haughey virile. Ultrasound at 11."

Congrats.
posted by zpousman at 11:13 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats, Matt!
posted by ed at 11:15 AM on December 8, 2004


All the clever remarks have been said, so I'll just say congrats, Matt.
posted by pmurray63 at 11:17 AM on December 8, 2004


"Oolong" is a nice name for a girl.

Congrats to the Haugheys.
posted by kindall at 11:20 AM on December 8, 2004


Congrats.

(pmurray63 said what I was going to say)
posted by grum@work at 11:23 AM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations to you and your wife. If you're as patient with your daughter as you are with Metafilter, you're going to be a great dad.
posted by rocketman at 11:53 AM on December 8, 2004


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posted by fungible at 12:06 PM on December 8, 2004


I hope you'll be giving the li'l fella or gal a membership here. I'd look forward to MeTa threads saying "Pony request: remove befouled diaper."

All kidding aside, congrats, daddy-o matt.
posted by jonmc at 12:06 PM on December 8, 2004


or even "made dooty. administrator, please hope me!"
posted by jonmc at 12:07 PM on December 8, 2004


Congrats Matt!!! Easily the best thing you'll ever do in your life.
posted by photoslob at 12:17 PM on December 8, 2004


Congrats Matt and Mom to be.
posted by lola at 12:17 PM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations Matt to you and your lady.
ditto rocketman.
My son is 20 today and it seems like only yesterday.......time flies .... enjoy
posted by adamvasco at 12:20 PM on December 8, 2004


Best of the Web...?

Hah! Just kidding of course. Congratulations mathowie!
posted by rooftop secrets at 12:28 PM on December 8, 2004


Pat. Has to be pathowie. Congrats.
posted by AstroGuy at 12:37 PM on December 8, 2004


I am so conflicted. I sense I should suck up like the rest of you but at the same time, I feel compelled to be snarky. What to do, what to do.
posted by effwerd at 12:38 PM on December 8, 2004


Aw, what's there to be snarky about, effwerd? Share the wub with the rest of us.
posted by jokeefe at 12:47 PM on December 8, 2004


: )
posted by asok at 12:49 PM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations! Girls are so wonderful. Be prepared to love something more than you every knew was humanly possible. Really.
posted by aacheson at 12:52 PM on December 8, 2004


I bet she's gonna be really smart.
posted by cookie-k at 1:05 PM on December 8, 2004


I, for one, welcome our new Metafilter overlordette
posted by joelf at 1:14 PM on December 8, 2004


Maybe not MeFi blue, but this smells like Pepsi Blue somehow.
posted by solid-one-love at 1:17 PM on December 8, 2004


*clink*! to the Howie's!
posted by yoga at 1:23 PM on December 8, 2004


Congrats from me too! (I guess the Iceland trip is off...)
posted by languagehat at 1:25 PM on December 8, 2004


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A Moment of Silence. You will need it soon. ^_^
posted by azul at 1:52 PM on December 8, 2004


guess your links worked... congrats!
posted by buddhanarchist at 1:56 PM on December 8, 2004


No attempt at originality - Congratulations
posted by daveg at 2:23 PM on December 8, 2004


Oh all right. Congrats. :)
posted by effwerd at 2:52 PM on December 8, 2004


So Matt's daughter, she vibrates?

Mazel tov, Dear Leader, and best wishes from one new MeFite to one even newer.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:17 PM on December 8, 2004


Matt -

As a three-year lurker, I thought I should pony up the dough to get an account, in appreciation of so much entertainment and information afforded me by the MeFi community over the years. I was finally compelled to do so not by my guilt, but by a wish to join my voice to those celebrating the joyous announcement of your new child.

Many warm congratulations and all the best to your family!
posted by darkstar at 3:22 PM on December 8, 2004


congrats!
posted by nile_red at 3:31 PM on December 8, 2004


Hey, fantastic.

My new baby (sex undetermined) is also due in may, I'll be able to get away with posting weird little baby-related FPPs then!
posted by sycophant at 3:44 PM on December 8, 2004


Good work!
posted by prentiz at 3:49 PM on December 8, 2004


Meta-congratulations! Soon you will come to know that your own baby's face and your own baby's ass are God's two most beautiful creations.
posted by planetkyoto at 4:17 PM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations to you and your wife.

From what I can tell about the way you comport your self here-- your good nature, intelligence, and patience-- you will be a wonderful Dad.

She will be a lucky, lucky girl.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:19 PM on December 8, 2004


Wait a second, Will she be mefi blue?

Surely mefi will become pink to accomidate her stereotypically girly tastes?
posted by sycophant at 4:27 PM on December 8, 2004


holla!

welcome to the club!
posted by taumeson at 5:15 PM on December 8, 2004


So have a kid, buy a SUV, huh Matt?

Seriously, congratulations again.
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. at 5:40 PM on December 8, 2004


[this is good]
posted by ruddhist at 5:42 PM on December 8, 2004


I am seven weeks into this adventure of parent hood. and well.. its the best thing EVAR.
congrats
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 5:42 PM on December 8, 2004


o frabjous day, calloo, callay! congrats and all that, haughey and co.!
posted by steef at 6:04 PM on December 8, 2004


Late to the party . . . er, baby shower, but let me echo these fine comments from digaman and rocketman:

Count me among the MeFi users who feels an extraordinary amount of affection for our host, who I've never met. I wish him and his family thousands of blessings.

If you're as patient with your daughter as you are with Metafilter, you're going to be a great dad.

posted by LeLiLo at 7:14 PM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations! Kids are (mostly) worth it. Good on ya!
posted by Lafe at 7:15 PM on December 8, 2004


I'm always late to the party.

Congrats to Matt & spouse -- and you, too sycophat!
posted by somethingotherthan at 7:28 PM on December 8, 2004


Mazel Tov!!
posted by tinamonster at 7:30 PM on December 8, 2004


What wonderful news! Congratulations, Haugheys!

(I second Oolong as a good name... but only if you intend to post pictures of your daughter with pancakes balanced on her head.)
posted by jennyb at 8:05 PM on December 8, 2004


Excellent news -- best wishes, Matt, to you, the missus, and Little Howie!
posted by davidmsc at 8:18 PM on December 8, 2004


Congratulations Matt! : )
posted by SisterHavana at 9:27 PM on December 8, 2004


Matte. She must be named Matte.
posted by skyscraper at 9:38 PM on December 8, 2004


Nice work, Matt.
posted by bigtimes at 1:39 AM on December 9, 2004


Matt....looks like the floor is yours!
Many congratulations.

Will you be getting her a cell phone?
An IPod?
An account at Metafilter?

All the best to all of you!
:-)
posted by JtJ at 2:59 AM on December 9, 2004


Cat- This Ultrasound Scan.com is one of the strangest sites happiest pictures I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their scanners, or why. Many congratulations to Matt & his soon-to-be-enlarged family!
posted by misteraitch at 3:05 AM on December 9, 2004


All the best to you and your family!
posted by ltl at 5:37 AM on December 9, 2004


Double post!

Just kidding. Congrats, man!
posted by Dukebloo at 7:38 AM on December 9, 2004


Congratulations!!
posted by VulcanMike at 1:32 PM on December 9, 2004


WAY.
TO.
FUCK.
MATT!!
posted by tristeza at 2:04 PM on December 9, 2004


I will add my own congratulations here...

I told my husband who promptly said "He should name her Bunnyfire."

Matt if you want HIS cell phone number*, just let me
know...

*private joke.
posted by konolia at 2:51 PM on December 9, 2004


Congrats Matt & Mrs. Matt!

And if she's anything like I was as a kid, she'll ask for many more ponies than any of us ever have.
posted by aine42 at 2:17 PM on December 10, 2004


Congratulations! Fatherhood is a blast!
My wife and I have a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old, and an 8 month old.
Two things.... 1) If your glasses are very expensive, or fragile, the kid will trash them. Babies love to rip them off your face and a toddler will break them just because they are sitting on the nightstand. My cool antique rimless pair are bent and irreparable. I now have an inexpensive pair and sometimes consider doing contacts or lasik. 2) Kids constantly find a way to hit you in the balls. I do not know of a suitable remedy for this.
Enjoy!
posted by Mhead at 8:41 PM on December 11, 2004


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