Some News…

Guess who’s having a baby?

This entry was posted in SarahBy Pat216 Responses


  1. Dischord
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 9:56 PM | Permalink

    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!

  2. Shane
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 9:58 PM | Permalink


  3. Anonymous
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:04 PM | Permalink

    More writing, less kid making!

    I’m kidding, congratulations =D

  4. Anonymous
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM | Permalink


  5. Jeff
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM | Permalink

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

  6. Kristy
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM | Permalink


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

  7. gapyeargirl123
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:14 PM | Permalink

    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*

  8. Haley
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

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

  9. Jim C. Hines
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:19 PM | Permalink

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

  10. Wendy
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:20 PM | Permalink

    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

  11. CSPeacock
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:21 PM | Permalink

    Mini-Rothfuss’! Sweeeeet.

  12. Adam B. Shaeffer
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:30 PM | Permalink

    Congrats Pat!

  13. Kate
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:35 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations, paw!

  14. Anonymous
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:36 PM | Permalink


  15. James
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    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!

  16. veronicabelmont
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:37 PM | Permalink

    How wonderful! Big congrats!

  17. Cusick
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:39 PM | Permalink

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


  18. Fall Out Guy
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:42 PM | Permalink

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

    Haha,just kidding man. Have fun!

  19. Chris Heilman
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:42 PM | Permalink


  20. Jean
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:45 PM | Permalink

    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.

  21. Robert
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 10:51 PM | Permalink

    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.

  22. eric
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:02 PM | Permalink

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

    Congratulations to all of you!

  23. Kathryn
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:06 PM | Permalink

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

  24. LoL
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:09 PM | Permalink

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

  25. Anonymous
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:12 PM | Permalink

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

  26. Annalee
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:14 PM | Permalink

    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)

  27. asternquist
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:18 PM | Permalink

    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.

  28. Kelly
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:19 PM | Permalink

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

  29. Chris
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

    Good God, Pat. Congrats, man!

  30. Cecily
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:32 PM | Permalink

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

  31. Natalia
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:33 PM | Permalink

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

  32. Casseopia
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:37 PM | Permalink

    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.

  33. Ruthann
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:44 PM | Permalink

    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!

  34. Voices of Elmwood
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:55 PM | Permalink

    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!

  35. jeff-h
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:55 PM | Permalink

    No idea.

  36. Steadmo
    Posted April 15, 2009 at 11:58 PM | Permalink

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

  37. Hans Gao
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:01 AM | Permalink

    Wow! CongratugratugratuLATIONS!

  38. Kelly
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:01 AM | Permalink

    Oh my goodness! Congratulations!! :D

  39. Kat Howard
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:06 AM | Permalink

    Oh, hurrah! Congratulations to you both.

  40. Mouse
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:11 AM | Permalink

    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.

  41. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:13 AM | Permalink

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


  42. Mac
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:14 AM | Permalink

    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.

  43. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:16 AM | Permalink

    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 today…you will remember it forever…

  44. Daniel
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:23 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations Pat!!!

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

    An admiring reader, and recent father.

  45. The Shawnster
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:57 AM | Permalink

    That’s superfantabulousiocious!!!

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


  46. Luke Marrott
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:06 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations! Kids are the best!

  47. Liz
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:40 AM | Permalink

    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)

  48. Regann
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:42 AM | Permalink

    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

  49. Pamala Knight
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:52 AM | Permalink

    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.

  50. Todd Moses
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:52 AM | Permalink

    Mazel Tov!

  51. Vincent
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:53 AM | Permalink

    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 :)


  52. Sedulo
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:03 AM | Permalink

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


    Now you must make them build a new Pumpkin Hollow.

  53. Joe Farrell
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM | Permalink

    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!

  54. Sarah
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:16 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations!! I wish you two both the best.

  55. Michael D. Thomas
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:30 AM | Permalink


  56. Parrish
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:34 AM | Permalink

    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!)

  57. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:36 AM | Permalink

    “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!


  58. Honna
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 2:53 AM | Permalink

    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.

  59. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:02 AM | Permalink

    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!

  60. Jessica
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:03 AM | Permalink

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

  61. Steven Weyerts
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:09 AM | Permalink

    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.

  62. Murdoc
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:18 AM | Permalink

    Congrats to you both!

  63. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:45 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations, Pat and Sarah.

  64. Nathan
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:49 AM | Permalink

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

    Congratulations! Wish y’all the best!

  65. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 3:56 AM | Permalink

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

  66. Ankit
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:01 AM | Permalink

    Congrats Pat!

  67. Amanda
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:42 AM | Permalink

    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

  68. Lynn
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:44 AM | Permalink

    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!

  69. Joe
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:46 AM | Permalink

    We always need another Rothfuss in Wisconsin :)

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

  70. thornofcamorr
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:00 AM | Permalink

    I give up

  71. Gryffin
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:18 AM | Permalink

    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!

  72. Nyn
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:30 AM | Permalink

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations!

  73. Vae
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:48 AM | Permalink

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

  74. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 5:50 AM | Permalink

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

  75. Jenny Rae Rappaport
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 6:20 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations, Pat! =)

    Due date?

  76. a grey angel
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 6:32 AM | Permalink

    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!!!

  77. Luke
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 6:36 AM | Permalink

    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 releases…an ended writing career….no more stories of Kvothe…. DEAR GOD.

    It is. The apocalypse

  78. Shorty
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 6:55 AM | Permalink

    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.


  79. Sarah
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 7:23 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations! Another “addition” to your family.

  80. Anders Rønningen
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 7:58 AM | Permalink

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

  81. pdxtrent
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 8:08 AM | Permalink

    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.

  82. Vic
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    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.


  83. Sarah
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 10:05 AM | Permalink

    Wow that’s awesome news! Congratulations!!!

  84. JKB
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 10:43 AM | Permalink


  85. Stephen Deas
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM | Permalink

    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

  86. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:07 AM | Permalink

    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

  87. Dan Guy
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:21 AM | Permalink


  88. jdcb
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

    Umm, Martha Stewar????

    lol, congrats!!!

  89. marky
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

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

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

  90. logankstewart
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 11:54 AM | Permalink

    Congrats Pat!

  91. Beth
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:09 PM | Permalink

    OMG Congratulations!!!!

  92. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM | Permalink

    Congrats Pat and Sarah!!!

  93. Cecrow
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

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

  94. Anonymous
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:55 PM | Permalink

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

  95. Bradley
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:06 PM | Permalink

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

  96. LacyinTX
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:09 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations! Wonderful news!!!!!

  97. Jay Belt
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:17 PM | Permalink

    Huzzah!!! Congrats on spawning life.

  98. Brids
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM | Permalink

    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??

  99. Kim
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:34 PM | Permalink

    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!

  100. Fae
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 1:38 PM | Permalink

    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.

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