Topic of the Week: The Newest Member of the Cranky Family

I thought I’d take a brief break from my new life as a parent to share the good news with all of you. We welcomed our son, Atticus, to the family on Wednesday. He weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs, 1 oz and was 20.5 inches long.

Atticus

I hope you’ve enjoyed the guest posts so far. There’s another great week of guest posts coming next week and then I’ll be back the following Monday.

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Don Roberto
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Don Roberto

Congratulations.

Now get some sleep.

Steve Kalman
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Congratulations and best of luck. If he isn’t home yet, enjoy your last full nights’ sleep for a while.

(On the other hand, you always seem to be available, no matter what time zone I’m in.)

Devesh Agarwal
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Congratulations to your much better half and you Brett. God bless Atticus and all of you, with years of good health, lots of prosperity, loads of love, and many many years of happiness.

Bobber
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Excellent news, Brett – congrats to you and Mrs Cranky.

And a quality name – I’m sure he’ll be every bit as impressive as ‘One-Shot Finch’!

Chris
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Congrats Brett!

lyonsmichaelw
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Congratulations to your family! May Atticus bring you joy. You’re in for the best ride of your life.

MDAccount
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MDAccount

Congratulations — he’s beautiful! And congratulations, too, on providing him with a wonderful name; if he grows up to be anything like his namesake, he’ll be a extraordinary man. (Not having kids, the best I could do was name my dog Harper Lee!)

Don
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CONGRATULATIONS! Very beautiful. Can’t wait for his first post.

David SF eastbay
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He does look a little cranky already, you must have woke him up to take the photo…..lol

Now to start planning for number 2 :-)

Nick Barnard
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:-D Glad to know I’m not the only one who thought he looked a little cranky! Now we’ll just need video of Brett feeding him by pretending the spoon is an airplane!

DesertGhost
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DesertGhost

All the best to you, Atticus and your wife.

CP
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Congratulations! Have you enrolled him in frequent flyer programs yet? :) What great news for your family.

Eric in ICT
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Congrats from Kansas, Brett and family. And welcome to the world, Little Cranky!

Jesus & Leslie
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We want to welcome Atticus to this world, and we want to welcome you and Kirsten to the wonderful, maddening, temporarily sleep-deprived world of parenthood. It’s a great ride, specially when the baby is at the wheel…

Eric
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Welcome to Earth Atticus Crankius!!
Mazel tov mom and dad =)

Sanjeev M
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Sanjeev M

Congrats and best wishes!

canuck_in_ca
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Congrats! How many FF programs did you sign him up for? :-)

stuartborden
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stuartborden

Congratulations and best wishes!

Kristy Nicholas
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Brett, Congrats on your new wing man!

RDimperio
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RDimperio

Thanks for posting the update. Congratulations.

Brian
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Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

Roneill000
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A little cranky/Cranky? That looks like a grin at least-if not a smile!

francesco.favazza
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francesco.favazza

Congratulations!!!!

noahkimmel
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Congrats, Brett!
Now you wont be the only Cranky one in your house!
Wish you all the best!

davidthomson_98
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davidthomson_98

Congrats Brett, both to you and your wife!!!! Enjoy him alotl, kids are great. We have 3 and number 4 is on the way…. LOL.

David
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Congratulations!!! Thanks for the post. Cool name; cool kid. All the best to the three of you.

al_9000
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Congratulations! I hope you can avoid some of the awful people over at Elliott who have problems with kids on planes.

al_9000
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Clarification: Not everyone at Elliott is awful, but some of his readers have serious vitriol for flying parents and their kids.

Alan
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Alan

Congrats to all of you. He’s a good looking young man. All the best…enjoy every moment of being a dad!

Margie T Logarta
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Congrats! You couldn’t have picked a better name. Atticus Finch is my favourite book character of all time, ably personified by Gregory Peck in the classic film. When does he take his first airline trip?

Jay
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Jay

Brett,
Congrats from DTW. Listen to everyone when they say get some sleep. Seriously, when he is sleeping, sleep! Don’t worry about checking that email or a post. Your body will thank you for it!

Story suggestion #1: The cost of a baby to fly on your lap domestically vs. International. No free ride internationally for a lap baby!

Story suggestion #2: What it’s like traveling with a baby, and the evil stares you’ll get from fellow pax. Only advice – just ignore the stares. :)

explanethings
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Congratulations to you and your wife.
Atticus Cranky Snyder…….now there’s a name to strike fear!
Welcome to the world little fella.

bbackus1
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Brett,

I love the name. Is it from To Kill a Mockingbird (my favorite book)? Or perhaps its a family name or just one you like, if you don’t mind telling us.

Beth

Elizabeth
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Congratulations to you and your wife on your new handsome arrival. I can’t wait to read about his first plane trip whenever that happens. :)

Stephen
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Congratulations from Saudi Arabia :)

aussiesc
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1st.post for 1st.baby-bonza baby-bonza name.

JM
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Congratulations, Brett!

JM

Nick Barnard
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CF, when do we get a picture of BCF (Baby CrankyFlier) in a CrankyFlier onesie?

jaybru
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Looks like a smart kid. Probably be reading a timetable within a week!

Congratulations!

chinger
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chinger

Congratulations Cranky!

chinger
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looking at my comment again, that didn’t quite come out right. Congratulations none the less though.

lrosenberg
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Congratulation Brett:

Ian
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Congratulations!

Giles
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Congratulations!
And I can’t resist, try as I might, and others have already commented on it, and I am still trying… it’s no use… I have to say it: He looks a little cranky!

jamesgdpollard
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jamesgdpollard

Congratulations to you and mrscranky Brett.

Jbr787
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Congratulations!!

MeanMeosh
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MeanMeosh

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Cranky.

Jason
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Jason

Congrats! Wishing for your families happiness and health.

cahilldot
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congrats… at 9 pounds he is a sturdy boy already..

dan powers
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seems like a bundle of crankyness to me !!…congrats to mr & mrs cranky

yo
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Like the smirk! Congrats to you and your wife!