Say Hello To Evelyn Howlett

Yesterday morning at 5-something o'clock Karen woke up in the early stages of labour. Within minutes I'd called the midwifes. Remember last time we'd planned a home birth for Minnie, but left it too late to call and ended up speeding to hospital in an ambulance. Didn't want to repeat that experience.

It was a good job I called so soon, as it had snowed during the night and the midwife on call had to come from a town about 14 miles away, which took her an hour. An hour after she arrived, so did Evelyn.

Here's a photo of her in the style of the one of Felix and of Minnie on the days they were born. She looks a lot more like her brother than her sister.


The birth was all very straight-forward, which I guess it's easy for me to say. Mother and baby are doing well.

My plan is to work from the house for at least this week and just spend an hour or so at the laptop each day to keep on top of things. At least that's the plan.


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    • Richard Shergold
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 06:04 AM

    Congrats Jake!

  1. Congratulations!!!

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    • Dragon Cotterill
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 07:03 AM

    Congratulations. Welcome Evelyn.

    (Unusual name choice. There is a story in there somewhere.)

  2. Hi Jake,


  3. Congrats Jake. You have been blessed again!

  4. Congratulations!

  5. Mazal Tov and congratulations to you all.

  6. Congrats to you all !

  7. Congrats to you and the family. Beautiful baby.

  8. Congratulations to you and the family, Jake! I've got 3 as well. Keeps you on the defensive! :-D Enjoy the family time!!!

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      • Nick
      • Mon 22 Feb 2010 09:21 AM

      I think he has four though...don't want to forget his step daughter.

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    • Sandra Noronha
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 08:38 AM

    Congratulations!! All the best for you and your big family. :)

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    • Manu
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 08:40 AM

    Congrats! have a great time (re)discovering the manual for this one!

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    • Palmi
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 08:46 AM

    Congratulations to you and the family * 4 boys here and enjoy it very much.

  9. Congratulations to you and your family!

  10. Congratulations Jake!

  11. Congratulations!! Hope you both manage to get some sleep this week :-)

  12. Congratulations to you and your wife on welcoming your new addition!!

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    • Jon
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 09:13 AM

    Congratulations to you all.

  13. Many Congrats to all of you

  14. Congratulations, Karen and Jake!

    The world is nothing without kids.

    And most of the time they will bring joy and pleasure ;-)

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    • Niall Durkan
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 09:43 AM

    Congrats Jake, my best to your family

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    • Partha
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 09:45 AM

    Congrats Jake and Family...

  15. Congratulations. All the best to your family.

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    • Rigoberto
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 10:36 AM

    Hello Jack. Congratulations to you and your family....

  16. Hooray! Congratulations and welcome to Evelyn!! My best friends' mum from kindergarten days was named Evelyn. Nice job mom and dad!

  17. Congrats to all of you and welcome to Evelyn!

  18. Congratulations, Jake!

  19. Congrats, kids are awesome....yes they are work but they are a blessing at the same time.

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    • Jono
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 12:49 PM

    Well done Karen (and you Jake!). Welcome to the mad world Evelyn!

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    • Fernando Rodriguez
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 02:00 PM

    Congrats, Jake !!!

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    • Philip King
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 02:01 PM

    Fantastic news, well done Karen! Congratulations to you all.

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    • Chris Harris
    • Mon 22 Feb 2010 04:58 PM

    Congrats to you all!

  20. Congratulations, Jake. All the best to you and yours.


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    • Boyzl
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:18 AM


    Hello Evelyn, have a nice and happy life!

  22. Congratulations to you and your family...

    Evelyn welcome to the new World...

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    • Paul Bassinder
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 04:48 AM


  23. Wooo-hooo!


    I am waiting for "number two" in one month's time - cannot wait!

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    • Alastair Grant
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 07:29 AM

    Congratulations to you both!!

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    • Sean Peters
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 08:23 AM

    Congratulations! I'm glad mother and baby are well.

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    • Caroline
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 09:23 AM

    Evelyn: "hello world"

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    • Eliseo
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 10:04 AM

    Congratulations to Howlett´s familiy......

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    • Bhadresh Desai
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 05:20 PM

    Congratulations to both of you!!!

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    • Aussie Ben
    • Tue 23 Feb 2010 05:30 PM

    Congratulations Jake and (ever-expanding) family!

  24. Congratulations

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    • Rishi
    • Wed 24 Feb 2010 01:56 AM

    Congratulations Jake !

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    • Chris
    • Wed 24 Feb 2010 09:14 AM


  25. Congratulations, Jake and the family! The name "Evelyn" suits her better than "Casper" ;-)

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      • Jake Howlett
      • Thu 25 Feb 2010 07:28 AM


      Funnily enough, Roman was another one of the options Karen came up with a boy.

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    • Jake Howlett
    • Thu 25 Feb 2010 07:41 AM

    Thank you all for your messages! Much appreciated.

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    • Colin
    • Thu 25 Feb 2010 10:26 AM

    Brilliant, congratulations.

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    • Gerald
    • Thu 25 Feb 2010 08:45 PM

    Congrats!!! :)

  26. Congratulations on your new family member, Jake!


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