I just got the good news this morning. My wife is pregnant with our fourth child. I'm pretty stoked. We've been working at this for about a year.
The official story is that the child was conceived at Adepticon. Now that's good gamer mojo!

Other Gately baby trivia

  • We have three children ages three, six and eight.
  • Each child was born in a different state: Oregon, California and Utah.
  • All of them were born "mind over matter" style with no medical intervention. Tamie is like some kind of goddess with that.
  • I want to have five kids, Tamie wants three, so we compromised on four. If the business goes well, we might adopt!
  • When we got married I didn't want to have any kids at all. At the time I characterized babies as "the scourge of the earth".
  • When I got the news that my wife was pregnant with my first child, my thought was "well, there goes my freedom".
  • My heart changed the day my eldest, a daughter, was born. You can actually see it on the tape. I keep repeating "she's so beautiful..."
  • I became an expert at managing children as a fourth-grade teacher.
  • Tamie is a stay at home mom and loves every minute of it!
PS- If you feel inclined to send a "congratulations" you can do so right here on the blog. But don't feel obligated, I'm OK with that. I'm not good at that sort of thing either. Also, there is a remote chance this could be a false alarm; but I was so excited I couldn't hold it in!!!


Phil said...

Congrats Shawn and the rest of the Gately Family.

Unknown said...

That's awesome news, Shawn! More heirs to the empire!

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Anonymous said...

Fantastic news Shawn. Congrats to you and your wife.

Anonymous said...

congratulations. Lets hope he's a gamer!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I too have one on the way however this will be my first not 4th. its all very exciting!!

Anonymous said...

WOOOOT! Big, big BIG applause, congrats and a giant lights and pyrotechnics show to go with it!

This is great news, I'm so happy for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Big congrats!

Mark, Fictional Reality

Adam_aka_smurfs4lyf said...

Congratulations! Now if that baby dosent become a 40k player his crazy being, concieved at adepticon he has to have some kind of 40k goodness in his blood. Be good to see someone take over the family buisness.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Shawn!
You seem like a great dad, so this kid is gonna be in for a great surprise.

Anonymous said...

I can see it now, in thirteen years you'll be complaining "Most kids rebel by getting a piercing or dying their hair. Mine did it by learning Warhammer Fantasy."

Kevin said...

Wow, great news Shawn!

Congratulations to you and your whole family.


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