Creating New Cell, for real

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I have been bubbling with joy and excitement for almost 5 months now.. I don’t think I can hold it any longer. So here it goes,

We are becoming parents.

We have created a new cell and now that little cell multiplying fast. We are expecting the baby in first week of October.

It is very painful for us to stay in 2 different countries during such a beautiful and wonderful period. That is why I am going back to India tomorrow, for a 2 week vacation, to spend time with Jo. Now she is here and I am here

PS: That also means fewer posts during this break (I have scheduled some).

PPS: If you have some fun ideas on excel or charting and would like to write on PHD as a guest author, drop me a mail.


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My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.

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28 Responses to “Creating New Cell, for real”

  1. govi says:

    Great news!
    Will the number of cells in Excel version 2010 be enough for your ever expanding cell?

  2. Bhars says:

    Hearty Congratulations to both of you.

  3. nitin says:


  4. Andy Cotgreave says:

    This is the formula you need for the first 6 weeks:

  5. Andy Cotgreave says:

    I'll try that again so that it wraps:
    Here's your new cell's formula:
    =if(randbetween(1,100)>50, 'scream', IF(A1='hungry', 'scream', if(A1='tired', 'sleep','poo')))

    PS - congratulation

  6. TheQ47 says:

    Congrats, Chandoo + Jo! Chandoo, as a father of 3 beautiful girls, I can tell you that this moment will change your life in all sorts of ways (mostly for the better!). No-one can tell you just how special it is to be a father (and I'm sure a mother too, but I've never been one!), but trust me, it's the greatest, scariest, most life-affirming thing that can happen to you, IMHO.

    Good luck!

  7. Jeff weir says:

    Congratulations lovedocter...er, chartdoctor.

    Your advanced excel skills will really come into it's own now...

    Here's some VBA


    Ahh, but it's worth it!

  8. Tony Rose says:

    Congrats Chandoo & Mrs. PHD! Great news!

  9. Jon Peltier says:

    Chandoo -

    Congrats and best of luck. This is going to be way harder than anything you've ever done in Excel.

  10. Ken Puls says:


    Congratulations! Get your rest now, as it will be in short supply once the little one arrives. It's all worth it though. 🙂

  11. JSnyd says:


  12. Jae says:

    Chandoo and Jo -

    Fantastic news! Congratulations!

  13. Vinu says:

    Hey Chandoo,

    Congrats and welcome to fatherhood. I'm sure you'll be able to punch out a lot more blog posts between changing diapers in the middle of the night 😉

    Looking forward to them !

  14. Martin says:

    congrats !!!

    as a recent newly father myself (10 months ago!), I hope that yours master Excel as well as mine so far 😉

    and as Ken said, DO GET REST NOW. !!!

  15. Danièle says:

    A little one that will grab your heart, and not let it go, and change your lives for the better!
    Have a wonderful time in your too short break, at home, with Jo.
    All the best!

  16. Vanessa says:

    Congratulations!!! I wish you three the best of luck!!

  17. teylyn says:

    Congratulations! If you think you're excited, now, wait until after baby is born. You can't imagine how much your outlook on life, the universe, and everything will change.

    All the best!

  18. Christy Lee Dollar says:

    Congrats! Thank you for sharing such good news with us!

  19. Raj Kiran says:

    Hearty Congratulations !!!

  20. Sumit says:

    Chandoo... congratulations!


  21. LMun says:

    Excellent and hearty congratulations. Best wishes to the pop and mama. Wishing everything goes wonderfully. Keep us posted.


  22. Chandoo & Jo, congratulations. Take good care of yourselves until the new one joins you. I've been down that round 4 times already and each experience is unique, precious and full of suprises... It's amazing how those little cells can learn fast !
    All the best

  23. rajinikanth says:

    Hi Chandoo,
    Congratulations!! to you and your partner.
    Iam happy & exited to see little Pointy Haired very soon.
    All the Best...see you in Hyderabad ( Andhra Pradesh ).

  24. Somnath says:

    WOW.. wonderful news.
    Congratulations and Best of Luck!

  25. Matt Cloves says:

    Time to put your teaching skills to the real test!

  26. Chandoo says:

    @All: Thank you so much for your wishes. I am in Vizag now...

  27. Denise says:

    Congrats and the very best of health and happiness to all of you, Mr PHD and Mrs PHD.
    Warm regards

  28. Oliver Montero says:

    Congratulations Chandoo!!! If I can give you one advice is this: Sleep.

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