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15 October 2008

Baby tally! As prompted by the "babby-wearing" thread...[More:] what is the ratio of baby boys to baby girls that have been born to members since MeCha began?

What kind of false statistics can we claim as a result?

What have been the best name suggestions?
Oh good grief, woman! Don't scare me like that. I thought you were about to announce your own impending babbydom.
posted by essexjan 15 October | 12:23
Let me just say I think it's weird that people here would have babies just to increase the number of Metachat members.
posted by Hellbient 15 October | 12:26
@essexjan: DEAR GOD, NO. I can barely afford to feed and clothe myself, let alone a baby. I can't even take care of my roommate's plants on a regular basis.

I mean, take today for example. I was so very excited when I deposited my check because I was all, "Oh dude, I've got like $300 extra dollars this month! I can pay a little more to my credit card and I can pay a little extra to my cell phone bill, and I can pay my therapist a little more and have room left over for new shoes, or $100 worth of fall business clothing..."

And then I remembered that I hadn't socked away the $400 I do twice a month to pay my taxes at the end of the year. (Note: Real estate sales agents are independent contractors, and even though my official title is research assistant, because I'm employed by a broker under the brokerage firm, I have to file my own taxes.) So, after correctly socking that away in my pitifully low-interest savings account where I also keep my rent money, I have about $130 left to last me till the 30th. And I have yet to buy groceries. Or another pack of cigarettes.

But dude! Let's get back to the tally of MeCha babies, shall we?
posted by TrishaLynn 15 October | 12:53
I'm pretty sure my girls predated my involvement here. Evelyn is four and half and Sophie is seven. If I could think of some way to look it up...I'd bet that Evelyn was born by the time I showed up here. But, you know, just in case we're counting all babbies of mechazens, I've got me two of those there girlie ones.
posted by richat 15 October | 13:32
I think it's pretty even. Gomi, plinth and I have had weiner-havers, while dabitch, gaspode and tr33hggr have gone sans wein. Am I forgetting anyone? I must be.
posted by jrossi4r 15 October | 13:35
scirius has a son, as does brainwidth, both born since MetaChat began.
posted by essexjan 15 October | 13:46
Jack is two so that's one more in the boy column.
posted by Kangaroo 15 October | 14:05
That's a lot of little penii.
posted by ethylene 15 October | 14:34
posted by Eideteker 15 October | 14:51
I'm having a girl in 9wks. Does that count?
posted by ramix 15 October | 15:04
I'm squeeing at the thought of a wee ramix baby! We need pics, you beautiful woman, as soon as you can get 'em!
posted by Specklet 15 October | 15:26
If grandbuns count, throw my Grandbun on the boy side.
posted by bunnyfire 15 October | 16:27
Grandbuns could count, but then we could only embarrass him with second-hand accounts of his pregnancy through you reporting on your kids...
posted by TrishaLynn 15 October | 17:26
Middleclasstool has a Jack who is one.

OOoooo impending ramix babbeh!
posted by gomichild 15 October | 18:48
thanks ramix for adding to the girl-column. Now we need to get someone else in here babby-carrying, else we still have more penii, penes.. penne? I'm hungry.
posted by dabitch 16 October | 11:26
@dabitch: Not for penis, I hope.

Damnit, now I want to make a Wikipage for this.
posted by TrishaLynn 16 October | 11:44
The Hunger aside, we have more girl children but more current boy babies. If we counted under the double digits, pretty sure we have way more girls, but a bumper crop of penis since the start, which is a surprise.
posted by ethylene 16 October | 11:51
If we counted under the double digits, I've got two more weiners to throw on the pile.
posted by danostuporstar 16 October | 11:54
Metachat: beware the unexpected weiner pile.
posted by ethylene 16 October | 12:01
@ethylene: *cleans off monitor from spittake*
posted by TrishaLynn 16 October | 12:21
eth, at first I read that as "beware the unexpected WANKERpile" and I was like... wait, that's MeTa...

and then i realised it was NOT unexpected in MeTa. and then figured out that I'm old and dyslexic and ADD.

nothing unexpected there.
posted by lonefrontranger 16 October | 13:15
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