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Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:48 pm

Well, he's a bit early but healthy.

Born Saturday at 7:45, 6 lbs 12 oz (a bit over 3000 grams)

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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Congrats to you guys!

Your signature really paid off, eh?
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:44 pm

Congratulations Paul.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:44 pm

Congratulations!! That's awesome!!

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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:46 pm

DerFunk knows this is coming, but it's my standard welcome to new gerbil pups: They aren't as fragile as they look and you will test that early on.

That said, congrats and have fun sleeping for the next several months.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:53 pm

The great news is that Ned is right. They're not overly fragile.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:56 pm

Congrats and good luck to you, mom and your beautiful new baby boy! Best wishes, don't forget to laugh and enjoy the greatest joy you'll ever know.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:56 pm

Congrats, have fun with him!
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:56 pm

Cheers...and in about six weeks when you're getting enough sleep to be coherent again, let us know how he's getting along :)
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:38 pm

Congrats, bet you are feeling on top of the world.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:57 pm

ludi wrote:Cheers...and in about six weeks when you're getting enough sleep to be coherent again, let us know how he's getting along :)

Six weeks? Optimist.

About all I remember from that slice of life is the wife's foot telling me that this food/poop/pee/whatever crisis was mine to deal with.

The other gnarly bit is the translation between boob juice/formula and cow squeezings. Mine could drink down a big glob of cow juice and instantly shower me with feta cheese.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:37 am

Congratulations!
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:34 am

Congrats!!!
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:39 am

Congratulations! What an awesome journey.

What Ned said, and remember to let them be themselves, let them explore and climb and build and knock stuff down and see what happens; wrestle and hug and snuggle.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:48 am

Congrats
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:48 am

Congratulations!

How soon until you mix in Red Bull with the bottle and overclock him?
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:01 am

Congratz and
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:51 am

Congratulations! He is a treasure, and not only to your eyes.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:46 am

Congrats.........and to quote Shakespear "Alas, poor sleep, I knew you well."

P.S. Your new best friends should now be:
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*One of those baby swings to help put the baby to sleepd
*Coscto membership for diapers & formula
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:00 am

Congratulations! You're in for an amazing ride (but you knew that already). :wink:
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:06 am

Dposcorp wrote:*One of those baby swings to help put the baby to sleep

For me and my daughter, I learned the entire back road system of my area. There was a phase where the only time she slept was in a moving car. Since my wife can't stay awake beyond 9:00 PM it was up to me.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:07 am

Congrats! Hope you rolled the dice high and got a good sleeper. Every baby is different with that.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:47 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Dposcorp wrote:*One of those baby swings to help put the baby to sleep

For me and my daughter, I learned the entire back road system of my area. There was a phase where the only time she slept was in a moving car. Since my wife can't stay awake beyond 9:00 PM it was up to me.

That sounds like a good excuse to buy and set up a G-scale model railroad in the backyard. Just convert one of the flatbeds with a carseat mount, and voila...
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:52 pm

Congratulations.
Captain Ned wrote:For me and my daughter, I learned the entire back road system of my area. There was a phase where the only time she slept was in a moving car. Since my wife can't stay awake beyond 9:00 PM it was up to me.
My cousin discovered that putting the car seat on top of the running washer / dryer worked just as well. YMMV.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:57 pm

UberGerbil wrote:My cousin discovered that putting the car seat on top of the running washer / dryer worked just as well. YMMV.

The daughter in question turns 15 in December. I'll save that one for any potential grandchildren.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:45 pm

Captain Ned wrote:The daughter in question turns 15 in December.

Well, yeah, but...if it works...
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:54 pm

ludi wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:The daughter in question turns 15 in December.

Well, yeah, but...if it works...


And you can always point to this thread whenever Child Services arrives...
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:16 pm

"I read it on the internet, it must be a fine idea."

I guess it depends on where your washer/dryer are, though. My grandma on my dad's side had a galley-style kitchen (like a hallway) with the washer/dryer at the end. She could have done that (theoretically) with grandkids while she cooked.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:22 am

I notice that paulWTAMU hasn't posted here since the OP. That's cuz his ass is either asleep or dealing with the baby.

Congrats. Infants suck, but they grow up and get cooler.
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Re: Baby

Postposted on Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:42 am

Congrats Paul! I'm due to be a dad the first week of May (a boy also). Let me know if the mean time if you've got any advice since your about 5-6 months ahead of me :) Again, congrats man<! Whats the little guys name out of curiosity.

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