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ProBlogger Junior comes out of Beta Testing

Posted By Darren Rowse 6th of July 2006 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

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)


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! :-)


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.
  • All our love.

    (And I hear the newish Pee Pee Teepees are great for the changing table when you have a new baby boy…)


  • DJ

    Absolutely wonderful, CONGRATULATIONS DARREN!!

  • darren,

    from one new dad to another – congrats!

    it’s a wonderful thing….

    blog on!


  • Cristi Potlog

    Congratulations, man! Well done.

  • congrats darren and i loved that witty title…”Beta Testing” lol

  • Lovely news. Congratulations.

  • Ahh! Congratulations to you all, and all the best for the coming weeks. My main thing it to repeat the mantra “this too shall pass”… (meaning the sleepless nights!). We’ll be thinking of you in the wee hours :)

  • 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!

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  • God Bless you both !

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

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

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  • Congratulations ! All the best to you and your new world

  • Congratulations, too. :)

  • Wow! That is great. Congrats

  • Congrats ;)
    I am happy for you!

  • Congratulations from Marseille (France)


  • Congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous.

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

    Best Rgds


  • CW

    Congratulations! Enjoy your time with your family :)

  • 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’)!

  • Congratulations!

    What a cutie!!!

    Thanks for sharing him with us! :-)



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


  • Wow…

    Congrats Darren….


  • 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.

  • What cute baby boy. Children are such a blessing.

    Congratulations to you and your wife!

    May God Bless you and your family.

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


    stef and family

  • hof

    congratulations! 득남을 축하드려요!

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

    ~ Teli

  • Even later congratulations here!

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

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

  • 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

  • Congratulations. He’s beautiful :)

  • Congrats Darren and V kids are the happiness of life!

  • Congratulations Darren n V and Welcome X.