Hip Hip HooZizzle! September 19, 2011 10:44 AM   Subscribe

After 41 and a half weeks, a month of "false" labor, and one anonymous askme, Baby Zizzle 2.0 made her arrival today at 9 AM EST!

Baby Rosalie is just about 8 pounds even, and was born at home. Everybody say awwwwww. (Pictures to come!)
posted by KathrynT to MetaFilter-Related at 10:44 AM (83 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Hooray! And awwwwww.

Also, am I the only person who saw the [more inside] link and thought "Not any more!"
posted by FishBike at 10:48 AM on September 19, 2011 [13 favorites]


Woo! Congratulations Zizzle and Welcome Baby Rosalie!!!

Also, awesome title. :D
posted by zarq at 10:48 AM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by LN at 10:50 AM on September 19, 2011


(Sends virtual pan of lasagna via Memail)
posted by LN at 10:50 AM on September 19, 2011


Congrats! Rosalie is a cute name.
posted by cashman at 10:56 AM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cool! Two kids. Now you can race 'em!
posted by bondcliff at 10:56 AM on September 19, 2011 [28 favorites]


:)
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:58 AM on September 19, 2011


AWWWWW.
posted by deezil at 11:00 AM on September 19, 2011


Cool! Two kids. Now you can race 'em!

This is the kind of idea I expect out of metafilter!

Awesome, and congrats!
posted by hal_c_on at 11:00 AM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well done, Zizzle! And welcome to the world, little Rosalie. You're blessed with a darling name, and we're working every day to make the world a worthy place for you.
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 11:02 AM on September 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by doyouknowwhoIam? at 11:02 AM on September 19, 2011


Congrats zizzle!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:09 AM on September 19, 2011


Is this something I'd have to be a human to appreciate?

Just kidding, mazel tov!
posted by spitbull at 11:10 AM on September 19, 2011


(Pictures to come!)

Pics or it didn't happen.

Kidding! Congrats!
posted by mattbucher at 11:14 AM on September 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Rosalie is such a pretty name!
posted by sweetkid at 11:16 AM on September 19, 2011


Oh, hooray! And a beautiful name, too.

Zizzle, I would SO have loved to meet you last week, but between my crushing anxiety and, well, the fact that it would have been on September 14 (we left a day early), I see that it was not to be. But man, I wish I would have thought more about the interaction you and I shared (DiaperGate 2011), because it might have helped me remember this amazing community more acutely when I needed it.

Dear MeFites: thanks for celebrating life and reminding me of it at every possible chance. We need that.
posted by Madamina at 11:16 AM on September 19, 2011


Congrats!
posted by gaspode at 11:16 AM on September 19, 2011


Excellent!
posted by rjs at 11:17 AM on September 19, 2011


Oh, oops, I read the date wrong. Whatevs.
posted by Madamina at 11:17 AM on September 19, 2011


Hurrah! Congratulations!
posted by questionsandanchors at 11:18 AM on September 19, 2011


Congrats!
posted by Sailormom at 11:26 AM on September 19, 2011


Yay Zizzlette! Zizzlita. Hmm.

Rosalie is a lovely name.

From Chattanooga to good ol' Bogalusa
You can hear her fine...


Nah. Lemme try again:

As you walk through this world Rosalie
Each step is one closer to me...


Better, but not quite.

Rosalie my darling, Rosalie my dream...

Urgh. No thanks.

Aha!

Nailed it.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:29 AM on September 19, 2011


Congrats to zizzle, daddy zizzle, toddler zizzle, and now Rosalie! I'm so glad you made it! When I read that anon question I just wanted to give the asker a great big gentle hug, pat your hair and lean over to say some quiet "c'mon get out of there words."

(we have a few pregnant ladies here this summer, have any of you been dancing along to this Beyonce parody?)
posted by bilabial at 11:32 AM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Fantastic news -- especially to anyone who, like me, was left cringing and squirming in their chair after reading the anonymous askme and just prayed and wished and hoped that the baby would come soon.

Something I didn't contribute to that thread -- because I certainly understood that smart-assery might not have helped the situation -- was that I, myself, was a late baby. And my mother has managed to remind me of that pretty much on and off for 36+ years. So you've got that to old over her head (Somehow my mother has also managed to do this in a way that makes me feel, despite the discomfort I may have caused, that I was totally loved, which is a neat trick.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:41 AM on September 19, 2011


Wonderful news! Wishing you all much joy and as much sleep as you can manage.

Also--Rosalie. Awwww. Good name!
posted by MonkeyToes at 11:43 AM on September 19, 2011


Mr. Punk, I believe you may be looking for "Everything Merges With the Night" by Brian Eno. To wit:

Rosalie, I've been waiting all evening
possiby years, I don't know -
counting the passing hours,
everything merges with the night.

....other verses, one of which mentions September....

Rosalie, we've been talking all summer
picking the straw from my clothes
see how the breeze has softened
everything pauses in the night

posted by LionIndex at 11:44 AM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Welcome to earth, baby zizzle! Wear sunscreen!
posted by kamikazegopher at 11:48 AM on September 19, 2011


Thank you, everyone!

If you're interested in more of the story, I had an 8 hour labor, 6 hours of pushing if you count from pushing at the peaks, or 4 hours of pushing if you count from pushing with every contraction. Little miss appeared to have done quite the yoga or acrobatic maneuver has she had her right hand on her left her shoulder and managed to loop her insanely long cord twice around her body.

I don't think I could have repeated the phrase, "I can't do it!" any more than I did. And then I did it. And without accruing significant injuries in significant pages. Go me! I AM A SUPERSTAR!

Poor Dr.E missed the birth as older brother had a hard time listening to mom scream, so he took the boy out to breakfast and then to the park and of course his phone died so they didn't come back for quite awhile after she was born. Dad has no regrets. He had an important job, and our wrangler for the boy wouldn't have been able to get up here in time anyway. Though she is here now and brought us food and is off with Dr.E getting some well earned Indian food. Older brother is napping after a very long night.

We're all happy, healthy, and probably not so terribly wise in our current stupor. But, hey, two out of three ain't bad --- and we get to keep a baby.

Will post pics once they are off the camera and on the web. But that's Dr.E's job, so bug him if you'd rather not wait. :)
posted by zizzle at 11:51 AM on September 19, 2011 [22 favorites]


Congrats zizzle and family!
posted by crankylex at 11:57 AM on September 19, 2011


Wonderful news! Welcome to the world Rosalie, and congratulations to the zizzle family!
posted by mogget at 12:11 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations. That's a lovely name.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:25 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations! So glad that everybody seems to be doing well. Warm regards to the extended zizzlesphere.
posted by Lexica at 12:34 PM on September 19, 2011


I think I've been going through false labor every day since I left school.
posted by crunchland at 12:38 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:44 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by Deathalicious at 12:57 PM on September 19, 2011


Welcome, Rosalie!
posted by mintcake! at 1:11 PM on September 19, 2011


Little does she know that I have a 50% share in this kid, and expect a good rate of return on my investment.

(OK, let's be honest; my total contribution was some subpar genetic material and getting the big one out of the house while the midwives did their thing.)
posted by Dr.Enormous at 1:18 PM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, hey! I had no idea another was on the way! Congrats! Maybe next time I'm in Boston I can see the whole clan.

Good health and happiness to you all!
posted by Eideteker at 1:28 PM on September 19, 2011


Congrats, zizzle!
posted by smirkette at 1:30 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations! Growing up in Salem is awesome!
posted by ChuraChura at 1:33 PM on September 19, 2011


Yay for babies! Yay for mommies! And a big yay for big brothers!!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:38 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations! Health and happiness to all of you!
posted by xingcat at 2:13 PM on September 19, 2011


Babby is formed!
posted by deborah at 2:20 PM on September 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


yay moar babies!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:21 PM on September 19, 2011


Hooray!
posted by Glinn at 2:50 PM on September 19, 2011


Wow! And cool, congrats.
posted by Splunge at 3:00 PM on September 19, 2011


Aw, congratulations you two! :)
posted by ellieBOA at 3:10 PM on September 19, 2011


Excellent!
posted by ignignokt at 3:21 PM on September 19, 2011


Congrats Zizzle! Welcome baby Rosalie!

Six hours pushing??? You are a rockstar!
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 3:34 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations to the whole family! Rosalie is a beautiful name.

Yay!
posted by chatongriffes at 3:49 PM on September 19, 2011


Welcome baby Rosalie! Congrats Mom, Dad & Big Brother :)
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 4:59 PM on September 19, 2011


Yay, super huge congrats to you both!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 5:41 PM on September 19, 2011


Yay baby! Congratulations!
posted by pemberkins at 6:11 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations! Fall babies are awesome because you can snuggle down at home with them while the days get shorter and fuel your newborn rearing efforts with cookies and cider.
posted by rumposinc at 6:39 PM on September 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!! Wish your "new" family all the best!!

And six hours of pushing, you are a rock star :)
posted by saradarlin at 6:54 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations on the new healthy addition to the family! Zizzle, you ARE a rock star!
posted by msali at 7:05 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:55 PM on September 19, 2011


Congrats! Glad all is well!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 8:10 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations zizzle! And welcome baby Rosalie.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:20 PM on September 19, 2011


Yay! That's wonderful news and a beautiful name!
posted by amanda at 8:34 PM on September 19, 2011


Let the staff change her diapers! Congrats!
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:40 PM on September 19, 2011


A month of false labor, six hours of pushing, a wrapped umbilical cord, and a happy ending? Would you be MY mom? (Just kidding, mom, you are irreplaceable!)

Congratulations, zizzle and dr. E! May your new baby be a heavy sleeper and a light pooper!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:02 PM on September 19, 2011


Congratulations! Rosalie is a beautiful name.
posted by arcticseal at 10:05 PM on September 19, 2011


You named her after my grandmother? (wipes away tears) awww, thank you!

And congrats!
posted by easily confused at 2:51 AM on September 20, 2011


Congrats! Rosalie, like all great names, starts with R.
posted by chunking express at 4:47 AM on September 20, 2011


Rosalie!
posted by zizzle at 7:28 AM on September 20, 2011 [10 favorites]


AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She's beautiful!!
posted by zarq at 7:48 AM on September 20, 2011


Cute meter pegged. Adorable, adorable baby!
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:52 AM on September 20, 2011


Congratulations to the whole zizzle family. AWWWWWW. And yes, zizzle, you are a superstar!!
posted by angiep at 8:27 AM on September 20, 2011


Yah, congratulations. She's beautiful.
posted by alms at 10:08 AM on September 20, 2011


This makes me realize that the next metafilter t-shirt order needs to include onesies. I'd get one for Rosalie, but they don't exist yet.
posted by alms at 10:09 AM on September 20, 2011


Adorazizzle!
posted by pemberkins at 10:22 AM on September 20, 2011


Congrats. :)
posted by darth_tedious at 10:59 AM on September 20, 2011


This makes me realize that the next metafilter t-shirt order needs to include onesies. I'd get one for Rosalie, but they don't exist yet.

BabyFilter?
I [rattle] MetaFilter?
posted by Madamina at 11:13 AM on September 20, 2011


Mazel Tov!
posted by trip and a half at 12:21 PM on September 20, 2011


Congrats Zizzle& Dr E!

Rosalie was my great aunt's name
posted by brujita at 5:59 PM on September 20, 2011


And Rosalie goes so well with the last name "Zizzle."

Congratulations! Hope you're getting some well-earned rest.
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:06 PM on September 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


OMG she looks like Winston Churchill! (only kidding! Congratulations!)
posted by Wilder at 5:02 AM on September 21, 2011


Congratulations on all your hard work! You now have guilt trip material for the next 50 years. Mwa ha ha ha...

Looking forward to pictures!
posted by maryr at 7:16 AM on September 21, 2011


Late to the party but congratulations! After a labor like that you know you can do ANYTHING! Looking forward to the pix!
posted by leslies at 4:14 AM on September 22, 2011


More Pics Here

And I'm sure there will be thousands more to come!
posted by zizzle at 7:30 AM on September 22, 2011


Those pictures? So adorable that I think my tubes just untied themselves. YAY BABIES!

Then I remembered newborn-induced sleep deprivation, and my tubes lashed themselves into a Gordian knot again. I hope she's a champion sleeper for you!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:41 AM on September 22, 2011


Woohoo! Congrats!
posted by rmd1023 at 10:58 AM on September 23, 2011


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