Happy zeroth birthday!

Around 6:30 last night, Jennifer was experiencing what seemed to be increasingly serious contractions and suggested that we begin to make our way to the hospital. We wrapped up dinner (turned out she didn’t have much of an appetite by the time food was ready), and then headed up the hill to OHSU around 8:30pm. By 10:30pm, in between contraction-induced grimaces, a resident physician under the supervision of Jennifer’s regular doctor was convinced that Jennifer was definitely in active labor and admitted her to the hospital.

We transferred to a delivery room, moved quickly through full dilation with a well-timed epidural right around where Jennifer started to get belligerent from the pain, and by 2:30am were in the final stages of delivery. At 5:17am, Nicholas Steven Blomquist was born, weighing exactly 7lbs and measuring 21 inches in length.

Having pulled the first non-puzzle-related all-nighter in recent memory, Jennifer and I are absolutely exhausted, but everyone is in good spirits and doing well.

We have been very impressed with the entire OHSU staff, and would like to thank all the nurses, residents, and doctors that have made this experience good so far.


  1. Posted December 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to both of you! Much to be thankful for!

  2. Posted December 29, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    So glad things went smoothly. Can’t wait to meet Nicholas! Give the new mom a big hug from all of us and let us know if you need anything at all.

  3. Posted December 29, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Nicholas and his parents. And, if my own experience is any guide, you probably have plenty more non-puzzle-related all-nighters in your future!

  4. Carey Braun
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    My nephew is adorable and I LOVE his name!! Great job so far big brother and sister! Can’t wait to meet him!!!!!

  5. Kara
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’m amused that I spoke to you in your final hours of non-parenthood! I’m guessing you don’t want me coming over at 2pm tomorrow, though. :)

  6. Tahnan
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic! Congrats!

  7. Matt Selbie
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Seems like a smooth launch
    Looking forward to saying hi to new chap

  8. nubianamy
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    So happy to hear about your beautiful son! Congratulations on an uneventful delivery.

  9. Sue++
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to you both! He’s really beautiful.

  10. Posted December 29, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Hey Scott and Jennifer,
    Congratulations on Nicholas. You know of course you’ve picked the best possible name? Our son and his wife Kira named their little boy, now 4, Nicholas Wright. Way to go. We know your feet have not yet touched the ground.

    Cheers from Tulsa

  11. Charts
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink


    May your nights be as uninterrupted as possible!
    Whatever, there’ll be stress — be gentle with each other.
    Hang in there!

    One of our most valuable baby presents (50+ years ago) were two tiny cards, to be nailed inside our foreheads, that read “This too shall pass”.
    (It gets you through the hard times, and keeps you from counting on the good ones to last. They don’t go to college in nappies!)

    All best, Charts

  12. Sue Neuharth
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Jennifer and Scott: I’m so excited that the baby came early and he’s so cute. Sounds as if labor was pretty quick and that you didn’t suffer too long. Best wishes to you all. Hope to meet Nicholas soon!

  13. Derek
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Awesome – more SharkBait reinforcements! Congrats all around!

  14. zach johnson
    Posted December 30, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    congrats giuys , we look forward to meeting niko in the next game gc.

  15. Mary Irvin
    Posted December 31, 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on the healthy birth of your beautiful baby boy. Thrilled for you all! The name you chose for him is soooo nice.
    You have now been blessed with the greatest gift you will ever recieve. Children are a gift of the Lord to be cherished and treasured.

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