As mentioned last week, I went and had our sweet Miss Camryn last Wednesday. She is beyond precious and although the chaos of life with four little boys and now a little girl has not ended, we are absolutely eating up our time with a cuddly, snuggly, sweet-smelling newborn.

Because I am spending eternal amounts of time parked on the couch feeding the babe and simultaneously attempting to read books and give the dudes their allotment of attention, I will be checked out of blogging – hit and miss here and there – for a bit. But I wanted to let you all know that while I may be a little slow in answering comments and questions, I am nothing if not prepared, and I worked around the clock before Camryn arrived to post recipes regularly for you – all of which are currently prescheduled and waiting in queue for your viewing pleasure. And I have to say there are some doozies coming up. So while I may be in and out of blogging for awhile, continue to enjoy the recipes that will be automatically posting and know I’ll be back in the saddle again soon.

But really, can you blame me for temporarily abandoning you for this?

Love your guts…all of you! Thanks for your support.

208 Responses to Baby, Baby!

  1. She is beautiful, Mel. I’m sure you are loving your time with your little girl. Enjoy!

  2. Kensi says:

    She is just perfect Mel!!!! Congrats!! Enjoy your snuggle time!

  3. Those cheeks! I can’t stand it!! She’s so cute! Congrats, again!

  4. Kim in MD says:

    Oh, Mel! Camryn is so beautiful! She has the sweetest little nose, and that hair! The photo of your son holding Camryn is precious. Thanks for working so hard during your pregnancy to ensure new posts after your baby was born. Enjoy every single minute with your baby girl and family!

  5. Wow, I’ve been a bit disconnected with bloggy-land myself ~ I hadn’t even realized that you were expecting! Congratulations; your little girl is absolutely precious. What a blessing. Enjoy your time with her!

  6. kandi victorino says:

    Enjoy every minute with that sweet baby, and don’t worry about us. We’ll be okay. πŸ™‚

  7. Jessie says:

    She is precious!!! Love all her hair.

  8. Mame M says:

    She’s SO CUTE!!!!!! I love those chubby chubster cheeks!!

  9. Amy K says:

    Absolutely, can’t blame you one bit. She’s adorable! Congrats!

  10. Congratulations!! So precious and adorable! xoxo

  11. RC says:

    Congratulations! She is so beautiful! Enjoy your new little one!

  12. Deb says:

    What an amazing blessing, enjoy every last minute πŸ™‚

  13. Natalie in Maryland says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy every minute.

  14. Charlotte Moore says:

    She is beautiful!!! So much hair! Just adorable!

    GOD BLESS!!!

  15. Barb says:

    Treasure each moment as time moves by so fast….

  16. melissa says:

    Super congrats Mel! So happy for you and your family! Let me know if you need anything. Love ur guts back!!

  17. Tracee says:

    Don’t blame you at all! Enjoy this most precious time! We brought Lilly home from China at six months. She was only 15 pounds and 24″, couldn’t sit up by herself, had only had formula, and couldn’t roll over…so she’s was our “newborn”. By the end of our first week in China, she was sitting up by herself and rolling over! She just needed a little attention and some core strengthening and she took off from there!

    Just post some pics now and then so we can get our baby fix!!

  18. Renee says:

    Congratulations! I can’t imagine doing all you do already without having a newborn. Bless you for doing it with a newborn too! Whew! Makes me worn out just thinking about it. Camryn is beautiful. She will have 4 protective brothers looking over her. I feel bad for her first boyfriend. πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your time of rest…well I am sure you aren’t really resting, but you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

  19. Betty says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy every minute.

  20. Shelley C says:

    She is indeed beautiful!!!! Love those frosted highlights in her hair. My oldest son has 4 boys and then their girl came…they were all just here for a week of visiting…my lap isn’t large enough for all the little ones gathered around for reading…this Oma loves reading! Had a granddaughter born two days ago too, so baby sat the two older brothers for the last few days….great Oma therapy!’

  21. JRodgers says:

    I have had my 5th child 7 months ago and your recipes have helped give me tons of dinner ideas at a time when my brain isn’t quite back to “normal”. Thank you for your hard work an congratulations to your whole family. It sounds like your family is enjoying her as much as mine is enjoying our Corinne!

  22. Leigh Anne says:

    What a doll! And those chubby cheeks…..just priceless! Enjoy your time and I’ll sure enjoy your upcoming posts! Take all the time you need….we will be here when ya’ get back πŸ™‚ Congrats!

  23. Rhonda says:

    Way to go!! Enjoy her, little girls are very sweet. Thanks
    for the pictures! She is so cute. Beautiful hair!!

  24. linda says:

    You are truly blessed! What a beautiful little girl with so many big brothers to love her and protect her. Enjoy this special time-it is all too fleeting when you look back.

  25. Melissa says:

    Congratulations! What a joy. Enjoy your precious time with your family. What a blessing!

  26. Patricia says:

    What a beautiful little doll! Congratulations to you all. Have so much fun with her because those babies are not there very long. Pretty soon she will be like a kitten and turn into a cat–a nice one, of course, but, still a cat. There is so little time between birth and 18. Enjoy every moment.

    Yesterday was my birthday. I spent part of it with one son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. It was so very sweet to have the five-year old want to sit on my lap and snuggle and say “I love you” and “Happy Birthday, Grammie!” a hundred times. I hope the same for you with your little family.

  27. twisterfish says:

    Beautiful baby! Congratulations!!!

  28. Martha says:

    What a beautiful baby girl. Enjoy!

  29. Lucy says:

    She is so very precious. Congratulations!

  30. keri says:

    Precious. Congrats Mel!

  31. Erin Gifford says:

    Congrats, Mel! She is beautiful! Warm wishes from the entire ZipList team!

    -Erin πŸ™‚

  32. Melanie Miller says:

    She is precious and beautiful! Congrats! Thank you for working so hard beforehand for us, you are amazing.

  33. Diane Siniscalchi says:

    Congratulations on the birth of beautiful little Camryn! Enjoy every precious moment with your little ones!

  34. Ruchita says:

    Congrats! Your little girl is adorable.

  35. Teresa R. says:

    She is absolutely beautiful! That hair! Those cheeks! God bless you and your family.

  36. alicia says:

    Mel, you amaze me! Blessings to you and your gorgeous family!

  37. JaNae says:

    She is so precious! Congratulations!

  38. Melissa L. says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! I am just days away from delivering my own little bundle of joy. We’re having our first boy and my two girls couldn’t be more excited about his arrival (they are 11 & 7)!

  39. A Corb says:

    Congrats on the beautiful baby girl! Enjoy your well-diserved time off; and let those sweet boys of yours pamper you and shower your new little one with loves and kisses.

  40. toni says:

    She is just adorable!! I would be holding her all day while you can. They grow up so fast. Enjoy her and the time with the rest of your family. Congratulations!!

  41. Oh gosh, Mel! She’s beautiful! And perfect! And sweet!
    Take your time on that couch with that little bundle of joy! πŸ™‚

    Congrats! πŸ™‚

  42. Candy says:

    Congratulations – So many blessings! Make sure to take enough time to enjoy God’s little gifts… can always wait. Time flies by so fast with children- you don’t want to look back and regret choosing work over hugs and kisses. You will know when it is timeto come back to us in blogland…. Until then just snuggle and remember to take a little time for yourself.

  43. Cotton says:

    Whew! Bet you are happy that is done. Love the pics of the sweet baby with enough hair for every conceivable hair do dah ever made! lol

  44. Stephanie says:

    She is DARLING!!! Congrats!

  45. renee says:

    Oh my, you have such a gorgeous baby girl! I’m so happy for you and each one of those big brothers. Snuggle up and enjoy!

  46. Ashley says:

    Congrats Mel !!! She is darling

  47. Tina says:

    So happy for you.Dont mind us we can wait while you are having Mommy time.Its the best!Congratulations!

  48. Yvette says:

    A big congrats! She is gorgeous! Love the au-natural mohawk!

  49. grace says:

    what a doll! congrats on the little gal, mel, and i love your choice of name!

  50. Joyce says:

    She is beautiful! So glad you’re enjoying this special time. Congratulations!!

  51. Deborah says:

    She is adorable! Congratulations, Mel!

  52. sharlin says:

    she’s beautiful. congratulations and enjoy your time off!!

  53. momgateway says:

    What a wonderful blessing! Congratulations, my dear.

  54. The Farm Girl says:

    She is beautiful. Congrats to your family!! πŸ™‚

  55. Melanie says:

    Congratulations! She is so precious- I just want to squish those little cheeks! Thank you for all of your fabulous recipes, and enjoy your time with your family.

  56. Jen M says:

    Congrats! She is a doll! Enjoy every last minute you have with her! Thanks so much for your awesome blog! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, this is my go-to blog for recipes. Seriously 90% of recipes I make that aren’t family ones are from this blog and it never fails when I take one of your recipes somewhere for others to eat that I have to send them your way ’cause they wanna know where I got it. You are the best!

  57. Bex says:

    Congratulations Mel and family, what a beautiful child. Lovely name, too. Thank you from all of us for your efforts here. Love your blog and recipes. Big (((hugs))) to you all.

  58. Sandi says:

    Holy crap. That is a cute newborn. You don’t find many of those!

  59. Holly says:

    Congrats! Enjoy the extra snuggling! All is right with the world when one is holding a sleeping baby. πŸ™‚

  60. Tami says:

    When I had my last baby I realized that dishes and laundry and errands and cooking and cleaning and homework and chaos are always there BUT a newborn is not. So enjoy her, put life on pause as long as you can and stick your lips into that newborn neck and kiss away. Oh those cheeks. We love your guts right back.

  61. tonya says:

    Precious. I am so happy for all of you!!!!

  62. Jo says:

    How very precious! Love her name and her hair! Thanks for thinking of us… don’t know what I’d do without your blog! Jo

  63. What a beautiful addition to your brood of boys! I bet they’re already so protective and adoring of her! Congratulations to you all!

  64. Jamie says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  65. Congrats on the new arrival and I hope you enjoy every moment of your baby! She is adorable. Good luck balancing everything in your life for the next little while…

  66. Connie says:

    Congratulations!!!! She is gorgeous! Hope you get the chance to relax too! Rest when you can. Hugs to everyone! πŸ™‚

  67. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations, Mel! She’s beautiful! Enjoy every minute, and take lots of pictures. We’ll all want to see her and her brothers when you get back. πŸ™‚

  68. g says:

    Congrats, enjoy your time with the baby. She is adorable.

  69. She is absolutely adorable!! Go take the time to enjoy your family, we’ll be here when you get back πŸ˜€

  70. Caroline Merrell says:

    congratulations!!! she is a beautiful baby! love all the dark hair!! hope you have a speedy recovery!

  71. Kathy says:

    Oh my, what an adorable little girl! Congratulations and don’t feel a bit guilty about taking a break from blogging – your precious family is the most important. Thanks for all you do for your audience and don’t worry, we’ll be here when you get back. Enjoy this time!!!!!

  72. Jill Zamojcin says:

    Mel, your daughter is beautiful!! Congratulations!!

  73. Kathy McRay says:

    Congratulations, she is beautiful.

  74. DEE says:

    Oh my!!!!!!! She is adorable! And I love how she fills the lap of her big brother!! πŸ™‚

    You know… goes to show just how wonderful you are…for pre-scheduling recipes to come to us even when we would all understand WHY you’ve dropped off the face of the earth….but THANK YOU for doing that.

    I wish there was something we could do for you during this busy busy time from behind our computers…..after all….you’ve helped us all tremendously in our cooking lives!

    Just know that we are sending you lots and lots of strength and hugs to all your little ones.

  75. Shannon says:

    See if so beautiful. And yes, enjoy every second. You are a blessed family.

  76. Ruth says:

    This is the first time that I have written, but I just wanted you to know that my heart sings when I think of you and your husband with your adorable newborn baby girl and those precious little boys. May God bless each of you!!

    Also, thank you for all the wonderfully written recipes, detailed instructions, and pictures. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoy each of them and how I look forward to each and every post!! I am always amazed at those, like you, who are so willing to share their favorite recipes and talents with all of us. Thank you, Mel.

  77. Karen Durfee says:

    She is beautiful. I have a girl too, you are so blessed.

  78. Monica says:

    Oh my goodness she is so adorable and squishy! You do good work. Enjoy those little newborn snuggles!

  79. Melanie C. says:

    what a blessing she is!!! enjoy your time, you know we will always be here!!

    boy, that little girl is one lucky duck, with FOUR little knights who are going to spend their lives protecting her!

  80. Congrats! Every family needs atleast one little girl! My sister had 5 boys…and then gave up. I tell her every day she needs to try it one more time {I told her that with the last two…and they were both boys}. They will all make great missionaries on day! I have six little kiddos myself…one boy on each end and 4 girls in the middle. It will amaze you how different a little girl will be! I am excited for you!

  81. Krissy Thomas says:

    Beautiful! congratulations!!

  82. Rachel says:

    Hurrah!!! Congrats!! bring on the pink!!!!!! She is heaven!!

  83. Lorelei says:

    Congratulations on your little girl! You are truly a marvel. Caring for all those kids and a newborn and still looking after us to boot! And even if you don’t feel sometimes that everything you do is appreciated with the little ones, we certainly have appreciated all your help in helping to feed our families!!!

  84. ChrissieK says:

    I LOVE that you are abandoning us for such sweetness! I’m sure we will all survive πŸ™‚

    Blessings to you and that darling girl. Welcome to parenting girls…… oh so different …… πŸ™‚

  85. michelle says:

    CONGRATS, Mel!! She is a gorgeous addition to your family! And, it is never to early to start whispering your best recipes in her sweet little ears!

  86. Tanya says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful. I know she’ll make a great sous-chef. Take care.

  87. amy says:

    Congratulations! She is beyond beautiful :). Enjoy these precious days with your sweet baby girl!

  88. Shannon says:

    SO glad you are taking a break! You need one! Congrats on your beautiful girl. Your dedication to this blog is an inspiration–I don’t know how you found the time to schedule recipes for your break. Thanks for all you do! Enjoy your beautiful new baby and time with your boys!

  89. Jenny says:

    You’re awesome.
    (and good job! your recipe for babies is TOPS)

  90. Rita says:

    What a true blessing! Enjoy your time with your family.

  91. Rosalee says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  92. Valerie A. H. says:

    She’s so beautiful! Can I have her???? Many blessings to all of you! Take good care of yourself too!

  93. Barbi says:

    Congratulations, Mel (& fam)! She is so chunky and cute! And her hair! too precious. πŸ™‚

  94. Jamy says:

    CONGRATS! She is soooo beautiful! I love the dark hair! You are amazing. I’ll leave it at that. πŸ˜‰

  95. Patricia says:

    Welcome, Camryn to our little bit of the Universe! You will be sooooo loved and looked after with Mom, Dad and four big brothers around you constantly waiting on you for every command.
    Mel, enjoy all the moments you can with your new baby! We as blog watchers will be kept happy, I know.
    Blessings on all of you!

  96. Heather says:

    Melanie, she is perfect! Congratulations on having another sweet bundle of joy. She is just beautiful! Thanks for serving us all so much, too. You are wonderful!!

  97. Jennifer says:

    So, so sweet! Enjoy that time parked on the couch with your new babe. It passes so quickly. Congrats! (I usually leave your blog hungry. Today I have an intense need to find a newborn to snuggle.)

  98. Kate says:

    Really happy for you and your family! She is beautiful.

  99. Rachael says:

    What a sweet baby girl! Congratulations! I love those very generously portioned cheeks. πŸ˜€ MMmm – cannot at all blame you for wanting to spend all your time snuggling that cute little babe. Her cheeks look edible . . . I’d snack on them all day. hahaha

  100. Michelle Barber says:

    Congrats a million times over! Don’t let anything distract you from that awesome little family of yours. You are an inspiration.

  101. Karen says:

    Congratulations! Enjoy your time with your family. Camryn is beautiful!

  102. Camille says:

    She is precious, Mel!!! I didn’t even know you were expecting…where have I been? Oh…probably in pregnancy mode myself, with my 5th baby : ) I have 7 more weeks to go, and don’t blame you a bit for wanting spend all your time with her…newborns are the best!!! Congrats!!!!

  103. Michelle H says:

    Welcome to the world little one πŸ™‚ Mel take all the time you need πŸ™‚ Those days go oh so quickly!

  104. Amber says:

    Super duper precious! Thanks for all the yummy recipes.

  105. Stephanie says:

    I too had a group of boys and then a sweet little girl. We called her our “beautiful bundle of pink perfection!” She has added so much to our home…enjoy every moment of your beautiful baby girl.

  106. Congrats again to you and your family! Camryn is beautiful and of course you deserve time to spend with her and your family. Enjoy these precious moments while she is still small. Look forward to seeing all the recipes you have been working hard and cooking up and preparing for the upcoming weeks.

  107. Sara says:

    Congratulations to you!

  108. Tiffany says:

    Congrats!!! She is so precious!! As much as I love your blog I don’t blame you and take all the time you need! You defiantly can’t get that time back! Congrats again to you and your sweet family!

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  110. Michelle says:

    Congratulations, Mel. She is beautiful. You are amazing to have thought of all of us while nesting and awaiting her arrival by putting posts in the queue. It sounds like you are soaking up all the goodness of this sweet time–you deserve every second. Don’t give a second thought to your fans; just know that we will be here when you are back up-and-at-em, even if the prescheduled recipes run out. You are my favorite blog and I don’t want you burning out!! Best wishes for peace, rest, and patience with yourself over the coming year. πŸ™‚

  111. Mackenzie Byersdorf says:

    She is so precious! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. She’s going to have some great big brothers to protect her πŸ™‚

  112. liz pabst says:

    oh mel, shes beautiful! sorry ive neglected our emails. without bogging you down with my issues as part of this should be purely congratulatory comment, harris’ surgery got canceled in lieu of 4 times a week therapy and it has been my whole life. i’m so happy camryn is here safe and sound and hope you are all doing well. let’s catch up soon.

  113. Tanya says:

    Yay she’s here! What a sweetie! Congrats! After three boys… we got TWO little girls! So different from raising boys. πŸ™‚ Enjoy her every minute… they grow so fast! πŸ™

    Oh, just a heads up: I attended Women’s Conf @ BYU last week and in the dinning in/meal planning class the presenter recommended your blog… so you should have about 1000 new readers. πŸ™‚ I was like: “Yes, she’s awesome! Go read her blog!” Thanks for all your hard work! Love your recipes!

  114. Julianne says:

    Baha, THE CHEEKS!

    I love her I love her I love her.

  115. Alyssa B says:

    Congratulations! She’s precious. I’ve got about a month to go with my 2nd, this is going to make me more impatient to see mine (we don’t know the gender)!

  116. Stefani says:

    Holy Cheeks, Mel! I love me some chunky babies! And by the way, showering everyday by 9am is totally overrated. Enjoy your little babe.

  117. Devona says:

    Abandon away!! She is so precious, I’m not sure you’ll ever be able to make it back, but I hope you do! Enjoy your time with the new addition and those cute boys, too!

  118. Liann says:

    Congrats!! Enjoy this WONDERFUL time with that new baby girl. I love your blog and you seem like a fabulous Mommy. πŸ™‚

  119. Jeanene says:

    What an adorable little bundle! Congratulations to all of you.

  120. TrishInFL says:

    Her cheeks!! I just love her cheeks! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl.

  121. Cathy says:

    Adorable sweet new baby! Of course you are loving your time with her. Now if only we could make some of your recipes to bring over to your house, so you can rest and enjoy Camryn and “the boys”.

    Blessings to all of you! Cathy

  122. Kimiko says:

    She is adorable! Congrats Mel!

  123. Debbie says:

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful. My baby #4 just turned 1 (a whole month ago!) and even though I held her for about 90% of the year, it went by too fast. Keep snuggling her!! Thanks for all the great recipes. I rarely comment (if ever??), but you are on my reader and I love the posts.

  124. Stacie D. says:

    Congratulations! Hooray for baby girls! Hope you are resting up and managing well. It’s a whirlwind! (My baby girl, after two boys, is two months old…I’m still adjusting!) I was sure you would have planned ahead and pre-posted some recipes, but you didn’t have to. There’s no chance you’re losing my interest in your wonderful blog!

  125. Debbie says:

    Congrats! She is so precious! Enjoy your special time with her!

  126. Mel says:

    So adorable little girl! Congrats!

  127. Megan says:

    She is absolutely adorable! Congrats on your new addition!

  128. Heidi says:

    Mel- We love your guts too! So happy for you and definitely don’t begrudge you spending time with your kids, especially your new little cutie who needs Mama so much. I am expecting my first girl after 3 boys in a couple of months and I am so excited and overwhelmed with all the preparations. Thank you for taking all that time before baby to keep your blog fresh, really you have so many great recipes from the past that I haven’t gotten to yet that I would be fine with recaps. Enjoy your new baby girl & your big boys!
    Heidi in Idaho

  129. She is such a cute, chubby baby!! How much did she weigh? Those cheeks make her look so grown up and well fed already! Thanks for posting pictures, she is darling!! Enjoy your break from deserve it! Just enjoy her, they grow way too fast πŸ™‚ Glad everything went well!

  130. Lindsay says:

    She is an absolute princess. I love, love, love her hair! πŸ™‚ Please take your time in getting back to blogging……she is worth more than new recipes. But with that said, I’ll miss your posts. I’m a regular MWF blog checker! πŸ™‚

  131. Enjoy that time with her — she’s absolutely precious & I love the name πŸ™‚

    Congrats again, Mel!

  132. Erin says:

    Congrats. I am the youngest of 5 and the only girl. I have 4 brothers and I loved it. You will love having a girl.

  133. Cammee says:

    I wouldn’t get anything done with that precious angel in my house. She is so beautiful, with perfect little round features, and that hair! Enjoy her. May is a slacker month for cooking anyway, it’s sooooo dang busy!

  134. Susanne says:

    Your baby is adorable. Take time to be with your family. This time is soooo precious!

  135. Lisa says:

    Congratulations!! What a sweet angel. Enjoy being on cloud nine!!

  136. Carmen says:

    She is GORGEOUS! Yes, take good care of her! Newborns are time consuming but enjoy every precious moment!

  137. Megan says:

    congrats! I bet you can’t wait to dress her up!

  138. Molly Pickett says:

    Congratulations! She’s a doll. I love your blog and cook delicious things all the time thanks for you! Take as much time as you need to be with your family. Best wishes!

  139. Shelli says:

    Those pictures actually make me consider another one! She is SO incredibly precious! Enjoy your time with her!

  140. Leah says:

    Congrats Mel – and family! A huge welcome to Camryn too! All of you – Blessed Be.

  141. karla says:

    Congrats!!!!! she is absolutely adorable πŸ™‚

  142. Alisha says:

    There is seriously nothing like the first couple of weeks home with a newborn. I love it. The Spirit is so strong as you meet & get to know this precious little gift from Heaven. Its my favorite time of life, ever. So special. Enjoy! xo

  143. Lila says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure your boys are thrilled (they were right after all!). So glad to hear you’re taking some time off and will continue to gobble up the recipes posted in the meantime!

  144. Teresa says:

    So so precious! Welcome to the world Camryn! What most of us readers would do to be able to spend one day in your household with your family and your mommy. Her food inspires us all to live better! Enjoy that sweet precious baby love!

  145. Tracey says:

    Oh my, she is SOOO darling! I just want to snuggle those chubby little cheeks! And are you kidding me with all that hair? SO CUTE!
    P.S. I’ve heard if you lay them on a silk blanket it will make is so they don’t rub their hair off and get a bald spot!…hey, it’s worth a shot huh? πŸ™‚

  146. Brooke says:

    Oh how kissable those cheeks look! BIG congratulations to your sweet family Thanks for all you do for us and share with us. WE sure do love your guts, too! Enjoy every minute with your little Angel.

  147. Veronica says:

    Congratulations on your precious baby girl! I’m sure you were ready for another female in the family after four boys-lol! What a blessing–enjoy your time with her while she’s tiny, you know all too well how fast they grow up. Congrats again!

  148. Debra Kapellakis says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! CONGRATULATIONS!

  149. Kellie says:

    Congrats! So happy for you!

  150. Jenn says:

    Congratulations on Camryn’s arrival!! She’s beautiful!

    I agree with a previous poster, I now have an intense urge to find a newborn (or heck, an older baby even) to snuggle. At 13 and 10, my boys don’t let me snuggle anymore! πŸ™

    Enjoy this time and we’ll enjoy the posts as they get posted!

  151. Clarissa Meegan says:

    What a beautiful baby girl! And look at those cheeks! Congratulations!

  152. Kerri says:

    Congratulations on your little girl! She is so adorable and cuddly. I’m so happy for you and your family. Enjoy this time to the fullest!

  153. Holly says:

    Congratulations! She’s so cute. I’m sure the guys at your house are smitten with her.

  154. Jessica says:

    What a gorgeous baby! Congrats!

  155. Congratulations! She is too dang cute. Enjoy your time with her, it goes by way too fast!

  156. Heather says:

    Oh my gosh, your baby is BEAUTIFUL!! I have to admit, I am a little bit jealous of her. I wish I had older brothers. You are going to have so much fun over the years! Enjoy!

  157. tammy says:

    she is so stinkin’ cute…just want to “squish” her. Love ya!

  158. Mel, she is beautiful!! Enjoy every moment with her, and don’t worry about us!

  159. JoAnn says:

    Congrats! And enjoy your time off with your newest.

  160. Catherine says:

    Congratulations. Take your time…take ALL the time.

  161. Karen says:

    She is precious and what a blessing! Enjoy these moments.

  162. Heather W says:

    So beautiful! I have always been amazed that you’ve been able to blog with four children as it was! I have been following your blog for a few years now and have made many of your recipes. (you’ve always been my favorite food blogger, shhhh…. ;))
    Enjoy being with your babies, we will be here when you’re ready.

  163. Brooke says:

    She’s absolutely beautiful! Wishing you sleep and many precious moments!

  164. Mary says:

    Many happy and beautiful things have just arrived in your life! You make sure to take care of yourself too. Oh that picture just makes my heart tender.

  165. The sweetest addition to your already beautiful family Mel! Enjoy your time with her.

  166. Kristin says:

    Congratulations!! she is simply adorable! πŸ™‚

  167. Nicole Peck says:

    Oh so precious!! Congratulations!

  168. Cari says:

    She’s so beautiful! Enjoy this precious time!

  169. Tiffany says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful. Enjoy your time with her and snuggle her for us.

  170. Bethany says:

    She is precious! Enjoy every minute of it. You know by now that it goes by way too fast!

  171. Katrina Clark says:

    Congratulations! She is a cutie and I love her cheeks! Enjoy your time with her! And best wishes for your family!

  172. robin wieder says:

    gorgeous little wee one…enjoy your time with that adorable little deserve it…and they all need your 100% attention!! hugs to you all:-)

  173. Jackie says:

    She’s ridiculously adorable. Congrats mama on your newest little sweetheart . Rest when u can and snuggle lots for all of us without itty bittys in our houses.

  174. Amy says:

    No doubt she’s just as yummy as everything else you post! Eat her right up…

  175. Nicole says:

    Oh she’s beautiful! Congratulations! Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  176. Cathy Heckman says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your time, they grow up so fast. Now it’s time to teach all those boys how to treat their baby sister like a princess!

  177. Lindsay says:

    So beautiful! I definitely can’t blame you for taking a break to enjoy your beautiful addition to your family!

  178. Kim S. says:

    My God, that first picture is absolutely frame worthy! ADORABLE! Congratulations, Mel!

  179. Steph says:

    Congratulations! And yay for a girl! (we got our little lady after 3 boys, so I’ll bet I can guess how excited everyone at your house is for a daughter/sister)

  180. Lisa says:

    Congratulations to you and your family on your new baby girl! She is beautiful. Best wishes for your new addition!

  181. Em says:

    I love her hair!!! She is a doll, and I don’t blame you for taking as much time as you need – congrats again

  182. Jen I says:

    What?!? You managed a girl after 4 boys? LUCKY!! Maybe I won’t give up. πŸ™‚ Congratulations!!

  183. Natalie Joyner says:

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful!! I am an avid follower of your blog and love all your recipes. Two years ago I had my first little girl after 4 boys as well. Its so wonderful and it just keeps getting better. Enjoy your precious baby and family!!

  184. Stacie A. says:

    She is so precious!! I love all that hair. πŸ™‚ Enjoy this special time with her. Don’t hurry back!

  185. Congratulations! She is precious!

  186. Congrats on your new baby girl!! She is so adorable and looks so sweet. I’m so happy for your family. Little babies just bring a bit of heaven to home πŸ™‚ I haven’t commented before, but wanted to let you know your website has saved me so many times and every recipe I have tried has been AWESOME! My husband and kids LOVE it all and I’m so excited to keep trying new recipes. My kids call our house “the Winkler restaurant” now because they love the new recipes I’ve tried from your website. Thanks again so much!

  187. jmposti4 says:

    Congrats! What a beautiful baby!!

  188. Stacy says:

    She is perfectly perfect in every way!

  189. Mimi says:

    Congratulations! I wish you the best with you new one and I don’t blame you ONE bit! Enjoy her to pieces!

  190. Kara says:

    Congratulations! She is an absolute doll! Enjoy your time “off” (haha) and get lots and lots of snuggle time!

  191. Lisa J. says:


  192. Such a beautiful baby, congrats again!

  193. Fairlight says:

    Congratulations! She’s precious. Welcome baby Camryn.

  194. Sandra Warner says:

    Beautiful and so precious. Enjoy her while you can! πŸ™‚

  195. Anne says:

    She is beautiful, Mel! Welcome to a whole new world of mothering! Girls are so wonderful, and lucky for you two ladies, you have some fabulous handsome helpers. Enjoy every second. Even though we all miss your miraculous kitchen goodness (and are beyond impressed that you scheduled recipe posts ahead of time), we might scold you if you come back too soon.

  196. Christina says:

    Congratulations, Mel! Hope you’re able to soak up this sweet time and enjoy having a girl after all of those boys!

  197. Roberta says:

    She is beautiful. What a great blessing from God. Congratulations.

  198. Denise Hubbard says:

    Mel, I’ve been following your site for some time, but had no idea you had 4 boys and now a girl. She is adorable! Enjoy your time with your family. It goes by so fast!

  199. Amy Duke says:

    We have four boys and just had a baby girl too! It is the absolute best!!! I can echo your sentiments. Spend all the time in the world snuggling and enjoying her. You deserve it! Having a girl after all those boys (though we love them to pieces!) is such a blessing. We are enjoying every single moment we have with her. She is worth the wait–and then some! Congratulations to you!

  200. Erin says:

    Woahh! Love the hair<3 sweet baby!!!

  201. scrappysue says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! 5 babies AND an awesome blog – how do u find the time ? i love getting your blog posts in my inbox and use several of your recipes. i wish you wis with your gorgeous family and baby girl. did you know the chances of you having a girl after 4 boys is probably less than 10% – go you!!!

  202. Lorry says:

    While all babies are gifts, there are some that are just amazingly beautiful! Wow, you certainly have one…she is adorable. Best wishes to the entire family with the new little one πŸ™‚

  203. Jamie says:

    Congratulations, she is beautiful! Take all the time you need and a special thanks for going the extra mile to have so many scheduled posts!

  204. Gen says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl Melanie! She is so precious! Wow, I can’t imagine how you juggle having 5 kids and keeping up with this blog. I am a mother of three kids and there are times when everything seems so crazy! =) But you inspire me to be a better mom, starting with the meals I prepare for my family. Meals that are easy and nutritious, plus super yummy! =) That way, I can have more time for them as well. thank you Melanie! =)

  205. Michele says:

    She is the perfect…Welcome Camryn!

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