She’s here! 9 months of waiting and my child / offspring / descendant / kin has arrived.
Yes, her name is Mackenzee Charlotte Cayabyab Macapinlac. Now let me explain why it’s so long. Well, we were using Cayabyab Macapinlac which is a spanish tradition that filipinos adhere to. We use the mom’s last name as the middle name (Cayabyab) and her last name is the father’s (Macapinlac). To make things more complicated, we wanted a palindrome for her initials MCCM. So we ended up picking Mackenzee Charlotte. We picked Mackenzee because we wanted her nickname to be MCee (notice the “ee”)?
Ok, yes. Cheryl and I know that it’s super long. 36 characters to be exact. So you database programmers, make sure you can accommodate a name longer than 30 characters. I distinctly remember my own database design instructor saying that 30 characters was good enough. Screw you Mr. Database-design-instructor, I’ll crash all your legacy databases!
She was born on June 11, 2010 on 7:01 weighing 6 pounds 3 ounces (tiny I know, Cheryl and I aren’t exactly big people ok!) The whole pregnancy experience deserves it’s own post I think, but let me just say that when your child is born, no amount of distraction during the first phase of labour will work. Stop talking when your wife gives you the “Shut up now and stop asking me about my day or my love for Indian food.”
Another fact? She’s born on 06 / 11 which could really be written like 3 + 3 / 11. I was born on on 3 / 11 (March 11). Cheryl was born on 11 / 21 (November 21) which could also be written like 11 / 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3. All 3′s and 11′s. I wonder if that means something.
She’s sooooo cute! But then again, we’re biased.