Please welcome Mr. Finnegan Nack


“‘Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
  He chortled in his joy.”

I could not be more proud (or tired!) in announcing that precisely 18 hours ago, my inimitable Margot launched
our greatest collaboration—one Mr. Finnegan Liggett Nack (“Finn” to future pals).  The wee master (a full 9lb, 7oz) stormed into town after a whirlwind labor—kicking off around 10pm last night, and stepping onto the world stage at 4:54am Pacific.  I promise not to turn the blog into JNack’s Kiddie Kavalcade, but a handful of photos are here in case you’re interested. [Update: The little man has his own blog now, too.]

Right now the small guy is practicing his nursing (c’mon, sucking isn’t that hard; just pretend you’re in marketing!), and this marks my first (but hardly last) blogging-at-crazy-kid-induced-hour post.  I actually did have the presence of mind to bank a few posts ahead of his arrival, but I expect my publishing schedule to be erratic for a while.  Now excuse me while I keel over in a happy, spent pile. πŸ™‚

[Update: Wow, thanks for all the kind wishes!  What an amazing experience…

By the way, regarding his name, we freestyled on a lot of contenders.  Mashing up a lot of teammates’ names, we (okay, I) thought that “Seetharaman Narayanan Shig-Zorana Nack” would be pretty cool. πŸ™‚ ]

0 thoughts on “Please welcome Mr. Finnegan Nack

  1. John: Congratulations and best wishes for your family and Finn!
    [Thanks, A. πŸ™‚ –J.]

  2. John, congratulations and all the best as well as plenty of energy for you and your family so that you thoroughly enjoy your son.
    Andy

  3. Congratulations! (from a Finn of all things, though in a bit of a different context πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the photos, too, they’re great. We’ll understand if you can’t resist posting a few more later on πŸ™‚

  4. John: Congratulations and all the best to you, your wife and your little Finnegan.
    Our Yaris and your Finn could have nearly shared birthdays. Ours was due Feb. 28th but decided he didn’t feel like waiting full term.
    Enjoy the first weeks. They are nice and peaceful. It’s the second month that gets interesting…
    -T

  5. Congratulations . . . loved the photo of the little foot sticking out under blankets.

  6. Congratulations from the Land Downunder, mate – to you and your wife and your new son. Wonderful news!

  7. Congrats! Looks like a beautiful little guy! It’s the greatest thing in the world, but he will keep you up many, many nights πŸ™‚ .

  8. Hey… I work in marketing! πŸ˜›
    [As do I! (I figure it’s like ethnic jokes: you have a free hand to bag on your own people(s). πŸ˜‰ –J.]
    Seriously though, congratulations John!

  9. John,
    Long time reader first time commentor. (or is it commentER)
    Congratulations!!! I love the way you wrote about it. just struck me funny this morning.
    jw

  10. Well done, congrats!
    Love your blog, although I guess now I’ll have to temper my expectations for a little while. Hey, I have a 13 month old at home so I understand.
    Happy parenting!
    -Greg

  11. Yup. It’s a baby. It has toes too!
    Congrats, there’s no finer fealing!

  12. Many congratulations to you and Margot.
    I’ve really been enjoying your posts, and look forward to more.

  13. Congratulations John!! Now, make sure you start him on PS CS3 next week–it could be a dynasty!! πŸ˜‰

  14. Congratulations John, to you and your
    wife! Finn is a great looking little guy! I
    wish you and your family all the best!

  15. Congratulations to both you and your wife. Thank you for posting those photos, they are absolutely beautiful. I really appreciate that you took the time to make a personal entry … makes you more real. (Not that you don’t “keep it real” everyday!)

  16. Welcome to ‘combat sleep’ mode, feeling so happy you get goofy (don’t be surprised when you find yourself grinning so hard it hurts), and the best name ever: Dad.
    I look forward to seeing Finn’s name in the PS Babies list =)
    Congrats to the Nack fambly!!

  17. He is so beautiful. Doesn’t even need photoshop. Best wishes to you both. With 5 under our belts we can feel your thrill all the way out here in Ohio.

  18. the first photo of young Finn, is perhaps the most wonderful shot I have seen for some time. Congrats to you and your wife Jack

  19. … and the footprints thing is so way cool. So good that someone at the hospital thought of this neat thing and was prepared to implement it. Here’s to “out of the box” thinking.

  20. Congrats John!
    Nice images too.
    Currently, my wife and I are expecting our 3rd. (almost 2 weeks overdue now)
    Parenthood is a blasty blast, you’ll love it.

  21. Congratulations on the birth of Finnegan!! We had our first (and only so far) in 2005, Gavin, and it is the best thing that ever happened to us.
    Enjoy this time away from the office and remember, when he hits 12 pounds (almost there) he’ll probably start sleeping through the night (even with nursing!!)
    All the best,
    Michael

  22. It does make everything you go through and have gone through in life have meaning; and a purpose for the future. Congratulations John from all of us.

  23. Congratulations.
    Finally I’ll be able to check in on your blog at 3AM and find fresh, if not coherent, material. πŸ™‚

  24. Congratulations to the three of you! To the two of you for your successful collaboration and to Finn for the fact that he has chosen one of the nicest couples I know as parents, he will be a lucky child you you will be lucky parents, I am very sure about that!

  25. Congratulations and best wishes from the entire Canadian team.
    9 pounds and 7 ounces…. you got some real competition for those boobs πŸ˜‰
    Seb

  26. Congratulations. Keep on checking out the little guy; there’s bound to be an easter egg somewhere.

  27. John:
    I’m so glad to hear your great news! Welcome to the coolness of parenthood.
    Jan

  28. Congratulations, John! There’s no greater joy than seeing your first born — till the second one is born! I can see you in his features.

  29. John – Fantastic news, congratulations! I can tell you, as much fun as each day will be, a baby is even more fun the next. They continually surprise. Enjoy!

  30. John, Congrats to you and Margot. Finnegan. What a great name! Your Dad clued me in to your blog and said there were pix there. Don’t think Photoshop could improve any…love the one of the foot! A footnote (no pun intended): I remember when YOU were born (I’m older than dirt, but younger than your dad). A second footnote…our older daughter, Rachel, was born at 4:54 am too! Enjoy the ride!

  31. Dear Finnegan,
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
    Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. G.B Shaw
    May you have the best of dreams your entire life!
    Bob Poole