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01 July 2008

I'm a daddy! [More:]26 hours since we checked in, more than 16 hours of hard labor and a C-Section later. I'm the proud father of a beautiful baby girl named Sophie Rayne, 8 pounds and 6 ounces. It was insane, totally insane, and I think I am still numb and processing it all.

But she is beautiful, and all is well, though we are all exhausted. Mom is asleep at the hospital, I am home to shower and change and eat. My life will never be the same.

Pics and more details later, after a few days of recovering and kangaroo time. Kissing her little belly was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced.
"Kangaroo time." I love it.

Thrilled for you in this time of transformation. Congrats!
posted by mykescipark 01 July | 22:10
Yay! Congratulations!
posted by occhiblu 01 July | 22:11
Babby!! Woot!! Welcome to the world Sophie Rayne.
posted by ramix 01 July | 22:13
Woo-Hoo! My compliments to the chef.

(seriously, dude, congrats and may you have years of happiness with her)
posted by jonmc 01 July | 22:14
What wonderful news! Congratulations! Welcome, Sophie.
And please take good care of mrs. tr33. People tend to forget that a c-section is major abdominal surgery. Baby her and let her heal.
posted by jrossi4r 01 July | 22:15
Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!
posted by Claudia_SF 01 July | 22:18
c-sections don't affect the child much, except that now every time she leaves a building, she'll go through the window.

(actually my sister had both her kids through c-sections. It can be rough. take care of her)
posted by jonmc 01 July | 22:19
Woot!! Yay!! Baby's are so cool. As Lou Reed sang the same year that my son was born, "It's the beginning of a great adventure". Have fun.
posted by octothorpe 01 July | 22:23
posted by Slack-a-gogo 01 July | 22:26
Mazel tov!!
posted by Joe Invisible 01 July | 22:27
posted by MonkeyButter 01 July | 22:30
posted by stynxno 01 July | 22:32
Whoo, congrats!
posted by jtron 01 July | 22:35
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 01 July | 22:35
Welcome to the hardest and most wonderful and insane thing you will ever do with your life. Today I got covered in vomit literally from shoulders to feet, and the only thing I could think was BABY SCARED, MUST MAKE BETTER, GUARD CAVE WITH BIG STICK. This, in a nutshell, perfectly summarizes being a father to a helpless little baby.

It's seriously awesome, and it will change you in ways you even now cannot comprehend. So congratulations from the 'tool family, and all our best baby vomit to you.
posted by middleclasstool 01 July | 22:42
posted by bunnyfire 01 July | 23:00
Wheeee! itty bitty baaaaaaybeeeee!

posted by lysdexic 01 July | 23:00
Congratulations! Here's to a quick recovery for your wife, and lots of happy days ahead as a family. :)
posted by charleena 01 July | 23:45
posted by CitrusFreak12 01 July | 23:50

Awww, so cute. I love protective papas.

CONGRATS, tr33hggr! And a big happy WELCOME to your beautiful Sophie!!
posted by scody 02 July | 00:40
Many congratulations to you all.
posted by essexjan 02 July | 01:21
posted by eamondaly 02 July | 01:55
posted by ethylene 02 July | 03:53

Also, what middleclasstool said.

*drags stick into cave*
posted by dg 02 July | 04:16
Teeny baby whuffles to you and your family!
posted by Specklet 02 July | 05:21
posted by BoringPostcards 02 July | 06:45
Congrats, tr33!! And LOL @ 'tool.
posted by chewatadistance 02 July | 06:45
Fabulous! Must see pictures!
posted by Orange Swan 02 July | 06:50
Congrats! so wonderful!
posted by jonathanstrange 02 July | 07:10
Happy Congrats!
posted by Hellbient 02 July | 07:13
Yay hooray congratulations!
posted by rainbaby 02 July | 07:15
Awww, wonderful. Welcome to the new world.

All the best to you, the exhausted Mom and the wee little one!
posted by mightshould 02 July | 07:22
Awesome! Welcome to Sophie Rayne, the littlest tr33.
posted by gaspode 02 July | 07:43
Congratulations upon the arrival of your new sapling.
posted by grabbingsand 02 July | 07:59
Congrats! I love the name Sophie.
posted by rmless2 02 July | 08:09
Congrats to the entire tr33 family!!
posted by initapplette 02 July | 08:13
Hooray! Babbies are teh awesome.
Important piece of advice - walking is important during C-section recovery, but watch the jokes - laughing hurts like a mofo.

The phone in Mrs. Plinth's room was ringing off the hook and I answered it "Stuart's House of Fun, We Deliver" right as Mrs. Plinth was coming out of the bathroom. The laughter pain nearly knocked her out.
posted by plinth 02 July | 08:15
Congratulations!!!! Welcome to Sophie & welcome senior Tr33s to the funhouse world of parenting!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mygothlaundry 02 July | 08:30
posted by misskaz 02 July | 08:39
HA! Plinth, I'm recovering from surgery involving a c-section-sized incision. Mr alto is a humorous chap, which caused him to receive many curses during the first two weeks, poor love.

Lifting things off the floor was also impossible for a week or so, and is still difficult a month later. Sneezing is a bastard but can't be helped unfortunately.

Everything is very very tiring. I can't even begin to imagine feeling like this and looking after a baby. Good luck to both of you, and congratulations!
posted by altolinguistic 02 July | 08:40
Wonderful, welcome to this world, Sophie. You are a blessing to your parents.
posted by msali 02 July | 08:55
posted by drezdn 02 July | 09:01
Yay, tr33 and family!!! I'm so happy for you!
posted by taz 02 July | 09:05
posted by danostuporstar 02 July | 09:11
Thanks thanks thanks everyone. I've been in tears for 12 hours now. She's so beautiful. I'll post pictures SOON, promise. Just trying to balance time between internet, hospital, and home. :)
posted by tr33hggr 02 July | 09:14
Wow, congratulations, tr33. I'm so happy to hear the good news!
posted by Miko 02 July | 09:17
posted by matteo 02 July | 09:33
Congraaaaaats on the rugrat!
posted by shane 02 July | 09:40
Congratulations. You are a different person now. Enjoy the ride!
posted by danf 02 July | 09:43
MAZEL TOV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Divine_Wino 02 July | 09:49
posted by brujita 02 July | 10:50
AWESOME name Sophie Rayne - welcome to the world! Congratulations tr33hggr and Mrs tr33hggr - your lives will indeed never be the same again but it is all worth it a million times over! (even if that birth sounded bit rough)
posted by dabitch 02 July | 11:08
Congratulations! Your news (and this thread) have got me tearing up a little with joy.

Counting on pictures later when you've got your feet back under you. This is a crazy, wonderful time.
posted by Elsa 02 July | 11:24
Hoppy Burfday, Sophia Rayne!
posted by deborah 02 July | 11:34
posted by me3dia 02 July | 11:44
Late to the party, once again, but I had to say congrats. I'm glad everyone's doing well and that the world has another little Sophie!
posted by richat 02 July | 12:15
posted by box 02 July | 12:32

many many bellysmooches to you and yours!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur 02 July | 12:49
*waves at Sophie, SophieMommy and SophieDaddy*

welcome to the world, little one!
posted by jason's_planet 02 July | 12:52
my firstborn has just flown the coop and sometimes I think back nostagically to the first few days while the whirlwind hit and our lives changed forever.

It is SOOOOOO worth it all, tr33, you'll have a ball.

congrats and enjoy, may she have the wisdom of her name!
posted by Wilder 02 July | 15:16
posted by ethylene 02 July | 16:42
eth, that's the best. And again, teary thanks of joy to you all.
posted by tr33hggr 02 July | 16:58
YAY! Congratulations on your new little one.
posted by Stewriffic 02 July | 17:32
Congratulations!!!! And a big hug to Mrs. Tr33hggr plus a tender kiss to the new sapling. Can't wait for pictures.
posted by redvixen 02 July | 18:10
More congratulations!
Welcome to the world, Sophie!
posted by lilywing13 02 July | 20:37
Awesome! Congratulations, mate.
posted by GeckoDundee 02 July | 21:40
posted by gomichild 02 July | 23:55
Congratulations! And here's the funniest, most poignant song I could think of to celebrate: You Ruined Everything
posted by TrishaLynn 03 July | 06:43
What wonderful news. Congratulations to you and the Mom on your new branch.
posted by theora55 03 July | 17:54
Feelin' Creepy || Happybun! OMG!