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Good luck, blessings, positive thoughts, and an early mazel tov to Mathowie, Kay, and Fiona!
posted by digaman (92 comments total)

 
The title of this thread was supposed to be the predictable "Haughey 2.0," but I got caught up in spell-checking Matt's name. No matter. The universe is preparing to welcome a new citizen!
posted by digaman at 7:36 AM on May 2, 2005


Isn't this sort of a first post?

Congrats to all!
posted by eriko at 7:36 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations! As a new father myself I have to say you won't know what hit you, but it will be wonderful.
posted by TedW at 7:38 AM on May 2, 2005


PUSH HARDER!
posted by bondcliff at 7:39 AM on May 2, 2005


Another single-link ideological newsfilter FPP. I guess we are not even going to pretend to follow the guidelines for posts anymore. MeTa.
posted by orthogonality at 7:44 AM on May 2, 2005


Best advice we ever got was that there comes a point where you need to breath or risk tearing the perineum (sp?). So our instructor taught me how to get in my wife's face and tell her "Breathe or tear" and then she had a ceaserean.

Good luck, Matt, we'll understand if you're a little bit less available for the next week. And then its back to work with you!
posted by fenriq at 7:48 AM on May 2, 2005


Why shouldn't this be in the blue? It's #1's seed! Maybe in 20 or so years, #2 will create a metafilter 2.0 or something...
posted by C17H19NO3 at 7:50 AM on May 2, 2005


Posted too soon...Congratulations and good luck Matt!
posted by C17H19NO3 at 7:51 AM on May 2, 2005


No more playing with your new recumbent bike- : (
posted by dfowler at 7:54 AM on May 2, 2005


I confess my ideological bias: I'm pro life, if not pro-lifeTM.
posted by digaman at 7:54 AM on May 2, 2005


GO FIONA GO!
posted by matteo at 7:56 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations. May all of your family live as long as they want and never want as long as they live.
posted by Staggering Jack at 8:02 AM on May 2, 2005


Pray for a pointy-headed college girl....
posted by Rumple at 8:05 AM on May 2, 2005


See also...
posted by anastasiav at 8:06 AM on May 2, 2005


Bah, Rumple, I'm praying for happy and healthy. The rest will take care of itself :)
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:11 AM on May 2, 2005


mazel tov in advance! : >
posted by amberglow at 8:11 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations! (and welcome to the club)
posted by bashos_frog at 8:20 AM on May 2, 2005


Hope all goes well!

Now, we get to see if Metafilter descends into chaos with #1 away from the helm.
[inserts evil laugh, goes off to find contentious double posted GYOFB newsfilter items]
posted by seanyboy at 8:27 AM on May 2, 2005


my hat is off to you mathowie -- okay now it's back on.

Congratulations in advance, and happy best wishes for a speedy delivery and a lovely new baby!
posted by naxosaxur at 8:30 AM on May 2, 2005


Ass kissers.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:40 AM on May 2, 2005


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posted by BuddhaInABucket at 8:41 AM on May 2, 2005


10 fingers?
10 toes?
2 eyes?
2 ears?
2 arms?
2 legs?

(into the near future)
Yup, everything's looking good so far ...
(every new parent goes through counting the parts)

Best of everything to the family with this new addition!
posted by nofundy at 8:51 AM on May 2, 2005


congratulations appear to be in order, are hereby given, so carry on then...
posted by y2karl at 9:06 AM on May 2, 2005


Best wishes!
posted by Quartermass at 9:08 AM on May 2, 2005


congrats
posted by edgeways at 9:09 AM on May 2, 2005


Salubrious congratulations!
posted by Snyder at 9:22 AM on May 2, 2005


This is exciting!
posted by sveskemus at 9:25 AM on May 2, 2005


Hello Fiona, and CONGRATULATIONS, HAUGHEYS!
posted by fandango_matt at 9:27 AM on May 2, 2005


Congrats!! :)
posted by erisfree at 9:30 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations!
posted by brujita at 9:32 AM on May 2, 2005


Oooh. Three days early. Congrats to mom and dad, and hello Fiona!
posted by dobbs at 9:36 AM on May 2, 2005


Ya'll downloaded something really nice there. Congrats!
posted by quietfish at 9:37 AM on May 2, 2005


whoo hoo! congratulations all around!
posted by killy willy at 9:37 AM on May 2, 2005


Yay!
posted by digaman at 9:39 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations, happiness always to you and yours.
posted by marxchivist at 9:41 AM on May 2, 2005


It always amazes me how anyone who reads MetaFilter can seriously think of putting another child on the face of this planet.

On preview, congratulations. And may the future be less bleak than predicted.
posted by kika at 9:42 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations Matt - she is beautiful!
posted by lilboo at 9:42 AM on May 2, 2005


Mazel Tov!
posted by kickingtheground at 9:43 AM on May 2, 2005


Dammit, I wasted what little positive karma I had on the MeTa thread already. Now I'll have to flag this post a double and drag all of you back to the gray for your scoldings.
posted by DaShiv at 9:47 AM on May 2, 2005


Gratz matt and family! HELLO FIONA!
posted by Stynxno at 9:47 AM on May 2, 2005


Oh sweet Jebus, she's adorable.


*tear*
*snif*

Dammit, I'm such a girl when it comes to these things.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:58 AM on May 2, 2005


So would now be a good time to self link to the front page with a huge inline graphic?

DaShiv, the grey is officially called the meconium today.
posted by fenriq at 10:02 AM on May 2, 2005


Oh, good grief.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:03 AM on May 2, 2005


Fiona
Fair one : Gaelic

You are fair-minded, wise and peace-loving and are always willing to help others. Your mental capabilities and creativity are well marked with wonderful and original ideas which you need to bring to tangible fruition. Perceptive and understanding of others your positive approach to life and influential nature means that you have leadership qualities. There is great potential for success both financially and spiritually.


Good name. Congratulations!
posted by debralee at 10:11 AM on May 2, 2005


Actually I thought meconium would be the new color for MeFi Projects, with the first posting being a flickr photo from #1 that I'll forever regret clicking on.
posted by DaShiv at 10:13 AM on May 2, 2005


Your life will never be the same. She's beautiful. ENJOY!
posted by davenportmom at 10:19 AM on May 2, 2005


Many congrats, Matt & Kay! She gets automatic admin powers, right? (Now we wait on baby's first double-post deletion. Awww.)
posted by aine42 at 10:19 AM on May 2, 2005


As a fellow parent of a mild mannered 7 month old, congrats. May she always love her parents and the 'ole blue.
posted by Numenorian at 10:28 AM on May 2, 2005


Congrats, Matt & Kay!
posted by unreason at 10:34 AM on May 2, 2005


Hooray and congrats to the Haughey family!
posted by melissa at 10:35 AM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations!
posted by treebjen at 10:38 AM on May 2, 2005


!
posted by soyjoy at 10:45 AM on May 2, 2005


Wait until Matt finds out that children are spyware that while cute will absolutely hog a systems resources.

Let the photoshopping begin...
posted by srboisvert at 10:50 AM on May 2, 2005


Hooray!

*throws confetti, releases balloons*
posted by 40 Watt at 10:59 AM on May 2, 2005


yea!
posted by eckeric at 11:10 AM on May 2, 2005


:)

Lets have everyone celebrate in their birthday suit!
posted by Viomeda at 11:17 AM on May 2, 2005


Sure, I'm a little hurt, but I'll continue to assume everything is moving forward for the Haughey's adoption of me.
posted by victors at 11:18 AM on May 2, 2005


I'm with Soyjoy on this - we need an anti-dot to celebrate occasions like this one.

!
posted by wanderingmind at 11:33 AM on May 2, 2005


congratulations!
posted by jann at 11:43 AM on May 2, 2005


Good idea, wanderingmind.

!

It's a widdoe baay-beee!

Welcome to the world of parenting, Kay and Matt!

Welcome to the world, Fiona!
posted by jlkr at 11:46 AM on May 2, 2005


Nice work!
posted by of strange foe at 12:39 PM on May 2, 2005


!
posted by fixedgear at 2:34 PM on May 2, 2005


!
posted by C17H19NO3 at 2:44 PM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations Matt. Say goodbye to lie-ins, and hello to joy. :-)
posted by Duug at 2:52 PM on May 2, 2005


!!!
posted by moonbird at 2:57 PM on May 2, 2005


!

but not [!]
posted by grouse at 2:58 PM on May 2, 2005


!
posted by furiousthought at 3:13 PM on May 2, 2005


!

MoFi already came up with an appropriate icon: )) (congratulatory bananas)

Congratulations, blessings, and as we Orthodox MeFites say, MaTov!

Welcome to the 21st Century, Fiona, you're well-positioned for a good life. Just promise us you'll never never never use the phrase "Uncle quonsar".

Matt, after admin-ing here for five years, you'll find diaper changing easy. And whenever you're reading this: GET OFF THE INTERNET AND BACK TO YOUR FAMILY.

And Kay, remind him to put down the camera once in a while.

Now, who's gonna be first to photoshop the baby?
posted by wendell at 3:13 PM on May 2, 2005


congrats howies! she's really adorable.
posted by krix at 3:16 PM on May 2, 2005


What, are you kiddin'? We got us a family here! [WAV]
posted by scarabic at 3:17 PM on May 2, 2005


.^_^.
posted by notreally at 3:20 PM on May 2, 2005


I already posted congratulations in the MeTa thread, but I forgot to add: Fiona's a great name!
posted by languagehat at 3:24 PM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations Kay and Matt, and a big welcome to Fiona.
posted by apocalypse miaow at 3:25 PM on May 2, 2005


!
posted by fillsthepews at 3:35 PM on May 2, 2005


posted by wendell Now, who's gonna be first to photoshop the baby?

Civil Disobedient.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:46 PM on May 2, 2005


Congratulations, Matt. I was hoping to visit the blue today and see the CSS modified so that it was pink for the occasion - better than cigars!
posted by jperkins at 3:52 PM on May 2, 2005


All the best, Haugheys!
posted by sharpener at 4:15 PM on May 2, 2005


Congrats!
posted by dflemingdotorg at 6:11 PM on May 2, 2005


!
posted by unrepentanthippie at 6:21 PM on May 2, 2005


Mazel Tov!
posted by VulcanMike at 6:49 PM on May 2, 2005


Congrats up the yin-yang!
posted by If I Had An Anus at 10:15 AM on May 3, 2005


!

How long before 2.0 asks for her very own pony?
posted by cmyk at 10:23 AM on May 3, 2005


Having kids is awesome. 7 months along and I can't believe how much I love him. It's awesome. I hope you have an equally wonderful experience.
posted by psychotic_venom at 10:49 AM on May 3, 2005


!
posted by OmieWise at 12:22 PM on May 3, 2005


!
posted by turaho at 12:37 PM on May 3, 2005


Congrats!
posted by eljuanbobo at 2:52 PM on May 3, 2005


Hey, Congrats! Very cute indeed. Great name too.

We just had a baby (boy) a month ago so I totally sympathize. All I can say is:

1) It's the best thing in the world,
2) Buy a sling. Trust me. It's the only way to carry a baby and be able to type at the same time, and
3) Remember #1 when it's 3am, you've spent the last bleary-eyed hour pacing around trying to put her to sleep (with no success), you feel a growing warmth in the diaper region, and then she starts crying. Did I mention it's the best thing in the world?

It really is, especially the first time they look you in the eye and smile...
posted by fubar at 3:06 PM on May 3, 2005


!
posted by skyboy at 5:03 PM on May 3, 2005


A bit late, but congratulations to the Haughey family!
posted by somethingotherthan at 6:40 PM on May 3, 2005


Hello Fiona! Congratulations to your Mum and Dad.
posted by Tarrama at 8:39 PM on May 3, 2005


Wooo! Mazel tov to the Mathowie family! : )
posted by SisterHavana at 9:42 PM on May 4, 2005


I'm late to the party but:

Hurray for babyhowie!
posted by Kattullus at 7:42 AM on May 5, 2005


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