Thanks so much for all the kind words…

Three Generations of Scobles

Wow, you all like a good ship party! Me too, and what a party.

Today Thomas Hawk came and shot a bunch of photos that are really precious.

This one is my favorite photo of my dad.

Patrick has been carrying around our new Canon 5D and I predict he might give Thomas Hawk a run for the money! He’s gotten some awesome photos, we’ll get some up later so you can compare his photos with Thomas’. The kid has already started copying Thomas’ moves (machine guns the 5D, which takes up lots of memory cards very quickly. Milan has already had 8 gigabytes of photos taken of him. Damn, I remember when a gig of data storage was something only a huge corporation could afford.

Anyway, I’m beat and I had the easy job. I have a newfound respect for mothers.

Milan is spending his time in the special needs nursery because Maryam had a slight fever during birth. Turns out they are ultra paranoid about infections and so they are paying extra attention to Milan. Which means Maryam gets some very needed rest. Patrick and me are home now, back for more fun in the morning.

Another thing that has my attention on Maryam? Her epidural didn’t work very well. So, she gave birth saying it was like having a knife stuck in her and someone twisting it.

Some little known facts:

He was born at 2:24 a.m. this morning.
Weighed 9 lbs.
21 inches long.
Middle name is “William” after my dad’s name, pictured above.
We picked “Milan” because Maryam has been bugging me to take her to Italy for quite some time. When Milan showed up I told her “there goes your Italy trip for now.”

Anyway, we’re having a great time and thanks Thomas for the beautiful first-day images.

Comments

  1. Congratulations! BTW, Milan shares the birthday with my 1st daughter (she turned 5 years old today).

    9lbs is no little baby! I also wish Maryam a speedy recovery. Yup, we get the easy part, so now it’s the time to give back :-)

  2. Congratulations! BTW, Milan shares the birthday with my 1st daughter (she turned 5 years old today).

    9lbs is no little baby! I also wish Maryam a speedy recovery. Yup, we get the easy part, so now it’s the time to give back :-)

  3. Robert & Maryam,
    All my best to your family. This is a great day that trumps all else I am sure. I love the pic of you and your dad and your son. That stuff is priceless man.

    Now Patrick gets to be a big brother. ;)

    Thanks for sharing this touching moment of your life. Talk about transparency buddy.

    Cheers!

  4. Robert & Maryam,
    All my best to your family. This is a great day that trumps all else I am sure. I love the pic of you and your dad and your son. That stuff is priceless man.

    Now Patrick gets to be a big brother. ;)

    Thanks for sharing this touching moment of your life. Talk about transparency buddy.

    Cheers!

  5. I gave birth to my 2nd child with no drugs at all. Maryam’s description of what it felt like was kind so as not to make you feel bad. ;-)

    Congratulations!

  6. Glad to hear that all is well and both mother and baby are healthy. I’m looking at this situation in my own life in the coming month, or rather whenever our first baby decides that he/she wants to great the world.

    Thomas took some fantastic photos. I am looking forward to the photos that Patrick has taken. I think I need to get an additional 4GB card before the baby gets here and a new external hard drive just for the baby’s photos.

  7. Glad to hear that all is well and both mother and baby are healthy. I’m looking at this situation in my own life in the coming month, or rather whenever our first baby decides that he/she wants to great the world.

    Thomas took some fantastic photos. I am looking forward to the photos that Patrick has taken. I think I need to get an additional 4GB card before the baby gets here and a new external hard drive just for the baby’s photos.

  8. Congratulations! I am so glad everyone is doing great and made it safely through the journey! Makes you wonder what people did before there were hospitals. That is a real bummer that Maryam’s epidural did not take all the way. That happened to my wife also and it is not fun at all. (our son is one) I can’t believe how much I have enjoyed following along through this process. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone. It really made me remember our birth experience and how the whole thing is such a whirlwind, crazy, intense, beautiful experience! Congratulations to again to everyone.

  9. Congratulations! I am so glad everyone is doing great and made it safely through the journey! Makes you wonder what people did before there were hospitals. That is a real bummer that Maryam’s epidural did not take all the way. That happened to my wife also and it is not fun at all. (our son is one) I can’t believe how much I have enjoyed following along through this process. Thanks so much for sharing it with everyone. It really made me remember our birth experience and how the whole thing is such a whirlwind, crazy, intense, beautiful experience! Congratulations to again to everyone.

  10. I admire the transparency with which you handled the labor and delivery. I believe it will help others who are having their first baby and need to know it’s nothing to be afraid of (everyone always is)

    I’m coming up next weekend to see Milan! (Well, to go to Health 2.0, too) But I will respect your need for privacy if Maryam needs rest. Let me know. And much love.

  11. I admire the transparency with which you handled the labor and delivery. I believe it will help others who are having their first baby and need to know it’s nothing to be afraid of (everyone always is)

    I’m coming up next weekend to see Milan! (Well, to go to Health 2.0, too) But I will respect your need for privacy if Maryam needs rest. Let me know. And much love.

  12. Robert & Maryam Congrats! Alex went through some frustrations with getting an epidural as well… not fun. Seriously you’ve gotta respect mothers.

    Our best to you and the family.
    -Marcus

  13. Robert & Maryam Congrats! Alex went through some frustrations with getting an epidural as well… not fun. Seriously you’ve gotta respect mothers.

    Our best to you and the family.
    -Marcus

  14. Congrats, Robert and Maryam! Let us know what the experience is like. Our little one arrives in less than 2 months… Can’t wait!

  15. Congrats, Robert and Maryam! Let us know what the experience is like. Our little one arrives in less than 2 months… Can’t wait!

  16. That is one handsome little baby. The photos Thomas Hawke took are very nice.

    I like Milan. It has style, and Milan William Scoble rolls nicely off the tongue.

    Congratulations to the entire family.

  17. That is one handsome little baby. The photos Thomas Hawke took are very nice.

    I like Milan. It has style, and Milan William Scoble rolls nicely off the tongue.

    Congratulations to the entire family.

  18. Mazel tov Robert to you, Maryam and Patrick on the newest Scoble! Sue and I are so happy and excited for all of you. Glad to hear both Maryam and Milan are doing well. Enjoy every moment!

  19. Mazel tov Robert to you, Maryam and Patrick on the newest Scoble! Sue and I are so happy and excited for all of you. Glad to hear both Maryam and Milan are doing well. Enjoy every moment!

  20. I’ve been traveling AND working hard, so am a couple of days behind. But WOW WOW WOW, congratulations and kudos to you both. The photographs are wonderful and Milan is gorgeous. Love and energy to you and Maryam. Know that I am thinking of you both.

  21. I’ve been traveling AND working hard, so am a couple of days behind. But WOW WOW WOW, congratulations and kudos to you both. The photographs are wonderful and Milan is gorgeous. Love and energy to you and Maryam. Know that I am thinking of you both.

  22. Congratulations to you and your family. I hope Maryam has a speedy recovery, that epidural sounded scary. Milan is a *great* name. Bless you all.

  23. Congratulations to you and your family. I hope Maryam has a speedy recovery, that epidural sounded scary. Milan is a *great* name. Bless you all.

  24. Congratulations and have fun with your son. The photographs are really beautiful.

    Ganapathy.

    p.s. I am a regular reader but never felt compelled to comment till today. Babies have that effect on people.

  25. Congratulations and have fun with your son. The photographs are really beautiful.

    Ganapathy.

    p.s. I am a regular reader but never felt compelled to comment till today. Babies have that effect on people.