Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer delivered her first child Sunday night, according to a tweet from her husband Zach Bogue, and the new mother and her baby boy were resting comfortably Monday.

Bogue, a well-known Internet investor, did not reveal any other information regarding the new child. A Yahoo representative confirmed the birth to MarketWatch, saying, "Both Marissa and baby are healthy and the family is very excited."

Mayer revealed she was pregnant and due in October after her surprising hire by the Sunnyvale Internet company in July. Mayer left Mountain View search giant Google (GOOG) -- where she was the first female engineer and employee No. 20 -- to take the CEO gig, despite Yahoo's difficulties in keeping up with her former employer and Facebook.

Mayer, 37, plans to take just "a few weeks" of working maternity leave, according to an interview she gave Fortune magazine in July. The Yahoo representative who talked to MarketWatch confirmed that Mayer would be "working remotely and is planning to return to the office as soon as possible, likely in one to two weeks."


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The couple hadn't named the baby as of early Monday. Mayer took some time out early that day to send out an email to some of her friends and colleagues soliciting suggestions for a name.

"She's crowdsourcing suggestions for Baby Boy Bogue's name!" tweeted New York University journalism professor and blogger Jeff Jarvis, one of the recipients of Mayer's group email. "How digital can you get?"

Mayer delivered her son less than a week after leading an all-hands meeting at Yahoo, describing her vision of the company's future to its 14,000 workers. While Yahoo did not officially release details, employees told various media outlets that Mayer plans to increase users, grow ad revenue, hire or acquire talented people and be a major player on mobile devices by 2015.

Several sources reported that she has defined the company as one that "excels at personalization across content and ads."

Many of Yahoo's workers have heard plans from several CEOs: Mayer became the fifth person to run Yahoo in less than a year when she took over last summer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Contact Jeremy C. Owens at 408-920-5876; follow him at Twitter.com/mercbizbreak.