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October 14, 2009

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He's beautiful!

Thanks for the picture, and mazel tov to you and your family.

Congrats Eirc, wife, and the little one.

Aw man. More of these. And congratulations.

my son also decided that the fact that dad had tickets to Friday night's Yankee playoff game was entirely beside the point.

Get used to it.

Get used to it

Yeah, I was kind of hoping for one last hoorah before the norm of fatherhood took over. He wasn't due until Tuesday, but I kind of figured I was messing with Karma by getting those tix.

Congrats, and best of luck to you...

congratulations my brother!!

Congratulations on your handsome son!

Wow, Eric, he's gorgeous!

Congratulations to his mother, and to you.

Congratulations, Eric! Hopefully you've trained your diaper-changing attribute to MAX before now. If not, it'll probably max out by itself.

Hopefully you've trained your diaper-changing attribute to MAX before now. If not, it'll probably max out by itself.

They call me the one-armed bandit. I've got the dexterity of a short oder cook (but beware the blue plate special;)

Congrats Eric and Mom. Most joyous event in a lifetime. IMHO

Woohoo that's awesome, congrats. Our boy is 7 1/2 months now, the first 3 are the hardest.

Y'know, the Yanks are in the playoffs, what, every year? Every other year?

Versus: how often do you have a kid, much less a *first* kid?

Once, that's how often. So.. sorry, dude; I can't argue with Baby Eric's priorities.

Also: he's beautiful - Mucho Congrats to Eric, Mrs. Eric, and Baby Eric!

Congratulations! What a beautiful kid.

(Hank Steinbrenner): Mr. Martin, there was no doubt about the Twins series. Why did you bother with those seats? Please spend $1,250 for ticket[s] to the World Series.

(Your lovely and hard-working wife): Dude. Don't even think about it.

Congratulations on a beautiful baby.

Eric -- gorgeous. Congrats to all of you.

When my son was born (first of my 2 kids) I had a cesarean and things were pretty hard for a while. The worst was when my sister-in-law said, "I hate to tell you this, but it's harder when they're older." It was kind of a joke; she was talking about the hard task of drawing the right line for growing kinds in the midst of life's gray areas. I felt that if I could only get one night of decent sleep, all would be well.

Though I can't argue with ugh about the first 3 months being hardest, they are also the most incredibly precious, and they go by in a blink. Enjoy them. :)

Y'know, the Yanks are in the playoffs, what, every year? Every other year?

Versus: how often do you have a kid, much less a *first* kid?

Alas, tis true. I'll have to give him some more kisses to make amends. I believe his cheeks were specifically designed for just such gestures.

Congratulations, Eric, to you and the rest of your family. Enjoy it.

... the first 3 months being hardest, they are also the most incredibly precious, and they go by in a blink.

I think I remember it as a sleep-deprived fog. Most of those little ones are sleeping more than half the time, yet it seems they still managed to interrupt all of your sleep in those first few months.

"for me mostly, though my wife seemed to be in some type of pain as well - I'll have to check back with her on that" Highly recommend doing that.

Otherwise, can only say ditto to all the above.

Congratulations to you and your wife on the latest addition to your family.

Congratulations!

My theory of parenthood is that it adds a third dimension to your life, and that for whatever loss (independence, freedom of movement, carefree existence, etc.) you may have from your previous 2 dimensional life, you will more than make up for it by having a volume that you never even knew existed. My only regret about fatherhood is that I did not start earlier.

Plus, fatherhood is when men gain souls.

fatherhood is when men gain souls.

That would certainly explain my rampant sociopathy.

I've already said it, but once again: Congrats to the lucky couple!

Well, considering the size of that photo I'd say you're only a little proud, huh?

Beautiful baby and Congratulations to all.

Congratulations.

By the way, in case you were curious, I checked, and found the following:

Eric Jae-Young Lee Martin, if you were born to Sarah Palin, your name would be:
Thump Hummer Palin
So, now you know.

Mazel tov, Eric!

(Also, shout-outs to @natthedem -- welcome to ObWi ;) )

Beautiful! Congrats!

Congratulations!

Definitely do not want to hijack your thread, but since we're here, we (the royal we) had our son yesterday by scheduled C section, which was a more time-concentrated period of extreme drama, even though everything went great. I note that just to say that I hope, wish, and do believe that all of our kids will get to grow up in a more peaceful, equitable, and happy world.

For all that we might have serious complaints, I believe that the world is a much better place than it was when I was born.

So, congratulations again, from one slightly unprepared father to another.

So, congratulations again, from one slightly unprepared father to another

Seriously! Congratulations, and my hope is that I am only slightly unprepared.

Thump Hummer Palin

I will implicate you without hesitation when he angers at this nickname.

Well, considering the size of that photo I'd say you're only a little proud, huh?

True. Also: not too tech savvy ;)

Congrats!

Great-looking baby!

I have a feeling you'll be telling that Yankee story to your boy for years to come. No way after that he will grow up to be a Mets fan.

It's a cliche to say how raising a child changes your life completely. But relatively new to the game myself -- I hear Danny laughing in the background to something on Nickelodean (nothing better than hearing your kid laugh) -- I know it's true. And wonderful.

Congratulations!

Soooo cute!!!!

But you made us wait four days for the good news! Man, missing that Yankees game must have been some trauma!

Seriously, though: congratulations! May we have a lot more baby-blogging to look forward to!

You know, they make babies and kids so cute so you can resist the urge to strangle them...

Congrats.

Oh it's absolutely impossible to add to all that has been said - what a beautiful baby!! Congratulations to you and The Dude's mom - you have worlds of wonder ahead.

"fatherhood is when men gain souls"

Never thought of it that way, but how true.

Good god, man, did you bring another Yankees fan into the world? He's beautiful nonetheless.

Wow. You do fast work. Did you set up a grow lamp in there?

Mazel tov, Eric.

Hmmm...is there a delay now beofre comments are posted? Because I wrote a note to Eric a half hur ago and it has not appeared.

Oh well I'll try again! Congratulations to all of you for your wonderful family! And I hope we will get to see more pictures of your little boy as time goes on.

Get used to hearing that mixed-race kids are gorgeous. It's a cliche, and it's in some ways patronizing, but it's also quite true.

Congrats!

Yes - I want Friday Baby-Blogging.

Seriously, congrats! You're in for quite a ride (but a good ride)

I'm glad your (adorable) photo included a picture of Eric Jae-Young Lee's little finger.

Now we have a visual of where you'll be spending the next umpteen years wrapped around.

Mazel tov, blessings and all the very best. Judging by what I've gleaned thus far of your spirit and soul, you're gonna really dig this adventure. And I'm sure you'll be a responsible father and a splendid dad.

It is, unconditionally, the best.

Ah, a little Libra...

Other males who share Oct 10th birth-date:
Brett Favre
David Lee Roth
Harold Pinter
Thelonious Monk
Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Adlai E. Stevenson

So he may grow up to be a football tossing rock star who writes plays and performs jazz while racing NASCAR sprints, on his way to a distinguished career in politics.

Best wishes to you and you wife. He is absolutely gorgeous.

Mazel Tov!

Your kid is already sticking it to a Yankees fan. I like this guy.

Congratulations! He's beautiful.

Great, congrats...

Congratulations. He's beautiful. Best to you and your wife.

Best to momma martin, baby and dad. May you treasure the wonder bestowed upon you.

Congrats!

Mazel tov!

Congratulations and best wishes!

Congrats! And welcome to the land of no sleep. I know it well. It's part of the fun.

Wow. You do fast work. Did you set up a grow lamp in there?

From an email conversation with TheEditors:

TheEditors: Man, you work fast.

Me: Fast? I bent the space-time continuum.

TheEditors: That's what she said.

Other males who share Oct 10th birth-date:
Brett Favre
David Lee Roth
Harold Pinter
Thelonious Monk
Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Adlai E. Stevenson

I'll play him Thelonious' Bemsha Swing tonight so he can spend some time with his birthday mate. Besides, can't start the kid on Coltrane right out of the gate ;)

Get used to hearing that mixed-race kids are gorgeous. It's a cliche, and it's in some ways patronizing, but it's also quite true.

Agreed. He's got an interesting mix from his parents to draw upon too: 50% Korean, 25% Italian, 12.5% Swedish, 12.5% Finnish.

Besides, can't start the kid on Coltrane right out of the gate ;)

But you can start him on Stanley Clarke's Song to John, which is mighty fine (version on Youtube; not my favorite, but it's representative) all by itself.

50% Korean, 25% Italian, 12.5% Swedish, 12.5% Finnish

Nice finish. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Yes - first 3 months. Yes - fatherhood and souls. Yes - congratulations.

P.S. If you're smart, you'll stop at two (kids, I mean - playing zone is tiring).

If you're smart, you'll stop at two

Well, no one's ever accused me of being that;)

Two is a must. I want three, but these things are expensive!

Congratulations. My first (and possibly only) is due in February.

The thing about having 3 is that then they outnumber you. Seems like a bad idea to me...

The thing about having 3 is that then they outnumber you. Seems like a bad idea to me...

Which is why I say with 1 the parents can double team, with 2 you have to go man-to-man, with 3 or more you lose the basketball analogy and go with hockey (e.g. the kids have a continual power play until enough move out of the house).

Congratulations!

Congrats! Speaking from experience, I can say that even just 1 can be amazing.

I got to meet my new nephew on Saturday, and I hate to say it, Eric, but he's even more gorgeous than your little dude.

Also, not a Yankees fan! (Admittedly, this is because he has dual French / British citizenship.)

I got to meet my new nephew on Saturday, and I hate to say it, Eric, but he's even more gorgeous than your little dude.

Oh dear, I smell a future walk-off.

Also, not a Yankees fan!

You say that like it's a good thing ;)

the kids have a continual power play until enough move out of the house

Also, to bring in yet another analogy, once the kids start walking and talking, they have better internal lines of supply and communication.

Besides, can't start the kid on Coltrane right out of the gate ;)

hey man, "A Love Supreme" builds strong bodies 12 ways!

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