Introducing Cody Yokoyama Haack

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A while back I mentioned the beginning of phase 1 of my total world domination plans. This morning at 3:55 AM, phase 1 is officially complete with the birth of our son, Cody Yokoyama Haack, all seven pounds and fourteen ounces of him.

First, the little dictator is ready to rule our household. Later, the world! (click to see larger)


Actually, our affectionate nickname for Cody is “Little Thug” because of the skull cap they gave him and for the way he likes to mad dog us. Here’s a short little video to demonstrate.

Of course, he may have good reason to look upset at us, given these incriminating photos.

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We brought Cody home the same day that he was born. Cody’s momma is doing just fine. From start to finish, the whole process took around 9 hours. It was fast, but furious. Fortunately, there were no complications and my wife was able to deliver without the aid of any drugs, which was her goal. Let’s just say I am in awe of her because I was trying to get pain killers and I was just holding her hand.

It was a long night, but an amazing experience. The little guy is a total trooper. When they pricked his heel to draw blood for various tests, he grumbled a bit, but didn’t end up wailing as I expected. Of course, thugs don’t wail.

There are more photos on flickr.

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75 responses

  1. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta June 6th, 2007


  2. Avatar for Beebe4
    Beebe4 June 6th, 2007

    He is a little thug! Congratulations!

  3. Avatar for Jayson Knight
    Jayson Knight June 6th, 2007

    Huge congratulations! Middle name: <something>Mountain?

  4. Avatar for Jon Galloway
    Jon Galloway June 6th, 2007


  5. Avatar for Micah Dylan
    Micah Dylan June 6th, 2007

    Oh oh, there goes the planet. Congrats Phil, Akumi!

  6. Avatar for Scott
    Scott June 6th, 2007

    Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well.
    Let the insane sleep deprivation begin!

  7. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked June 6th, 2007

    Thanks all!
    @Jayson - it's my wife's last name. I think it means in front of mountain. Or near mountain? I'll ask.

  8. Avatar for Jon Limjap
    Jon Limjap June 6th, 2007

    Congrats! Is he your first child?
    Hah, I'd expect fewer entries from you now. Either that or we could hear your wife telling you to stop blogging and change Cody's diapers! Hahaha!

  9. Avatar for barryd
    barryd June 6th, 2007

    congrats. it is a wrinkly thing :) so when does he get his first laptop?

  10. Avatar for Jeff Atwood
    Jeff Atwood June 6th, 2007

    Congrats man!! And to your wife, I heard she did some work on this too..

  11. Avatar for Joe Pruitt
    Joe Pruitt June 6th, 2007

    Congrats Phil! Now the real fun begins...

  12. Avatar for oVan
    oVan June 6th, 2007

    Oh help, another Haack! World domination has started indeed...
    Many congrats from this part of the world, it looks like a healthy little fellow!

  13. Avatar for Mads Kristensen
    Mads Kristensen June 6th, 2007


  14. Avatar for Frans Bouma
    Frans Bouma June 6th, 2007

    Already an international kid: English first name, Japanese middle name and Dutch Surname! ;)

  15. Avatar for Rob Conery
    Rob Conery June 6th, 2007

    CONGRATS Homey!!!!!! He is sooooo cute! What a fun time you have ahead of you! I'm so stoked for you!
    Love the pictures - especially the face squeezy ones!
    Enjoy the next few weeks - they're wonderful.

  16. Avatar for Jon Rowett
    Jon Rowett June 6th, 2007

    sounds not unlike my son's birth, which was also fast and drugless. oh, and loud. (if my partner had known what she was in for, she would have had every drug going...)

  17. Avatar for Andy Stopford
    Andy Stopford June 6th, 2007

    Many congrats to you and your wife !!

  18. Avatar for Filini
    Filini June 6th, 2007

    congratulations :-)

  19. Avatar for Tero Miettinen
    Tero Miettinen June 6th, 2007

    Congratulations :)

  20. Avatar for Dave Transom
    Dave Transom June 6th, 2007

    Sheesh, it feels likes you're all having babies.
    Congrats Phil!
    PS: You being a developer and all, is Cody a play on words?

  21. Avatar for Jay Flowers
    Jay Flowers June 6th, 2007

    Nice looking boy. It's always better to deal with a charismatic thug. ;-)

  22. Avatar for Denis Basaric
    Denis Basaric June 6th, 2007

    Congratulations! If it is your first, Its okay to be scared :-) If its not, well, you know what to expect. Great looking baby.

  23. Avatar for Craig
    Craig June 6th, 2007

    Congratulations! It's guaranteed to the be the best thing that's ever happened to you.
    BTW, the part you did already was the easy part. ;)

  24. Avatar for Dimitri Glazkov
    Dimitri Glazkov June 6th, 2007

    Woot! Your life as you know it is over. Your new life has just begun! Congratulations, dude!

  25. Avatar for Eric D. Burdo
    Eric D. Burdo June 6th, 2007

    >> Oh help, another Haack!
    But it's just a little Haack? What's the harm in a little haack? Hmmm?
    Congrats to the 3 of you. Prepare for your life (as you know it) to be stood on end. All for the better of course (well, except for this nasty little diapers).

  26. Avatar for Steven Harman
    Steven Harman June 6th, 2007

    Congrats buddy!
    How long until goes live?

  27. Avatar for Ben Lucas
    Ben Lucas June 6th, 2007

    Congratulations! Welcome to the great (and tiring) world of being a father!

  28. Avatar for Jason Monroe
    Jason Monroe June 6th, 2007

    Congradulations!! :)
    One of my favorite quotes from Bill Cosby (If you've not seen Himself, you must)..
    "And then God put oder in the poo-poo...."

  29. Avatar for Tod Birdsall
    Tod Birdsall June 6th, 2007


  30. Avatar for Citizen Parker
    Citizen Parker June 6th, 2007
    "It was fast, but furious"

    Congrats Phil! I can't wait for the sequel, 2 Fast, 2 Furious

  31. Avatar for Yex
    Yex June 6th, 2007

    Wow, congratulations man, that's fantastic. Gets me even a little bit more excited, as my wife and I are expecting our first in December.

  32. Avatar for Kevin Dente
    Kevin Dente June 6th, 2007

    Congrats, Phil. In the immortal words of John McClean..
    Welcome to the party, pal.

  33. Avatar for Michael K. Campbell
    Michael K. Campbell June 6th, 2007

    Congrats and best wishes. How exciting.

  34. Avatar for Sean Chambers
    Sean Chambers June 6th, 2007

    I'll be going through the same process in 3 months. Hopefully my wife's childbirth will go just as smooth!

  35. Avatar for jm
    jm June 6th, 2007

    now the real work begins!

  36. Avatar for Brandon
    Brandon June 6th, 2007

    Congrats on the little one.

  37. Avatar for Steff
    Steff June 6th, 2007

    Yay!!! Thug Life 4-EVA. Cody is awesome (and so tolerant of all the squishing of the face) and WIFE IS AMAZING. Love the THREE of you!

  38. Avatar for Erik
    Erik June 6th, 2007

    Congratulations you two!!!
    I'm so happy for you!

  39. Avatar for Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith June 6th, 2007

    I guess no one likes disposable income anymore.

  40. Avatar for Vic
    Vic June 6th, 2007

    Welcome to your new world!
    At first I'm sure you'll take in all the great moments, but when the constant waking in the middle of the night starts to set in don't forget to stop and enjoy them anyway and store away all those memories... they are priceless!
    Oh, and good luck keeping up the prolific blogging!
    Awesome! Congrats!

  41. Avatar for Jordan
    Jordan June 7th, 2007

    Congrats, Phil!! Cute kid...for a thug. =)

  42. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked June 7th, 2007

    Cody's name is not intentionally a play on words. Believe it or not, it wasn't after we decided on the name someone pointed out the obvious connection. ;)
    Disposable income, free time? Who needs all these things anyways? ;) Besides, this is one way to help staff an Open Source project. Of course, it's a very *long-term* strategy.

  43. Avatar for Stefano Demiliani
    Stefano Demiliani June 7th, 2007

    Congratulation Phil!!

  44. Avatar for T. Derscheid
    T. Derscheid June 7th, 2007

    Very cool kid, and congrats on the drug-free birth. Did you use the Bradley Method? It helped my wife for both of our daughters.

  45. Avatar for Christopher
    Christopher June 7th, 2007

    Congrats and Welcome to the little new Thug!

  46. Avatar for todd
    todd June 7th, 2007

    Sleep? Overrated. Discretionary free time? Who needs it. You probably used to think that running that marathon was tough. Child's play! You have just begun the longest endurance race of your life! Congratulations to the whole Haackayama family, and welcome to the dad's club :-)

  47. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked June 7th, 2007

    @T - Yeah, we used the Bradley method.
    @Jayson - Yokoyama means "Side of the mountain" in Japanese.

  48. Avatar for Dan
    Dan June 7th, 2007

    Congrats on the subdivide!

  49. Avatar for Joe Brinkman
    Joe Brinkman June 7th, 2007

    Congrats. Now it looks like DasBlog will catch up to SubText after all.

  50. Avatar for kevin
    kevin June 7th, 2007


  51. Avatar for Scott &amp; Kate Paek
    Scott &amp; Kate Paek June 7th, 2007

    Welcome to the world Cody! Sorry you look so much like dad. hahaha He looks great.
    Congratulations to you and Akumi. Great times to come!

  52. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked June 7th, 2007

    @Joe - No way man. Cody's showing himself to be a fast learner. But like the rest of the young kids, I'm having trouble convincing him to stick with C# for this. He's trying to port it to IronRuby already.

  53. Avatar for Bil Simser
    Bil Simser June 7th, 2007

    Congrats! At least you didn't name him after any operating system ;)

  54. Avatar for Keyvan Nayyeri
    Keyvan Nayyeri June 7th, 2007

    Hey man, congratulations :-)
    Couldn't you stop bothering him for a few Flickr photos?! :-P
    That's great news from you. I'm glad to see he's health and happy.
    Have great days with your new family member :-)

  55. Avatar for Phil Unplugged
    Phil Unplugged June 7th, 2007

    Momma and Cody Are At Home Doing Well

  56. Avatar for Omar Shahine
    Omar Shahine June 7th, 2007

    Congrats, welcome to parenthood! A lot is going to change, all good :-).

  57. Avatar for Wyatt Barnett
    Wyatt Barnett June 7th, 2007

    Congrats. So, when is the kid going to start posting on his own subtext blog?

  58. Avatar for Karthik
    Karthik June 7th, 2007

    I'm a day late! Belated congrats! Love the "little thug" nickname...manly yet still manages to be cute. Nice.

  59. Avatar for Willie Tilton
    Willie Tilton June 7th, 2007

    Congrats. Nothing like having kids!

  60. Avatar for tod hilton
    tod hilton June 7th, 2007

    Awesome news! Glad to hear it went smooth. And like everyone else has said...welcome to your new life, but it's all good!

  61. Avatar for Jon Hebert
    Jon Hebert June 7th, 2007

    Congratulations, Phil! He's a cutie.

  62. Avatar for Patrick Finnegan
    Patrick Finnegan June 8th, 2007

    It was 27 years ago last week my first son was born...absolutely life changing and spectacular...and I remember it as clearly as if it were this morning. I am thrilled for you and your wife and expect to see your son on the field soon...never to eaqrly to train a future soccer champion!!!
    Well Done!

  63. Avatar for rush
    rush June 8th, 2007

    Being a Haack is pretty cool but to also have the name Cody takes to the next level. Code+e get it? And the whole Yokoyama just makes the entire name kick-ass! Way to go!

  64. Avatar for braden
    braden June 10th, 2007


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    The nameless June 10th, 2007


  66. Avatar for lb
    lb June 11th, 2007

    big congratulations and best of luck.
    those face manipulations photos are drop dead funny. very good.

  67. Avatar for Community Blogs
    Community Blogs June 11th, 2007

    Been a short break from blogging, but I’m ready to get back to writing about Cody , I mean code! My philosophy

  68. Avatar for Keyvan Nayyeri
    Keyvan Nayyeri June 11th, 2007

    Phil Haack , who is now in fatherhood , has done it again with Subkismet (Subtext + Akismet). As he writes

  69. Avatar for Shiva
    Shiva June 12th, 2007

    Congrats Phil ! So when is Cody 2.0 coming ?

  70. Avatar for Niels Hansen
    Niels Hansen June 13th, 2007

    Congratulations Dude!

  71. Avatar for Dityo Nurasto
    Dityo Nurasto June 17th, 2007

    Congratulations. He's cute :).

  72. Avatar for Matt Hudson
    Matt Hudson June 19th, 2007


  73. Avatar for Ji Sun Stetson
    Ji Sun Stetson July 17th, 2007

    Cody's adorable! Congrats to you and your wife. Now he's screwed cuz he's gonna be just as weird or even weirder than his dad! hehehe :P
    Allen and I had a baby as well. He's almost 6th months now. His name is Asher Edward Stetson. Welcome to parenthood! You're gonna have lots of fun!

  74. Avatar for August 9th, 2007

    Subtext v1.9.5 'Parlay' Is In the Works

  75. Avatar for you've been HAACKED
    you've been HAACKED December 30th, 2007

    Haacking 2007