Oh Boy, Oh Henry!

I couldn’t be happier to announce that (not-so-)little Henry Seamus Nack–marvel of creation, California King, Little Brother to the Stars, & general delight to behold–sprang into the world at 2:47pm yesterday afternoon.

Mom & baby are doing great after a crazy-fast labor (end-to-end 20 minutes in the hospital!*), and big brother Finn is suitably intrigued** with baby “Goonie” (short for “El Segundo”). The big-little man bested his whopping bro’s marks, coming in at 9lb 12oz (what’s that, about 4 hectacres in Metric***?) and 21″. He and mom are chilling at the hospital while dad squires Finny around and runs sandwich-fetching missions.

Here’s a little gallery of the goings-on, and of course we’ll be updating the soon-to-be-renamed Finnegan Wakes as we bring our buddy home and learn to niño-juggle. Wish us luck!

I expect to be taking a little break from work-blogging, though I have a bunch of links set to publish on an automated schedule.

* “No epidural for you!”
** “Pop! Egg!” he says, a la Very Hungry Caterpillar
*** Can you tell I’m American?

42 thoughts on “Oh Boy, Oh Henry!

  1. Congrats! Great news. Enjoy what sleep you’ll be able to squeeze in! (But then you already knew that, right?)

  2. Ah, now you are blessed with THREE joyous beings in your life!
    But HECTACRES? No, no, no. If I am doing the math correctly, 9lb 12oz converts to 7823 furlongs per fortnight… [:-)

  3. I have been reading your blog for some time now and recently started following you on Twitter…Please allow me to congratulate you and your family on the safe arrival of (not-so-) little Henry…Good luck.

  4. Congratulations! I’m sorry you didn’t hit your 12:34:56 goal (though I still think 11:11:11 would have been just as cool).
    I guess you’ll have to just keep making babies until you get it right.

  5. I was just thinking ‘When is John going to have the next baby?’And then I read the blog.
    Congratulations to the Nack family! Everyone looks great. I think Henry has your eyes John. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Ah. I can finally look forward again to those sleep deprived blog posts you used to put up at 3 AM after Finn came along.
    But excuse me. I almost forgot.

  7. Congratulations John…
    Henry is a beautiful baby (and that’s my professional opinion as a Pediatrician). Have a wonderful time with your wife and your boys. I have enjoyed your blog for a long time.

  8. So his birthday is 7-8-9…how fun. Blessings to you and Margot. If the days ahead are tough, be comforted to know that the transition to #3 is MUCH easier. 🙂

  9. Congrats John!
    I wish you all the best to you and your family!
    Besides this the best and the most realistic Photoshop project i saw from you :))
    Cheers 🙂

  10. Congratulations to all of you. Wow how beautiful! Love the pictures of your wife’s hands touching your new life. Best wishes.

  11. Congratulations on the latest release! (and congratulations on averting any temptations to name your cute little bundle Nick…)

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