il feto del filosofo

Even though my wife’s only eight weeks into the pregnancy and the kid’s just two centimeters long, today we could see fingers, a heartbeat (at 167 beats a minute), and the occasional wiggle.


  1. Way cool!

  2. Wonderful, Austin!

  3. Very exciting!

  4. Congratulations IF! Only what… 29? and you have already beaten Kant in one area! Next up- a Critique of Pure Lovin’. Give M a high-5.

  5. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch! That’s great news. You’re the second couple I’ve heard about today (and the third within the past week) that’s expecting a child.

    so if it’s a boy, would you not dress him in a sweater that has buttons on the left side?

  6. Congratulations to you and Melita. That’s fabulous news indeed! Will be praying for you both…er, all three of you!

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  • Sharper Iron on November 14, 2005 at 8:19 am

    Weblog Watch | 14 November 2005

    SI Associate Editor Austin Matzko is going to be a daddy! See the ultrasound pictures on his blog, Il Filosofo, in “il feto del filosofo.”

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