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Chris
11-03-2008, 07:03 PM
My wife is pregnant, the baby should be born at the end of May. We're very happy, but... the time I know is going to be an issue. I've been going on a home improvement binge since I found out, doing all the projects I apparently forsee being unable to do once we have a newborn. I'm not as worried about work stuff because typing isn't quite as problematic as say... using a power saw, when you have a sleeping baby.

agua
11-03-2008, 09:13 PM
Congratulations Chris - sounds like you're nest building :)

Kids are cool

Mike
11-04-2008, 04:21 PM
Woo... congratulations Chris :)

Billyray
11-04-2008, 04:52 PM
Congratulations to you both. Nice work! :)

mobilebadboy
11-04-2008, 09:14 PM
Congrats you two. :) Keep us updated.

Generalissimo
11-04-2008, 11:33 PM
Congratulations!

I'm sure you don't need to worry about work stuff - most of your sites run themselves...

Just remember to take photos of the home improvement to make a new site with when you've got more typing time again!

Chris
11-05-2008, 05:47 AM
predictably enough I considered doing a blog, but really the competition on the home improvement niche is out of this world.

Gate2Shop
11-05-2008, 07:19 AM
Congradulations, I just recently became a grandfather. Kids are great.

Blue Cat Buxton
11-05-2008, 10:20 AM
Congratulations Chris.

Don't spend all your time DIY'ing - Start building up your sleep reserves as well!

agua
11-05-2008, 01:21 PM
and brush up on your nursery rhymes - all I could think of was Hotel California (yes, by the eagles) much to the amusement of all of the in laws sat close by

KLB
11-05-2008, 08:44 PM
Congratulations. You do realize your life as you have known it is coming to an end. In a few years your favorite financial news channel will be replaced with cartoons with square sponges.

Dan Schulz
11-10-2008, 10:26 AM
Congratulations, Chris. Just remember that your first child makes you a father, your second makes you a parent.

KLB
11-10-2008, 06:55 PM
Congratulations, Chris. Just remember that your first child makes you a father, your second makes you a parent.

Successfully raising your child just might make you a grandfather.;)

Cutter
11-10-2008, 07:42 PM
congrats!

Dan Schulz
11-11-2008, 12:34 PM
Successfully raising your child just might make you a grandfather.;)

At which point you get to laugh at your kids, point at them and say "See!!! I Told You So!!!" while kicking back and drinking a beer with your kid.

KLB
11-11-2008, 04:33 PM
At which point you get to laugh at your kids, point at them and say "See!!! I Told You So!!!" while kicking back and drinking a beer with your kid.

The trick is to not do a Homer Simpson to your kids when they do the things that will make you say "I told you so," when their kids do it so that you can actually have grandchildren.:p

Pro
11-13-2008, 12:39 AM
Congratulations.

I wish you both the best.

ozgression
11-14-2008, 01:17 AM
Good news... congrats.

Westech
11-25-2008, 02:41 PM
Congratulations Chris! Your life is about to change in a big (but wonderful) way. It's pretty tough at first, but just keep in mind that they get easier and less demanding after the first 6 months or so. :)

If you need any tips on how to successfully work at home with a kid screaming and running around let me know. I'm finally starting to get it figured out!

shim
11-28-2008, 11:51 PM
I just saw this post! Congrats, Chris! Life WILL change ... Just put your family first and things will work out.

Any ideas on names, yet? :blush:

BGray
12-02-2008, 08:58 PM
Wow! I'm late. Congrats Chris.

As a father of two little girls, a 3 year old and a 6 month old, I can honestly tell you that your life if going to get a lot better. Children fill in the missing pieces in your life and really put everything into perspective. I have no idea what I did with my time before my kids came along.

You're starting an amazing journey my friend. God bless!

Chris
01-22-2009, 08:52 PM
Oh, by the way, its a boy.

MikZer
01-27-2009, 10:16 AM
I just say congratulations and im happy in your ways! ;)

-M-

ankita
02-14-2009, 06:51 AM
Its really a nice feeling being a DAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!

gpeters
02-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Congrats Chris....If everything goes well I will be a dad in August

ankita
02-15-2009, 12:38 AM
Oh its really a wonderful feeling !!!! CONGRATES !!!!!!!!

cpc
02-27-2009, 03:17 AM
Congrats!

We just had our second so I have plenty of middle-of-the night surfing available in between feedings.

Have a name? How about Jalic? :)

Chris
02-27-2009, 07:13 AM
It'll probably be Finnegan

Chris
05-28-2009, 05:26 AM
Well... we're going to the hospital, wish me luck.

BGray
05-28-2009, 05:27 AM
All the best Chris. It will be an amazing day for you. :)

agua
05-28-2009, 05:39 AM
Good Luck :)

Westech
05-28-2009, 08:24 AM
Good luck! We'll be thinking about you and your family today. I hope you got plenty of sleep last night. :)

Chris
05-28-2009, 12:58 PM
Water broke at 2, no hard contractions, no pain. She is sitting reading, and I'm obviously on my laptop.

Chris
05-29-2009, 11:00 AM
Baby was born at 3:26 AM last night, labor did get more difficult up around hour 18.



Finnigan weighs 7 pounds 13 ounces, and is 20.5 inches long.



He pooped prior to exit and then apparently breathed in some of the then poopy liquid, there is a M-word term for it, and its pretty common (10-20% of babies, especially those post due) but it did require them to bring him to the NICU as a precaution so we haven't really gotten to hold him yet. He is doing fine, breathing very well, even on his own when he rips the little thing off (fiesty), so he shouldn't have to stay up there long. They also started IV antibiotics just in case.



Mom is doing really good. Very little bleeding, only a little tearing, and much to her joy, no stretchmarks. Everyone should be able to go home on Sunday. I'm home now and took a nap, did some business stuff I needed to get done, now I'll go for a run, shower, and head back in.

Billyray
05-30-2009, 12:34 PM
Congratulations Chris! Hope Finnigan's a sleeper.

BGray
05-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Glad to hear everything went well and all are safe. Congrats!
*Cigars all around*

Blue Cat Buxton
06-01-2009, 08:57 AM
Congratulations indeed and welcome to the world of fatherhood.

agua
06-02-2009, 06:32 PM
Congrats to you and your wife Chris - hope Finnigan is well :)

Welcome to the world of sleepless nights and stinky nappies ;) (believe me - its all worth it)

Saberking13
06-09-2009, 05:18 AM
Congrats to you and your wife Chris - hope Finnigan is well :)

Welcome to the world of sleepless nights and stinky nappies ;) (believe me - its all worth it)
:lol:

Saberking13
06-09-2009, 05:21 AM
Baby was born at 3:26 AM last night, labor did get more difficult up around hour 18.



Finnigan weighs 7 pounds 13 ounces, and is 20.5 inches long.



He pooped prior to exit and then apparently breathed in some of the then poopy liquid, there is a M-word term for it, and its pretty common (10-20% of babies, especially those post due) but it did require them to bring him to the NICU as a precaution so we haven't really gotten to hold him yet. He is doing fine, breathing very well, even on his own when he rips the little thing off (fiesty), so he shouldn't have to stay up there long. They also started IV antibiotics just in case.



Mom is doing really good. Very little bleeding, only a little tearing, and much to her joy, no stretchmarks. Everyone should be able to go home on Sunday. I'm home now and took a nap, did some business stuff I needed to get done, now I'll go for a run, shower, and head back in.

Great!

MaxS
06-29-2009, 05:31 PM
Congratulations!

Dan Schulz
07-01-2009, 04:15 PM
The baby is a boy.

Chris, do you have any updates? How are the baby and new mother doing? (Well, I hope.)

Chris
07-02-2009, 10:04 AM
Doing well and growing like crazy. This kid is going to be huge, he is shooting up the growth chart at the pediatricians office. He is definitely taking after his tall dad and not his average height mom.

The feedings and sleepings are of course rough, and the baby has some reflux we think so that complicates things. He has been sleeping in his car seat to stay more upright at night. Other than that things are going good and we can't wait until he can sleep through the night.

BGray
07-24-2009, 05:14 AM
Doing well and growing like crazy. This kid is going to be huge, he is shooting up the growth chart at the pediatricians office. He is definitely taking after his tall dad and not his average height mom.

The feedings and sleepings are of course rough, and the baby has some reflux we think so that complicates things. He has been sleeping in his car seat to stay more upright at night. Other than that things are going good and we can't wait until he can sleep through the night.


Good to hear Chris. Maybe a non-issue by now but both my kids had reflux and prevacid was a life saver. Ask your ped if you don't have it already, very common. Also a book or two under one side of the crib can do the trick on what reflux they have. Just need a couple degrees of incline to help things out. ;)

Glad to hear things are going well!

Chris
07-24-2009, 06:39 AM
He's on zantax I think now. Today is his 2 month birthday.

Porter
09-12-2009, 01:28 PM
Congrats on the child, glad you were looking forward to it and all went well.

Damnnnn
09-13-2009, 04:38 PM
Didn't you do well