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ProBlogger Junior comes out of Beta Testing

Just a short note on a quick dash home from the hospital to let readers know that ‘Mini-Rowse’ or ‘ProBlogger Junior’ as some are calling him came out of beta in the early hours of this morning.

His name is Xavier and he and V are doing really well.

Here’s a shot of us taken just minutes after he was born.

(He’s 8 pounds and 13 ounces – just a touch over 4kg)

Problogger-Junior

There’s another photo below for those who are clucky.

It was an amazing experience and I could not be prouder of either X or V – both are beautiful beyond belief and I can’t wait to get back to the hospital to spend more time with them.

As a result ProBlogger swings into ‘Paternity Leave Mode’. Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Regular ProBlogger columnist, Aaron Brazell, will be writing some guest posts over the coming two weeks
  • I’ve advanced posted a series of short ‘one question interviews’ with some bloggers that I admire (see the upcoming post explaining this) – these will run on a once per day basis for two weeks
  • There will probably be one or two other guest posts this week from another blogger (or two) who has volunteered to stop by
  • I won’t be responding to any emails over the next couple of weeks (unless I see them as urgent)

I hope you enjoy the next couple of weeks – I know I’m looking forward to it! :-)

Problogger-Junior-2

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Adriaan says:

    Hey, congratulations, new papa! Enjoy the start of a new phase in your life! The baby looks like a doll. Spend a lot of time with Xavier and the mother!

  2. David says:

    God Bless you both !

    Remember, some of the best prayers for your son can come during the wee hours of those sleepless nights !

  3. jf.sellsius says:

    Truly the greatest gift in life.
    All the best to you & your family
    Now you can relive your childhood again. Wear old clothes :)

  4. Serge M. says:

    Congratulations ! All the best to you and your new world

  5. Congratulations, too. :)

  6. Bank Locater says:

    Wow! That is great. Congrats

  7. Miriguy says:

    Congrats ;)
    I am happy for you!

  8. Congratulations from Marseille (France)

    Claude

  9. Kate says:

    Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous.

  10. Nick says:

    Congratulations Darren. Its a great moment. May Xavier have a long, healthy and happy life….

    Best Rgds

    Nick

  11. CW says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy your time with your family :)

  12. Alex says:

    Wow, congratulations! It seems we will have boys of the same age. Mine has a Go Live around September — October. Congratulations once again! And have a nice time together (I’ve finally learnt that there is something like ‘paternity leave’)!

  13. Congratulations!

    What a cutie!!!

    Thanks for sharing him with us! :-)

    Love,

    Pat
    http://pat.powerfulintentions.com

  14. Erno Hannink says:

    Darren, congrats for you and V with your beautiful son. All the health, happiness and joy. Enjoy your new life.

    Rgds,
    Erno

  15. anish says:

    Wow…

    Congrats Darren….

    -Anish

  16. Cassie says:

    It’s amazing how excited we all are for someone we’ve never met. It really goes to show just how much of an impact we can have on others on the web.

    Darren, don’t forget that you can never spoil a baby. Hold him and hug him and kiss him as much as you can before he won’t let you anymore.

    Godspeed V’s recovery and enjoy fatherhood to the fullest.

  17. George says:

    What cute baby boy. Children are such a blessing.

    Congratulations to you and your wife!

    May God Bless you and your family.

  18. stef says:

    Darren and V, congratulations!!! Welcome to the world, Xavier!

    Blessings,

    stef and family

  19. hof says:

    congratulations! 득남을 축하드려요!

  20. Teli Adlam says:

    I’m a touch late, but congratulations to you and V Darren. Mini-Rowse is looking adorable and I wish you all well.

    ~ Teli

  21. Bulbboy says:

    Even later congratulations here!

    Is it just me or does Xavier look a little like Michael Gambon?
    :)

  22. Toby says:

    Late to the party .. but sending lots of warm wishes. Congrats! to D,V &X!

  23. Darren:

    Congratulations to you and V. I am so happy for your newest addition to the household! Life is so precious and I’m so happy both of you have been blessed with this lovely bundle of joy.

    Kind Regards,
    Tara Kachaturoff

  24. Indigo Black says:

    Congratulations. He’s beautiful :)

  25. Zerp says:

    Congrats Darren and V kids are the happiness of life!

  26. Congratulations Darren n V and Welcome X.

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