June 11, 2003

Alexander Michael Wasylik

We are proud to announce the arrival of Alexander Michael Wasylik, born at 9:57 p.m. on June 11, 2003.

He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length.

Mother and child are both healthy, happy, and recovering from the big event.

The name Alexander is in honor of both the child's paternal and maternal great-grandfathers, and the name Michael is in honor of his paternal grandfather.

He is the most beautiful thing his parents have ever seen.

UPDATE: A few pictures are now online.

Posted by wasylik at June 11, 2003 09:57 PM

Congratulations to the whole family. Much happiness and peace to you all!

Posted by: Heather on June 12, 2003 06:46 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so happy for you guys!!!! Enjoy your miracle!!!

-Hurdle, David and Ellen Marie

Posted by: Hurdle on June 12, 2003 07:20 AM

Welcome to the world, Alex. I can't wait to meet you!

-Laura (and Rosanna)

Posted by: Laura on June 12, 2003 07:30 AM


Posted by: Annette on June 12, 2003 07:36 AM

Welcome Alexander Michael! We are glad to have you here! Just some things I looked up...

You share a birthday with...

Ben Jonson (English Playwright)
Nelson Mandela (South African President and Civil Rights Legend)
Gene Wilder (American Actor)

In 1184 BC the Greeks captured Troy on your birthday. In 1770 AD, Captain Cook ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. In 1981, Baseball players went on strike at midnight on your birthday. A year later on your birthday the movie ET was released. In 1987, Margaret Thatcher became the 1st British PM in 160 years to win a 3rd straight term.

Welcome Alex Michael! Congratulations Dineen and Mike! A truly happy day for all.

Posted by: Tom Bridge on June 12, 2003 07:42 AM

Woo, I say, woo hoo!! Oh Alex, you have no idea how much you're going to be loved. Trust me, it'll be fantastic. You'll probably get a little weary of them from time to time -- especially your dad, believe me, I understand -- but know that you really lucked out when you drew this pair of folks.

(Congrats, Dineen and Mike. Get some rest.)

Posted by: TheBrad on June 12, 2003 07:48 AM

Uh, Tom? I don't think the ancient Greeks even had a June. :-p

Hi, Alex! I know the big world is a lot brighter and noisier and less comfortable than what you're used to, but we do have iPods and we do have chocolate. You'll find out in due course. Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

Posted by: Dave on June 12, 2003 07:50 AM

Congratulations Mike & Dineen! And welcome little baby Alex!

Posted by: Missy on June 12, 2003 08:20 AM

Hello, dear Alexander. Welcome to the world.

I'm looking forward to meeting you, and watching you grow. (And spoiling you rotten.)

Posted by: jenn on June 12, 2003 08:48 AM

Oh, and:

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Dineen! And Mike too! Congrats!

Posted by: jenn on June 12, 2003 08:54 AM

Take pictures every week. You won't regret it! Congratulations and enjoy.

Posted by: Joni on June 12, 2003 09:04 AM

Woo Hoo!


Posted by: Mike Krempasky on June 12, 2003 09:14 AM

Yay!!! Congratulations!! *hands out bubblegum cigars*

Welcome welcome, Alex. Remember that no matter how big you get or how old you are, no matter what you do...

It will be posted on the Internet. So watch it. ;)

Posted by: Tiff on June 12, 2003 09:14 AM

Awwww ... what a gorgeous little family you guys have there. Congratulations!

Posted by: dawn on June 12, 2003 09:30 AM

Splendid news! Best wishes to all of you.

Posted by: derek on June 12, 2003 09:44 AM

have you made him wear the cowboy hat yet?

Posted by: alison on June 12, 2003 10:21 AM


Posted by: Mike on June 12, 2003 10:38 AM

Congratulations, guys! I'm so happy for you.

Michelle and I would love to have all three of you over for dinner whenever you like. We'll bake another shepherd's pie. You bring the strained carrots. =)

Best wishes to Baby Wasylik.

Posted by: Don Bruns on June 12, 2003 10:51 AM


And a hearty welcome to Alex, the newest addition to the neighborhood. There will be no shortage of new playmates, that's for sure!!

Posted by: John & Kirsten & Kate on June 12, 2003 10:54 AM

"Okay, Alex. Let's start with arguments. Finding 100 years of precedent is always good, but making the jury love you is even better. We'll get in evidentiary rulings later, but for now, practice the wild gestures and booming voice. Repeat after me. 'I'm out of order?! This whole court is out of order!'"

Er. Too early for that?

Posted by: billy on June 12, 2003 11:00 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Alexander Michael! You are too adorable for words. Best wishes to all of you!

Posted by: Christine on June 12, 2003 11:03 AM

Congratulations, Mike and Dineen! Your friends at work are SOOOO happy for both of you. And welcome, Alexander Michael! You are absolutely adorable!

Posted by: Karyn on June 12, 2003 11:14 AM

Big healthy boy with a big strong name! Awesome! Congratulations!

Posted by: michaelbrown on June 12, 2003 11:50 AM

This is great news! Congratulations to both of you, especially to Mom, who must have worked very hard! I'm going over now to look at pictures of the little football... :)

Posted by: James on June 12, 2003 12:27 PM

"Eh grunt squeak" from Zachary, my 6-week-old to Alex. Congratulations, Mike! May he bring you years of happiness and not too many annoyances ;)

I emailed everyone I knew just hours after Zachary was born and blogged it.

Posted by: meryl on June 12, 2003 12:34 PM


He's beautiful!!!


Posted by: Monica on June 12, 2003 12:36 PM



Posted by: lex on June 12, 2003 12:54 PM

Congrats guys! I am happy for both of you. Mike looks so proud. Enjoy Alex, this is a wonderful time.

Posted by: David B. on June 12, 2003 01:26 PM

Julien and Gabriel want to know when Alex can come over and play.

Posted by: ari on June 12, 2003 02:16 PM

Many congrats to you both! And be sure to buy Alexander a basketball sometime soon...it's never too early to start working on the fundamentals. ;)

Posted by: Kevin on June 12, 2003 02:40 PM

YAAAAAY! Welcome to the world baby Alex! You are very lucky to have two great parents!
I can't wait to meet you in person when you come visit in September!

Posted by: baby Cassie & Mary Sue on June 12, 2003 03:06 PM

Congratulations!!!! Perhaps one day our Maya and your Alex will put each other on their blogrolls.

Posted by: Sebastian & Meibell & Maya on June 12, 2003 03:35 PM

Congratulations! So very, very cool.

Posted by: Geoff on June 12, 2003 04:51 PM

Wow, what great news. Nice work you two! Welcome Alexander!

Posted by: Jason & Heather on June 12, 2003 05:07 PM

Yay!! Congratulations on your new baby!!!

Posted by: Lori on June 12, 2003 05:49 PM

How wonderful - best wishes to all 3 of you!!

Posted by: karen on June 12, 2003 05:55 PM

Congratulations, you guys :)

So who won the Birth Pool?

Posted by: Michelle on June 12, 2003 06:40 PM

Congrats! His bday is already in my PDA. ;-)

Posted by: Lyn on June 12, 2003 09:40 PM

How cool! Congratulations to both of you and your families. I expect the little dude will be joining us next year at SXSW, no?

Posted by: Kevin on June 12, 2003 09:41 PM

Thanks to everyone for kind words! Although there's no internet access in the hopsital, I've stopped home briefly twice and each time have printed out these comments for Dineen to read.

As far as the baby pool goes, no one guessed that particular time slot, but it looks like the closet guess (Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm) was our nieghbor John, who also correctly guessed that we would have a boy. (No extra points for that!)

Basketball? Not likely, unless there's a secret baller in Dineen's family. More likely Alex will learn to wrestle and play guitar.

As for a trip to Austin in March, I'll see if I can get him on a panel about pre-natal blogging. And I'll definitely have to get him a fake ID for Chuy's.

Billy, never too early for a briefing on fundamental persuasion skills, but remember, it doesn't matter if the jury loves you if the judge won't let them hear the case.

Tom, very cool way to greet a newborn. Very cool.

Lyn, if you're keeping a compilation of personal data of friends, isn't that subject to federal regulation? =)

Posted by: Mike on June 12, 2003 11:49 PM

Congratulations, Mike and Dineen - this is the greatest news!

Posted by: Kristin on June 13, 2003 11:54 AM

Congrats guys! and Welcome Alexander!!!

Posted by: Jen Raj on June 13, 2003 01:41 PM

"The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create."

Thank you for creating a beautiful future.

Posted by: EricaLucci on June 13, 2003 02:32 PM

Congrats! He's beautiful! Best of luck... :-)

Posted by: Laura on June 13, 2003 04:13 PM

Congratulations and welcome. The two of you will be great parents and offer Alex a great home.

Posted by: vanderwal on June 15, 2003 12:18 PM

So I'm coming very late to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS. You all are too cute for words. Well done, all.

Posted by: Coffee Mike on June 16, 2003 11:31 PM
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