Welcome Ollie Kottke

Ollie Kottke

Introducing Ollie Peter Kottke! Our son was born on July 3rd, all 7 lbs, 2 oz. and 20 inches of him. As you can see from the photo, we've both been resting a lot ever since. Things will be slow around here for a while as I settle in with my newest favorite fella. I can't tell you how cute he is, especially when he starts to cry and his bottom lip quivers and he makes this "whuh whuh whuh" sound. All of the sudden, nothing in the whole world seems as exciting as watching Ollie as he sleeps. Restaurants? Farmers markets? Food? Blogs? The web? The entire outside world? Nope, not as wonderful as our new little boy.

126 thoughts on “Welcome Ollie Kottke

  1. A blessing on your heads, mazel tov, mazel tov! He is gorgeous. I’m not sure what it means when people say they want to eat babies, but I definitely have that feeling. I could eat him with a spoon! It’s not literal, don’t be afraid.

  2. This is great. Congratulations! Take it from me – it only gets better from hereon.

  3. congratulations!
    watching kids grow up and discover the world is one of my favorite occupations, and discovering food should be a delightful experience in your home πŸ˜‰

  4. congratz to you and jason!!!! ollie is the cutest.
    i guess i wont be seeing much of you guys at ssam momofuku…

  5. He is an unbelieveably beautiful baby. Welcome to the world, Ollie! And congratulations to Meg and Jason!

  6. Welcome, Ollie! We’ll be expecting OllieBlog within the year. Get crackin’, kiddo! You’ve got a pedigree to uphold.

  7. Congratulations to all three of you. Looking forward to the Ollie Blog.

  8. Oh my gosh, I had no idea you were expecting.
    Congratulations to the both of you!

  9. Thanks everyone for all the kind good wishes, we appreciate them so much. I’m happy to report that Ollie loves food so far and can’t seem to get enough breast milk. I see big eating in his future. πŸ™‚

  10. If anyone somehow missed your wonderful pregnancy, they should buy the August issue of “Food and Wine” magazine and look on page 131! Ollie as a bump was not quite as cute as he is in your photograph, but you are as radiant pregnant as you are now, after the birth! May you eat many happy meals together…

  11. And I was getting all worried when Jason hadn’t updated his site for a few days… “That’s hardly happened before!” πŸ™‚ I thought some calamity had befallen you guys, but no, it was all good!
    Congrats to you all. All the best!

  12. Congratulations! I just hope this won’t become an excuse to make human cheese.

  13. Congratulations! Congratualtions! Hooray! The hours spent just “watching” and getting to know my baby count among the finest and most magical moments of my life; hopefully your first summer with Ollie will be filled with the same quiet, beautiful bliss.

  14. Congratulations! Nothing more wonderful or dear than loving your own precious baby. Happiness to the three of you.

  15. Congrats! Please make sure you all, baby and parents, to have lots of sleep. Sleep whenever the baby is. I didn’t do it when my kid was born and now he’s 17 mons and i’m still lagging behind in sleep. Good luck and enjoy!
    And beware of “baby fountain”. It’s probably the cool breeze whenever you open up the diaper, but it will happen a lot. πŸ™‚

  16. Oh what a joyful day! All the best wishes for Ollie and his parents.

  17. Nothing…and I mean nothing beats watching your baby sleep. Though I’m also a big fan of that “Thanks for the fresh diaper” smile.

  18. …your finest accomplishment to date! kudos to you both, or I should say, all three of you…xo

  19. Ah Meg, he’s beautiful. Congratulations to you and Jason. Hope you get your zzzzzz’s!

  20. Congratulations Jason and Meg! Be blessed, may Ollie forever bring a greater level of joy and peace to you both!

  21. welcome to the wide wild world, ollie. way to go, parents. can’t wait to meet him.

  22. Congratulations! My brother’s new baby was being born at almost the same time. Enjoy watching Ollie discover the world, it’s so much fun.

  23. Hey, now we know for sure what “OK” stands for. The disputes are settled once and for all!
    And what a neat child. Congratulations

  24. Congratulations!
    Good timing for you to get back to the market for sweet potatoes and butternut squash when he starts to eat mush.
    Enjoy!

  25. Wow! Not sure how I stumbled on this news, but here
    I am looking at the baby of an old friend. I think this is the most worthwhile blog post I’ve seen. πŸ˜‰
    Congrats Meg. Since my son was born a few years back, my life has changed heaps…I’m sure yours will too.
    enjoy…they grow fast!!!

  26. We’re at three months with our first. As a dad, there are few times more precious then when my son falls asleep on my chest… with that said, beware skin-to-skin contact. Our son attempted to latch on during some bonding time; while entertaining for the wife, I was not so pleased πŸ™‚

  27. Congratulations! What a beautiful boy. And I saw your lovely photo in Food & Wine this month – what a happy mom!

  28. Congratulations. There’s a CD in supprt of Darfur out that is all John Lennon songs. “Beautiful Boy” will speak to you in a whole new way.
    Seeing minature clothes on the line for the first time is a sight you’ll never forget.

  29. He’s a rookie, yes, we all know, but there is a possibility of him being rookie of the year.

  30. Congrats. I’m working on my second. The first is 18 months, so I feel your pain. They are certainly awesome. You are right though, suddenly nothing else matters but watching them sleep. Have a child is the most wonderful thing in the world. I’m still having a hard time getting over the fact that I’ve made this perfect little child. Check him out: http:///www.iandavidmiller.com
    If anything, my child(ren) bring me a large, large smile.

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