Scott Hanselman

Baby T arrives

November 20, '07 Comments [188] Posted in Parenting | T
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Truly, I don't give my wife enough credit for what she does. This morning around 5am she said that she was feeling some contractions...minor, but enough for her to take notice. We had just moved house on Saturday, so we'd been running all over and unpacking. We didn't think too much of it because the baby's due date was the 29th (coincedentially our first son's birthday also). I figured it was just those beginning contractions that start a few weeks before you really get going. Plus, according to the doctor we'd just seen the previous Wednesday she wasn't at all ready.

The contractions continued, but with no particular pattern, so we didn't sweat them. Then they disappeared completely around lunch. Then around 6pm they started again, but she was still walking around, unpacking, playing with our two year old. She'd pause every 10-15 minutes, make a note of the length of the contraction, but still we weren't worried about it. Then around 8pm, she said, oh, that's not comfortable. I think we need to get going. Nah, you're not even close, I said. Let's hang out here and we'll probably head over tomorrow or the next day. No, she insisted. I'll drive myself if I have to, but I think we need to get out of there.

Since we'd just moved house on Saturday, we now live out in the country and we are over an hour away from the hospital. We start driving, leaving the two year old with my parents. It's dark and rainy and horrible and we pound through it. She continues with contractions, and we bet on dilation. I say 3cm, she says 7cm. I secretly wonder if we'll be sent back from the hospital, thinking that we're totally jumping the gun. I suspect she's worried about the same thing.

We show up at the hospital at 10pm, walk in and say, my wife's in labor. They look at my calm wife and say, um, ok, take our details, ask for timing, and show us to a room. It's clear that they're thinking we're in for a long night of waiting and that these folks (us) have shown up way early. We wait and wait for the nurse and Mo says, I really need some help here, this is really stating to hurt.

I politely go to the desk and say, I'm sorry, but I really think someone needs to look at my wife. They are kind, but again, I'm a nervous father, right? Sure, sir, someone will be right there.

A very nice nurse shows up, takes some readings and checks my wife out. She calmly says, ok, a lot of people are going to show up, but they are all here to help. She pushes a button and like seriously, five nurse ninjas appear from the floor and ceiling with carts and equipment. My wife is freaking out. She says it's time for drugs. Our doctor hasn't shown up yet, because we've only been here 15 minutes. An on-call doctor comes in and examines my wife. Ok, let me get my scrubs. My wife asks, what's going on? The nurse says, well, doctor is getting his scrubs, so a baby is coming and very soon.

I need drugs! she says, I can't do this! It's too late for drugs, you've got to do it naturally. The doctor returns and my wife starts pushing immediately. Fifteen minutes of hard drug-free labor later, our second son, T Daniel Hanselman arrives. He's 6 lbs, 6 oz and healthy.

My wife and I walked into the hospital this evening at 10pm and Baby T* arrived with a full head of hair and strong lungs at 10:43pm.

I will always listen to my wife from now on.

*T means Happiness in Zulu/Ndebele and is pronounced "Taa-bo"

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:45:45 AM UTC
Congratz and my granny always said: "The Man Is Smart, But The Woman Is Smarter"
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:46:11 AM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:51:49 AM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:55:35 AM UTC
Gz :)
Michal Tatarynowicz
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:58:43 AM UTC
Congrats Scott! What a beautiful baby! But quick... delete that last line before Mo sees it :-o
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:03:51 AM UTC
Congratulations! thats fantastic news and my wife and I are happy to hear everything went well. I bet Z's feet have not yet touched the ground - how is he taking to his new brother? Mo looks fantastic having just done what she has!

What's the buzz like the second time round? - I can still remember the giddy numbness I felt when Ryan was born in February.

Your never short of stories, your life is never just straight forward, but I have to say this is certainly one of the best :)

BTW. Ryan's baby-signing is coming along (its difficult to stick at it but should be worth it). We (my wife and I) seem to have been right at the start of the latest trend over here in Glasgow, Scotland with several classes now being run.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:07:21 AM UTC
David - He was just born 4 hours ago and I'm emailing all the extended family, so Z hasn't met him yet. :) I'll go get Z tomorrow afternoon and bring him over. It remains to be seen how the baby-attention-jealousy works out. :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:14:06 AM UTC
Scott Hanselman's baby is born just as Visual Studio 2008 reach RTM.


yeah, probably.

Congratulation, and all the best.

Now that T is going to learn sign language, it might be time for Z to go Ruby ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:22:26 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:37:17 AM UTC
Congratulations! We're right behind you...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:38:01 AM UTC
Congrats. Went through a similar experience a year back. T looks great..
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:43:36 AM UTC
Congratulations man, this is great news and perfect timing with your new house! My best wishes to T and your wife!
Robert Seso
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:51:44 AM UTC
Such a fantastic news and T is an incredibly beautiful baby - congratulations to the whole family.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:02:50 PM UTC
Big congratulations to you and your family, Scott!

I'll try and remember to listen to my wife when all this happens to me in a couple of months! :-)
James Chaldecott
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:04:20 PM UTC
T RFM! (Released From Manufacturing)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:05:19 PM UTC
Congratulations with your new Mini-Me! :-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:12:19 PM UTC
Congratulation Scott... You deserve your blue badge VS 2008 is out today! What a coincidence!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:20:47 PM UTC
Congratulations from me too. Sounds like you were stuck on Microsoft time - you know the "20 mins left.....50 mins left....60 mins left" when copying files across the network whereas your wife was more realistic ;-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:39:21 PM UTC
The journey you have embarked is like no other! If you thought you worked hard before this - you didn't but the rewards are infinite and that makes it all worth while. In about two years for father's day your baby T will say "darling daddy" like my little girl just did this year! It's gonna make your world!

Many congrats to your wife and to you!

/Magnus - proud father of two girls
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:39:48 PM UTC
What a cutie! T's gorgeous. Well done you two, that's such a cool story.

Fifteen minutes eh? My daughter took nearly 36 hours, I couldn't be there (don't ask), but I got the most remarkable text message: "Labor ineffective, proceeding to c-section" from the mum. She's a developer, good at simple message-box feedback even under duress. "Ineffective" conjurs a picture eh?

Well done again! You guys look just radiant.
Andrew W
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:40:16 PM UTC
Congrats to you and your family. He's a cutie. I'm sure, over time, there will be sibling spats - there always are (Trust me, my two sometimes really beat on each other) - but they love one another.

Get some rest pops. All your readers will be busy with VS2008, so you can sneak some time off ;)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:44:14 PM UTC
Congrats, Scott and Mo!!

<smoking a virtual cigar in your honor/>

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:46:42 PM UTC
Congrats Scott, you are truly blessed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:49:59 PM UTC
Congrats! :-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:54:46 PM UTC
Well done man. And very well done to Mo!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:05:16 PM UTC
Hey Now Scott,

Congrats! We sure have a lot to be thankful for.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:08:02 PM UTC
Congrats to you and Mo!

I sincerely hope you can get some sleep in the coming months. ;)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:11:49 PM UTC
Wow!!! What a great day for you two. Heck, what a great week... month... year! 2007 is truly the year for the Hanselman family! Give Z a big hug and congratulations on his new brother. Jesann and I are really happy for the three of you.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:15:42 PM UTC
Congrats to you all Scott.

Any chance of the full name being T 'Orcas' Hanselman?
Glen G
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:16:52 PM UTC
Soctt and Mo, congratulations!! New Job, new house, VS2008 and now, T. Great!!


@MarryT, Scott doesn't need sleep ;-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:31:13 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 1:39:24 PM UTC
Cute! Congratulations Scott & Mo

Happy times.....
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:09:02 PM UTC
Actually came here to see how you'd like VS2008, then I found this :).

Congrats !

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:10:48 PM UTC
That's awsome, man! Congratulations.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:11:40 PM UTC
Congrats Scott!

Now the fun begins. :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:13:08 PM UTC
Congratulations! What a fun story to be able to tell to T later.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:26:22 PM UTC
CONGRATS! Now you have twice the amount of "side work"! ;-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:29:16 PM UTC
congratulations, glad to hear everyone's doing ok
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:29:57 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:34:28 PM UTC
Beautiful name, beautiful baby, classic story. Congratulations. Now it's time for some well deserved rest and bonding. I expect zero posts for the next two weeks!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:36:12 PM UTC
Congratulations. So no podcast this week?

Take a time off.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:38:29 PM UTC
Congratulations! Your new baby is beautiful. I hope you and Mo are doing fabulously. Take care and we'll see you when we see you!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:39:09 PM UTC
Congratulations! Beautiful baby!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:39:51 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott! (and Mo... after all she did all the hard work!!!)

As a very proud father of two boys (26mths and 6mths) I have to say that two is definately twice the work... thankfully there is twice the reward and I can't tell you how great it is to have two young boys around the house! :)

T's a real handsome chap and my he has big hands!!!

Kind Regards,
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:42:27 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:51:13 PM UTC
Congrats to the Hanselman family from a dedicated lurker. T is beautiful!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:57:08 PM UTC

The latter half of your experience is similar to ours. Six weeks before the due date in for a checkup and narrowly missed being born in an elevator. Labour time approx 30 mintutes. No ninjas though, NHS won't pay for them.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:57:48 PM UTC
Congratulations Hanselman family!

You've only a got few more kids to go before you catch up to me. You are SO competitive Scott!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:58:10 PM UTC
Scott, I add my congrats to all the others expressed. May T be a continuing source of joy and inspiration for you and Mo.

Chris Jackson
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:12:19 PM UTC
Hey Scott, Congratulation on your second son. I had a very similar experience with my dauther she was born in about 45 min too. We called her Ariane (for the French rockets ;-)).

Enjoy the new baby.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:13:40 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott and Mo!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:17:23 PM UTC
Congratulations Dad

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. This is sure going to be a special one!

And thanks also for the great pictures. You all look well!

Question: Do you think this was the first birth announcement via Twitter?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:17:48 PM UTC
Congratulations to you and your family!

Your story is very much in-line with what happened to us a year ago with our second daughter, I am amazed.

Again, I wish you and Mo a good experience thereafter.

PS: Love your blog and podcasts Scott, keep it up!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:18:46 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott and Mo. Happiest of holidays to you and yours.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:21:48 PM UTC
Congratulations! Z will have a play partner for many years to come.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:24:10 PM UTC
Congratulations to you and Mo! Two boys ... oh boy. :-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:25:03 PM UTC
Wow, congratulations to you and your family Scott!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:29:12 PM UTC
Happy Birthday, T! Conratulations to mom and dad!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:33:42 PM UTC
Congratulations! I'm glad everyone is happy and healthy.

re: Toddlers and babies. My daughter always stares at any baby that comes over to our house. Like the baby is some new life form she's discovered. I'm surprised she doesn't poke at them. It looks like my dolly, but it's moving on it's own. ACK, it made a noise. Regardless, he'll have a ball with his new partner in crime fun!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:38:56 PM UTC
Congratulations to both you and your wife Scott. T is a good South African name. :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:44:49 PM UTC
Dave Yuhas
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:45:31 PM UTC
Congrats to both you sleep for the weary ;-]
Hank Hepler
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:58:15 PM UTC
Congratulations! Not everyone is lucky enough to see ninja nurses and tell the tale...
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 3:58:48 PM UTC
Congrats, you know your not a real parent until you have 2 little ones running around, welcome to real parenthood : )
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:05:25 PM UTC
Wow, nurse! :) Congratulations!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:05:55 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott & family!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:07:05 PM UTC
Congratulations. May god bless you and your family. Good things happen to good people like you. Thank you for your continued contribution to the community.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:13:01 PM UTC
Hi Scott,

Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Many many many Congratulations.

:) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:14:24 PM UTC
Thanks folks! I will take some time off, don't worry. We're both tired, Mo more so, and we deserve a break.

(However, to answer one question, I prerecorded some podcasts for you. ;) )
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:24:45 PM UTC
Congratulations! I can't think of anything more exciting than welcoming a new little one into the world.

Rick Arthur
Rick Arthur
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:29:26 PM UTC
Eric W. Bachtal
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:29:56 PM UTC
Woo! (I didn't want to leave a redundant-sounding comment. :) )
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:39:00 PM UTC
Uh duh, of course your wife is always right.

Congrats to all 4 of your.
Tim Toennies
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:40:07 PM UTC
My best to Mo, you, and Z! What's the over/under on Z starting to call him Tabu instead of T?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:44:05 PM UTC
Congratulations! I can't wait to hear the stories about your two sons. I have two sons as well now (2.5 and 0.5) and they are a lot of fun.

Take care!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:49:44 PM UTC
I'm surprised no one has gone for the cheap "was that labor measured in Hanselminutes" joke... :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:55:14 PM UTC
Congratulation Scott :o)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:55:26 PM UTC
Accept my greetings and pass them to Mo and Z :-)

You're passing great days in your sweet life. Congratulations :-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:07:54 PM UTC
Congratulations! Wish you and your wife the best.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:14:12 PM UTC
Congrats to you, Mo and Z!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:17:38 PM UTC
Congratulations! Wishing you and your family the best. are just now realizing you have to listen to your wife. :-)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:19:59 PM UTC
Wow, I didn't know you guys were expecting another one. Congratulations, Scott.
Someone said in his comment, but you "released" Tahbo just as Visual Studio 2008 went RTM. You sir are really a Microsoftie! LOL
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:20:27 PM UTC
Awesome news Scott! You have a great family growing there. Enjoy.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:20:33 PM UTC
Congratulations! I had no idea she was so far along, what a pleasant surprise! Milk that parental leave for all it's worth. :)

Good choice on the middle name by the way... it's mine too. :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:21:22 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:21:24 PM UTC
WOW -- Congradulations... Hope you enjoyed your last full night of sleep for a long time! ;-) Enjoy every minute of it!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:24:57 PM UTC
What's that saying?
Mom is always right.
If Mom is wrong refer to rule #1.

Congrats Scott!!!
Ryan Anderson
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:34:19 PM UTC
That joke would've been too easy. Congrats man!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:36:16 PM UTC
Charles Nurse
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:39:45 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott and Mo! That's great news.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:22:10 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:22:14 PM UTC
I KNEW I should have stuck around last night until you got back!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:40:39 PM UTC
Hearty Congratulations! As a father of a toddler and a newborn, I understand the excitement and joy doesn't wane the second time around. Best of luck with the growing family.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:54:35 PM UTC
Contrats! He's definitely among the cutest I've seen.

I'm kind of jealous. He was born with a neck. It took a few months before our son grew a neck.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:03:24 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott. A beautiful name for a beautiful baby.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:03:47 PM UTC
Jacob Lewallen
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:06:37 PM UTC
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:20:07 PM UTC
Congrats! That's awesome that you got it all taken care of in 43 minutes.

The "nurse ninjas" description was hilarious, especially because it's true! We've had 3 C-sections (2 of which were scheduled), and it is amazing how the team of doctors and nurses springs into action as soon as the OB decides it's time to take the baby out.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:36:34 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:38:02 PM UTC
Congratulations on the new arrival! Hope you enjoy some much deserved rest and family time!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 7:49:23 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott and Mo! You do realize you put "I will always listen to my wife from now on." in text on a blog? She probably has that bookmarked for later use already! ;)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:08:03 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
I think you need a new term in the household - MoMinutes ;-)

All the very best to you and your newly extended family!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:21:09 PM UTC
Wow Scott;

Congrats to you and to your wife.

A natural drug-free birth has become quite the rarity. It's a testament to Mo's health, will & self-awareness that she was able to pull this off. I would be proud too.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:43:32 PM UTC
Congratulations to you both!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 8:46:35 PM UTC
Congratulations! :-D
David L
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:02:47 PM UTC
Congrats, Scott! Wonderful news! Best wishes to you and your family.
Mark Struzinski
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:17:10 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:19:49 PM UTC
Mazel Tov - you are a very lucky man!
Daniel Sniderman
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:31:34 PM UTC
Bloody Ace !!
Congratulations to you both !
Aroha from Aotearoa.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:38:07 PM UTC


Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:53:50 PM UTC
Congratulations guys. Very pleased for you. Wishing you the best as your family grows.

May God continue being with you.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:09:47 PM UTC
Congratulations! It's nothing short of a miracle.
Lance Fisher
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:13:53 PM UTC
Congratulations. Great post!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:18:58 PM UTC
CONGRATULATIONS!! Best of luck to you and your wife, i hope the kid grows up health and happy.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:25:17 PM UTC
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:27:02 PM UTC
Congrats Scott! My wife and I are just 6 1/2 weeks ahead of you with our third child. Welcome to one-on-one coverage, next is a drop back into zone defense. :)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:28:02 PM UTC
You know what? I was just wondering about you guys and T and there you are, telling us that you just had him!
What a CUTIE!!! CONGRATULATIONS guys! and uh, Scott? I don't know if you haven't learned you first lesson with Mo from the first pregnancy but LISTEN TO YOUR WIFE!!! *lol* she is THE one to carry! And Mo, oh you poor dear! I feel you! *lol* This is so funny that Scott's reaction was the same as James when I was about to have Liam: "oh no, you're fine"...
Anyway, looking forwards to meet the little guy there. Mo, you look great! Scott, man, congrats to being a second-time-around-dad, et Z: you'll have to learn to share now! don't worry! you'll still have plenty of fun with your little bro.
Congratulations again!
Maryjoyce, James & Liam
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:36:57 PM UTC
Congrats Scott & Mo, and welcome to the world, T!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 10:49:22 PM UTC
What a sweet precious little one - congratulations to you both.

We also moved into a new house while expecting our second child. The second day my husband assembled the crib and I immediately went into labor :) The baby must have thought we were ready.

Thanks for sharing your story.
Maggie L
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:00:24 PM UTC
Congratulations to the mother!
Ok you too Scott ;)
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 11:46:42 PM UTC
What great news! What an adventure you three had! I am so glad Scott decided to REALLY listen to Mollar and did not delay any more. I cannot think of anything better than 15 minutes of labor, unless of course it is 10 minutes! The baby is beautiful. I will begin to share the news at NWEA for you still have many friends here who will be pleased. Marilynn
Marilynn Stribling
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:01:37 AM UTC

Great to see fellow nurdz making babies.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:20:47 AM UTC

so pretty baby
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:44:37 AM UTC
"Happiness" added to "Good Deeds." Congratulations from Fishers, Indiana!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:57:01 AM UTC
MAKOROKOTO Baba naMai Hanselman. Tinotenda Mwari nekusvika zvakanaka kwaT Daniel.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 2:31:09 AM UTC
Wow! Congrats! Great story, beautiful baby.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 3:20:30 AM UTC
Congratulations to you both; I 'm pleased to see Mo & baby T are fine. I love the name. I very much enjoyed the detailed description of the event.

Gary Simantel (friend of proud Grandpa)
Gary Simantel
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 4:17:08 AM UTC
Congrats, man! He's a fine, strapping young man, and potentially some good lungs from the look of things. I think nurses are trained not to believe moms and dads no matter what they say. They didn't believe us when we said, "Hey, the baby's going to be here in a few more minutes," until about the seventh kid or so. Enjoy that fabled 1-month paternity leave from Microsoft!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 4:26:00 AM UTC
Hi Scott!

Congretts. And congretts to Mo also who fully cooperated with you. Man, she held it for one hour long journey.

All the best wishes for new member of yiour family, T.

T, you arrived nine days earlier ... I know why ... You couldn't wait more to see you father and this world.

Hey Scott! Something is missing in these photographs. I hope you will complete the photographs as soon as possible.

Yanesh Tyagi
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:06:38 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:29:40 AM UTC
What a great story you'll have to tell to your new child someday....(or you could just point him to your blog). Congratulations to both of you.
Sushant Bhatia
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:36:27 AM UTC
Congrats Scott.T- A nice name !!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:37:09 AM UTC
I look forward to the hilarious voice-over videos of the kids signing to each other with your liberal interpretation. :) Congrats!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 6:00:54 AM UTC
Hearty congratulations!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:03:34 AM UTC
Heartiest congratulations to you, Mo & Z.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:14:19 AM UTC
Congrats, Scott and Mo!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:35:35 AM UTC
Congratulations! You know you're a geek when your blog sees the new baby before his brother does...
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:40:08 AM UTC

Maybe because I will be a first time father in a few month, but those with happiness filled pictures of your familly sure make you feel good. Congratulations and tons of good luck

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:48:24 AM UTC
All the best from a Scottish reader. Lang may yer lum reek.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:51:17 AM UTC
Sis Mo Scott & Z
Congrats, all the best, next time we need a boy
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:39:10 AM UTC
What a saga - moving and birthing at the same time - you folks are clearly made of stout!!!

Congratulations on the arrival of your new son and may he herald much 'T' for your family...
Joseph Healy
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 11:51:40 AM UTC
Great news Scott. Best of wishes to your family.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:09:22 PM UTC
Congratulations!!!!! :D
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:12:41 PM UTC
Scott - such wonderful news... Glad it went fast... Love the name T. One hour's drive from hospital, that was cutting it fine, but you made it and at the end that's all that counts.

I wish you and your family the very best.
Nina Meiers - a dasBlog convert :-D
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:44:51 PM UTC
Congratulations! Great news!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:25:42 PM UTC
Contrats Scott and your wife. Your baby is Beautiful!!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 1:41:08 PM UTC
Congrats Scott!
T is a lovely name.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 3:50:27 PM UTC
Congrats Scott and Mo!
I love the name:)
T has Z's lips:)
He is so beautiful:)
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 4:00:18 PM UTC
Congratulations! That's great news!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 4:43:16 PM UTC
That's one good lookin' baby boy. Congrats!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:19:49 PM UTC
Congratulations! Best wishes to all of you.
Andres Hernandez
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 7:23:46 PM UTC

Remember, you should always listen to your wife. You don't always have to agree with her, but 9 times out of 10, you'd be better off if you did.
Daryl L
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:11:35 PM UTC

There is a Bollywood actress with the name Tabu.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:42:17 PM UTC
Congratulations! And best wishes to your family!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:47:06 PM UTC
Congratulation to the both of you! Savour and enjoy every moment with him.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 10:34:05 PM UTC
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 10:52:47 PM UTC
Whoo hoo! what a great story, and a fabulously beautiful, healthy and strong family. Love to all of you,

Dr. Anne
Anne Berk
Thursday, November 22, 2007 2:48:07 AM UTC
yay! top work. Hope everyone is well and takes the chance to rest before the baby really wakes up and gives you hell!

best of luck!
Thursday, November 22, 2007 2:55:35 AM UTC
Congratulations to all of you!
Thursday, November 22, 2007 7:47:56 AM UTC
Shoot, it's like I was the last person to find out :-).

Belated Congratulations...
Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:44:38 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Nah, I was ;)
Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:20:36 AM UTC
Thanks everyone...I'm overwhelmed by the positivity. I'll be taking December off, so that's cool. I may post, but it'll be because I'm having fun around the house, not because of my corporate masters. ;)
Thursday, November 22, 2007 10:08:10 AM UTC

Congratulations scott, & Omar's definitely not the last to find out.
Mohammed Shareef
Thursday, November 22, 2007 4:42:17 PM UTC
Congratulations to Mo and Scott on the birth of T Hanselman.
And seeing as though he has a Zulu/Ndebele name ( it also means "Hope" by the way ).
It gives me an opportunity to embarrass myself internationally with some school zulu (corrections welcome).
Ngiyakwemukela umtwana!! Ngikufisela kakhul'inhlanhla nomhlaba . Nihambe gahle!.
(my zulu might not have survived that well after 30 years... ) this should mean:
Welcome young child!!, May you have much luck in the world. Go well ( in life )!.
I hope he is able to visit the land of his ancestors on his mothers side one day.

Antony Day
Thursday, November 22, 2007 6:14:33 PM UTC
Congrats Scott,

What you have there is a truly beautiful family. I'm starting to get a impression of what powers that big smile of yours. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Thursday, November 22, 2007 7:09:05 PM UTC
Antony - Siyabonga sibili, baba.

Nice Zulu. You could also have added "Amhlope!"

We go to Africa every year or so. We took Z last December, and we're taking T this next December to South Africa.

When you said "nihambe kahle" (not gahle) did you mean, "I go well"? If you meant, "go well" to the baby, you'd say "Lihambe" or just "hambe"

Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:39:26 PM UTC
That is why we live...

Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:44:10 PM UTC
I just wanted to add my congratulations. Thanks for all you give to the community, and congratulations on a beautiful healthy son.
Jason Fransella
Thursday, November 22, 2007 8:47:46 PM UTC
Friday, November 23, 2007 8:06:11 AM UTC
We also had a baby boy last week on 14th. So all the best to all four of you.
Sanjay Munjal
Friday, November 23, 2007 11:57:54 AM UTC
Congratulations, Scott! All the best to you all.

Have you created T's account on the family domain, yet? ;-)
Friday, November 23, 2007 3:17:22 PM UTC
MS Hanselbaby 2007 goes RTM ahead of schedule! Huzzah! Kudos to project managers!
Friday, November 23, 2007 6:31:18 PM UTC
Congrats... of course I take a week off to celebrate the birth of my child... come back to work thinking, "Man I have a lot of Hanselman to catch up on", only to find you are getting about the same amount of sleep I am... And to avoid the crush of children on the same date in November... go out for Valentines Day a few weeks earlier or later....
Mickey Keenan
Friday, November 23, 2007 11:55:41 PM UTC
Awesome news man!
A new baby signer is on its way! I can hardly wait for your report when Z starts "talking" to him :)

I'll be in Redmond next week, but I guess you won't be around the mothership for a while ;)
Saturday, November 24, 2007 12:39:29 AM UTC
Scott and Mo,


Babazeka usana!

Jeff Twenge
Jeff Twenge
Saturday, November 24, 2007 11:35:05 AM UTC

Just returned from 3 weeks vacation (no internet) and this is the first thing I read :-) That's good news to start the digital life again :-)

Sunday, November 25, 2007 2:44:51 AM UTC

Congratulation. I always wonder how in the world Scott gets time for job, blogging,podcost and family.
Now handsome T added more fuel in it.
Nanda Baluchamy
Monday, November 26, 2007 5:39:03 AM UTC
I already congratulated you on Twitter, so I'm just stress testing DasBlog at this point... Happy birthday, T!
Monday, November 26, 2007 10:17:05 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott,

I have personal experience with the 'ninja nurses' when my daughter was born under similar circumstances. Everything was calm until we got to the room and my wife was already 10cm and it was all done in a matter of minutes once the Doctor arrived. :)
Thursday, November 29, 2007 12:14:47 AM UTC
Congrats! XD
Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:23:24 PM UTC
Congrat's mate. You made a cute little guy
Friday, November 30, 2007 7:32:28 AM UTC
Nurse Ninja's? That was awesome! :)

Congrats on a healthy baby! Your wife is very brave with no drugs! Take a looooooong vacation and enjoy your extended time away from all of us... We'll be fine... You go. :)
Monday, December 03, 2007 2:25:50 PM UTC
Congrats!!! the name is really nice..
Tuesday, December 04, 2007 8:16:10 PM UTC

Sounds like exactly the same thing that happened when our second was born. By this time my wife decided she wanted an epidural, it was WAY too late. The nurse came in to check her, and her eyes got huge! Fifteen minutes later, my daughter was here. The Doc. was hardly able to get her scrubs on and sit down before the head was delivered 30 seconds later. Our wives are TOUGH! I agree, they hardly get enough thanks for all of the wonderful service that they do for our families.

Oh, and you've got a handsome little boy there. I'm sure you're quite proud.
Thursday, December 06, 2007 10:14:51 PM UTC
Monday, December 10, 2007 2:49:10 PM UTC

I’ve been following your blog since your visit to Plano, Tx (about 2,3 yrs back), and I’ve enjoyed your mixture of ninja coder and family man. What’s cool is Z is about the age of my Micah and T beat my #2 by about 2 months. My wife and I are challenged with the “what kind of stroller to get” dilemma. What can you recommend on having a 3 yr old with a new born?

Thanks and keep up the great work! Your reports on Africa were fascinating.
Monday, December 10, 2007 7:24:45 PM UTC
There's a stoller called a "Joovy" that will let the 3 year old stand while the baby sits.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 6:27:56 PM UTC
I could not be happier for the 4 of you. What a lovely holiday gift! Enjoy! Guess what gift I received this year for Christmas? I learned I'll be a grandmother in 2008. My son and his wife will have a baby in August! Happy New Year!!
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