Scott Hanselman

Z Quincy

November 30, '05 Comments [130] Posted in Parenting | Z
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CIMG3894 (Medium)Z Quincy Hanselman was born in classic style at 1:11am on his ultrasound's due date at 6lbs 12oz and 20.5in with eyes wide open and strong lungs. Start to finish was ~20 hours. Mother and baby (and I) are resting comfortably at Tuality Community. He has a head of black hair and a penchant for milk. Pics to follow on Scott's blog sometime within the next 18 years if there's ever time to use a computer again. All is as it should be. Good night.

UPDATED: Here's a photo of little Z just 10 mins after the blessed event. Also, here's a video of his cuteness. File Attachment: Z1.wmv (1590 KB)

UPDATED: Better pics of Z.Q.

The Name: Z is short for Zzinhle or Zenzwezinhle (contraction of Z ezinhle).  "Hle" is a root meaning Good, as in Kuhle (Ndebele) or Kahle (Zulu). Z means "deeds" so his name means, roughly, good deeds, as in a good samaritan or "one who does good deeds." As far as Quincy, it's just a cool name, and who wouldn't love a kid with the initials Z.Q.?



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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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:20:33 AM UTC
Awesome news! Congrats!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:27:50 AM UTC
Congrats Scott!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:30:01 AM UTC
That is wonderful news! I'm glad to hear that all is well.


Scott (from WI .NET UG)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:41:04 AM UTC
Configurations, Scott! May you have a healthy and happy child!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:42:11 AM UTC
By the way, Z could be a Japanese name written like 善三.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:45:34 AM UTC
Félicitations! Wishing the three of you health and happiness.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:48:42 AM UTC
Congratulations, Scott! All the best to you, Mo and Z.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:52:43 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott! I'm glad to hear that all three of you are doing well.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:05:22 AM UTC
Congrats! I'm on the docket for this Friday.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:26:26 AM UTC
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:45:02 AM UTC
And now the real fun begins! Congrats to the whole family.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:47:19 AM UTC
Congrats, Scott!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:48:30 AM UTC
Congrats to you and your wife! Get some rest and hopefully we will hear from you again before Zenny (hope you don't mind using a nickname already) goes off to college.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:03:45 AM UTC
Nice job, keep up the good work!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:04:11 AM UTC
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:12:15 AM UTC
Z Quincy ;)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:33:39 AM UTC
Congrats, friend - you'll be the greatest dad ever. :)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:36:13 AM UTC
Congratulations. So are you closing up the blog, then? Or are you maintaining the illusion that you'll have time to keep writing it? :P
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:52:12 AM UTC
Congratulations, Scott!
Jeff James
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:56:30 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:59:45 AM UTC
Congratultions! Enjoy the time away -don't hurry back.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:02:54 AM UTC
That is great. Welcome to it, brother.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:10:40 AM UTC

I'm adjusting my aggregator settings to look for your posts at odd hours for the next few years. We'll fill you in on how this whole Windows Vista thing works out.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:11:49 AM UTC
Congratulations dude! Now I'm sure Z is probably a name with a deeper meaning in some language I'm not familiar with, but I couldn't help wondering if he's in part named after your blog... ;)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:27:22 AM UTC
I'm so happy everything went smoothly and everyone is happy and healthy. My little one just started smiling at us on purpose, you can't imagine how happy that will make you but you'll soon know.

I would have read this post sooner, but we were just trying to get her to sleep. I also just noticed I have spit-up on my shirt.

Welcome to fatherhood dude!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:35:06 AM UTC
Hey Scott!! Very many congratulations to you all!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:43:18 AM UTC
Congratulations :)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:48:44 AM UTC
You're about to have the most fun of your life. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:04:29 AM UTC
Congrats, Scott
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:12:16 AM UTC
Terrific news! Congrats to you, Mo, and Z. Enjoy the wonderful adventure that is fatherhood.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:33:32 AM UTC
Congrats Scott! Being a new dad - that must be such a sweet sweet feeling.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:39:26 AM UTC
Congrats! Life will never be the same again. ;-)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:05:17 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott! There are few things in life this momentus. Hope you and your family are able to soak it all in.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:37:55 AM UTC
Scott - congrats to you & your family. Enjoy these early years with your young one - work will always wait. -PeterT
Peter Thomas
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:10:45 AM UTC
Congrats, man!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:44:24 AM UTC
Congratulations, life begins for you all now... KJ
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:27:54 AM UTC
Congrats to you all! Another little life to transform your life!
Adam Featherstone
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:04:01 PM UTC
Congrats from me and family!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:10:11 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:15:56 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott!
Shawn Wheatley
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:29:36 PM UTC
Ditto all of the above, congratulations Scott and family!
Paul Healey
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:41:20 PM UTC
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:52:45 PM UTC
Scott, congratualations! From what you said it sounded like another delivery right on schedule.
Does that mean we will be seeing Coding4Fun articles revolving around infant gizmos, like leapfrog stuff? :)
Sergio Pereira
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:53:42 PM UTC
Congratulations and best wishes for you and your family! Having my daughter was one of the best things that's ever happened to me...enjoy your son as often and as much as you can!

Oh, and I hope you're taking time off work now. I took six weeks right after my little girl's birth and it was the best decision I could have made. Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:48:31 PM UTC
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:57:45 PM UTC
Congrats, Scott!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:07:40 PM UTC
Wonderful news. Congrats!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:10:45 PM UTC
Congratulations! The first night home is an eye-opener, but it is the best thing you will ever do, and it keeps getting better.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:11:10 PM UTC
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:12:59 PM UTC
Congratulations to you and your wife!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:51:39 PM UTC
Awesome! My first is on the way in January.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:20:56 PM UTC
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:34:56 PM UTC
Rob Boek
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 4:48:07 PM UTC
Scott: your life has changed forever. Congratulations to your family.

Dave P
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:29:35 PM UTC
Congratulations Mollar and Scott, Welcome to your new life
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:37:06 PM UTC
Congratulations to you and your wife.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:55:04 PM UTC
Congragulations Scott;
Glad to see these good news ;)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:11:16 PM UTC
James P.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:17:40 PM UTC
Congratulations. :)

Time will be more valuable now.


Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:43:42 PM UTC
Congratulations! (Javed Anwar)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:49:14 PM UTC
Best Wishes and congratulations to Scott, Molar and Z! Scott welcome to parenthood, the worlds worst paying job with the best benefits in the universe!
Tony Melaragno
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:11:20 PM UTC
Congrats New Daddy!
Bart Elia
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:17:55 PM UTC
I am so happy for and so proud of you. You will be an outstanding father, little Z is very lucky to have such wonderful parents. I can't wait to meet him the next time I swing home!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:53:02 PM UTC
I guess I'll be the 64th person to congratulate you!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:25:44 PM UTC

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:48:47 PM UTC
Many Congratulations
to the lovely new-born and proud new parents!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:54:02 PM UTC
Wonderful! Glad to hear it went ok. Now kiss life as you knew it goodbye. It doesnt make who in the family thinks they are "wearing the pants" its really the one in diapers thats running the show! Enjoy!
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:07:00 PM UTC
Congratulations to you and your family!
Arthur Zubarev
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:23:13 PM UTC
Now you can enjoy the same late hours on a completely different, longer-term project. If you guys did your due dilligence reading C# to him in the womb, he should be profitable within the next couple years. Give yourself a decade, and a few more like him, and you'll have a nice little thing going for early retirement.

Congratulations to both of you.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:43:50 PM UTC
Hearty Congratulations!!!...I guess we will not be seeing much of you in the coming days..
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:29:30 PM UTC
Way to go! Welcome Z and my best to Mo! Jack, Tina, Gabby, and Gia Hanselman
Jack Hanselman
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:30:54 PM UTC
Congrats Scott on baby Zenny. Although, if he grows up to be a programmer, he may be living with you beyond 18 years. :) So when will go live?
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 11:49:36 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott! Best wishes to you and baby and mom!
Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:48:55 AM UTC
Excellent news. Hopy baby, mum and dad are well.

p.s. don't go all ''
Thursday, December 01, 2005 3:27:28 AM UTC
All the best for you and your growing family! That is wonderful news. I appreciate your flair for the "authentic", even down to the name. I hope that you and your wife experience all that this birth should bring you.
Andreas Zenker
Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:10:59 AM UTC
Congrats Scott! Convey Best Wishes to the mom as well!
Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:12:20 AM UTC
Congratulation for your baby : )
Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:22:29 AM UTC
Your mother and I couldn't be more proud of you and Mollar. Z is beautiful and we love you all.

Dad and Mom
David Hanselman
Thursday, December 01, 2005 5:18:59 AM UTC
Congratulations to all three of you.
Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:23:44 AM UTC
Seriously, Congrats. So glad everything turned out well.
Thursday, December 01, 2005 9:02:59 AM UTC
Hey Scott, he's one little cutie. Made me laugh watching him go in for the finger suck already! You've got years of joy ahead of you my friend.

btw - Cool to see your Dad reads your blog too. ;-)
Thursday, December 01, 2005 9:19:37 AM UTC
Congrats to all of you.

Thursday, December 01, 2005 10:15:29 AM UTC
Congrats Scott
Thursday, December 01, 2005 11:53:42 AM UTC
Congratulations Scott.
Lots of kisses to little Z and Mum.
Mine is also 8 weeks old. Here are the pictures.
Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:35:29 PM UTC
Thursday, December 01, 2005 2:38:18 PM UTC
Thursday, December 01, 2005 3:51:42 PM UTC
Sir! I envy you, congrats!
Eric Malamisura
Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:12:25 PM UTC
Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:50:12 PM UTC
Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:52:47 PM UTC
Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:05:18 PM UTC
Big huge for all you three. Congratulations on your new born.
My children, wife and I just watched the video of Z.Q. We're deligthed.
My wife says that Z.Q. has such huge hands y he seems hungry! Take him with his mom!


Martín Trejo Chávez and Family
From México
Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:22:37 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott! Glad everything went ok with the birth. I love every minute of being a father, i know you will too.
Erik Howard
Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:25:22 PM UTC
"Z is short for Zzinhle"

and Mo bought that? come on... we all know he's actually named after your blog... (btw is still available)

Thursday, December 01, 2005 9:01:38 PM UTC
Yippie, Scott has a beautifull child. Me and my wife wish you all the best in life and may Zenso have the looks and intelligence of his parents.
Friday, December 02, 2005 2:41:36 AM UTC
Congratulations Mollar and Scott!
Tim L
Friday, December 02, 2005 9:07:43 AM UTC
Wow, scott :)
A very hearty congratulations :)
Z (ZQ) - an innovative and a unique name, good work scott :)
wonderful video too :)

Congratulations once again and give my regards to little Z
Vimal Menon
Friday, December 02, 2005 9:40:52 AM UTC
Congratulations, Scott!!!

the video looks so wonderful...

and it's nice to see everything went smoothly... :)

Friday, December 02, 2005 9:43:00 AM UTC
Does anyone else find it amazing that scott's family is more popular for gathering comments than Scott's articles of general geekiness? I wish I had the exact number, althought I'm sure it's much higher when there's a human aspect.

In other news. Your child is already #1 on google.

Just thought you might like to know you picked a VERY google-friendly name for the young man. I suppose I'll have to settle for one of the top 3 until I change my name to something equally as unique.

Congrats Scott & Mo!
Friday, December 02, 2005 11:35:39 AM UTC
Congratulations to the whole family. Its a great name to live up to, I'm really happy for you. With so many unwanted pregnancies you take for granted that each life is a gift from God. Its been quite hard for me to wait for our child over the years my wife & I been trying, but we know that the best is yet to come. Peace, Health & strength be with you.

Friday, December 02, 2005 1:27:15 PM UTC
Congrats Scott!

Wish you and all your family all the best.

- Sankar
Friday, December 02, 2005 1:34:02 PM UTC
Congrats to you and your wife!
Friday, December 02, 2005 3:57:01 PM UTC
Great news Scott!
Congratulations and best wishes to your family :-)
Vlad B
Friday, December 02, 2005 8:04:06 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Gerald Aden
Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:09:06 AM UTC

Best wishes to you and your family.

Harry Nath
Saturday, December 03, 2005 8:34:36 AM UTC
Excelent news buddy. All the best!
Daniel Cazzulino
Saturday, December 03, 2005 10:07:08 AM UTC
Well done! And welcome to Z Quincy!
Saturday, December 03, 2005 11:16:35 AM UTC
Congratz, to all three of your, also hellova set of initials.

Scott Worley, doing the .NET thing a yet another different way.
Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:19:20 PM UTC
I was 6lbs 12oz at birth, probably gained that much last week at the Thanksgiving table...good luck Z.
Saturday, December 03, 2005 4:39:55 PM UTC
Congrats, Scott!
Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:22:34 PM UTC
Congrats! And may God bless you all!
Saturday, December 03, 2005 6:11:07 PM UTC
Youve spawned a child process! Congrats!
Saturday, December 03, 2005 9:41:54 PM UTC
Congratulations Scotty and Mo

Speak soon
Sunday, December 04, 2005 12:15:43 AM UTC
Congrats Scott and all the best.
Sunday, December 04, 2005 1:03:31 AM UTC
Congratulations to both of you!
Sunday, December 04, 2005 3:56:25 PM UTC
Congrats to you both!
Sunday, December 04, 2005 7:32:25 PM UTC
Scott, I'm sure you'll agree, women are as hard as nails!
Well done and mega congratulations to you both!
Sunday, December 04, 2005 8:22:25 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott!
Monday, December 05, 2005 1:46:52 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott!!! I remember the feelings when my son was born. I offer some friendly advice:

(1) Enjoy him as he is as much as you can, because man, do they grow fast!!!! My son is already 2 1/2 and it's just amazing to me as to how much my little man has changed so much in only 2 1/2 years. He's soooo cute it's almost sinful. :)

(2) Teach him early. Read to him now, he'll love you for it, and it'll show later. My son was reading books at 1, now mind you, he wasn't comprehending and reading aloud mind you, but his way of reading is just awesome. At 2 1/2, he's reading a few words here and there. I have to also credit my wonderful, loving wife who is the best Mommy in the whole wide world. Without her, my son (and me for that matter) wouldn't be where he is now. Words can't describe how awesome she is.

You're embarking on a journey that is one of the most gifted, satisfying of all experiences. It just doesn't get any better.

Again, congratulations! All the best to you and your family!
Monday, December 05, 2005 3:22:57 PM UTC
Congratulations to both Mother and Scott... Wishing you all the happiness.

David C, Glasgow - UK
David Christiansen
Monday, December 05, 2005 5:50:17 PM UTC
Congrats Scott. Now your life will really change. For the better.

Monday, December 05, 2005 8:35:37 PM UTC
Congratulations, Scott! There is nothing like your first (and many more after that) child.
Monday, December 05, 2005 11:06:10 PM UTC
What a beautiful baby, Scott! Congratulations to you and Mo.
Kathy Lee
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 12:22:55 AM UTC
Looking at Z's picture and being a programmer... I thought of this...

public class Z : Scott


I'm sure Z will have a lot of things that inherit from you! :-)
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:10:12 AM UTC
Congratulations on your new child!
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:34:42 AM UTC
Congrats to you both. Beautiful child :)
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 6:42:30 PM UTC
Congratulations Scott and Mollar. What wonderful news!

~ Danielle J.
Danielle Johnson
Friday, December 09, 2005 3:39:37 PM UTC
Congratulations to both of you.
Monday, December 12, 2005 9:39:43 AM UTC
Congrats Mollar and Scott, what a beautiful blessing he is. Let the games begin!
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 6:35:16 PM UTC
Hey that kid's not only cute, he's lucky to have such great parents! Enjoy the days ahead - even the cranky ones. They're priceless.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 7:16:54 PM UTC
Congratulations to you and Mo!
What a cute baby boy.

Satish Balusa
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