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  • The Spare 40 comments
    Jan 7, 2014 1:51 PM

    Back from Greenwich Hospital with the spare, Sebastian Laing DeMuth after a week away from internet and e-mail. Catching up now…

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  • Chris,


    Wonderful!!! Congratulations to the whole DeMuth family!


    Sebastian...welcome to this world, it's a beautiful place and you will have a wonderful blessed life!


    Chris, good thing you're so use to only getting 4 hours sleep; maybe only 3 hours now:)


    Happy New Year!


    7 Jan, 02:07 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations. Awesome!!!


    All the Best,


    7 Jan, 02:08 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats!
    7 Jan, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • Ditto! Now get back to work. You have an unfunded liabililty of approximately $800k, assuming that your offspring is as smart as you are and gets into an Ivy.
    7 Jan, 02:31 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Thanks. I am thinking about one of the US military academies.
    7 Jan, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • ha! I prefer to think of my kids as annuities: Sure the return is poor monetarily, but its a steady income of grandkids and holiday visits once you pay in 30 years give or take.


    congrats Chris!
    7 Jan, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats Chris!
    7 Jan, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations, wishing for a peaceful and happy journey for your family !
    7 Jan, 02:40 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats Chris! Wishing you all the best!
    7 Jan, 02:48 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations, Chris! May your joys increase commensurately.
    7 Jan, 03:04 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations, Chris. Way to diversify the portfolio!


    Best, AT.
    7 Jan, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations from the Czech Republic.
    7 Jan, 04:22 PM Reply Like
  • Chris,
    Welcome back.
    To your wonderful new addtion, the most meaningful joys in life, congratulations.
    7 Jan, 04:30 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations!
    7 Jan, 06:10 PM Reply Like
  • The spare -- right . . . . Congratulations!
    7 Jan, 06:54 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations!
    7 Jan, 07:53 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats Chris!
    7 Jan, 09:59 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations, Chris.
    7 Jan, 10:46 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats!


    That's a nice swaddle, BTW. You can never seem to get 'em wrapped the way the nurses do in the hospital...
    7 Jan, 10:52 PM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » Thanks! I am a big fan of Dr. Harvey Karp and his book "Happiest Baby on the Block" which advocates swaddling for the first several months of life. Dr. Karp's ideas on babies have been effective for my three. Best, -C
    8 Jan, 08:01 AM Reply Like
  • I noticed the swaddle too. We used this, and it worked fantastically.
    8 Jan, 09:42 AM Reply Like
  • I refused to leave the hospital until the nurse showed me how to master the perfect swaddle. Now I can list swaddling skills alongside my numchuck skills and bowhunting skills. Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills. If only I could wrap a Christmas present as well as a baby....
    8 Jan, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • @Ocean Man -- I'll help you on your Christmas present wrapping skills, but someday you will have to show me how to use nunchucks without beating yourself senseless.


    I hate wrapping presents too. One year I bought a bunch of military surplus ammo cans to use as boxes/wrapping for my gifts. My wife in particular seemed touched by the skill and thought that went into the wrapping job . . . .


    Oh yeah, when you use ammo cans, it turns out that everyone gives you the wrapping paper back too . . . .
    8 Jan, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • So cute congratulations and thanks for the reminder about what really matters!
    7 Jan, 11:06 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats Chris!!
    8 Jan, 05:36 AM Reply Like
  • Congratulations Chris. Glad your back safe and sound !
    8 Jan, 05:43 AM Reply Like
  • Congrats
    8 Jan, 07:19 AM Reply Like
  • Heartfelt congratulations! Awesome...LIFE! What a bundle of joy! And great wheels, too! I've had two of these little's just the greatest. Agree on US academies - forget the Ivies. Best wishes to you, your spouse and your entire family! Best news of the year. May the new year bring you bountiful joy, peace, happiness, health, wealth and many, many good things, such as success with your brews and distillations!
    8 Jan, 08:32 AM Reply Like
  • Agree on the wrapping..., and that the nurses seem to have a magic touch. Ours were wrapped pretty snuggly!
    8 Jan, 08:35 AM Reply Like
  • I hope you will visit US Naval Academy..., its like Paris in Annapolis. It totally does not fit as the entire place looks EXACTLY like the Palace des Invalides in Paris (it was so designed). The Chapel is stunningly beautiful. They do not build them like that anymore. There is an empty pew, never occupied, dedicated to those lost in Vietnam. I had a most enjoyable philosophical impromptu discussion with old crusty guy at a used book store in Annapolis (where I loaded on Chesterton, Aquinas, Voegelin...). St Johns College, nearby, is worth a look. It's a Great Books college...the old gentleman at the book shop, looking up from his spectacles with a very serious look, warned me, though,..."without good guidance, Great Books (GB) can take you straight to hell!" That's is why I am aiming for my oldest to do his GB Core Curriculum at Providence, BC or Villanova.
    8 Jan, 08:47 AM Reply Like
  • Congrats. Wishing the best to the whole family.
    And for all of you unfamiliar with Greenwich Hosp, you can rest assured that Chris is a man who takes care of his wife. If there is any hospital on earth that can maximize the comfort of a woman in childbirth, that is it (my first was born there).
    8 Jan, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • Author’s reply » She described it as "like going to a spa... but with pain". We loved the experience and admire all of the people who helped us there, especially the docs and the nurses. If you are in the area and are expecting, here is more about Greenwich Hospital's program: and
    8 Jan, 09:13 AM Reply Like
  • Congratulation Chris. That is wonderful news. And hear I just thought you were on vacation the past few weeks. I'm constantly amazed how much you have on your plate at any one time.
    8 Jan, 07:17 PM Reply Like
  • What a perfect Christmas present--congratulations!
    8 Jan, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • The time you spend with your kids will be the greatest investment of all. Many congratulations.
    8 Jan, 11:36 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations Chris!
    9 Jan, 05:36 AM Reply Like
  • Congratulations Chris!


    I made a nice profit on my education and it didn't cost my parents much, so it's certainly possible to value invest there also :-). I wrote a blog post about that:

    12 Jan, 04:14 PM Reply Like
  • Congratulations! Wishing you and your family a great 2014.
    13 Jan, 12:52 AM Reply Like
  • A terrific addition to the world in a wonderful small bundle.
    Congratulations Chris!
    13 Jan, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • Congrats Chris! Our third just turned three months old yesterday…they truly are the best investment. Good luck navigating the fourth trimester with three other kids at home. Hopefully you and the family will be able to get back out on the sleds again this winter. Great picture and thanks for sharing.
    14 Jan, 07:39 PM Reply Like
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