success! (and a large deviation from the plan)

Madame Pickles (as Uncle Sprinkles has so often dubbed her and as I’ve decided to call her from henceforth on this blog in the name of not giving away all her internet privacy before she’s even had a chance to have any) arrived on Saturday at 3:30 pm. House birth turned hospital birth turned c-section.  (About which I will write in much more detail later, once I have mastered the art of one-handed typing.) But all is well in the house of Stewart (I think—as I’m still in the hospital I can’t say for sure), and I should be able to go home tomorrow.

Sweet, sweet success.  HUGE GRIN.  Cue new chapter.

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Wednesday February 22nd 2012, 10:20 am 42 Comments
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42 Comments so far. Please leave a comment.

How wonderful, congratulations! Take care of yourself and enjoy the days ahead.

Comment by Mandi 02.22.12 @ 10:54 am

herzlichen glückwunsch! schön zu sehen, dass es euch beiden gut geht!

Comment by filzquadrat 02.22.12 @ 11:18 am

Congratulations! (Even if the home birth didn’t work out)

Comment by Onkel Mo 02.22.12 @ 12:08 pm

Thanks guys!

Though for the record Onk Mo, I wouldn’t say the birth didn’t work out. Considering she’s here and awesome (and recovery for me seems to already be going pretty fast). The best laid plans and all…

Comment by clickclackgorilla 02.22.12 @ 12:28 pm

Oh, wow! One minute a bump, next minute a little beauty! Well done you and all the luck in the world for the little one.

Comment by Anni 02.22.12 @ 12:31 pm


Comment by Moonwaves 02.22.12 @ 12:33 pm

WOW! Glad you’re both healthy, I’ve been checking regularly!! I await the birth story in peering through my fingers style anticipation.
And I hope that, because you’re in good health, the recovery from the C will be quick. One week after my similar op and I’m leaps and bounds (not literally…but, you know..) better.


Comment by haveyouseenthisgirl 02.22.12 @ 12:36 pm

Congrats and success indeed! Glad you are both doing well and enjoy the first days – I know even after emergency c-section I was (and am) still over the moon with happiness! Take it slow!

Comment by Michelle 02.22.12 @ 12:48 pm

Congratulations! A lot of ? to the whole family! :’)

Comment by Lina 02.22.12 @ 1:00 pm

Haha, the “?” was of course a heart sign! I’ll try again: A lot of <3 to the whole family! :D

Comment by Lina 02.22.12 @ 1:01 pm

Woo hoo!!!! Congratulations! So pleased for you all. Enjoy your new little family xx

Comment by fiona 02.22.12 @ 5:37 pm

Congratulations, she’s beautiful!
:( that the home birth wasn’t to be, but take full advantage of all the rest offered to you in hospital – you’ll be leaping around sooner for it :)

Comment by Jo 02.22.12 @ 5:54 pm

What a cutie! Congratulations!

Comment by Lyssa 02.22.12 @ 6:15 pm

Congratulations- What a cute baby!

Comment by Dee 02.22.12 @ 6:46 pm


Comment by Sara 02.22.12 @ 7:26 pm

So, so sweet!! I’m so happy for you guys, wish I could visit and hold that little Madame!

Comment by Frugal Vegan Mom 02.22.12 @ 7:40 pm

So so so very happy for all of you! Congratulations!

Comment by loveleeliz 02.22.12 @ 8:36 pm

Glückwunsch! A lovely picture, looks happy (in spite of large deviation from the plan)!

Comment by Jan 02.22.12 @ 9:14 pm

Awww, she’s precious! Congratulations!!

I found that typing worked best when I was laying on my side to breastfeed…which I swear was 16 hours of the day at first. :) And I’m sure one-handed typing will totally set in soon enough. We women can do anything lol

Comment by Tiffany @ No Ordinary Homestead 02.22.12 @ 9:20 pm

Congrats to you, Beard and Madame Pickles!

Comment by Alliston 02.22.12 @ 10:46 pm

congratulations, she is beautiful.. :)

Comment by Peter 02.22.12 @ 10:46 pm

Miss Pickles really looks gut ausgebacken. :-)

Comment by Susann 02.22.12 @ 11:19 pm

Congratulations! Enjoy the amazing moments ahead!

Comment by 'Becca 02.22.12 @ 11:23 pm

Welcome to the world TERRIFIC GIRL! And congrats Mama and Papa! You did it together! And you get to keep on doing it but now everyone is outside. (Please excuse me I have to do the amazing-baby-out-in-the-world dance.)

Comment by Elaine 02.22.12 @ 11:26 pm

Aww, congratulations! She looks gorgeous. :)

Comment by Freya 02.23.12 @ 12:19 am

Comgratulations and well done! She’s beautiful – what a lucky woman you are.

Comment by Lily 02.23.12 @ 3:06 am

lovely smiles on both of you, congratulations

Comment by tess 02.23.12 @ 4:28 am

CONGRATS to both of you!!

Comment by Will 02.23.12 @ 7:05 am

Congratulations! So good to see her here at last.

Comment by Katherine 02.23.12 @ 2:19 pm

Congratulations! Have been thinking of you!

Comment by LeAnn 02.23.12 @ 3:57 pm

Oh so much congratulations to you!

Comment by Rachele 02.23.12 @ 8:57 pm

you both look so beautiful! congrats times 1 million:)

Comment by Sarah Allison 02.23.12 @ 9:18 pm

Oh! 1000 Glückwünsche und alles alles Liebe!
(komme in letzter Zeit irgendwie selten dazu, Deinen Blog zu lesen, jetzt aber doch grad rechtzeitig! juhu!)

Comment by anton 02.23.12 @ 11:08 pm

Congratulations mama! Gorgeous baby :)

Comment by E. 02.23.12 @ 11:37 pm

Congrats to you and Beard, I am sorry you had to go to the hospital but thankful you and baby are doing well. Can’t wait to hear new stories with your new family

Comment by Cheapchick 02.24.12 @ 4:36 am

Congrats! I found your blog about a month ago and have been reading daily since then. My baby is almost 6 months old and I laughed about your one-handed typing comment. Enjoy the one-handed typing while you can, because they get really squirmy quick :)

Comment by Rebecca 02.24.12 @ 6:53 am

My heartiest congratulations and welcome to your new chapter!

Comment by ian in hamburg 02.24.12 @ 1:02 pm

Congratulations to all three of you!

Comment by paula 02.25.12 @ 9:14 am


Comment by Ellen 02.25.12 @ 3:05 pm

She is absolutely gorgeous! Conratulations to you both!

Comment by Jill 02.26.12 @ 9:05 am

Yeah! I can’t wait to hear the full story. Cesarian birth is something I hope to be prepared for and open for as well. Though I’d like to start out with a no intervention intention just like you!

Miss Pickle is beautiful and content.

Comment by Foy 02.27.12 @ 1:56 am

Congrats Hon! I’m so tickled that Madame Pickles is here! I wish your family the best, and can’t wait for more details of how you started out at home, and ended up at hospital. Can’t wait for you to find out her personality. She will flip your world. Patty

Comment by Patty Squirell 03.01.12 @ 8:14 am

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