February 19, 2008

Gray Family Forecasts Expansion Plan With 2 New Hires

Taking a break from our tech-focused early adopter RSS-oriented lovefest, we thought we'd share with you the biggest news we've kept under wraps just about four months now.

This summer, a pair of entrepreneurs have planned for the near-simultaneous release of two startups, which if they meet their full potential after incubating for a few decades, could go public.

Having gained access to the entrepreneurs' private vault, I can only now release these photos, the first of which was captured this afternoon at a top-secret Silicon Valley facility.

One of our two from this afternoon, in full glory...

And since we couldn't fit both of the business plans on a single scan at this stage in their incubation, I can show that the startup is not alone.

Both our babies, from December, at 10 weeks along...

So yes, all tech geekiness aside, we're excited to finally take the cover off this secret. My wife and I are now 18 weeks along, pregnant with twins, our first (and second). If this were a single birth, we'd be forecast to deliver on July 21st of 2008, but as is common, the due date will likely creep into early July or late June.

And in the big news of the day, we can confirm that we are expecting one girl, and one boy - gaining us both genders with one fell swoop. Pretty dang exciting. 2008 has already started out a big year for louisgray.com, and now, as you know also, 2008 will be an even bigger year for our household, as we learn to make the transition from a fledgling two-person startup (plus an 18-year-old dog), to a corporation.


  1. Congratulations!!! I'm happy that you're finally sharing the news and look forward to the first twins either side of the family has seen ever!

    Love to all -- Mom

  2. Christopher BlackFeb 19, 2008, 9:15:00 PM

    Congratulations. My wife and I are also expecting.She's at 13 weeks, and this'll be our first as well.

  3. Oh my God!!! This is big news. I know you guys have gone through so much and no one deserves it more than you. Congratulations!

    - Chela & Wes

  4. Well, how cool is this.

    Best of luck!!!!!

    (Hey, it could have been six :)

  5. Congrats, looking forward to the names, will they be technology oriented :)

  6. I am so excited that the news is finally out in the open and that the babies are healthy. Yeah Babies!
    Lots of love

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such great news.

    It is gonna rock your world! But worth every sleepless night.

  8. That's beautiful, congratulations!

  9. We are shouting our CONGRATULATIONS!!! all the way from London. We miss you guys and are so happy for you!! Tyler, Lizzie, Cate and James are also very excited.

    With Love,
    The Whitehead Family

  10. Congratulations to both of you!!
    Well my wife and I are also expecting.. Only fact is that we are expecting in 2011.. :D

    Congrats again..

  11. Congratulations!!!

    All the luck in the world.. now to predict the future a little more with regard to your startup ;)

    a few less entries coming soon??? eyes looking a little bloodshot !!!

    Best of luck!

  12. That is such great news! I can't express how happy I am for you both. You are going to have such an amazing time being parents. I look forward to hearing more about your twins!

  13. Wow, what exciting and welcome news! Congratulations to you both. I showed the boys the pictures, but don't think they got it. We'd love to know their names as soon as they're picked out.

    -Very happy for you two.


  14. Super big fatty CONGRATS! I am so very excited for you guys. Two at once, that is incredible. You guys are amazing and your two little babies look adorable already.
    Love you guys
    Alicia, Mat, Carter and Berklie Bell

  15. Zowie! Hooray and hallelujah! We are so excited to hear your news! Such lucky kids they will be with two such adventurous, fun and devoted parents! [We're also so jealous! We so wanted twins on OUR side of the family!] Happy congrats to the 5 of you (that's Molly included). Do keep us posted! Shairna sends her love and congrats as well!

  16. What wonderful news!!!Congratulations to both of you! They'll definitely change your lives but it'll be worth it all. I'm so excited for you.

  17. Congratulations Louis! Twins is huge news.

    I've been reading your blog for a week or so now and I am really digging your focus and niche material.

    And now for my pitch - you should try out our new site My Baby Our Baby, to keep track of the process of bringing these little guys (or gals, or both!) into the world.

    We'd be really interested to hear of how (if?) it works out during the pregnancy stages for someone having twins.

  18. Wow, congrats! Do twins run in the family?

  19. Many congratulations to the two of you! We're looking forward to having babies within driving distance. Keep us updated!

    -Cameron and Shayna

  20. Congratulation! I always wanted twins and I'm glad our family is finally getting a set! Maybe you'll have the babes on my birthday (7/11). ;-)


  21. HOLY MOLY! your news made me sooooooooooooo happy I almost went into labor myself! I couldn't be more thrilled! WHAT AN AWAITED ANSWER! I can't to talk to you about it! Mary

  22. This is an amazing and providential blessing! It's been hard to keep this under our hats, and I'm glad you are now sharing the good news with others. Obviously you have lots of support at home and in the blogosphere. Our love and best wishes to the four of you, and gratitude to your supporters. Dad.

  23. Congrats, Louis. A friend of ours just had a twin boy and girl. They're a bit tired, but are truly very happy!

  24. Fantastic news, Louis!
    My congratulations and best wishes to you both.

  25. Double Congratulations!

    I'm a new reader, and a father of 1 year old (boy-girl) twins, so this post particularly resonated with me.

    Having twins is always an adventure and rewarding beyond belief. I hope everything goes well for you and your soon to be larger family.