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A New Id

Posted by Jeff Id on March 29, 2010

Ethan Matthew 7lb – 13oz — 3.54 Kg — 0.00354 Metric Tons

Born 3/29/2010 10:01PM

😀  😀

85 Responses to “A New Id”

  1. Congratulations! May he follow his fathers footsteps!

    Best wishes to mother and child.

    Oliver K. Manuel
    Emeritus Professor

  2. WhyNot said

    GRATZ JeffId, so now we can say EthanId.

  3. JAE said


  4. Layman Lurker said

    Super Jeff. Best of wishes. Virtual cigars all round?

  5. WhyNot said

    Man, I just lost $100 on my name bet. I could have sworn you would have named your new son JeffID II

  6. Craigo said

    Congratulations Jeff. Good to see you have the vital statistics (and in metric too!)

  7. Congrats, Sir! And best wishes to Mrs. Id!

  8. Richard Hickey said

    Congrats! Best wishes to Mom, Baby, and the whole family.

  9. Carrick said

    Gratz, Jeff!

    (Insert Klingon Joke here-> ___________ )

  10. Robert E. Phelan said

    Congratulations to the parents and health, long life and prosperity to young Ethan.

  11. M. Simon said

    Since you won’t be getting much sleep for a while…..

    Does that men more posts or fewer?

    Best wishes from the Simon Family.

  12. M. Simon said

    Does that mean more posts or fewer?


  13. curious said

    Hey!! Hey!! – Congratulations to all the family! 🙂

  14. Sera said

    Congrats! Hope everyone is well and peaceful. I guess this means that we will be seeing more posts in the middle of the night?

  15. Sera said

    The meaning of the name Ethan is: Strong. Constancy.

  16. ADE said

    Welcome to new born,keep him out of slavery.

  17. Congratulations. You will need something to do while cuddling baby in the wee small hours. Climatology perhaps?

  18. adriaan said


    I Hope all is well with mother and child. (And with the proud father too)! :))

  19. David S said

    Congratulations. Running a blog is excellent practice for all the sleepless nights ahead.

  20. Deimos said

    That was funny!
    First time ever I’ve seen baby weight in metric Tons 😀

  21. Phillip Bratby said

    Congratulations to you and the Mrs.

  22. Margaret said

    congratulations — and well done to mother and baby as well.

  23. NicL said

    Excellent news. Hope your wife and baby are both doing well.

  24. Chuckles said

    Jeff Congratulations, and all the best to you and family.

    And could we have that in petagrams please.

  25. RomanM said

    Congratulations, Jeff!

    Sincere wishes for good health of mother and child.

  26. Chuck L said

    Congratulations!Enjoy every second with your son now because before you know it, he will be a teenager!!! 🙂

  27. j ferguson said

    Congratulation Ids. Something that might be fun a little later will be to record early vocabulary – word, pronunciation as best you can make it out, and meaning. Our daughter went from two or three, depending on what she got credit for, to nine over a month or so, then it was over forty the following week and then very quickly it was too much trouble to count and we gave up.

    kids are a revelation. Having been one is little preparation.

    Really have fun.

    best regards, John

  28. Tom in St. Johns said

    May you enjoy every moment, and good health to all.

  29. John said


  30. Jeff Id said

    Thanks everyone, that whole birth thing is pretty amazing. After seeing it twice, I still don’t know how they do it. Our son looks wonderful and is doing all the stuff baby’s are supposed to do.

  31. mrpkw said

    WOW !!!
    Congrats !!!!!!!!!!

    Yes, the birth thing is amazing !!!!!

  32. John F. Pittman said

    Congrats. Start saving, Colleges are expensive, even with scholarships.

  33. BDAABAT said

    Mazel tov!!!


  34. Jason Calley said

    Congratulations! Granted, the first two years or so of baby wrangling is the most difficult part, but longer term, being a parent is the most wonderful thing you will ever do in your life.

    Uh…maybe I shouldn’t ask, but what’s young Ethan’s average annual temperature? (Feel free to interpolate any missing data.)

  35. John G. Bell said

    Best wishes to the family. Born in Spring. Well done.

  36. Jim Brock said

    My dad told me that the best years of my life would be when the children were young. He was right (I am now 79). Enjoy, love the little guy, and keep his mother happy! Congrats.

  37. pyromancer76 said

    The most wonderful, blessed event in anyone’s life — aside from finding one’s soul mate. And the “birthing process”, from Mom’s or Dad’s perspective, is an absolute miracle, even through the pain. How does this tiny little bit of life have the strength and desire to grow into an intrepid blogger?

    Congratulations, Jeff Id, and to Mother and Ethan Matthew, too. Thanks for including us.

  38. Bad Andrew said

    God Bless the all the ID family, especially little EMatt! 🙂


  39. Gary said

    A miracle just happened. 😉 Congratulations Jeff.

  40. Loco said

    Well done to Jeff and Mom from Down Under! I have five and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  41. timetochooseagain said

    May God bless you and your new son Jeff! Congratulations. I’m not sure which of you is more lucky! 🙂

  42. Kondealer said

    Many Congratulations!

  43. Tonyb said

    Well done to both of you


  44. Kenneth Fritsch said

    Congratulations to you and your wife and good health to your newborn. As a grandparent, I hope Ethan has granparents to enjoy and spoil him.

  45. Hal said


    Pleased to hear everyone is healthy and well


  46. Congratulations, Jeff.

    Best wishes to you and the family.


  47. RB said

    Congratulations, Jeff, all the best.

  48. CoRev said

    JEff, Congrats!!! What a great feeling. Our two kids are now 36 and 42, but, but…, wait til that first grandchild comes along. GrandMoms can go so gushy, and fall immediately and completely in love. Course GrandPops are more reserved.

  49. Tom Fuller said

    Congratulations, Jeff! Best wishes to you, Ethan and Mrs. Id…

  50. T Paul said

    Heckova year, eh JeffId?

  51. Tom Bakewell said

    You and a few others like Anthony really do seem to walk on water. All of the work you put into this, and a new child as well. Congratulations and many, many thanks
    Tom Bakewell

  52. Don B said

    The new infant event is simply unbelievable, and e-matthew evokes fond memories. He may be able to read a new edition of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, one with a chapter featuring Gore, Mann, Jones, etc.

    Would he possibly be about 49 cm tall, assuming they measured him while standing?

  53. Larry Geiger said

    Congratulations. New life is always a reason for celebration!

  54. GregO said

    Congratulations Jeff! Keep up the good work and my best wishes to you and your family.

  55. Pat Frank said

    Congratulations to you and your wife, Jeff. May your son grow up to love math! Anyway, I was under the impression, from your occasional comments, that you didn’t have any time for that sort of thing. 🙂

  56. Kendra said

    What wonderful news! I am thrilled for you and your family – heartfelt congratulations.

  57. Noodlehead said

    Another miracle of life! Congratulations, Jeff!

    I am smoking an Oliva Serie G and sipping some Booker’s in celebration of your family.
    All the best to you and yours.

  58. Ryan O said

    Congrats, dude!

    Have fun not sleeping. Hahahaha!

  59. Philemon said

    Belated happy birthday, Ethan!

  60. Earle Williams said

    Best wishes to all!

    And my guess is about 0.00048 km in length.


  61. DG said

    What is his carbon footprint? 🙂

  62. John M said

    Congratulations and health and happiness to all!

  63. Congratulations and thanks again for all the great work!

  64. michealcarden said

    Right on! Congratulations.

  65. TGSG said

    Congrats Jeff! Parenting is sooooooooo much fun 🙂

  66. AEGeneral said

    Cry, eat, poop, sleep. That’s all the first year is. Cry, eat, poop, sleep. Been there twice & don’t miss it.

    Congrats. And may the first year pass quickly for you.

  67. Daryl M said

    Congrats, Jeff! I hope your new little one and your wife are doing well.

  68. pyromancer76 said

    AEGeneral, spoken like a somewhat left-out Dad. Miracles should never “pass quickly” — too soon they are adolescents and then out of the house.

  69. Congratulations Jeff, and best wishes for the happy family.

  70. mine is cooing, looking for a shot of milk right now. lol
    That new one of yours will keep you out of mischief for a little bit!
    5 year old now looking for something too…. night

  71. AEGeneral said

    #68 – Nah, I’m being a little facetious. Age 1-3 are the fun years for me. Until then, they’re just kinda “there.”

    And I went thru cholic with the first & acid reflux with the second. No fun.

  72. DeWitt Payne said

    Congratulations to you and your wife. Good luck sleeping for a while.

  73. Eric Barnes said

    Congrats Jeff! Just had a boy on the 22nd. Wishing the best for your family and esp. your newest family member. 🙂

  74. PhilJourdan said

    Matthew must be a popular name. I have 2 nephews by that name (each about 10 now). congratulations on the new addition!

  75. rob r said

    Great news. Well done to all concerned.

  76. Jonathan Dumas said


  77. David JP said

    Congratulations Jeff,

    You probably already know this, but here are my two tips for you and every other parent:

    1) Keep a shop vac permanently setup for wet pickup in the closet or basement. 🙂

    2) If you are blessed enough to manage it, follow Bob Seger’s lead and spend as much of your time as you can with the kids during the early years.

  78. M. Simon said

    Just an odd thought.

    Have you considered converting your son’s weight to eV and then converting that to Temperature using 11,605 deg K/eV (aprox) ?

  79. Anthony Watts said

    Blessings to you and your family.

    – Anthony

  80. Feedback said

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  81. Phil said

    Congrats!! You could make a mold of his foot and have it cast in carbon fiber. Result: instant carbon footprint.

  82. Steve Fitzpatrick said

    Congrats Jeff (and significant other, who did most of the work to this point!). My first son was named Ethan, and my second Matthew, so you at least know how to choose good names!

  83. Jeff Id said

    Thanks everyone. So many wishes! We are truly blessed.

    The kid rolled himself over 2 times already. They are supposed to be stationary for at least a few months.

  84. Layman Lurker said

    What wonderful times these must be for you. For ours, I remember the thrills of the early years as if it were yesterday.

    The kid rolled himself over 2 times already.

    Jeff, Ethan obviously has great potential. If you rehearse your tAV rants outloud in the nursery you will have the little gaffer posting here before he is in grade school. 🙂

  85. BlueIce2HotSea said


    Hope you are getting some sleep. But I bet you are not.

    BTW, your son may always be stronger than hell. My third son rolled over at day three and he could 40 pushups before his older brother could do one.

    Have fun with the little one.

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