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Offline cybercoma

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« Reply #390 on: October 30, 2018, 11:28:30 am »
Good job, dad! You procreated!

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« Reply #391 on: October 30, 2018, 12:17:53 pm »
Size: 7 pounds 10 ounces
Name: Ewan Zebra Hardner (jk no name yet but that works for now)
Mission: Enjoy life and make sure to not worsen this messed up world.
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« Reply #392 on: October 30, 2018, 12:40:11 pm »
Congratulations to the new parents, and welcome new Canadian boy EZ (born of the Taxus baccata).

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« Reply #393 on: October 30, 2018, 01:06:04 pm »
Congratulations.
That's a pretty good sized baby.
I hope Mom is getting her well deserved rest.
Welcome to the world EZ.

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« Reply #394 on: October 30, 2018, 04:17:04 pm »
Easy it is.

So we had a visitor, little naps and now adjusting to the vaunted 23-hour-no-sleep baby lifestyle.

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« Reply #395 on: October 30, 2018, 04:33:18 pm »
Congrats Mikey!

Name the child Graham.  It has been decided.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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« Reply #396 on: October 30, 2018, 05:58:00 pm »
Gratulations to you and Mrs. Mike on your new life, for all of you.
"Never trust a man without a single redeeming vice" WSC

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« Reply #397 on: October 30, 2018, 06:16:18 pm »
Zebra is unusual. Is it zeh-bra or zee-bra? Is he mulatto? Some friends of mine had a mulatto child they called Gray. I thought that was cute too, but I'm not sure whether they did it on purpose. I didn't want to ask.

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« Reply #398 on: October 30, 2018, 07:52:23 pm »
Zebra is unusual. Is it zeh-bra or zee-bra? Is he mulatto? Some friends of mine had a mulatto child they called Gray. I thought that was cute too, but I'm not sure whether they did it on purpose. I didn't want to ask.

Gray seems to be a name now. Our daughter in law's sister named one of her girls Gray. Both parents are Caucasian Anglos.
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« Reply #399 on: October 30, 2018, 09:16:12 pm »
I think 'Easy' will be his portmanteau name.

Also so far an easy baby.  But holy crap the stuff we have had to learn already.  Nursing and wrapping for sleep maybe the most important things.  Also washing.

I am a man who needs his sleep and I had 3 hours.  Ok though.  I am managing.

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« Reply #400 on: October 31, 2018, 06:11:05 am »
It was over two years before my daughter slept through the night. Just saying.

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« Reply #401 on: October 31, 2018, 09:07:04 am »
It was over two years before my daughter slept through the night. Just saying.

It’s a crap shoot. They’re all different.
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« Reply #402 on: October 31, 2018, 09:20:54 am »
I think 'Easy' will be his portmanteau name.

Also so far an easy baby.  But holy crap the stuff we have had to learn already.  Nursing and wrapping for sleep maybe the most important things.  Also washing.

I am a man who needs his sleep and I had 3 hours.  Ok though.  I am managing.

I thought we'd settled on "Coonlight".    Naming your child "Easy" seems like a surefire way to send him on a path to becoming a rap musician. Are you comfortable with that?  Are you ok with the idea of Suge Knight showing up at your house and demanding your son's lunch money?  I am concerned, Michael.

Glad to hear everyone is doing ok, though. :)


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« Reply #403 on: October 31, 2018, 09:28:41 am »
It was over two years before my daughter slept through the night. Just saying.
My daughter slept from midnight till 6 am by the time she was a couple of months old.  Son took a little longer, but was sleeping through the night well before a year. 

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« Reply #404 on: October 31, 2018, 02:56:29 pm »
Well, I made it through day 1. *Edit: WE made it through day 1* Random observations:

1. All the annoying things people tell you about parenting are true, but also unique to you.  The feeling I had when I held him for the first time after a difficult, if not precarious night of trauma ... that feeling wasn't bliss, but just a peaceful, blank, stunned kind of disbelief.  It wasn't a Hallmark moment.  I just felt like I couldn't believe this had finally happened after many years of trying.  It felt like an ending as much as a beginning.  I was relieved more than joyful.

All of that just to get this little peanut head guy out and get him to hopefully enjoy some good music with us soon.

2. I promised not to be like other parents, but have failed and am already trying to start a black market in photos to manipulate my and Joan's family members.  I am evil I guess.

3. I don't like much of anything but I really like this boy.  Also he is very cute and seems to like soft rock.  He's just over a day old, so I'll allow it for now.  We'll transition him from James Taylor through Joni Mitchell over to Neil Young, then jump ahead to Kurt Vile and work backward to Meat Puppets, Grateful Dead, The Band and then back to Alan Lomax recordings.  That's my plan for now, but I haven't written it down anywayer.

4. This is the least sleep I have had since university exam days and I have no idea what I'm writing.

5. There's no way I will have much forum time, as baby will take a lot of time and Facebook...... so I will probably only post here and not a lot of other places.  Eventually I'll get interested in politics again, although when I last looked closely at the news it was as bad as ever, with anti-Semitism now.  We're at Mt. Sinai and a large Jewish presence in our lives so this feels dark.  We gave Easy a Jewish name too.  I hope the world is ok, and if not I hope he can help.  Or it gets better and people just talk to each other. 

6. The facebook announcements have got hundreds and hundreds of wonderful mentions ... including from old friends who are too old to be on Facebook, who heard from friends that are.  Our hearts are floating out of our bodies with the kindness. 

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