Where have I been? (or: Spritle checks in)

It’s been well over a month since I’ve posted with any regularity. Sure, I’ve dropped a bon mot or two, and slung a bit of knowledge in the past 5 weeks, but I’ve been quite rare in these parts. Here’s the Reader’s Digest version.

The first week in April I was at a conference in New Orleans. Great food, great people, expensive!!! I would have announced it in case any near-NO dopers wanted to meet me so they could laugh amongst themselves later, but conditions were such that I wasn’t sure how long I could stay in NO, so I couldn’t commit to any plans…

The situation was… Mrs. Spritle had been going into early labor off and on since January. The due date was April 28 and she was scheduled for a C on the 18th. With the problems she was having, there was a real chance she might go into labor while I was away and I’d have to jet home ASAP.

All was well and there was no jetting home quickly for me. I returned to work the second week of April and had two huge projects that had to be finished before I left on the 17th. Lots of work and lots of overtime and no time to post.

Ethan Brady was born on April 18th!! I’ve spent the last two and a half weeks on “paternity leave” and have had the most wonderful time not sleeping. I just returned to work this Monday (Mrs. Spritle’s Birthday) and have been pretty busy catching up.

That’s all. You may now go read some “real” threads.


Woo-hoo! Happy dance time!

A big welcome to the new littlest doper and a big congratulations to the tired parents.

And the pictures would be…?

So there’s a The Littlester Doper [sup]TM[/sup], or what? I gotsa keep track of y’all, y’know;)

Congrats on the new Spritling … and all that other work stuff:)

We want details!

How much did he weigh? How long was he? (no snickering from the peanut gallery for that question) How are mom and baby?

Is dad adjusting to being a new dad?



Enjoy him while he is still little and cute. They grow so fast.


It’s not yet official, but The Littlest Doper[sup]TM[/sup] title will stay with David (since he’s had the title for 19 months now) and Spritle the younger will be Even Littler Doper[sup]TM[/sup]. I’ve registered the title in case it becomes official. If it doesn’t I’ll just sell it for a bajillion dollars.

Oh, and the pictures would be… some digipics on my computer and some on film - yet to be scanned. Unfortunately, my “old” msnhomepages website won’t recognize my login so I can’t edit/update it anymore. I’ve yet to find a free site that’s easy to use, nor have I had the time to look much into figuring it out. Maybe one day I’ll get my act together.

Of course, if you’re offering, I could e-mail the pics to you and you could make a website… :wink:

OK, so you can determined who wins the SDMB pool, he was 8 lbs. 12.4 oz. (I think that was something like 3.9 kg) and packed it into 20 1/4 " - quite the bruiser, he is. Looked like a linebacker - a little pink one.

Mom is doing well. Having a planned C seemed to treat us both much better than David’s 25 hours of labor, 3 hours of pushing, emergency C did. We actually got some sleep the night before and Mom’s abs weren’t rocked from all the contractions. Recovery has been easier than with the first. She actually drove Monday (against my wishes, but somebody had to pick up TLD from daycare.)

Dad is positively beaming. He’s also damn bleary-eyed. TLD got a cold this weekend (as did mom) and he and ELD have been trading off “awake times” during the night. Friday night I didn’t fall asleep until 2:30 am with both of them tag-teaming us.

Awwwwww how wonderful! I was wondering where the Lonliest of Monks had disappeared to, and I’m glad to hear that everything is going so well for you!

I want pictures as well. I can host them, actually, if you don’t mind dealing with an angelfire site. :slight_smile:

I didn’t realize that Mtgman had logged in, sorry. I wish I could do a website for you but I doubt that I will have time since we are due in about a week and a half. :smiley:

Glad that everything worked out well. Hope everyone is feeling better after the cold. That can be real tough, especially with a little one and then with the new little one. :frowning:

Hope you and the family can get lots of rest.

Welcome to ELD! Glad to hear the entire Spritle clan is doing well, viral infestations notwithstanding. I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures!

Thank you! Once again, you demonstrate why you are my favorite little flea.

If it’s ok, I’ll e-mail you a few pics and you could make a simple page I could link from the board.

With two beautiful sons, I don’t know if I still qualify as The Lonliest Monk.

Great news Spritle.

Welcome back and we’re very thrilled about your adding skills.

Congratulations, Spritle! Hope you can adjust to having a new little one in your house! :slight_smile:

Congratulations, Spritle! Hope you can adjust to having a new little one in your house! :slight_smile:

Heh, I’m so tired, I read that last post twice! :wink:

Hey, Pucette, I’m Mahatma Coat at fathom. How did you know about The Lonliest Monk? (it was such a shortlived thing on the temp boards…)

It was shortlived enough that you managed to stalk me through the “who-view” crisis. :slight_smile:

Send away! I’ll set up a page for you.

Congratulations on your Spritleling. :slight_smile: That’s wonderful news.