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A Baby Girl for Jon Stewart

A Baby Girl for Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart and wife Tracey
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02/07/2006 12:30PM

Daily Show host Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey welcomed a healthy baby girl, their second child, over the weekend, Comedy Central announced in a posting on the network's Web site.

"Mom, dad, baby and big brother are all doing great," the site says. Stewart, 43, and Tracey, a 38-year-old veterinary technician, had their first child, Nathan Thomas, in July 2004.

As for their new daughter, "Maggie Rose Stewart was born on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan and she was 6 lbs., 9 oz.," Stewart's spokesman, Matt Labov, tells PEOPLE.

Stewart took Monday night off from his satiric news show but was expected back at his desk Tuesday, according to the posting on Comedy Central.

Last October, while appearing on David Letterman's Late Show, Stewart expressed some reservations about parenting a daughter. "I don't know that much about women," said Stewart. "A boy child, I feel like I'll know how to deal with it if he has a problem. I'll just be able to say to him, 'Well, repress it,' and he will hopefully swallow that, as I have. And then you figure you have 30 years before it comes out over dinner where somebody spills the gravy and then you're like 'I hate you!'

"A girl, she's going to want me to have tea with her and her panda. Like, what am I going to do with that?" he added.

Whether or not Stewart wants to join in, the little girl will have plenty of room for tea parties: Last year, the TV star – who is hosting the Oscars next month – paid $5.8 million for a 6,000 sq. ft. loft in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood for his family and their two pets.

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