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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a baby boy

October 1, 2012: 11:23 AM ET

Marissa Mayer delivered a baby boy last night.

The Yahoo (YHOO) CEO's husband, Zachary Bogue, Tweeted this morning:

"Baby boy Bogue born last night. Mom (@marissamayer) and baby are doing great--we couldn't be more excited!"

Mayer's executive assistant, Trish Crawley, tells me that they welcomed baby Bogue at exactly 22:22, or 10:22 p.m.

For Mayer, a math geek with a Masters in computer science, 22:22 means something, though we mortals have no idea what.

Mayer is on the cover of Fortune's Most Powerful Women issue, on newsstands now. She ranks No. 14 on the MPW list. That's way up from No. 38 last year, when Mayer was a VP at Google (GOOG) with hardly a clue that her life was about to change.

Mayer, 37, broke the news of her pregnancy to Fortune last July, a few hours after Yahoo named her its new CEO.

What's ahead for Mayer? Multitasking!  She told me in July: "My maternity leave will be a few weeks long and I'll work throughout it." Indeed, restless investors are waiting for that Yahoo turnaround.

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Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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