The best day of my life

September 29th, 2013 | Written by Rob Staton

At 1:05am this morning, my wife gave birth to our first child — a son, named Henry.

21 hours later, the Seahawks do that in Houston.

I’m not going to write too much today. All I’m going to say is thank you to the players, the coaches, the staff — everyone associated with Seahawks football. You’ve given me a game I can tell my son about over and over again.

It’ll pass the time when we’re making those ten hour flights to Seattle.

59 Responses to “The best day of my life”

  1. Beanhawk says:

    Congratulations Rob, mother, and Henry!

    Glad the Seahawks could give him a birth story to remember!

  2. Mark says:

    Congratulations Rob, and welcome to the world Henry. It’s a good day to be alive.

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  5. JC says:

    Is anyone else surprised at Henry and not Russell or Richard or Earl? Congratulations Rob on a big moment in your life.

  6. Colin says:

    Congrats Rob.

    What a day.

  7. Stuart says:

    Congratulations Rob!

  8. Vandehawk says:


  9. SunPathPaul says:

    Very Special Day Rob!!! Welcome Henry!!!! Love to the mother and your whole family…

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  12. glor says:

    Congrats! Welcome to the darkside πŸ™‚

  13. Belgaron says:

    Wow! Congratulations, all the best for you and your young family!

  14. Cysco says:

    It’s official, Henry is a good luck charm. Happy Birthday to the latest 12th man!

  15. sdcoug says:

    Cysco took my words exactly; just the magic we needed. Congrats Rob and the very best to your family. Go Hawks!

  16. JamesP says:

    Congratulations Rob and family – life will never be the same again!

  17. Mark says:


    A great, strong traditional name for a strong young man! Welcome young Sir!

    Congratulations to the whole of the Staton family!

  18. Jon says:

    congratulations. Amazing life ahead, watch out!

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  20. JS says:

    Congratulations Rob! Can we get some measurements on this Henry guy?
    Are we looking at a free safety? strong safety? linebacker maybe?

    • Rob Staton says:

      He’s got long legs and I’m 6-4 so he’s got the size for the league. Hand size also impressive at one day. Who knows… future QBOTF? Some will argue I’m no good at judging those πŸ™‚

      And thanks to all you guys for the messages. Just reminds me yet again why I love writing this blog so much. At the end of the day a blog is only as good as the community it creates and we have a great one here.

  21. Brendan Scolari says:

    Congrats Rob!!

    Great comeback by the Seahawks. Defense really stepped up in the second half. Offense needs some work though. I thought Wilson played pretty well, but the line was bad and the receivers couldn’t get open. Also, Lynch is a beast.

  22. Hawk meat says:

    Congrats. Nothing like the birth of a child.

    The best experiences of my life are my children’s births

  23. Michael Kelly says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of young Henry. I have a son and he is tons of fun, enjoy your time with him. The Seahawks game felt like destiny to me. Let’s see if they can turn that into a huge run that gets home field advantage through the playoffs.

  24. Paul says:


    Hearty congrats to you and your wife! A good chance to say thanks for all of your work here, too. I’m two little guys into this father thing (5 and 2) and let me tell you, while it will compress your time even further, there’s nothing like it.

    What a game. Maybe when you are back the blog, time to look at some early round OL prospects? : )

  25. Michael says:

    Congratulations Rob!!

    Henry, happy to have you as the newest 12!!

  26. germpod says:

    I am happy for you and your family!

  27. James says:

    What a blessing for you and your wife, Rob! Welcome to victory station, baby Henry.

  28. AlaskaHawk says:

    Congrats Rob on your new bundle of joy. I imagine after you swaddle him that you can do your RW impression and pass him across the room to your wife! The touchdown dance will be awesome.l

  29. Travis says:

    Congratulations, Rob. Great day to be a Dad

  30. Christon says:

    Congratulations! Best wishes to your and your wife from Alaska!

  31. Bob says:

    Congrats, great day and a great time to be a Seahawks fan!

  32. OakHarborHawk says:

    Congrats Rob. Good day for the Seahawks. A miraculous fourth quarter comeback and a new little 12th Man. Go Hawks!

  33. matt says:

    Great name.My 5 year old sons name is Henry.We watched the game together.
    Cherish always your time with your teacher.

  34. Barry says:

    Congrats Rob! If there’s someone who deserves a great BDay football game story for there child its you.

  35. CHawk Talker Eric says:

    T’is a good day. A mighty good day.

  36. Turp says:

    Congratulations Rob! Hawks needed a little extra today to roll into Houston, down 3 o-lineman, and gut out a win.

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  38. 12th man says:

    Congratulations Rob!

  39. Phil says:

    Congratulations to you and your wife, Rob. What a day for you to remember! You can tell Henry that he was born on an historic day — the first time in their history that the Seahawks were 4-0 to start their season!

  40. oz says:

    Great job to the Staton parent’s and welcome to our world Henry!!!! Didn’t know your wife was from Alaska?
    The Seahawks are Alaska’s team as you probably know. Looking forward to Henry sharing in the blog.
    Also an Alaskan….

  41. Spireite Seahawk says:

    Congratulations to you and your missus Rob.

    Henry Marshawn Staton has a lovely ring to it.

  42. Steeeve says:

    Congratulations! A day to remember!

  43. D says:

    Congrats man! You have tons of fun ahead of you.

  44. Mike K says:

    Congratulations, Rob. Enjoy every moment.

  45. Tomahawk says:

    Congratulations Rob!!! So happy for you and so thankful for what you do for all of us Hawks fans!

  46. John says:


    My wife was due last friday, but is late …. I kept expecting her to go into labor during the game.

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  48. Mark says:

    Congratulations, two miracles in one day ! Love your blog and understand if posts slow down for a while πŸ™‚

  49. David says:

    Congrats! My wife really wanted to name either one of our sons Henry. You can call him Hank!

    Thanks for all of your work on this site. Enjoy parenthood!!!

  50. woofu says:

    Awesome dude!

  51. Mark says:

    Wait a minute…Henry…an improbable comeback win on the road against formidable odds…

    Sorry, I have to play it…

  52. Miles says:

    Rob, have you picked out a middle name yet?

  53. Jim Kelly says:

    Congrats to our favorite British Seahawkers!

  54. mister bunny says:

    An amazing birthday present to follow the even bigger gift of an actual birth. Take a LONG break from Seahawks Draft Blog, Rob, you and your family deserve it.

  55. Misfit74 says:

    Congratulations to you and your Wife on the new addition. My first child, also a son, was born in July 2008. My life has never been the same. Being a Dad is amazing and I’m glad you get to experience such an awesome milestone in your life. It has to be noted that Seahawks ‘onesies’ should be worn early and often. Best wishes. πŸ™‚

  56. Ukhawk says:

    Rob. Congrats. Welcome to life’s biggest adventure – parenthood!

  57. Sideshow Bob says:

    Congrats! Also, Seahawks onesies never go out of style.