Helena Christine Collins (M: Missus Collins, F: Sean T. Collins, 4 lbs. 8 oz., 17 in.), originally slated for a May 2 release, has shipped early, arriving at 11:28am this morning, March 11, 2011. Retailers please note: This item is nonreturnable.

48 Responses to Announcement

  1. What?!? Congratulations, she’s beautiful! Many happy returns!

  2. Scott says:


  3. Zom says:


    Good going Collinses!

  4. Sam Costello says:

    That put a huge smile on my face, Sean. Congratulations and best wishes!

  5. Tom Spurgeon says:

    Congratulations, I’m so happy for you!

  6. Matt M. says:

    Congratulations, Sean, to you and your entire family. Now do your best to maintain that famous sense of humor. You’ll need it.

  7. Heidi M. says:

    Congrats to all! You’re losing sleep but you’re gaining much more.

  8. Douglas Wolk says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!

    Remember: Sleep when the baby sleeps, and clean when the baby cleans.

  9. Mike Baehr says:

    Congrats and best wishes!

  10. Brian W says:

    Beautiful sight to behold, Sean. Big-time congrats.

  11. matt w says:

    Congratulations! I’m practicing the appropriate Business Hug for the next time I see you.

  12. So awesome! So happy for you guys. Congratulations!!

  13. Darryl Ayo says:

    Wow, congratulations to you and your wife!

    Take care, friend!

  14. Richard Baez says:

    Congrats! All the best!

  15. Wintle says:

    Congratulations, man!

  16. COOP says:


  17. Joe Keatinge says:

    Congratulations, Sean!

  18. Karl Ruben says:


  19. Duncan says:

    That’s super, Sean – well done (mostly to yr wife, that shit ain’t easy!)

    Babies are brilliant.

  20. Jason says:

    Hooray! Welcome Helena! And congrats and well wishes to you and Amy, Sean!!!
    What a fortunate little girl to be born into a house of such awesomeness. I envy her.
    You are gonna be such an awesome dad, dude. :)

  21. James Vance says:

    Wonderful news for you both. Best wishes for the three of you.

  22. Michael DeForge says:

    whoa, congrats dude!

  23. Sean Belcher says:

    How fantastic! Congratulations to you both!

  24. Leigh Walton says:

    AWESOME! Very best wishes to all three of you.

  25. Davey Oil says:

    weeeeee! this is awesome! a new half-you, half-ferg is a great idea! okay, next time the Oils are in ny we get a playdate!

    have fun, be generous.

    pappa! give a big smootch to your girls from the Oils.

  26. Bill Sherman says:

    Hearty congratulations – they both look tuckered out in that pic.

  27. Curt says:

    Congrats, Sean!

  28. May you have many happy years!

  29. Justin B. says:

    Congratulations Sean!

  30. Congratulations, Sean. She’s beautiful. Enjoy.

  31. KenParille says:

    Congratulations, Collins family!

  32. Eve says:

    Beautiful! Very best wishes to all of you.

  33. Geoff says:

    she’s truly a wonder, Sean! Congratulations to both of you! peace and love.

  34. caleb says:

    Hey, March 11th is MY birthday too! Cool! Congratulations, and good luck and have fun on your new adventure.

  35. Lane Milburn says:

    Congratulations Sean!!!!

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  37. Hob says:

    Nice work, everyone!

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  40. Michael May says:

    Congratulations, Sean. I’m happy she’s here and hopeful that she’ll be thriving machine-free very soon.

  41. Garrett says:

    Q’plah to all the Collinses. Wishing you all health and happiness.

  42. Eileen says: