My Little World Domination Backup

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Every good developer knows to always have a backup. For example, over two years ago, I announced my world domination plans. But there was a single point of failure in me putting all my world domination plans on the tiny shoulders of just one progeny. My boy needs a partner in crime.

mia So my wife and I conspired together and we’re happy to announce that baby #2 is on the way. Together, the two of them will be unstoppable!

My wife is past her first trimester and we expect the baby to RTF (Release To Family) around October.

This second time around has been a bit more challenging. My poor wife, bless her heart, has had to deal with much more sever nausea this time around.

Notice the crinkle in the ultrasound photo. My son did that. ;) He’s trying to destroy the evidence.

Many of you who have more than one children might be able to relate to this, but I really considered not writing a blog announcement for my second child. There was the feeling that it was such a novel thing the first time, but now it’s becoming old hat (not really!).

But then I mentally fast forwarded 16 years later and pictured my future daughter finding the firstborn announcement and not finding her own blog announcement. Try explaining that to a kid. I can deal without the drama.

Well I won’t have to! Hi honey, here’s your announcement. Now you be good while daddy goes shopping for a shotgun and a shovel. :)

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  1. Avatar for Scott Galloway
    Scott Galloway April 7th, 2009


  2. Avatar for Hernan Garcia
    Hernan Garcia April 7th, 2009


  3. Avatar for Jon Galloway
    Jon Galloway April 7th, 2009

    "Sever nausea"? That sounds painful! Did you mean "server nausea"? You can often fix that by applying the latest patches.

  4. Avatar for JF
    JF April 7th, 2009

    Congrats Phil for your small part in the process ;)
    Let us hope that the Haack~s show us some clemency after taking over the world to us MVC users.

  5. Avatar for Javier Lozano
    Javier Lozano April 7th, 2009

    congrats! welcome to the 2 child club! :)

  6. Avatar for Keyvan Nayyeri
    Keyvan Nayyeri April 7th, 2009

    Congratulations, Phil :-)
    Be sure that Baby #2 will be an astute as all October-born babies are :-P

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    Gene April 7th, 2009

    Since you do not know which child will end up being the ruler of the world, and which will end up being the mad, scheming, sycophant who usurp the throne given the first opportunity, it is best to treat them both the same in the hope that, one day, when you are confined to a tower for the remainder of your life, which ever one is currently in control, will think on you fondly -- or at least recall that you always treated them fairly -- and allow you Internet access and a perhaps a view of the ocean.
    ...This message sent from my tower suite.

  8. Avatar for Aaron Lerch
    Aaron Lerch April 7th, 2009

    Congrats Phil!
    The more you have, the shorter the blog posts get. ;)
    (See my post from a few days ago, for reference. :) )