Announcing Baby Pongo

In case you were wondering where I've been, well, let's say that life has been quite hectic and busy in the past few months. All of my free time has been occupied by the greatest project I have ever been involved with, and here is a sneak preview:


Baby Pongo (that's our internal codename, AKA the first that came to mind a few weeks ago, and no, it's not going to stick) is now 13 weeks old, and seems to have fun kicking and swimming around. Things haven't been quite easy, as the first stage of pregnancy required my wife to stay home with a full rest policy: yours truly, as you can imagine, has been spending quite a bit of time back in Italy as of late, caring for my wife and the baby, while still going through a massive amount of great stuff at work which didn't fail to keep me busy and traveling around. 

As everything seems to get under control, I'm planning to slowly resurface, resume blogging, spend more time back in the UK and overall return to a normal life. If you didn't hear from me in the past few weeks, please accept my apologies and don't hesitate to kick my backside.

Meanwhile, you now will understand why I'm looking thrilled and overjoyed, enjoying as much as I can the next few months, and counting every minute from now to December 28th (talk about an interesting Christmas!).  

39 Responses to “Announcing Baby Pongo”

  1. 1 Noirin

    Congratulations Gianugo! I’m sure you’ll have no problem keeping wife and baby well-fed and pampered – and don’t forget to enjoy the last few months of “just the two of you”!

  2. 2 Luca Guidi

    Congrats Gianugo!

  3. 3 Adrian Sutton

    Congratulations! Best wishes for you, the wife and the baby.

  4. 4 Paolo Mottadelli

    oh-oohh. Great! I’m happy, very happy Gianugo. Congratulations and best wishes!

  5. 5 Steven Noels

    Great news! Congratulations and my best wishes for you and your wife, and the upcoming baby of course. Take care and all the best!

  6. 6 Sylvain Wallez

    Wow, that’s what I call an important news! Congrats Gianugo, and best wishes for the remaining of this year and the ones that will follow!

    My wife had to stay lying for most of her pregnancies, with me feeding her and taking care of everything. Exhausting times, but rewarding times when you see the outcome!

    Take care!

  7. 7 Gicappa

    Congratulazioni Gianugo! Questo sì che è un bel progetto!:))

  8. 8 Hen

    Huge congratulations mate.

    I’m sure you don’t need me to state how enamoured I am with the father thing, it’s very worth it.

    I’ll dispense my usual piece of advice – at the end of the day the two of you know best. At least until the little one can talk and tell you that you’re wrong.

  9. 9 Lars Trieloff

    Congratulations and all the best wishes to the three of you!

  10. 10 Bruno Bossola

    Such a cool project! Congrats :)

  11. 11 Andrew Savory

    Many heartfelt congratulations to both you and your wife, Gianugo. A long wait but I’m sure it’ll be worth it in the end!

    May the coming months be a smooth, bug-free development path!

  12. 12 Bertrand Delacretaz

    Now that’s a cool project, congrats!

  13. 13 Stefano Bagnara

    Did you already agree on the license Baby Pongo will be released? ;-)

  14. 14 Luca De Santis

    Super KUDOS!!!! (anche alla mamma ovviamente)
    Questo è davvero il più bel progetto che ti/vi potesse capitare.
    A presto, spero

  15. 15 Torsten Curdt

    Big news! Congrats, mate! To the both of you!

  16. 16 Matthew Langham

    Great to see the announcement Gianugo – and congratulations again :-) .

    But do tell us ….

    ….. What license will you be using?

  17. 17 Ettore

    Heartfelt congratulations Gianugo.

  18. 18 Francesco


    Ciao, f.

  19. 19 Ollie

    Congratulations Gianugo :-)

  20. 20 Jeroen Verberg

    WOW, very good news! Congratulations!

  21. 21 Joseph A. di Paolantonio


    This is most wonderful news. We hope that Baby Pongo is your most successful project to date. :-D Best wishes to you and your family.

  22. 22 Piergiorgio Lucidi

    Congratulations for this great event!

    A little geek is arriving :D

  23. 23 Matthias Wessendorf

    That is great news, congrats!

  24. 24 Fabrizio Giudici

    Felicitazioni, Gianugo!!! :-)

  25. 25 Massimiliano Dessì

    Augurissimi :D

  26. 26 Carlo Garatti


  27. 27 David N. Welton

    Congratulazioni! That’s great news, and I wish you the best of luck. Our little Helen is without a doubt the best thing in our lives, and brings new joys each day.

  28. 28 Ashley

    Congratulations Gianugo !
    Make sure you take care of your wife

  29. 29 Luca Maranzano

    Congratulazioni Gianugo! Questo sì che sarà un progetto “challenging”, 24 ore su 24 7 giorni su 7! Ma da bi-babbo quale sono è sicuramente il più bel progetto che ti può capitare!

  30. 30 magomarcelo


  31. 31 .MOz

    Congrats Gianugo! it really changes your life far beyond imagination.

  32. 32 Marcello Braucci

    Grats!!!! Ottimo lavoro!

  33. 33 lux

    Many many many congratulations to both Mom and Dad!
    For this time you won’t have to worry about licensing… Baby Pongo will be either truly unique and uncopiable.

    My best wishes to all of you. :)

  34. 34 Luca Passani

    Congratulations, Gianugo.

    Will you change diapers or are you overqualified for the task? ;)


  35. 35 S


  36. 36 Phil

    Well done you both! ;)

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