Patterico's Pontifications

9/20/2020

Thanks to All Who Donated to Dustin’s Baby Boy

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:02 am



Thanks to everyone who donated on behalf of our friend Dustin’s baby boy. Today I am settling up. In the interest of being transparent, here is what has been collected:

DRJ $100
Simon Jester $100
Colonel Klink $100
Leviticus $100
Patterico $100
Dave $50
whembly $50
Dana $25
JVW $25
felipe $25
Time123 $20
Paul Montagu $20
Kevin M $20

Total: $735

I have sent that amount to Dustin. Please let me know if I missed anyone or got anything wrong.

Thanks again. It’s great to feel like a community that can come together and help give a nice start for the life of someone close to us.

UPDATE: We have an anonymous donor who has pitched in an extra $20, bringing the total to $755. Thanks! Your message will be passed along, together with the moolah.

17 Responses to “Thanks to All Who Donated to Dustin’s Baby Boy”

  1. Did we ever find out the little tyke’s name?

    Dave (1bb933)

  2. How about some baby pictures, Dustin?

    felipe (023cc9)

  3. Everyone, I’m really moved by this and didn’t expect it. It means a lot to me, and I appreciate it very much.

    Asher (that’s his name) is filling out really well. Eats and sleeps and eats and sleeps. He sleeps about 2-3 hours at a time so you can imagine how much sleep we’re getting. My daughter is very young, not even 18 months old, and giving her an overload of attention is part of our strategy for keeping her cheerful. I think it’s working, but who knows? We’re both pretty tired but the home has never been happier.

    Felipe, I’m uploading my phone’s photos as we speak so I can share some.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  4. Here’s a few pictures, y’all.

    https://i.imgur.com/1taGnA1.jpg
    Sleepy Kiddo

    https://i.imgur.com/h1Ri5yS.jpg
    Curious big sister

    https://imgur.com/EppTHDT
    A noisy room

    https://i.imgur.com/Ix29kp1.jpg
    Sleeping

    https://i.imgur.com/Ix29kp1.jpg
    Sleeping

    https://i.imgur.com/SyF37zX.jpg
    Guess what: sleeping

    https://i.imgur.com/jY2ve7w.jpg
    He woke up

    https://i.imgur.com/ytiDPZn.jpg
    And went back to sleep

    Dustin (4237e0)

  5. Beautiful. Someday maybe your angels will know Leviticus’ Princess.

    DRJ (aede82)

  6. That would be great. And if you ever pass through Austin, DRJ, if the world is back to normal, I hope you reach out.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  7. Thank you, Dustin, but I can’t leave home because of a sick kid. I would have liked that, though.

    DRJ (aede82)

  8. I had not said Asher’s name because it had to be up to Dustin to decide whether he would reveal it. He has faced some creepy people, Dustin has.

    Asher is adorbs, as the kids say.

    Patterico (115b1f)

  9. Beautiful children! Thanks for the photos.

    felipe (023cc9)

  10. Yeah, Patterico has been steadfast and thoughtful about discretion, and my son’s name is unusual.

    It’s appreciated. I’m very proud of my children.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  11. Dustin,

    You have sure been blessed by a couple of sweet babies there. While sleep-deprivation isn’t fun, there is nothing quite as memorable as just nesting together at home in a cocoon of love. After all, in just a short while, you won’t be able to even blink, let alone sit down, given that you will have two delightfully energetic toddlers happily running daddy ragged. Get ready, and have fun!

    Dana (292df6)

  12. I hope I live long enough for grandchildren!

    Those photos are precious beyond words.

    Best, best wishes Dustin.

    Simon Jester (41c481)

  13. Dustin, you have been blessed. Love your children and their mother, that is what life is all about.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  14. Good name!

    norcal (a5428a)

  15. Thanks, Norcal and Simon.

    Dana and GG, you are both wise. Sorry I didn’t participate that much today. It’s been a good day though.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  16. Wonderful baby Dustin! Congratulations and I love the name.

    Time123 (f5cf77)

  17. Congratulations Dustin! Fatherhood is one of life’s amazing journey. Both kids are adorbs!

    whembly (c30c83)


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