March 02, 2008

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. :-)

[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. :-) ]

Posted by John Nack at 11:54 PM on March 02, 2008

Comments

  • A. Dias — 12:09 AM on March 03, 2008

    John: Congratulations and best wishes for your family and Finn!
    [Thanks, A. :-) –J.]

  • Chris Cox — 12:25 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations!

  • Ed de Jong — 12:58 AM on March 03, 2008

    Hi John,
    Congratulations for you all! We’ll see you around when you can spare the time.

  • Naina Redhu — 1:47 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations John! Welcome Finn!

  • theturninggate — 2:01 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations, John, both on the new addition and also on quoting from The Jabberwocky. ;)

  • Andy — 2:21 AM on March 03, 2008

    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

  • Naina Redhu — 2:24 AM on March 03, 2008

    Sketch [ Don’t mean to impose – he’s just too cute and I couldn’t resist :) ]
    [Wow–thanks, Naina! :-D –J.]

  • Sami — 2:40 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • T. Ingalls — 2:43 AM on March 03, 2008

    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

  • Tom — 3:02 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • Phil Brown — 3:35 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • Simon — 3:48 AM on March 03, 2008

    That is possibly one of the best names I’ve heard.

  • Doug Nelson — 4:02 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations to all 3 of you!

  • Mark Beckelman — 4:10 AM on March 03, 2008

    John — great news and great photos. Congratulations!

  • Rogier — 4:26 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • labracherie — 4:37 AM on March 03, 2008

    Such a good news !
    Have some great time with your baby.

  • Chris Norris — 5:04 AM on March 03, 2008

    A thousand congratulations to you and your wife!

  • Jeremy Vest — 5:25 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations John!
    Now the real fun starts!

  • Trevor Morris — 5:30 AM on March 03, 2008

    From one parent to another, a sincere and heart-felt congratulations. Welcome to the beginning of the best part of your life!

  • Marko G — 5:48 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • Jason Wilson — 6:04 AM on March 03, 2008

    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

  • Anders Skovgaard-Petersen — 6:09 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations from the danish jury as well!

  • Greg Radcliffe — 6:16 AM on March 03, 2008

    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

  • Art Swalwell — 6:19 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • Hans Frederiks — 6:21 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations for you and Margot!

  • Derek Pell — 6:25 AM on March 03, 2008

    Welcome aboard, Finn!

  • Steve — 6:39 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations.

  • bill — 6:43 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations, John! What a great name: Finnegan Liggett. Nice.

  • Gale — 6:54 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • Greg Barnett — 7:03 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations John, best to you, Margot & Finn!
    Greg

  • Pedro Estarque — 7:29 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congrats John, he is very cute! (Nice shots by the way)

  • Jim Monaco — 7:50 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations John!! Now, make sure you start him on PS CS3 next week–it could be a dynasty!! ;)

  • kimb — 8:20 AM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations!!! I love the name. :D

  • John Gal — 8:54 AM on March 03, 2008

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

  • Jason Caine — 9:25 AM on March 03, 2008

    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!)

  • Jason D. Moore — 9:45 AM on March 03, 2008

    Contratulations John!

  • Klaus Nordby — 12:45 PM on March 03, 2008

    Kongratulations!!! :-)
    (You may think Finn’s name is kind of Irish, but Finn is actually a very common Norwegian male name.)

  • Joe Lencioni — 12:51 PM on March 03, 2008

    Congrats!

  • Jerry Harris — 1:09 PM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations!!!

  • Scott Valentine — 1:18 PM on March 03, 2008

    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!!

  • Jason — 2:30 PM on March 03, 2008

    Congratulations! Sure you’ll create you’re own photo birth announcements, but just in case…
    http://scraplesspress.com

  • Clay White — 3:07 PM on March 03, 2008

    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.

  • william Anderson — 8:20 PM on March 03, 2008

    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

  • BWJones — 9:31 PM on March 03, 2008

    John,
    Congratulations to you, your wife and Finn.

  • Dave — 9:46 PM on March 03, 2008

    Mazel tov!

  • Jennifer Apple — 10:35 PM on March 03, 2008

    Sending best wishes to mom and dad and little Finn. May all his dreams come true.

  • Andrew Smith — 11:15 PM on March 03, 2008

    … 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.

  • Benoit Marchal — 11:22 PM on March 03, 2008

    Many congratulations to you and the mom!

  • Robin Sinton — 12:55 AM on March 04, 2008

    Congratulations John. I don’t want to worry you but in next to no time he’ll be bringing girlfriends home and want to borrow the car.

  • Richard Earney — 2:43 AM on March 04, 2008

    Congratulations!
    Now the fun starts :)

  • mitchell — 5:01 AM on March 04, 2008

    Congrats John!
    Nice job, John, the pictures and Baby look wonderful.Congrats to your co-worker as well.

  • JonPad — 5:11 AM on March 04, 2008

    Congratulations! Wishing you smiles and happiness.
    And some sleep.

  • Steph Boudreau — 6:24 AM on March 04, 2008

    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.

  • Adam Pratt — 11:13 AM on March 04, 2008

    Ya’ll are beautiful. Congratulations and many blessings!

  • Michael D. Rubin, Nikon Inc. — 12:01 PM on March 04, 2008

    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

  • James Darknell — 1:18 PM on March 04, 2008

    Congratulations!!

  • Marcelo Monzón — 1:23 PM on March 04, 2008

    Congratulations, John, and best wishes for your family and the little Nack!

  • Alex M — 5:26 PM on March 04, 2008

    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.

  • Nat Brown — 7:26 PM on March 04, 2008

    Congratulations.
    Finally I’ll be able to check in on your blog at 3AM and find fresh, if not coherent, material. :-)

  • Bob Regan — 7:41 PM on March 04, 2008

    Congrats to you and the family! Enjoy, it goes by way too fast.

  • Kyle W. — 7:49 PM on March 04, 2008

    Awesome name… Congratulations!

  • Han Sanghun — 4:38 AM on March 05, 2008

    Congratulations~~

  • Alexander Hopstein — 8:04 AM on March 05, 2008

    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!

  • Sebastian Distefano — 10:48 AM on March 05, 2008

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

  • Rob — 1:54 PM on March 05, 2008

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

  • Steve Johnson — 4:48 PM on March 05, 2008

    John,
    HUGE congrats. This will be the greatest adventure of your life.
    -Steve

  • Jan Kabili — 9:06 PM on March 06, 2008

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

  • Shangara Singh — 7:00 AM on March 07, 2008

    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.

  • Steve Weinrebe — 11:06 AM on March 08, 2008

    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!

  • Jim Webster — 2:53 PM on March 08, 2008

    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!

  • Danny C. — 9:55 AM on March 10, 2008

    That’s just great, John! Congratulations!!

  • Paweł Tkaczyk — 6:47 AM on March 14, 2008

    Congratulations and best wishes for you and your Family :)

  • Bob Poole — 3:37 PM on March 16, 2008

    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

  • Blue Buffalo — 4:13 AM on March 19, 2008

    Congratulations to your family on your new addition!

  • Rich Shupe — 3:32 AM on May 02, 2008

    John,
    I can’t believe I missed this. We’re about to launch our second in the coming days–maybe even today!
    Rich

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