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Hello Squirrelly

Posted on February 24, 2004 to The Squirrelly


Mazal Tov!

Posted by: Reuven on February 24, 2004 4:09 AM


Posted by: Songdog on February 24, 2004 4:11 AM

Congratulations! The fact that you're going to raise the little fella as your own only doubles my admiration of you.

Posted by: Paul on February 24, 2004 4:15 AM

Ooh! New cat toy!

Posted by: jp on February 24, 2004 4:24 AM

Wow! You have a baby. And i just got the new Moby album, "Baby Monkey." We're both winners.

Now... you're not gonna lose your "edge," are you?

Posted by: Edgeling on February 24, 2004 4:54 AM

And now it begins! You have your own kid to warp.....do it right! Congratulations.

Posted by: april on February 24, 2004 5:04 AM

Oh my god. The Squirrely is here.

Best of luck to you and your wife and that sweet, sweet new baby. Because I'm thinking that cat might eat him.

Posted by: brittney on February 24, 2004 5:22 AM

You done good.

Posted by: Your Dad on February 24, 2004 5:27 AM

With a name like "Squirelly," that kid is gonna get BEAT UP in school. Seriously.


Posted by: Edgeling on February 24, 2004 5:29 AM

Congratulations to you and the Queen. He's a good lookin' fella and I wish you well. Can't wait for the further adventures of Yeti and Squirelly.. I'm sure he will provide you with years of material.

Posted by: The Unknown Blogger on February 24, 2004 5:31 AM

congratulations to you and hrm the queen! he's adorable!

Posted by: black b on February 24, 2004 5:34 AM


Congratz =)

Posted by: antiguru on February 24, 2004 5:56 AM

Aw, congratulations, mazel tov, all that stuff. :) He's a beautiful child. I hope the queen is recovering nicely.

Posted by: whiteotter on February 24, 2004 6:02 AM


Posted by: KOTWF on February 24, 2004 6:03 AM


Posted by: Alan Smith on February 24, 2004 6:05 AM

hooray! hooray! congratulations to you both. the little guy looks a little shocked at his recent journey, but otherwise totally adorable.

Posted by: Jeannie Yandel on February 24, 2004 6:07 AM

Hooray for Squirrely (newly born)! Hooray for Matthew (now a dad)! Hooray for Queen (all doped up and no longer having to carry watermelon in uterus)!

Posted by: Steve on February 24, 2004 6:19 AM

ohmyGAWD! The cat's attacking the baby! Someone call the Animal Cops from AnimalPlanet!!!

Posted by: surge on February 24, 2004 6:22 AM

Squirrelly is beautiful. Congratulations.

Posted by: Em on February 24, 2004 6:32 AM


Posted by: Greg on February 24, 2004 6:44 AM

[this is good]

Posted by: David Wertheimer on February 24, 2004 6:49 AM

yay for the yeti and da queen! congratulations!

Posted by: myrall on February 24, 2004 6:49 AM

Awesome, now you need to let the cats raise the squirelly as a semi-ferall beast/boy. They can teach it to play in boxes and paw at things.

Posted by: Wedge on February 24, 2004 6:51 AM

WOW!! Congratulations!! Welcome to fatherhood! It's good here.

Posted by: K on February 24, 2004 6:53 AM

Awwwww. Okay, now I can start my day happy. Congratulations! I'm sure sleep deprivation will do wonders for your work.

Posted by: Andrew Willett on February 24, 2004 6:58 AM

This put a big smile on my face this morning. Congratulations.

Posted by: J. on February 24, 2004 7:02 AM

...oh, the ensuing hilarity...

Posted by: Paul J on February 24, 2004 7:02 AM

Congratulations! He's a cute little guy.

Posted by: Shoes on February 24, 2004 7:04 AM

Mmmmmmm....tasty Squirrelly!


Posted by: The Cat on February 24, 2004 7:07 AM

Congrats!!! I have one ETA sept, we can race em!

Posted by: manx on February 24, 2004 7:10 AM


Posted by: Lost Poke on February 24, 2004 7:15 AM

Welcome to the begining of the rest of your life. It will never be the same again. Congrats!!

Posted by: chris on February 24, 2004 7:17 AM

What an adorable little bundle ya got there!

Posted by: wetkitty on February 24, 2004 7:23 AM

Congratulation, HRM the Q and incidentally Matthew as well!


1) No one has asked (nor needs to know) The Squirrelly's real name; if we knew, we'd still say The Squirrelly, so why bother? The Squirrelly Rules!

2) The Squirrely will probably be the first baby in existence to be playing Games before ever playing with Toys!

Posted by: mr. grooism on February 24, 2004 7:27 AM

*scans thread looking for something slightly different but essentially the same to say*


It's particularly pleasing that Squirrely appears to be neither defective nor yeti-like.

Posted by: Chris M. Dickson on February 24, 2004 7:31 AM

Yay for Creature-That-Will-Soon-Do-Chores!

Best to all of you. Congrats.

Posted by: Skot on February 24, 2004 7:40 AM

Hey, that's great! Congrats.

You know what got me after the first one? In a week, the whole pregnancy thing, the foremost thought in your mind for nine months, will be a dim memory. In five years, you'll be at a cocktail party and will say, "Honey, were you in labor for three hours or was it thirty-three?"

Posted by: Dugrless on February 24, 2004 7:40 AM

Congratulations!! I look forward to hearing all the baby stories!

Posted by: Kimberly on February 24, 2004 7:43 AM

Matt, ya done good, laddie! Congrats to the new family. And Dudrless, while the HUSBAND might say "Honey, were you in labor for three hours or was it thirty-three" I am pretty sure most women would remember the specific details, and would likely deck the man that dared to suggest it was forgettable!!

Posted by: Cath on February 24, 2004 7:46 AM

Woo-hoo! He definitely looks like a baby worth waiting nine months for. What are the stats?

Posted by: Larisa on February 24, 2004 7:55 AM


Time to start that college fund! ;p

Posted by: ksquare on February 24, 2004 8:00 AM

Congratulations! (And keep an eye on that cat.)

Posted by: sennoma on February 24, 2004 8:12 AM

Yay! Attack of the Squirrelly!!

Congrats to you and the Queen. He's a cutie.

Posted by: czeltic girl on February 24, 2004 8:27 AM

BEAUTIFUL! congrats matt. i like how squirrely is just chillin while the cat is being an ass. like its saying "dude. back off man, my skull hasn't fully fused yet."

Posted by: livie on February 24, 2004 8:28 AM

congratulations. if you're anything like who you put forth on your blog (and i'm pretty sure you are), then the squirrely is equally as lucky as you and the queen.

Posted by: zach. on February 24, 2004 8:36 AM

Congratulations. He's beautiful !!

Posted by: Adrienne on February 24, 2004 8:38 AM

Congratulations! I hope this doesn't mean you're going to go all Lileks on us now...

Posted by: Ryan Waddell on February 24, 2004 8:40 AM

In that second picture... is the Squirrelly flashing a gang sign? That is one dope baby!

Posted by: Keith S. on February 24, 2004 8:48 AM

He's adorable. Congratulations to you both.

Posted by: Mike on February 24, 2004 8:49 AM

Made my day. Congrats.

Posted by: Matt on February 24, 2004 8:54 AM

I think you're going to make a great daddy!

Posted by: ally on February 24, 2004 9:00 AM

I am really happy for you, regardless of the fact I don't know you, I hope that Squirrelly grows to be a happy person

Posted by: Liz on February 24, 2004 9:10 AM

What a sweet heart! Congrats!

Posted by: Jared on February 24, 2004 9:20 AM

Hey, your squirrel looks like a baby human. Might wanna get that checked. Either way, congratulations.

Posted by: i on February 24, 2004 9:24 AM

Ah, what can I say that hasn't already been said in the last 52 comments?
New cat toy.... hah ah hahahaa.

Posted by: geena on February 24, 2004 9:28 AM

Yay! You've made it to the next phase of project squirrelly. Congratulations!

Posted by: Marijka on February 24, 2004 9:35 AM


Congrats to you and the Queen.

Posted by: Windopaene on February 24, 2004 9:36 AM

Your Settlers of Catan Opponent Breeding Program is off to a fine start.

Posted by: Peter Sarrett on February 24, 2004 9:40 AM


Posted by: psychicpants on February 24, 2004 9:45 AM

My wife and I have been inexplicably looking forward to your Big Day ever since reading the term "placentasmithing." Congratulations et al.

Posted by: The Jake on February 24, 2004 9:47 AM

Congrats and welcome to the club. Hope you don't like sleep...

Posted by: DrBeeper on February 24, 2004 10:35 AM

Oh, hooray! Welcome, little person!

And a whole new avenue of posts to look forward to...

Posted by: Terry on February 24, 2004 10:36 AM

Congratulations! He's a cute little peanut. Enjoy those little baby grunts and squeaks while they last--they grow up fast and furious.

Posted by: kbow on February 24, 2004 10:41 AM

Congrats to the Queen for all the hard work. And you for your part in the whole affair! I'm sure the squirrely's progress will be keenly documented on this site. That way, there will specific reasons to resent the old man during the teen years. Yay!

Posted by: Dunsany on February 24, 2004 10:44 AM

Awww. My eyes got all wet, and I'm not even drunk.

Beautiful, beautiful baby. Congratulations!

Posted by: Sarah B. on February 24, 2004 11:04 AM

In the 2nd pic, he looks like his plans for subjugating the humans are coming together nicely. The envenomed claw that we saw in the womb seems to be hidden in the pictures. Congratulations!

Posted by: Chris on February 24, 2004 11:15 AM

Congrats. He is the cutest new born I have ever seen.

Posted by: sam on February 24, 2004 11:18 AM

Suppose you'll have him start a blog, pronto.

The first two entries should be:

"Day 1: Still tired from the move."

"Day 2: Everyone talks to me like I'm an idiot"

Good luck, we send along a lifetime's worth of prayers and dreams with the hope that you'll enjoy the amazing ride.

Posted by: Steven Wright on February 24, 2004 11:20 AM

Congratulations! I've been checking anxiously for days - he's a cutie and I wish you and your wife all the best.

Posted by: RMG on February 24, 2004 11:35 AM

I think you watched those LotR movies a bit too much while Squirrely was in utero, I swear those are the beginnings of elfish ears.

Congratulations to you both, and apologies to the cat!

Posted by: kerewin on February 24, 2004 11:37 AM

Way to go Matt! He looks aboslutely positively nothing like you...better start watching the mail and milk-men ;)

Posted by: Levi on February 24, 2004 11:51 AM

Wow! That was fast!
How long was the labor?

Posted by: dayment on February 24, 2004 11:53 AM

Congrats. Cute baby. Thanks for posting the pictures. Kind of bizzare how the picture of a baby of someone I don't know (but have followed their blog) can make me all warm inside! :-)

Posted by: James on February 24, 2004 12:05 PM


Geez, talk about a face to tweak your reptilian hindbrain and make you go BABY! BABY BABY BABY!

So, do you have the urge to stand guard by the Squirrelly and defend him from everything ever?

When my brother called me to announce that I was an Aunt, all he had to say was "We have a girl. She's perfect."

That was it. She is.

Posted by: Abigail on February 24, 2004 12:10 PM

Congrats! Thanks for posting the pics, made my day.

Posted by: Michael on February 24, 2004 12:10 PM

Congratulations and cute pictures of the squirrel-yeti.

Posted by: Aaron on February 24, 2004 12:19 PM

Congratulations on the new arrival.

We have a nine month old and a cat, and if your experience is anything like ours, the two will just avoid each other for about six months, at which point the baby will want nothing more than to grab and pat (read hit) the kitty.

Posted by: Jared on February 24, 2004 12:34 PM


Posted by: Richard on February 24, 2004 12:51 PM

Details! I want details!

Posted by: Mrs. Kennedy on February 24, 2004 12:57 PM

Supah Congratulations!!!!

Posted by: Bowler on February 24, 2004 1:13 PM

nice buzz cut :)

and congratulations

Posted by: Bert on February 24, 2004 1:27 PM

Dammit, I am NOT gonna look through all the other congratulatory notes just so I can see if I'm being original. So I'll be decidedly UNoriginal:


(The first four are always the hardest.)

Posted by: Nathan on February 24, 2004 1:46 PM

The Squirrelly Prince has finally arrived! Congrats to both you and Queen. Naturally, I am available to help you with Seattle-area errands if you find yourself in need.

Posted by: Ariel on February 24, 2004 1:58 PM

Good job, guys.

1) Don't let the cat get face level with the Squirrely. Don't let the Squirrely get face level with the cat. My six-year-old still has an eensy-beensy scar on her left cheek from the day I forgot this rule. My guilt, however, will remain until I am COLDSTIFFANDDEAD.

2) Practice saying: "Use gentle touch with the cat." You will need this in about six months, and keep needing it until about 24 months. (You will also be saying "Use gentle touch with the Queen" and "Use gentle touch with the Yeti" around this time, too.)

3) Cat will decide the baby was NOT the most stupid thing you two have done in your collective lives about the time Squirrely is big enough to scoop dry food into the bowl. (Say, about three years.)

Posted by: Carny Asada on February 24, 2004 2:11 PM

Looks like I'm the first to ask if you actually got to cut the cord?

Squirrely, you were close, but you missed the special Leap Year birthday. Maybe a sibling will have better luck in 4 years.

Posted by: Jennie on February 24, 2004 2:17 PM

phone home
phone home

Posted by: jibba jabba on February 24, 2004 2:30 PM

Congrats Matthew! Congrats The Queen! HELLO Squirrely!

Posted by: Margaret on February 24, 2004 2:45 PM

Aw. :D

Posted by: Infidelchick on February 24, 2004 2:51 PM

Yea! Congratulations! What a cutie pie. And that's not hair, just a bunch of cat scratches. Ouch.

Posted by: kungfukitten on February 24, 2004 3:13 PM

President Josiah Bartlet: So, what did you learn?
Toby Ziegler: Babies come with hats.
-- "The West Wing" episode #175323, "Twenty Five"

Congrats, dude.

Posted by: Eric on February 24, 2004 3:47 PM

Congratulations! You must be so happy to have a healthy, beautiful child.

Posted by: w00t on February 24, 2004 3:49 PM


Posted by: lisey on February 24, 2004 4:22 PM

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for all three of you. A new edition to la familia Yeti.

He's got hair! And look at that expression on his face...like: "Hurry it up man! I've got stuff to do." He looks so smart and aware.

Can't wait to hear more...

Posted by: Miel on February 24, 2004 4:23 PM


I'm convinced this is merely a stunt to push your comment meter into triple digits... it appears to be working.

Many, many congrats to you and Squirrely's Mom. You're a lucky man today. He's beautiful little guy. You two look great together.


Posted by: Bruce on February 24, 2004 4:26 PM

Darnit! Missed the 29th by only a few days!

Seriously tho, hope the new one starts sleeping through the night soon! And may the Queen heal quickly and be stretch mark free =)!

Posted by: HDC on February 24, 2004 4:27 PM

I often quote Lycurgus of Sparta when my friends breed but in this case your kids too damn cute. Congratulations.


Posted by: pr0n_j3r3my on February 24, 2004 4:29 PM

To: Squirrelly

Don't panic.
We call it Earth.

Posted by: toronto on February 24, 2004 4:52 PM

When are you posting the birthing video?

Posted by: Mr. Big Business on February 24, 2004 5:06 PM

I'm a daily reader. I have one of my own with another on the way. Ain't they great?
Peter (Australia)

Posted by: Peter M. on February 24, 2004 6:04 PM

Congratulations - You have a beautiful little Squirrely. The fun has just begun for both of you! I can't wait to read your parenting commentary!

Posted by: Meg Dreifuss on February 24, 2004 6:15 PM

Ohhh Matthew!! Congratulations to you and The Queen!

Posted by: Isabel on February 24, 2004 6:38 PM

so, has anyone congratulated you yet?

happy happy days to the entire yeti family

Posted by: lisa on February 24, 2004 6:57 PM

*imminent demise of the defyet predicted*

Good on you, matt.

Posted by: ufez on February 24, 2004 7:07 PM

Go team!

Posted by: JimB on February 24, 2004 7:17 PM

Congratulations... be sure to do everything in your power to make him as mildly insane as you are.

Posted by: Joe McNally on February 24, 2004 7:42 PM

wow....that baby's actually cute....and trust me i dont like babies...

haha....now the REAL fun begins

congrats and good luck!

Posted by: Em on February 24, 2004 7:45 PM

Squirrely: years from now you will be mad at your old man for something and he's going to show you today's entry and he's going to say something like this: "I could have posted pictures of you naked, but did I? No."

And you will owe him, big time.

Posted by: amy on February 24, 2004 8:23 PM

You're Yoda's father? How cool is that.....

Health and interesting times to all.


Posted by: JohnTomato on February 24, 2004 8:26 PM

You have joined a club that you never imagined even existed.


Posted by: michael on February 24, 2004 9:07 PM

As they say here in Japan: "Goshussan omedetou gozaimasu!" Congratulations on your new baby from Tokyo!

Posted by: Gen Kanai on February 24, 2004 9:08 PM


Posted by: kirsten on February 24, 2004 9:10 PM

Your baby is almost ugly. That will probably get better.

Posted by: bloghater on February 24, 2004 9:10 PM

I am a recent fan, relatively new to blogging and have thoroughly enjoyed every word I have read on your site, definitely looking forward to the yeti-daddy diaries. Mazel tov!

Posted by: Sue Magoo on February 24, 2004 9:10 PM

Congrats on the live birthing. You & the wife are brave, brave people.

Posted by: Nathan on February 24, 2004 9:47 PM

Congrats! Though he's a little more marmot than squirrel....

Posted by: Squidocto on February 24, 2004 9:49 PM

ooh, way cute! I like how the cat got the kid's cap off and discarded it at the edge of the crib before going after the head.

Posted by: Chloe on February 24, 2004 9:57 PM

Congratulations! And perfect timing with Lost In Translation. Good luck...

Posted by: Katherine on February 24, 2004 11:40 PM

Booyah! the Yeti has a furless version of a squirrel.

Congratulations man! it can only get even better from this point on.

Posted by: Floyd on February 25, 2004 1:28 AM

Ummm ... catnip

Congratulations!!! from a long time fan. Much joy and happiness to you three on your new adventure.

ps Please ignore the person that asked you to post the birthing video.

Posted by: Tacoma Girl on February 25, 2004 1:54 AM

congrats... so cute. Happy birthday squirelly

and the cat just wants to say hi!

Posted by: peter on February 25, 2004 2:28 AM

Gratulálok, haver, kezdődnek az álmatlan éjszakák. :)

Congratulations from Hungary

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Posted by: Tom on February 25, 2004 4:13 AM

Congratulations ! So far, the Queen did the hard work, now it's your opportunity to share it.

My whises for a fast recovery to her.

Posted by: Marta on February 25, 2004 5:09 AM

Congrats Matt! Now you will have a whole new inspiration and basis for funny musings. Steven Wright said "Boycott shampoo, demand the real poo!" but you are about to find out what the real poo really is.

Posted by: Brian on February 25, 2004 5:35 AM

Is that thing real?

Posted by: Anonymous on February 25, 2004 6:20 AM

May I temporarily de-lurk to say, nice one. Your baby's much anticipated arrival has made my day. I'm thinking your day/week/year/life has been pretty much made too.

Looking forward to all the details...

Posted by: Lis on February 25, 2004 6:35 AM


That is the cutest, sweetest, best looking, most irresistibly cute cat I've ever seen!!! Oh and the baby's kinda cool too.

Posted by: Ed on February 25, 2004 6:40 AM

Cool. I hope you have a lot of fun. You seem like a really nice guy. Many congratulations to all three of you.

Posted by: Stu on February 25, 2004 8:08 AM

Woohoo! Cute! Congratulations...you're in for some fun times now!

Posted by: BillB on February 25, 2004 8:29 AM

Lots of little awww hearts all across the page! Mazel Tov!

Posted by: Tracitalynne on February 25, 2004 8:33 AM

Congratulations to you and the queen. Squirrely has an inquisitive look on his face... prolly wondering what's going on :) Very cute!
I wish y'all all the best.

Posted by: Christian E. on February 25, 2004 8:50 AM

Hurray! Congratulations!

Finally, someone you'll be able to crush at every board game you choose...at least until Squirrelly learns to move his own pieces.

Posted by: Seth on February 25, 2004 8:52 AM


Posted by: andrea on February 25, 2004 9:16 AM

congratulations on such a beautiful squirrel!

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Posted by: erika on February 25, 2004 9:31 AM

Awesome! Let the good times roll.

P.S. Buy diapers by the case - it saves trips to the store.

Posted by: Bob on February 25, 2004 10:05 AM

Re the third picture: Congrats to you and your wife. He's very cute.

The baby's not bad either.

P.S. I'm KIDDING! The baby's adorable.

Posted by: C. on February 25, 2004 10:34 AM

Congrats, Matthew!

(Don't worry, they all look like that)

Posted by: kaf on February 25, 2004 11:34 AM

Congratulations!!! What a cutie!!

Posted by: Melissa on February 25, 2004 11:54 AM

Aw...the little alien is adorable! His furry troublemaker sidekick is pretty cute, too. *sigh* All kinds of adorable cuteness everywhere.


Posted by: Princess Jami on February 25, 2004 12:19 PM

Congratulations.! Cute kid; I recognize that blanket.

Q: how did you find time to post? We had The Monkey 4am Monday morning, and I could barely manage to email the headline from the cellphone.

Posted by: greg.org on February 25, 2004 12:19 PM

What a gorgeous little man! So alert! He looks like two barrels of fun. Kitty'd better watch out.

Posted by: Jessica on February 25, 2004 1:09 PM

So cute! And really does look like a little button squirrely. Congratulations! Beautiful.

Posted by: Chasmyn on February 25, 2004 1:09 PM

Well, it's already been said about 120 times, but...


Posted by: John on February 25, 2004 1:25 PM

There's clearly some kind of cat mind control going on in the last photo. You'd better give El Squirrely a tinfoil hat and put bronze mesh around his crib. Filters out all those electromagnetic waves on the, um, cat frequency. Very. Harmful. And of course, many congrats.

Posted by: palinode on February 25, 2004 1:48 PM

let me add my AWWWWWWW! The yetiette is so precious ;) Congratulations.

Posted by: Meg on February 25, 2004 3:52 PM

Mazel Tov, Matthew! I hope the three of you bring each other joy and happiness always!

Posted by: Stacey on February 25, 2004 5:20 PM

congratulations on your offspring!

Posted by: Eric on February 25, 2004 5:36 PM

congratulations on the baby yeti!

Posted by: m on February 25, 2004 7:51 PM



cat is all about the love.

Posted by: matt on February 25, 2004 8:05 PM

my daughter is now 8 months old. seeing your pictures took me back to the recovery suite.

much joy. they sleep a lot at first...you'll think to yourself, "hey, this is easy!"...then they wake up...

...and crawl.

Posted by: brutal on February 25, 2004 8:07 PM

Lose the cat - that kitty wants to attack the baby.
My moneys on the kid to take out the cat, btw.

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Posted by: KillAllDash9 on February 26, 2004 5:30 AM

Many congratulations to you and the queen.

Sat goodbye to sleep for the next few years...

Posted by: Jann on February 26, 2004 7:35 AM


Definitely biy diapers by the case. Wipes too.

Newborn babies are sadists (in about a week--give or take--you will see what I mean), I hope you stockpiled on sleep. :-)

Posted by: misty on February 26, 2004 9:38 AM

Aw. So cute. I wish you the best of luck.

You know that the stuff they poop in the first week isnt really poop. Its the stuff that was in the kid to begin with, Meconium I think its called, and its a blackish goo. Anyway, there's usually a lot of it that come out and boy! does that stuff stain!

Keep a look out for it. Best wishes.

Posted by: Katie on February 26, 2004 10:13 AM

Congrats to all 3 of you.

Posted by: Greg on February 26, 2004 11:05 AM

All hail the new King, King Squirrelly! Congratulations to you, Matt and to the Queen! I've been squirrelly-enhanced for 12 years now and it has been a blast! Hope you're caught up on all the movies you've been wanting to see, cause it's gonna be a while before you get to the next one. Keep posting, please!

Posted by: Dave on February 26, 2004 2:02 PM

Oh, such an adorable face! Welcome, Squirrely. This life thing can be fun. Especially if you sleep a lot at night, eat quickly without hurting your mom, and laugh a lot as soon as you can.

Congratulations, Yeti and Queen. May your Squirrely be an easy, laid-back newborn who grows into a delightful person.

Posted by: Caryn on February 26, 2004 3:02 PM

Congratulations! Wonderful little face (the baby's)!

Posted by: Claire on February 26, 2004 4:01 PM

congratulations, you have a beautiful baby!
welcome squirrely!

Posted by: Ashley on February 26, 2004 7:21 PM

That darn cat! And that sweet sweet baby. Congrats!

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Posted by: Tom on February 26, 2004 11:12 PM

First post!

I mean, uh, congratulations!

Posted by: Rory on February 27, 2004 5:51 AM

Squirrelly is absolutely beautiful. He is what you imagine when you think of a beautiful baby boy! Congradulations!!! Keep the cat AWAY!!!

Posted by: nn on February 27, 2004 9:16 AM

congratulations, i can't spell. sorry.

Posted by: Anonymous on February 27, 2004 9:17 AM

long live the Squirrily minion!!!

Posted by: boomratt on February 27, 2004 9:37 AM

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Yeti, and Welcome to the Squirrelly!

Posted by: Cheryl on February 27, 2004 11:35 AM

happy happy
joy joy
kitty kitty
no no

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Posted by: Christina on February 27, 2004 5:59 PM

Wonderful pictures. Congratulations!

Love him mightily.

Posted by: Jim Doherty on February 27, 2004 6:04 PM


Posted by: Schuyler on February 27, 2004 6:15 PM

Hes cute. Don't feed him crack. He'll turn out like me and surf blogs of people he'll never meet in real life. Congrats

Posted by: Crack Dragon on February 27, 2004 7:18 PM

New parents go through an inner change.

Posted by: Ross on February 27, 2004 7:33 PM

Kiss this site goodbye! That baby is going to take up ALL your time!

Posted by: heyhey on February 27, 2004 8:42 PM

A casual, "hm, I wonder if the yeti's posted" turned into a complete gasp of surprise.

WOW!!! It came! That is just...wow!

Posted by: Kate on February 27, 2004 9:13 PM

Blimey! I take a week off, come back to check if anything's going on and the Squirrelly's turned up!! Hello Squirrelly!!

Congratulations to you, the Queen, and of course, the cat. ;)

Posted by: David Way on February 28, 2004 5:24 AM

Congrats! He's beautiful!

I've got this feeling we're not going to see you posting for a bit...

Posted by: linguikat on February 28, 2004 6:18 AM

Congrats! He's beautiful!

I've got this feeling we're not going to see you posting for a bit...

Posted by: linguikat on February 28, 2004 6:18 AM

i'm a big fan of yours - congratulations on the baby - i'm sure your comments will be better than "baby blues" :)

Posted by: missewon on February 28, 2004 9:06 AM

I'd like to take this opportunity to offer you some child-raising advice:

When choosing a tattoo, try to find some original artwork first, because if you bring him into the tattoo parlor unprepared, you will end up with some generic "flash art" that will look terribly tacky in just a few years.

Posted by: Rob Cockerham on February 28, 2004 10:59 AM

congratulations! auguri! the squirrel is just as cute as dooce's frog!

Posted by: samin on February 28, 2004 12:30 PM

Hello Squirrelly/Goodbye DY

Posted by: matt on February 28, 2004 1:34 PM

Yay! Woot! Etc!

Posted by: Neale on February 28, 2004 3:17 PM

congrats to all four of you (but keep on eye on the black furry one)!

Posted by: leila on February 28, 2004 10:13 PM

Congratulations! Enjoy this, and every perfect moment.

Posted by: Neal on February 29, 2004 6:21 AM

Welcome to my world. They stop crying after a few years.


Posted by: Tired Dad on February 29, 2004 5:40 PM


Posted by: Witold Riedel on February 29, 2004 7:46 PM

It looks like the comments page has become the most regularly updated section of DY, 6 days and nary a new entry to the site... come on man! bringing up a squirel isn't that hard...

also congratulations.

(this above 190 posts could come together to make some good scrapbook gubbins)

Posted by: un-lurk on March 1, 2004 6:50 AM

Mister Kitty has a new plaything! Congratulations on teh squirrelly coming into being :D

Posted by: olivia on March 1, 2004 7:05 AM

Congrats Matt!

Posted by: Brian on March 1, 2004 11:11 AM

Warm congratulations and best of luck to you guys. I wish we were there in Seattle to help/laugh. But since we're not, I'll give you some advice from afar: take good care of the Queen, and get out of the house (all three of you) as much as you can. Welcome to the world SB!

Posted by: Robin, Matt, and Patrick on March 1, 2004 12:18 PM

Okay, you've spent enough time with the family. More Yeti!

Posted by: Anxious on March 1, 2004 6:37 PM

congrats yeti. the squirrelly is amazing. totally freaking amazing. you and the queen are very lucky.

Posted by: mookie on March 2, 2004 12:24 AM

Congrats Yeti and happy squirrelling...

Posted by: Kris ":^) on March 2, 2004 1:46 AM

Late, but heart-felt, congrats!

Posted by: *** Dave on March 2, 2004 8:39 AM

Yay! Congrats! Best wishes to your little family. (BTW - isn't it cool saying "We're a family" those first few days?) Babies are precious - and seem to be little temporal anomalies. Time starts acting really wacky around them - so fast some days and so slow others.

Enjoy the little one - and don't worry about updating the site. I think you have something just a *little* more important now! ;) And when you find time to post - if this blog turns into something similar to Lileks - so what? I love his stuff. I'll still look forward to your blog - whatever it contains! Again, Congrats!

Posted by: Keiric on March 2, 2004 10:35 AM

I'll add my good wishes to make it an even 200!

Posted by: Mark on March 2, 2004 11:43 AM

My baby Rebecca and yours have the exact birthdate. Congrats and hope you can still find time for gaming and sleeping.

Posted by: SH Wong on March 2, 2004 11:55 PM

Best wishes.

Posted by: Scott Hardie on March 3, 2004 12:57 PM


If your parenting experience is anything like mine we can expect the next 'blog update in +/- 5 years? But don't worry - priority one will from now on be your child.

Posted by: mythboy on March 4, 2004 12:04 PM


Posted by: Anonymous on March 4, 2004 8:35 PM

New tagline for Defective Yeti:

"All Sqirrelly! All The Time! (At least until I update!)"

Posted by: Nathan on March 5, 2004 7:29 AM

Hey relax people!!! I am sure he will update DY just as soon as he gets more then 3 hours consecutive sleep... see you all in six months.

Posted by: boomratt on March 5, 2004 9:20 AM


Posted by: Oarah on March 9, 2004 12:03 PM

I just realized that squirrely was born on MY BIRTHDAY!!!
Well, I guess I can share it.

Posted by: wetkitty on March 16, 2004 5:46 PM

I got some bad news for you. Yout wife's cheating on you. That baby is way to cute to be yours :-)

Posted by: valiium on April 4, 2004 3:33 PM

yalls weirdos

Posted by: Anonymous on April 12, 2004 6:51 PM