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14 October 2009

Today Is a Birthday! Congratulations to Cold & Mrs. Chef and Milo!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 14 October | 11:22
It's a libra! Feed it books!
Get off the net and glow in the bask of your progeny!
posted by ethylene 14 October | 11:24
YAY BABY!!!! I just KNEW it was a boy, and although they didn't favor either of my two suggestions (Baskerville or Alfred), I cannot argue with Milo. It is my husband's middle name, and the namesake of a much-beloved uncle.

Que seja uma vida longa e cheia de promessa, querido Milo!

I hope Mrs. Coldchef is resting well.
posted by msali 14 October | 11:25
YAY YAY YAY! Congratulations! Babby Milo!
posted by fluffy battle kitten 14 October | 11:26
Love the name choice!
posted by amro 14 October | 11:33
Milo Jameson is an awesome name and congrats to EVERYONE!
posted by TrishaLynn 14 October | 11:35
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posted by essexjan 14 October | 11:38
Congratulations, and welcome, Milo!
posted by occhiblu 14 October | 11:39
Good job, Mr. & Mrs. Coldchef!
posted by Atom Eyes 14 October | 11:39
Congrats and heal quickly, Mrs. Chef.
posted by rmless2 14 October | 11:39
posted by danostuporstar 14 October | 11:40
YAY!!!!!!!! Welcome Milo!!!!!!! Big bunny kiss!!
posted by typewriter 14 October | 11:48
Baby OMG! Love the name! Congrats to the Charlet Family!
posted by deborah 14 October | 11:54
Man I am so so happy for you and the family. Congrats!!
posted by rhapsodie 14 October | 11:56
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you all.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 14 October | 12:03
Happiness abounds! Congrats!
posted by mightshould 14 October | 12:05
Yay! Congrats!
posted by Stewriffic 14 October | 12:17
Sweet newborn whuffles to all! Excellent name choice!
posted by Specklet 14 October | 12:26
Happy zeroth Milo!
posted by Obscure Reference 14 October | 12:27
Well done!
posted by rainbaby 14 October | 12:36
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Chef :)
posted by doctor_negative 14 October | 12:42
Pronounced Me-lo or My-lo?
posted by Wolfdog 14 October | 12:52
Hooray! Congratulations to all of you!
posted by tangerine 14 October | 13:14
Yay baby!
posted by birdie 14 October | 13:23
No one suggested Milo. Objection, your honor.
posted by mullacc 14 October | 13:29
Welcome, Milo! I think you're going to like it here; you have a wonderful family, which helps a lot.
posted by Elsa 14 October | 13:34
Whee! I guess just disproves the notion that too many (cold)chefs will spoil things.

Welcome, Milo, and congrats to the whole family!
posted by scody 14 October | 14:00
Congratulations to the whole family!

Those wrist-wrinkles kill me.
posted by notquitemaryann 14 October | 14:00
Is this the thread where we complain that our name choices were ignored? I really thought Aethelbert was a winner.

In other words: congratulations!
posted by altolinguistic 14 October | 14:02
Milo (dammit, I keep typing Miko) is a kickass name.

Happy day!
posted by gaspode 14 October | 14:13
Congratulations and welcome Milo! That is a wonderful name for a new baby boy!
posted by pinky.p 14 October | 14:32
I know a Milo. Great guy!
posted by danf 14 October | 15:26
posted by sperose 14 October | 15:48
Congrats guys! Hi Milo!
posted by chewatadistance 14 October | 16:07
Congratulations! Glad baby and mom are doing well.
posted by lilywing13 14 October | 16:09
Hello, Milo. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, baby, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, baby--God damn it, you've got to be kind.

Congrats and best of luck to Cold, Mrs., Milo, and the rest of the Chef family.
posted by kyleg 14 October | 16:11
posted by jamaro 14 October | 16:45
Congrats and welcome Milo!

posted by gomichild 14 October | 16:59
Congratulations and best wishes!
posted by Luminous Phenomena 14 October | 17:51
Congratulations to the whole family and a big welcome to Milo!
posted by Kangaroo 14 October | 19:25

posted by The Whelk 14 October | 20:18
posted by box 14 October | 21:09
Thanks everyone for the well-wishes. Today didn't go quite as planned, but things have calmed down now.

Yesterday, when we went to the doctor, the baby was turned and in position. It seemed like everything was a go for a vaginal delivery today. We got up at 4:15am and came down to the hospital. We were checked in and labor had started by 7am. At 8:30 when our doctor came by to check her, she discovered that he had turned somehow and was out of position. Gina got really, really upset because she was terrified of a C-Section, but the doctors were very kind and patient with her.

We went in for the C-Section at around 10am. By 10:23, I was a daddy again. We didn't know what we were having, so a boy was a nice surprise. I'm not ashamed to say that I was completely overcome with happy, happy tears.

In the last week or so, we had a nuclear-grade meltdown over baby names for a boy (though I appreciated all the help I got from MeFites, she was reluctant to take any of the suggested names.) It finally ended with me giving her complete control over naming-rights. I'm happy with the name she chose. She liked Milo (and I pointed out that some baby sites say that "Milo" comes from the word "Apple", which the MacUsers in us loved.) and "Jameson" is after her grandfather. My brother has already bought a bottle of 12 year old Jameson's Irish Whiskey for Milo's wedding day. Or maybe his first birthday.

The only other glitch is that I had prepped a mass-email to send to friends and family (nothing ri-donk-ulous, just 189 recipients) and Gmail flaked out on me, accusing me of being a spammer and shut down my ability to send an email. I'm not really sure how I can rectify that, but I spent most of my day calling or texting all of the 189 people. I apologize that I promised emails to a bunch of people here today and wasn't able to follow through. Really aggravating. Thankfully, I got the word out through Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, texting, and the good old-fashioned tele-ma-phone.

Mama and Milo are sleeping right now. They've both had a rough day. We'll be in the hospital for a few more days. Thanks for all the love and support throughout all of this. We love you all.
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 21:21
We love you too, ColdChef!
posted by msali 14 October | 21:35
In 18 years, I suspect we'll see a post about this:
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posted by mullacc 14 October | 23:42
aww. Congrats!!
posted by Firas 15 October | 05:54
This morning, Milo and I woke up around 6am and had a culture-appreciation session. We covered the "Singer-Songwriter" genre: Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Louden Wainwright, some of the folk-ier Bob Dylan, and...because I love irony...Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle."

Milo's taken a few good black poos overnight, and he's developed an immediate appreciation of the breast. Today is a sleepy day. I'm reading Dave Eggers's "The Wild Things" so I can know what to expect from a boy. Mama's stretching her legs, in anticipation of getting up and walking around.

Later today: Showtunes!

Thanks again, everyone.
posted by ColdChef 15 October | 09:47
This morning's musical theme is "Travel." We listened to Journey, Kansas, Chicago, Boston, The Cars, and a little Jefferson Airplane. Gotta start with the "wussy-rock" and work our way to the better stuff.
posted by ColdChef 16 October | 11:02
Belated congratulations!
posted by arse_hat 20 October | 15:59
Followed Milo's entrance to the world with great interest via Twitter & Flickr. What an awesome little man he is. Congrats to you, Mr & Mrs Chef & the girls. I will be buying a 1.5 kilo tin of Milo next time I'm at the supermarket & toasting him.
posted by goshling 22 October | 06:27
Do we have a babby ColdChef yet? || METASSHAT