Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Some News...

Guess who's having a baby?


posted by Pat at


Blogger Dischord said...

Wha?! Holy Whack-a-Moley! Congratulations! That's fantastic news! Got names picked out? First cars? Colleges? Retirement homes?

Seriously though, that's fantastic, Pat, congrats and Cheers to you and Sarah!

April 15, 2009 3:56 PM  
Blogger Shane said...


April 15, 2009 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More writing, less kid making!

I'm kidding, congratulations =D

April 15, 2009 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


April 15, 2009 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Sir, fantastic news. My best to the 3 of you.

April 15, 2009 4:07 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...


I have two boys. They are the best, most wonderful, horrifyingly terrible thing that has ever happened to me. They are so worth it.

April 15, 2009 4:09 PM  
Blogger gapyeargirl123 said...

That's fantastic!

Also, it's great that you're able to share things like this with us. We love you, Pat. Thank you. *g*

April 15, 2009 4:14 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Congratulations! Something tells me your kid's bedtime stories are going his or her favorite time of day!

April 15, 2009 4:16 PM  
Blogger Jim C. Hines said...

No kidding? Congratulations! Heh ... you thought it was tough getting time to write now! ;-)

April 15, 2009 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Um... you do know that April 1st was a while ago? Lol.

CONGRATS! OMG,FATHERHOOD! Congrats times a thousand, times a million. From what you've wtitten on your blog I think you'll be a great dad!

... this won't stop you from writing though, now will it... ;) Go hug your girl pat. Congrats

April 15, 2009 4:20 PM  
Blogger CSPeacock said...

Mini-Rothfuss'! Sweeeeet.

April 15, 2009 4:21 PM  
Blogger Adam B. Shaeffer said...

Congrats Pat!

April 15, 2009 4:30 PM  
OpenID Kate said...

Congratulations, paw!

April 15, 2009 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


April 15, 2009 4:36 PM  
Blogger James said...

Congrats, The day my 3 month old son was born was one of the best days of my life. I love to read on the couch with him asleep on my chest. I can't wait until I get to read aloud to him!

April 15, 2009 4:36 PM  
OpenID veronicabelmont said...

How wonderful! Big congrats!

April 15, 2009 4:37 PM  
Blogger Brock Cusick said...

Hey, you and me both! (I found out on Christmas Day though) Just think: Dads! This is so neat!


April 15, 2009 4:39 PM  
Blogger Fall Out Guy said...

Yea Patrick! Just don't let this get in the way of that magnificent Kingkiller Chronicles.

Haha,just kidding man. Have fun!

April 15, 2009 4:42 PM  
Blogger Chris Heilman said...


April 15, 2009 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

This is terrible news! How are you going to finish your second and third book with a baby to take your attentions away!?!

Yes I'm being sarcastic. Mostly.

Congratulations to this non-book addition to your family.

April 15, 2009 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

For some reason this bit of news made me think of that young-rothfuss pic you posted not too long ago.

And the cyle begins all over again.

April 15, 2009 4:51 PM  
Blogger eric said...

wow! man, what a lucky kid, imagine the bedtime stories (s)he'll get!

Congratulations to all of you!

April 15, 2009 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Kathryn said...

I assume you want a child or you wouldn't have announced the pregnancy. Therefore, congrats! May you and yours cherish him/her.

April 15, 2009 5:06 PM  
Anonymous LoL said...

Congrats! How super duper exciting for you both - I reckon you're going to make awesome parents. Enjoy the ride!

April 15, 2009 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since no ones put it this way yet, Mazel Tov...all the best

April 15, 2009 5:12 PM  
Blogger Annalee said...

May they tell stories, and dance in the rain,
Somersault, tumble, and run;
May their joys be as high as their sorrows are deep,
May they grow like a weed in the sun.


(with apologies to Neil Gaiman)

April 15, 2009 5:14 PM  
Blogger asternquist said...

Very nice. As a young father of four let me give you some advice. Kids take up MOST of your time. You are not going to be able to do what YOU want to do, i.e. write, game it up, flog the monkey. But you must remember to do all of those thing. If you dont you run the risk of resentment and that is not good. You might think you are resentful but you start makin the punishments a little longer and maybe yellin a little more about thing all kids do only because they do not know any better. Dont forget you also have to pay MORE attention to the old lady, or young lady whatever she may be. No matter how strong of a woman she is all of them need complete support because lets face it... they is more important than us. They got the teet. Anyway congrates and have more.

April 15, 2009 5:18 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Congrats! Kids rock. All my best wishes to you.

April 15, 2009 5:19 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Good God, Pat. Congrats, man!

April 15, 2009 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Cecily said...

Aw Pat and Sarah!! Congratulations! :) Wonderful news. :D

April 15, 2009 5:32 PM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Congratulations! Here's to a healthy pregnancy and baby!
I'm a mother of a 5 year old and a 4 year's a lot of hard work but being a mother is one of the best experiences in life!

April 15, 2009 5:33 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

Congrats, Pat!! We're trying for one ourselves. My hubby just finished the book and loved it. We not both eagerly await the second one.

From friends who've had kids: go with her to the MD, put up with craziness, and rub her feet without being asked.

April 15, 2009 5:37 PM  
Blogger Ruthann said...

Congratulations to you and Sarah! I have no doubt that any child of such parents will be seriously awesome in every way. Great joy to the three of you!

April 15, 2009 5:44 PM  
Blogger Pablo said...

Now we know that the second book was delayed due to (at least some) F-ing around :).
Easy and repeated joke, but I would've not been able to sleep had I not written it.
Seriously speaking: Congrats! The best of luck for all three of you!

April 15, 2009 5:55 PM  
OpenID jeff-h said...

No idea.

April 15, 2009 5:55 PM  
Anonymous Steadmo said...

Congrats! Whether it's a girl or boy, I expect it to be born fully-bearded :)

April 15, 2009 5:58 PM  
Blogger Hans said...

Wow! CongratugratugratuLATIONS!

April 15, 2009 6:01 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!! :D

April 15, 2009 6:01 PM  
Blogger Kat Howard said...

Oh, hurrah! Congratulations to you both.

April 15, 2009 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Mouse said...

Congrats, you should do an online poll as to which Name of the Wind Character to name him/her after, or maybe a lottery to name him/her after a fan.
J/K but seriously, I put my vote in for Mouse.

April 15, 2009 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet he will have a lot of input for "Wise Man"; Awesome news!!


April 15, 2009 6:13 PM  
Anonymous Mac said...

And now a new chapter begins... Life as you know it will never be the same, and you will love every minute of it even when you want to pull all your hair out. A big big congrats to you and your lady.

April 15, 2009 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found out Six years ago today that my daughter would be joining my life. Congrats. Would be cool if they had the same birthday. Dec. 7

Enjoy will remember it forever...

April 15, 2009 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Congratulations Pat!!!

Take some, a lot of time. Spend it with your family. You will not regret it.

An admiring reader, and recent father.

April 15, 2009 6:23 PM  
Blogger The Shawnster said...

That's superfantabulousiocious!!!

I would say something joke-wise about it interfering with the second book's progress, but it's already been done.


April 15, 2009 6:57 PM  
Blogger Luke Marrott said...

Congratulations! Kids are the best!

April 15, 2009 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Cool... be sure to put pictures of the hairy little thing (because it will be hairy, you KNOW it) when he or she makes their grand entrance (or from Sarah's POV, the grand exit)

April 15, 2009 7:40 PM  
Anonymous Regann said...

So I was watching Lost with my sister and I decided to pull up your blog, see what's new. and I read this, scream, pause Lost (you have to important to get me to pause lost) Show my sister, then we run up stairs with the laptop to show our other sister who's response is "cool"

Exciting shit dude! Congrats to you, and send our congrats to Sarah as well!!

p.s. happy father's day

April 15, 2009 7:42 PM  
Blogger Pamala Knight said...

Congratulations! That is indeed 'some' news and of the wonderful kind. Get ready because things will be SO different for you both from now on, but in a great way. Welcome to Parenthood.

April 15, 2009 7:52 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

Mazel Tov!

April 15, 2009 7:52 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

Oh my gosh...
It isn't...

Is it you and Sarah????


I'm so happy for you both! Oh joy!

Warmest congratulations!


I know y'all don't know me (I was the very pregnant lady in line at the Pasadena book signing...the hat knitter, you drew a duck for my baby, then in utero, now Winifred), but give Sarah a big hug for me, would you?

Do you both wish to know the gender? It'll make baby knitting much more specific :)


April 15, 2009 7:53 PM  
Blogger Sedulo said...

I can't figure out why I'm so surprised.


Now you must make them build a new Pumpkin Hollow.

April 15, 2009 8:03 PM  
Blogger Joe Farrell said...

I think it's funny that a new edition of the book gets a post of moderate length about "new additions to the family" while an actual addition to your family only merits a few words with a vague title. :) Seriously though, congratulations!

April 15, 2009 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Congratulations!! I wish you two both the best.

April 15, 2009 8:16 PM  
Blogger Michael D. Thomas said...


April 15, 2009 8:30 PM  
Blogger Parrish said...

congrats pat, of course! that's amazing and, echoing all the other comments, i'm absolutely positive you'll be an amazing father!

to sarah: yayyy! you don't have a blog of your own (as far as I know) so I just wanted to say congrats!! that's amazing and i wish you two all the best! (and the baby, of course!)

April 15, 2009 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world"

To most of us you are the person who gave us a splendiferous world to play in, now have fun being the world to your new child!


April 15, 2009 8:36 PM  
Blogger Honna said...

Bit of advice..... before the child is born, never tell ANYONE the baby's name. We have three. Hazel, Sabine, and Wolf. We think they are the best names and certainly the kids are living up to the respective meanings.
However, every other creature on the face of God's Earth thought it was their solemn duty to inform us of the insanity of each of those choices.
My husband was a good sport though and always said something like, "Do you know what she has to endure physically and emotionally while she is growing our child in her body? If she wants to name that thing Sassafrass Moon DingoQueen, well, she totally earned it."
Congradulations! Our thoughts and prayers are with your lovely family.

April 15, 2009 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrads to th three of ya! ^w^ live and let live. You and Sarah enjoy your new rolls in life. I know that your kid(s) will love th two of ya no matter what.
I think I speak for all your fans when I say that we wish you and your family the best happiness. Hang in there with the tough times and savor the good times while they last.
So once again, congradulations to Sarah and congradulations to you, Pat!
Have fun!

April 15, 2009 9:02 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) that is wonderful

April 15, 2009 9:03 PM  
Blogger Steve Weyerts Jr. said...

Everyone is saying congratulations. Unfortunately, my mental thesaurus cannot come up with a better synonym. I hate to be redundant — so I'm going to be original and say absolutely nothing.

Word verification: Hifercu (hiff-er-sue). Apparently, an esoteric synonym of congratulations.

Hifercu, Pat. Hifercu.

April 15, 2009 9:09 PM  
Blogger Murdoc said...

Congrats to you both!

April 15, 2009 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Pat and Sarah.

April 15, 2009 9:45 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

I expect him (or her) to spring forth from the womb with facial hair fully formed.

Congratulations! Wish y'all the best!

April 15, 2009 9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat!
My heart goes out to the two of you and may you three be very happy!

April 15, 2009 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Ankit said...

Congrats Pat!

April 15, 2009 10:01 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I just sputtered incoherently at the computer screen for a full minute before I could figure out what just happened.

Is the plural of Rothfuss "Rothfusses" or "Rothfi?"


Word Verification - Habsebol - do you-OH MY GOD PAT ROTHFUSS IS HAVING A BABY

April 15, 2009 10:42 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Wow, that's so exciting!
and I want to express my best wishes and such... but everyone has been saying "congrats" and "congratulations". (Except for the one innovative soul who said hifercu. Kudos to them for teaching me a new word. :D )
I guess I'll just go with...
What a blessing! Good luck raising a precious little monster! If you do as good a job bringing up a kid as you do writing novels, then he/she will take a long time to complete (which makes sense, really) and be incredible and very involving, with the possible side affect of being addicting and 700 pages long.
BTW, my word verification was Nomenne - I'm thinking that would make a great character name, although a bit difficult for a kid to live up to. I hope you have fun picking a name for him/her!

April 15, 2009 10:44 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

We always need another Rothfuss in Wisconsin :)

CONGRATS Pat & Sarah! I am sure you will have he/she corrupted in no time :)

April 15, 2009 10:46 PM  
Anonymous thornofcamorr said...

I give up

April 15, 2009 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Gryffin said...

Wonderful news, Pat! Will this get past the editing and printing processes so that Sarah only has to suffer through an 11 mo pregnancy?

I know where I can get a vat of lard so the beard isn't too scratchy on exit, too! I assume any offspring of yours will come out with a full beard, take three steps and write the third book in the series!

Best wishes to you and Sarah! Meet me in the Galaxy for some father to father advice. I may not have all the answers, but am honest about my mistakes!

April 15, 2009 11:18 PM  
Anonymous Nyn said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

April 15, 2009 11:30 PM  
Blogger Nathan said...

OH!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you both!!! you must be so happy!!! Good luck on the new frontier, Pat! Congrats!!

April 15, 2009 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats, Pat! Excited to hear the news! Best wishes to you.

April 15, 2009 11:50 PM  
Blogger Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

Congratulations, Pat! =)

Due date?

April 16, 2009 12:20 AM  
Blogger a grey angel said...

congrats... my first daughter is due within the week. I hope you found out with ample time. my wife and i found out about our pregnancy 8 weeks ago!!!

April 16, 2009 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Luke said...

DAMN IT PAT! Stop being so selfish! How can you POSSIBLY write as much with an infant on your hands! *Mutters curse words and various idle threats* :)

On a more serious note! CONGRATULATIONS! And I PROMISE not to hold it against you if it delays subsequent ended writing more stories of Kvothe.... DEAR GOD.

It is. The apocalypse

April 16, 2009 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Shorty said...

You thought you were having a blast before?!! Oh, ho, ho... you and Sarah have just created something that will make it all pale in comparison.

The fun has just begun!!!!

It's a little early to offer any sage advice (and why would you trust me to give you any advice on the most precious thing in your life?!!) but please, please, please trust me when I say... record it ALL. You WILL start to forget and she/he/they WILL want to hear it ALL.

My kids have always thought it was fascinating to know what I craved, what specific discomfort I suffered (the smell of eggs making me hurl or craving giant platefuls of kalbi short-ribs), what little quirks they had in-utero (daughter had hiccups constantly during that last month... right into Mommy's bladder!!), and their birthing stories. Babyhood, toddlerhood, and beyond.

They want to know all of the things they can't remember - from the funny things they say to how much they weighed when they were five.

Record it all. Enjoy EVERY second because it flies by faster than you can imagine. Eighteen years goes by far too quickly.


April 16, 2009 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Congratulations! Another "addition" to your family.

April 16, 2009 1:23 AM  
Blogger Anders Rønningen said...

Great news. Congratulations! That was the post that finally brought me out of my lurking in the corner :)

April 16, 2009 1:58 AM  
Anonymous pdxtrent said...

Pat, send Sarah our warmest wishes. THis is really all about her for the next 9.5 months. Then you can do your part, chage some diapers, some 3am, then 5am feedings. You are basically just along for the ride at this point, but what a ride it is. Enjoy.

WV- Lomoun- The blessings of the minor gods that brighten each day, and every life.

April 16, 2009 2:08 AM  
Anonymous Vic said...

I can see some very funny blog postings coming our way...

I'm thrilled for you both. A special hug for Sarah, from every other mother out here. A world of wonder awaits...

Having had three - and growing my fourth as we speak - my advice is to write now! Do as much as you can before baby arrives. Because one, afterward you won't want to write when you could be gazing at your precious, and two, life will be forever fragmented into tiny spaces of time and none of them ever seem long enough to write in.


April 16, 2009 3:41 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Wow that's awesome news! Congratulations!!!

April 16, 2009 4:05 AM  
Blogger JKB said...


April 16, 2009 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Stephen Deas said...

Congratulations to both Sarah and you! Make sure you look after Sarah well and prepare yourself for the most evil mood swings and unpredictable behaviour - if you thought "those days once a month" are bad - you ain't seen nothing yet!!

All our best,
Steve and Michaela

April 16, 2009 5:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awh, it's a baby!!! congratulations to you both!!

it's been said before-but that kids gonna love bedtime stories :D
Congrats again! x

April 16, 2009 5:07 AM  
Blogger Dan Guy said...


April 16, 2009 5:21 AM  
Blogger jdcb said...

Umm, Martha Stewar????

lol, congrats!!!

April 16, 2009 5:26 AM  
Blogger marky said...

Amazing news, Pat! I hope mother and baby are doing well.

Good job, Sir. Good job. Consider my hat doffed.

April 16, 2009 5:52 AM  
Blogger logankstewart said...

Congrats Pat!

April 16, 2009 5:54 AM  
Anonymous Beth said...

OMG Congratulations!!!!

April 16, 2009 6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Pat and Sarah!!!

April 16, 2009 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Cecrow said...

Wow, that 'womb clenching' line of hers is coming back with a vengeance ... congrats! Exciting times. PS: feed her what she asks for. Immediately.

April 16, 2009 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! If it is a boy, it'll come out beard-first.

April 16, 2009 6:55 AM  
Blogger Bradley said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm sure you'll make one proud papa!

April 16, 2009 7:06 AM  
Blogger Lacy said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!!!!!

April 16, 2009 7:09 AM  
Blogger Wysen said...

Huzzah!!! Congrats on spawning life.

April 16, 2009 7:17 AM  
Anonymous Brids said...

Super Awesome Pat! You must be so excited!

Instead of tasty treats to bribe you into signing a book should people now send in baby items? Clothes? Food? Lots and lots of nappies??

April 16, 2009 7:34 AM  
Blogger Bin Bin said...

Why do I have the feeling that when the baby is born, it's going to be used in some all time awesome pranks?

Congratulations Pat, and congratulations Sarah!

April 16, 2009 7:34 AM  
Blogger Fae said...

At least we now know the child will have a birthday in the school year and won't have to steal St. Patricks day for brownie bringing purposes. ^_~

Congratulations to both of you! I expect that will be a beautiful baby, mind and body.

April 16, 2009 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids are way more awesome than books- don't let your job keep you from being a great dad!

April 16, 2009 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Chad V said...

Wonderful news Pat - who's the father?

April 16, 2009 8:13 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Hynes said...

Wow! Congratulations! You'll be amazed at how humbling it is to have a mini-you or a mini-Sarah looking into your eyes, snuggling up to you, and making you feel like you are the world to them. Best feeling in the world!

April 16, 2009 8:18 AM  
Blogger Kelly McCullough said...


April 16, 2009 8:41 AM  
Blogger susan said...

Dear Pat and Sarah,

Congratulations! What a great news!!

Some part of me is only a bit sceptic. Everybody is immediatly very exited and of cours that is the right reaction. But maybe you announce tomorrow that it is your neighbour that is getting a baby (and we are all fooled by a tag). I hope not but I'm not fully trusting your quitness. I like jokes myself and this would be a mean but funny one.

But if not then I'm wishing you and Sarah a beautifull future and lots of love as a family.

April 16, 2009 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Isenda said...

Wow, Congratulations!
I'm really looking forward to here more about the new family member. If it's a boy you should really consider Kvothe ;)

No, seriously I hope you all three will be happy, and the pregnancy won't be too hard on Sarah.

April 16, 2009 8:51 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Is it you?

First of all, congratulations!
Second of all, PLEASE keep up your writing pace! ;_;

Also I love the post that guessed

April 16, 2009 9:02 AM  
OpenID rainy-day1991 said...

:D :D :D
Congratulations! It will be a cute little kid. Let us know if it is a girl or a boy!!!

April 16, 2009 9:04 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Congratulations, Pat and Sarah.

At least this piece of work WILL be delivered within 9 months ;)

Sarcasm, of course. Best of luck to the three of you.

April 16, 2009 9:16 AM  
Blogger Captain Joe said...

Best of luck to you both, Pat.

Raisin' a beer down here for the fantastic news!

April 16, 2009 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Snyder said...


April 16, 2009 9:25 AM  
Blogger Ink said...

Wow! The first ever bearded baby...

April 16, 2009 9:29 AM  
Blogger Alexis said...

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April 16, 2009 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Kvothe said...


I give up.

April 16, 2009 9:31 AM  
Blogger Alexis said...

Given that as recently as January were saying that questions about when you were going to "spawn"/marry rated second as your least favorite question of all time (after only when is book two coming out) I am betting on a book character or a friend.

But I don't know since a small blog trailer isn't going to top you and Sarah taking weeks to stage your break up. Either way you've made me smile. Thanks again Pat. :D

April 16, 2009 9:32 AM  
Blogger SugarPunk said...

Congratulations! And good luck. :)

April 16, 2009 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

being a father is the best thing I have ever done. I hope your experience is as awesome as mine.

April 16, 2009 9:49 AM  
Blogger Michael H. Tritter said...

Congrats! My wife is 1/2 through gestating our third. Kids and writing go together like peanut-butter and whole wheat bread; it takes some getting used to, but it is better for you in the long run. "Writing supports life, not the other way around." ~ S. King

Congrats again, you da man (and Sarah's the woman! Whooot!)!

April 16, 2009 9:50 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Congratulations. Wow. Crazy stuff, having kids, and absolutely wonderful and perspective shattering. We'll have to talk about this at the next con...

April 16, 2009 9:57 AM  
Blogger The Ecocentric Librarian (Student) said...

Congrats man!!! I've got two of my own, and let me tell you, it is as much fun as you might think molding and shaping them into your own personal dorks. I've got girls (1 and 4) and, much to my wife's chagrin, my four year old is already well versed in Star Wars. Next up, Lord of the Rings (and of course, not long after that, The Kingkiller Chronicles, which should be done by the time my kids are old enough to read it, right?) It's awesome.

April 16, 2009 10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm 16 weeks pregnant with my first and sick all day, every day. The best respite I had was discovering The Name of the Wind and devouring every word; now my biggest craving is for more of Kvothe's story!!! Hope everything goes well for you both!

April 16, 2009 10:30 AM  
OpenID christinerains said...

Congratulations! :)

April 16, 2009 10:54 AM  
Blogger Swainson said...

Congratulations, you'll both have a wail of a time.

April 16, 2009 10:57 AM  
Blogger Baron said...

Great news! Get the ultrasound up on the website pronto! (joke, joke)

April 16, 2009 11:03 AM  
Blogger Incubus Jax said...

F*ck now we'll never get the next book. {Sigh} Way to help overpopulate the Earth, prick.

(Just kidding, congrats Pat! Just had to write something different. You sir, will make a fun and loving father, there's no doubt. I guess I see a ring in the future for Sarah? Eh? Eh? Eh?)

April 16, 2009 11:10 AM  
Blogger Aerron said...

WooWoo! Congrats!

Buy Mylicon for the baby.

Buy Ben and Jerry's for Sarah.

And Sam's Club size bottle of Tylenol for you.


April 16, 2009 11:27 AM  
Blogger Dairuna said...

Congratulations to you both!
I hope Sarah will have an easy pregnancy and birth.
Oh, and yes to what has been said before: Give back rubs and take-aways at any silly time until your baby is born. Sarah deserves being pampered even if her wishes sometimes seem to be very odd. :)

April 16, 2009 11:34 AM  
Anonymous Maarten said...

Congrats to the both of you Pat. That's great news. All the best of luck, love, wisdom and health.

April 16, 2009 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Funny how the previous blog post was titled, "New additions to the family." yet it was about the paperback! This one, "Some news..." is actually about a child.

April 16, 2009 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Gildin said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! :)

April 16, 2009 1:09 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Denna's pregnant!? You weren't supposed to spoil that already!

April 16, 2009 1:13 PM  
Blogger Aperto said...

Congrats! I'll be interested to see whether this is reflected in your future writings. Not that I'd be able to tell, since I have no emotional basis on which to place my empathy. (Or should that be Sympathy?) ((WOW I'm tired, but also very happy for you!))

April 16, 2009 1:14 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Wow! Congrats! Life is about to get much more hectic, but in a good way! Good luck!

April 16, 2009 1:18 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I take it you mean one with diapers? :)

April 16, 2009 1:18 PM  
Blogger Martin Seeger said...

Congratulations! You should finish the second book fast (of course to have something which you can read to your son/daughter).

CU, Martin

April 16, 2009 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Megan said...

Oh wow pat thats amayzing! you'll be a fantastic daddy! I mean just think of the bedtime stories!

Congratulations to both you and Sarah!

Oh and good luck!

April 16, 2009 2:27 PM  
OpenID kyuthe said...

Way to go Sarah! Pat, you take care of her every pregnancy whim. A happy preggo Sarah is a happy Pat Daddy. ;)

April 16, 2009 2:29 PM  
Blogger Priscilla said...


Congratulations! What a thrill!

April 16, 2009 2:37 PM  
Anonymous alekalumnus said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the rest of your life.

April 16, 2009 3:03 PM  
Blogger Tesse said...

gives your post title before this one a whole new meaning, eh :).


April 16, 2009 3:04 PM  
Blogger Stefano P. said...

Congratulations Pat!
That's incredible, really. I'm so stupidly happy for you. Have you picked a name yet? By the way, I don't think Kvothe is a good idea, the teachers and other children would have trouble with it and living up to his namesake would put a lot of pressure on him. I was joking of course, hope I wasn't offensive or anything like that.
But seriously, congratulations, and I have to say I'm sure your child will be extremely happy. I mean, his father is Patrick Rothfuss! (I think it is at least, the post was a question, so I may have given the wrong answer...)

April 16, 2009 3:51 PM  
OpenID wimbittworld said...

Congratulations! Hope all goes well. Keep us updated on the bell progress. Maybe you need a separate blog for that..

April 16, 2009 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Jake Smith said...


Now you are going to come out with Kvothe for the kids!

Stay warm up there- Cheers!

April 16, 2009 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Denna? She finally got knocked by the string of men she burns through. The skank!

April 16, 2009 5:13 PM  
Anonymous K. L. Parish said...

Congratulations Pat! I am glad you finally gave us the big news. :)

You'll be a very cool daddy I'm sure!

April 16, 2009 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

Ha, that's awesome. I hope him/her comes out looking more like Sarah. Just saying... =)


April 16, 2009 5:51 PM  
Blogger ZHooper63 said...

Congratulations, your boys can swim!

April 16, 2009 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Bo the Nib said...


There was much jaw-dropping, and then there was much rejoicing!


April 16, 2009 6:29 PM  
Anonymous "Bear-Hands" Brandon said...

Will it be born with a beard?!

April 16, 2009 7:08 PM  
Anonymous Shavron said...

Continuing the redundancy I say congratulations to you and Sarah! I became a father 10 months ago and it's impossible to remember a time without my little girl. Enjoy every moment and take lots of picture.

April 16, 2009 7:25 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Yay!! Congratulations to you!!

April 16, 2009 7:44 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Who's having a baby? ME! Thank you so much for putting up this post and all! It means so much! :)

No, seriously, that is wonderful news. My husband and I found out about ours in January, total surprise. Baby was rapidly named Parasite, and we still continue to refer to our little nerd in the making as such. We're at 20 weeks now and supposed to have our first ultrasound tommorow. Of course, this does mean that our child now has a rival in being the promised Geek Messiah. My friends have already decided that Parasite will fill this role. As they point out, "Dude, you guys met online in a Star Trek RPG. How could you not produce a nerd baby?" Welcome to the geek breeding program. And remember what I told my husband after three months of having my head in the toilet and only being able to eat crackers, "This is all your fault."

April 16, 2009 7:53 PM  
Anonymous divalcious said...


April 16, 2009 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably not your kid

April 16, 2009 9:50 PM  
OpenID kateyule said...


April 16, 2009 9:54 PM  
Blogger Major Sheep said...

Sarah's quote from a couple blogs back just got a little funnier.

"Whenever you call me a rule utilitarian it makes my womb clench."

April 16, 2009 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Jon said...

"More writing, less kid making!

I'm KIDding, congratulations =D"

Nice pun

April 16, 2009 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Greg Wilson said...

Congratulations, Pat. It's tough, but a wonderful experience...and makes writing more meaningful, in an odd way.

April 16, 2009 10:38 PM  
Blogger Malikelm said...

:) dog!

April 17, 2009 12:33 AM  
Blogger runin said...

I'm in no position to make demands... but I demand you immediately get him/her a multi-colored beanie like in your very recent picture.

As a second demand I'm completely unqualified to make, I demand you post a picture of "said baby" and it's father in their respective hats on your blog. After the baby is born. For god's sake, don't try to put the hat on before then. I know you are a new father and all, but that is just common sense.

April 17, 2009 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pat & Sara. I doubt this will be news to him but raise him with love and care. I never knew my father. I hope your boy/girl grows up to be your biggest fan, next to your wife, and gives you inspiration for more things in life, especially more really good books lol,.
Your Fan,
P.S. No jokes about kids these days still getting named Fred

April 17, 2009 12:49 AM  
Anonymous S.D. from Switzerland said...

I can already imagine ten years from now: "Daddy, daddy, when are you going to finish book two? I want to know how the story continues..."
This will be even more pressure than what you experience from your fans!
Seriously, all the best and congratulations!

April 17, 2009 1:51 AM  
Blogger Winterfell said...


April 17, 2009 2:16 AM  
OpenID arcaneja said...

Darn, go into surgery and miss exciting news! Congrats you two! Many wishes for a happy, healthy baby.

April 17, 2009 3:35 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Excellent! Now when you die, there will be an heir to take up the quill.

My question: Will he burst into the world fully bearded, or no?

April 17, 2009 4:56 AM  
OpenID suziko said...

I'm late to the party, but just wanted to add my Congratulations to everyone else's. Very exciting news and I can't wait to see pictures!

April 17, 2009 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Sir Gallager said...

WOOHOO Grats Pat no greater joy in the world than having a wee little tike! May the universe prepare for the future of bearded quill bearing Rothfuss children!!

P.S. my word verification is ackin...just seemed weird and maybe alittle off-putting

April 17, 2009 6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish you all the best!
Maybe you will soon be writing all night long ;-)

April 17, 2009 6:55 AM  
Blogger Shadowchaser said...

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers! (you english people say so, right? :) )

April 17, 2009 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Peter V. Brett said...

That's fantastic. Congratulations.

Soundproof your office now, or every squeal of delight or cry of discomfort will make you come running, and you'll never get anything done.

April 17, 2009 7:02 AM  
Blogger Sefarina said...


I wanted to say something funny or special, but everything I could think of has already been sayed.

So have a good time with your family, enjoy the time you have together and don't fear the future. Everything will be allright.

When Sarah gets sick, tell her to stay in bed and eat some dry bread first thing in the morning, before getting up. It works ;-)

I'm so happy for you and your child. You will be great parents!

April 17, 2009 7:15 AM  
Blogger Mikael said...

Congratulations!! Ite been sadi so many times above me but who cares u deserve it mate.

now u are commanded to go out and get absolutely smashed to celebrate. Drinks are on me :P

April 17, 2009 7:24 AM  
Blogger Kat B. said...

Congratulations! Tell Sarah that one cure for morning sickness is to eat something as soon as you wake up. As in: keep something on the night table, wake up, roll over and eat it.

It got said earlier, but it's so great that you're an author who tells his blog followers/fanatical legions these things. We do truly love you. :)

April 17, 2009 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the post and imagined a mini-Pat complete with gnome outfit and beard...

Contgratulations, man. You're going to be a Big Damn Hero in the most important sense, and so's your Lieutenant.

P.S. Don't let the writing get in your way, no matter what anyone says. Family first - but you already knew that.

P.P.S. Hope the pregnancy goes all right. You'll make an awesome dad.

April 17, 2009 8:24 AM  
Anonymous James Webb Lot9h said...

With a beard that fine I never doubted you were brimming with male jelly.

Now no more giving all your money away! You have to save up for that boarding-kindergarten.

April 17, 2009 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

Grats Pat!

That's awesome!


April 17, 2009 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have 9 months to finish your trilogy, gogogogogogo!

April 17, 2009 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Bob B said...


You guys foreshadow much? :)

Congratulations and best wishes are in order for you and your honey. Well, actually more for Sarah, because she'll be doing all of the pushing. Man, from one proud papa to another, give much love to sarah and the little one. You're warmth, love and understanding will be returned a thousand times over, and the joys you have experienced so far will make those which you have already lived seem truly insignificant. May the life you have both created be filled with joy and hope and a million bright tomorrows. As for a name, if Sarah has a boy waiting in her as yet to clench womb, how 'bout Jake. Why Jake, you ask? Well, he is my favorite Minor character in my favorite novel: The Name of The Wind, and something tells me he, like your new baby, is anxiously waiting in the wings for his fifteen minuts to arrive.

April 17, 2009 9:28 AM  
Blogger Carolyn Watson said...

That is fantastic, congratulations!

April 17, 2009 9:29 AM  
Anonymous Pickles said...

Oh, you're in for it man. Both good and bad. You're going to deal with emotions and bodily fluids doing things that you never knew they could do. It's the best thing ever, though - that's for sure. You'll love every minute. Even those where you're being peed upon by a tiny tyrant that commands every second of your attention.

Best of luck.

April 17, 2009 10:44 AM  
OpenID chibikelzafox said...

YES! Brilliant news, Pat! I can't tell you how much I whooped when I read this. This is absolutely FANTASTIC news!

Blimey, I'm so happy for you and Sarah! You'll make an excellent dad!

Might I suggest The Name of the Wind as a bedtime story? :) I wish my Dad could have read that to me but I was a child years before its release.

Again, congratulations!

April 17, 2009 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best wishes. Children are so complicated, fragile and beautiful. Each moment is so valuable, in part because there are no guarantees about how many moments there will be. I have never felt such a sense of heady fear as when I had my 2 boys.

April 17, 2009 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Trey said...

Good luck and congratulations, Pat and Sarah!
I know you two will make great parents.
I hope it's a boy and comes out with a fully grown beard.
Word Verification sounds congratulatory: hoozoo!

April 17, 2009 11:57 AM  
Blogger Joy said...

Best wishes, Pat! AWESOME news.
Prayers for mother and baby's health,

April 17, 2009 12:16 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Shall we refer to you as Pappa Rothfuss from now on?

April 17, 2009 12:48 PM  
Blogger bzooty said...

Awesome. My wife and I are having our first kid in July. She woke me up and said, "It says pregnant."
I replied, "What does?"

April 17, 2009 1:46 PM  
Blogger Chad Moore said...

Quick! Finish the book!
(I'm kidding... although as a recent Dad, you will find that you will have much less free time once the little one comes along.)

I am sure that you will find, as I did, that having a child is the greatest experience that life can offer. Enjoy the ride!

April 17, 2009 1:51 PM  
Blogger tinkandalissa said...

But I thought your books just had a baby. Arent those the photos you posted on your last blog?

April 17, 2009 3:49 PM  
Blogger tinkandalissa said...

You will soon be able to make your very own Goldilocks references...

April 17, 2009 3:51 PM  
Blogger My Happy Family said...

Wow, Pat!!! That is fantastic news! Fatherhood will change your life in a way you've never know.

Prepare for the next realm.

Carrie W. (from DeForest)

April 17, 2009 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Kryptos said...

Congratulations!!! Although unoriginal, i must ask...Kvothe?

April 17, 2009 4:16 PM  
Blogger Calenhíril said...

Huzzah! Better start writing book 3 now--you won't have time to later!

Seriously, congrats to both of you, and I look forward to the silly pictures of the happy family :)

April 17, 2009 4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of you, all the best for your new life as mum and dad! Hope all went well and that you’ll be able (or stubborn enough) to take enough time off.
About finishing part two: Compared to other fantasy-goodies, which are like a nut-cream-and-waffle chocolate bar which you can read, sorry, devour, all at once in a delicious trice, The Name of the Wind is more like 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate with grenadine-chili filling (try!!!) – it’s just too many different, overwhelmingly exquisite flavours to swallow down just like that. A waste to read the book too fast! And if it would be a pity to READ it too fast, it would definitely be a shame to WRITE it too fast! So take your time, especially with so many other important things going on in your life.
Enjoy family-life, your free time, and writing your blog (it is really great you put so much time in it).
And I’ll be looking forward to reading Wise Man’s Fear in 2025.

April 17, 2009 4:40 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

Will he be born with a beard?

April 17, 2009 4:43 PM  
Blogger Liam said...

WOW! Congratulations Sarah and Pat :)

April 17, 2009 5:54 PM  
OpenID heartfully-cai said...

Congratulations to you and Sarah!

April 17, 2009 7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is gonna be the first bearded newborn in the world...

April 18, 2009 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congradulations Pat! I'm sure that both you and Sarah will be great parents! I'm not entirely sure why but i am proud of you guys! Way to go! Now you just have to tell Sarah how amazing she is twice as much...

April 18, 2009 1:36 PM  
OpenID allthatsparkles said...

Gobsmacked! That is so wonderful! Congratulations! That is going to be one lucky kid--a dad with an imagination! And a smart and beautiful mom!

One lucky kid.

Congrats again.


April 18, 2009 3:09 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Figured I'd bump you up to 200 comments and congratulations, Pat.

Best wishes to you and Sarah and the soon-to-be little Rothfuss Jr.

April 18, 2009 6:03 PM  

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