Topic of the Week: It’s Baby Time

One way or another, the baby will be showing up in the next few days. That means it’s time to take a break. I’m planning on putting up guest posts for the next two weeks, and there are some really good ones lined up. I might stop in myself if something comes up and I get the urge to write, but otherwise, I’ll see you guys back here again on January 23.

28 Responses to Topic of the Week: It’s Baby Time

  1. Ben says:

    Congratulations Cranky! Best of luck to you, Mrs. Cranky, and the little Crankster.

    • Rohit Rao says:

      I’m pretty sure Cranky decided that his baby will be called Microcranky…

      • Ben says:

        “This has never been an issue for me since I rarely check bags, though that?s about to change with a mini-Cranky on the way. (That?s right, I just dropped that casually into the post.) But it?s still not that much to check a bag” So there we go from the horse’s mouth!

        Either way, I just hope he’s not a cranky Cranky!

  2. Dan says:

    Congrats dude. Hopefully your guests aren’t *too* good.

  3. BOS Flyer says:

    Congratulations, and all the best. I think the little one might be called MiniCranky!

  4. All my best to you, your wife and your new arrival.

  5. You’ll have time to pop in like during the 40 hours of labor when you have nothing to do but get yelled at by your wife for everything wrong in the world….lol

  6. LAFlyer says:

    Mazel Tov Cranky!

  7. D says:

    As a midwife(yes it’s true; and also a client of CF), I hope this is the most amazing birthday for all of you. Congratulations in advance

  8. Sanjeev M says:

    All the best!

  9. Congrats and much happiness to your growing family, Brett! Fatherhood is awesome. And hey, it’s never too early to start training the next generation of airline dorks. My 3-month-old has already had several airplane lessons!

  10. philip b says:


  11. Jonathan says:

    Congratulations, good luck, and enjoy!

  12. Congrats to you, Mrs., and soon-to-be Little Cranky!!

  13. Johnny Jet says:


  14. East Coast Wing says:

    Congratulations! I just survived my first airline trip with a four and two year old…we did okay but it definitely changes how you look at travel once the little ones join the family.

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  16. Noah says:

    Congrats! When is his/her first flight?

  17. One of the greatest days of your life is coming soon. Enjoy every minute … and remember it just gets better and better from here. I thought I could never love anyone as much as I love my wife – and after 40 years I know I can’t.

    Then our two daughters came along and there was just so much more love to give – love in a totally different way – but just as powerful. Talk about a reason to get up in the morning – these two little girls were it

    When our two grandsons arriaved (1) I forgot how a kid could be in CONSTANT motion and could NEVER run out of questions, and (2) the best part is there was still so much more love to give.

    I wish you only the VERY best as you and your new family. And remember, if Grandpa and Grandma seem to walk a little taller with a little more spring in their stop and twinkle in their eye – it’s just that they are being a Grandpa and Grandma.


  18. Rui A. says:

    I wish you, your wife, and your (hopefully) new airline geek nothing but happiness and the best of luck

  19. JayB says:

    Let’s see, …infant fares, infant fares on nonstop flights, infant fares on connecting flights, infant fares on code-share flights, infant fares on change-of-gauge flights, inf…. Sorry, congratulations!

  20. Hajime S. says:

    Congratulations Brett!

  21. Mike says:

    Congrats to you both. I vote for Crankette if it is a girl, Crankster if it is a boy, but it really doesn’t matter. Either will be the greatest thing for you both. Enjoy the time off.

    p.s. for the next 12+ years, they will be family “trips”. Family “vacations” will return when they get into middle school and older. :)

  22. JD says:

    Congratulations……. You should have more time off than that

  23. yo says:


    Middle name: Jet

  24. Congrats! We all want video of you holding a spoon and pretending its an airplane to get baby-cranky to eat his/her food! ;-)

  25. Many congratulations. I became a dad on the 17th Dec as well! Something in the air…

    Love the blog, kind regards, SI

  26. Asarkiss says:

    Ah, the first of the “little Crankys”.

    My congratulations to both you and Mrs. Cranky.

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