Welcome to my new family member

by Alex Kuretz on July 26, 2009 · 27 comments

in MediaSmartServer.net

I’m very proud to announce the birth of my second son, Zachary Darbie Kuretz. He was born on Friday July 24th at 11:40 AM, weighed 6 lbs 12 ounces, and was 20 1/4 inches long. It was an incredibly fast delivery, only 20 minutes after we arrived at the hospital, so very exciting and action packed. Both my wife and the new baby are doing very well, and 3.5 year old Jackson is very excited to have a little brother. And yes, I can finally get rid of this mustache now that the new baby is here. :)

Update: Added a picture of post-mustache removal. The story on the mustache – this started with our first child, I figured since my wife was growing something uncomfortable, so would I. :) This time I started earlier, and it got way bigger and was a pain to eat, etc. I’m glad it’s gone!


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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of MediaSmartServer.net. I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.


Loren July 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Congrats to you and the wife!

christian July 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

congratulations. good to hear that the mustache is going. :-D

T-bone July 26, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Congrats!! What’s the deal with the mustache?

john b July 26, 2009 at 6:58 pm

major congrats :)

COPC July 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Congrats Alex, glad to hear everyone is doing well. Did that stash come with a free Harley? LOL

DaveM July 26, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Congrats Kuretz family!

Nick Asseloos July 26, 2009 at 11:53 pm

Congratulations Alex to you and your family!
Weren’t you allowed to shave off the mustache till the baby arrived? ;-)

Cougar July 27, 2009 at 3:52 am

Lose the caterpillar now dude! Congratulations to you and the family.

Stephen Foskett July 27, 2009 at 7:35 am

Congratulations, Alex! Great news!

Damian July 27, 2009 at 8:19 am

Awesome news Alex, Congratulations!

JohnBick July 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

Congrats, Alex! So, have you set Zachary up with an e-mail account yet?

And why not grow a beard to compliment the ‘stache?

Glad to hear all doing well…!

Texas-Hansen July 27, 2009 at 9:53 am

Congrats!!!!! A truly awesome event in life!

cognitariat July 27, 2009 at 10:15 am

Congratulations, Alex! So cute!!

Alex Kuretz July 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Thank you all for the well-wishes! I’ve updated the blog post with a post-mustache picture as well as the back story on why I was growing it.

Damian July 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Without the mustache I kinda see John McEnroe meets Kevin Spacey

John Pombrio July 27, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Congratulations, Alex. Heh, my first son was born the same way, less than 20 minutes after arriving at the hospital. The doctor on call arrived just in time to play “catch the baby”. Sure beats waiting around!

Neil July 27, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Congrats, I remember the day my son was born and how proud I was too. That baby is 36 years old now!

Bullhead July 28, 2009 at 1:46 am


George Hayles July 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Well I get your blog via RSS on my Google Reader… sorry for the late reply, Alex. Guess I need to check my “Reader” more often. :)

I wondered why I was seeing a few less post form you lately :).

Congradulations on the new little guy! Gald the baby and wife are doing great!!!

We are starting our “western” trip in the coach pretty soon but at this point it looks like the folks we know from FC are going to meet us in Yellowstone… There is some chance we will make it to FC, but its unlikely at this point since we will travel into Yellowston from Devel’s Tower and then south to the Tetons and even further south to Mesa Verda. From SW Colorado we will be headed further south in late Setember to avoid the snow!!! All of that means we won’t come very close to FC and since the coach gets 8 mpg we are trying to reduce mileage. If we do get close I will see if you guys are up for lunch or somehting on the Hayles’ family.

You may still have your hands full with Zacahary even by late August when we will be in Colorado anyway. :)

Again, Gini and I are happy for your guys.

Bob W July 29, 2009 at 5:08 pm

CONGRATS Hope all is well and healthy!

All4Fun (Richard) July 30, 2009 at 5:42 am

Congratulations on the birth of your son Alex. Glad to hear that all is well with you and the family.


Andrew Edney July 31, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Congratulations Alex :-)

Matt Whitlock August 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm

That’s wonderful news Alex. Congratulations to you and the rest of your family. :)

Colin August 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm

It’s hard to believe a baby so cute came from someone so funny lookin’! Just kidding.


dSTeVek August 18, 2009 at 11:17 am

Congratulations to the Kuretz Family

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