Hello Marlowe!

Allow me to introduce to the world, Marlowe Maxine McBride!

Marlowe was born in San Francisco, California at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) hospital at 12:23pm on Sunday, 10 March 2013 (10 + 3 = 13 … yay! A math trivia birthdate!). She weighed in at 7 pounds 7 ounces, and measured 21 inches in length.

Both Alicia and Marlowe are doing great and getting a lot of needed rest. Marlowe’s middle name is borrowed from my paternal grandmother. Her first name was her mom’s top pick and after witnessing the process of giving birth, mom had final decision rights on the name. Luckily, when we both gave our final suggestion on what her name should be around noon on the 11th (24 hours after her birth), we both agreed Marlowe matched her personality.

For those of you looking for pics, email me.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS on the beautiful girl! Yes, focus on sleeping before she goes home, then on diapers, and then on saving for college, and the pretty clothes! Enjoy every minute … time goes fast … have fun! The best to you and the whole family!

  2. Congratulations Mark & Alicia! Marlowe is perfect. She is beautiful. I am so happy for you guys. LOVE YOU!

  3. Congratulations!! This is such wonderful news!! We’re really excited for you both and hope babyhood brings with it lots of wonderful and long lasting memories. Looking forward to catching up with you in a few weeks when things settle down. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help.

  4. Congratulations to the both of you….ah parenthood ….what a great feeling! Alicia she is so beautiful. I am so happy for all three of you. Mark you will be her hero…..till she gets to 12 or so! So get started now ……you only have 4,378 day to hang the moon or some other equivalent feat.

  5. Congrats Mark & Alicia!!! I’m sure she will bring you lots of joy.
    I know all babies are beautiful but she is gorgeous!

  6. Oh wow – what a cutie! After the how to destroy angels tweet I thought you would name her mariqueen (or maybe trent – but would make less sense) – I agree, Marlowe is much better. Congrats!!!

    Szu and Girish

  7. She is perfect! I love her name and know my mother Maxine is so proud! Congrats to the both of you. I know you both will make excellent parents. If you need any help, just ask, my kids turned out pretty awesome!

  8. What a beautiful family! We are so happy for you. Enjoy this wonderous ride!
    Love: Kai, Jenn and Ahmad

    Ps love the name

  9. Congratulations. She is by far the most beautiful grand baby ever! I am so happy for the two of you and can’t wait to hold her. Keep the pictures coming!

  10. Congratulations Mark & Alicia. Marlowe looks beautiful. Welcome to parenthood. It’s going to be an exhilarating journey!

  11. She really is a cutie and we are so very happy for you both! We echo others’ sentiments to enjoy every moment. Our “baby” Clara turns five on Wednesday and it seems like yesterday she was snuggled in that same blanket in the hospital (you think they would change the pattern now and then!). Get some rest and enjoy this wonderful time! And please do keep the pictures coming – she’s darling!

  12. I think she has your mouth, McBee, and Alicia’s cute nose. Marlowe sounds like a Queen’s name. Well done. May she enjoy all the wonders in the worlds.

  13. Congratulations to both of you. She is so beautiful …. Thank you for sharing with us all the details. Amazing!
    All the best in this new journey you will enjoy each single day.

  14. She is beautiful! Congrats to you & Alicia. Marlowe will fit perfectly in a backpack – have you scheduled your first hike?

  15. Congratulations for the whole family ! Beautiful baby. Now instead of tweeting about ninja & House of Cards, you will tweet about diaper & poop.

  16. Congratulations on a beautiful healthy baby. And I am so glad she carries your grandmother’s name. I hope she will be as wonderful as the original.

  17. Congrats to you all! What a beautiful new baby! We noticed that all of her names start with “M” and end with “e” — very nice planning! ;-)

  18. So precious!!! Congrats Mark and Alicia! Sending you love and light, and speedy recovery for mom.

  19. Congratulations Mark and Alicia. Marlowe is a beautiful baby girl and the name
    is just the same. I especially like her middle name. Maxine is smiling from heaven now. She would be so proud. Judy

  20. Is it only a week ? It seems like she has been with us for a longer time. The world became a brighter and more beautiful place when our little Marlowe
    arrived. She really is beautiful as is her name. Our family is so fortunate
    to have her and we all look foward to all the happy years ahead. Thank you
    Alicia and Mark for the joy you have given us. What a little love she is.

  21. Mark and Alicia,

    Congratulations! She is adorable. Wish you all the best as you transition into parenthood. You’ll both be great! And Mark, knowing that you are from Texas, I am assuming that you already promised lil’Marlowe a Pony! How could you not?! !

  22. Marlowe is a charmer even in the pictures….so aware. I am so glad Mark’s parents can be there. I remember how I felt when you,my first grandchild, were born and how I enjoyed my first visit. So proud of you then and I still am. Love you all….

  23. After four days of research, I certify my baby girl to have A+++ rating! Highest possible grade possible to be awarded by a certified Grandfather! Lol! Wow! What a little angel! Thanks Mom and Dad for having us, a perfect visit.

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