What I’ve Been Cookin’…

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Meet Rosalie Pearl!

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She took us by great surprise almost three weeks early!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

8:33am

5lb, 2oz

Yup, a little peanut!

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Mommy and Daddy are in love. Tired, but in love.

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78 Responses to “What I’ve Been Cookin’…”

  1. 1

    Megan — March 1, 2013 @ 8:04 am Reply

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

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    janet @ the taste space — March 1, 2013 @ 9:12 am Reply

    Congratulations! Parents and babe look gorgeous. :)

    • 2.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

      Thank you Janet!

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    Lori — March 1, 2013 @ 9:27 am Reply

    What a wonderful update! We’re so thrilled for you and your whole family.

    • 3.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

      Thank you Lori, we appreciate it!

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    tj — March 1, 2013 @ 10:01 am Reply

    She is absolutely adorable! :) Congratulations!

    • 4.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      Thanks, so excited for you too!

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    Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious — March 1, 2013 @ 10:08 am Reply

    Stupendous! Congratulations!

    • 5.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      Thank you Dorothy!

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    Tiffany K — March 1, 2013 @ 10:34 am Reply

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations!

    • 6.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

      Thank you Tiffany!

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    Ricki — March 1, 2013 @ 10:39 am Reply

    Huge congrats to both of you! She is totally precious. That ribbon–oh my! Too sweet. Enjoy every second! xo

    • 7.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

      Thanks Ricki! We are so in love with her!

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    Heather @ Heather's Dish — March 1, 2013 @ 10:43 am Reply

    SUCH a little beauty!!! Congratulations mama :)

    • 8.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

      Thank you Heather!

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    Maggie — March 1, 2013 @ 11:33 am Reply

    Yay! I am so excited for you guys. She’s so beautiful Cara, and you and Ben look so happy holding her. Life is good, isn’t it? xoxoxo

    • 9.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

      Thank you Maggie! Life is great. Exhausting, but great.

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story — March 1, 2013 @ 11:36 am Reply

    Wow, Cara!! Congratulations!!! 3 weeks early – what a surprise and total joy. She’s a doll. Enjoy this special time as a family of three!!

    • 10.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

      Thanks Emily! It is awesome, awesome but exhausting :) You must be so excited to meet your little one!

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    Cassie — March 1, 2013 @ 11:48 am Reply

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

    • 11.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

      Thank you Cassie!

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    Bree — March 1, 2013 @ 11:53 am Reply

    Many congrats! She is just perfect. I love her hair.
    My little lady peanut was 5 lb 4 oz and 3 weeks early :)

    • 12.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

      Thank you Bree! Hope all is well with your little ones :)

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    christine — March 1, 2013 @ 11:55 am Reply

    wow! mega congratulations – she’s beautiful, and so healthy looking – must be that great diet she’s been receiving from you:) I’m so envious – my baby’s 30 now! Enjoy her and make the most of your precious time with her:) x

    • 13.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

      Thank you Christine! I like to think she is small but strong :)

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    Alisa — March 1, 2013 @ 1:13 pm Reply

    What an adorable family! Congrats to both of you Cara!

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    Emily — March 1, 2013 @ 1:16 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! She’s gorgeous :D

    • 15.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

      Thank you Emily!

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    Jeanne @JollyTomato — March 1, 2013 @ 1:35 pm Reply

    Congrats, Cara – She is absolutely beautiful! And what a lovely name! Wishing you all the best!

    • 16.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Jeanne!

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    Shannon — March 1, 2013 @ 3:15 pm Reply

    so cute, congrats!! glad you are all doing well :)

    • 17.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

      Thanks Shannon!

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    Carolyn — March 1, 2013 @ 3:29 pm Reply

    Hello sweet little girl! Look at all that dark hair!

    • 18.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:27 pm

      Thanks Carolyn!

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    Shanon — March 1, 2013 @ 5:20 pm Reply

    Congrats Cara!

    • 19.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

      Thank you Shanon!

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    Bonnie K. — March 1, 2013 @ 6:57 pm Reply

    Congratulations! I can see a little of both of you in your daughter. My first was also early and lower in weight than my second, but you wouldn’t know it now. :)

    • 20.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

      Thanks Bonnie! I think she looks like a good mix of us too :)

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    Jenn Cullen — March 1, 2013 @ 7:20 pm Reply

    Congratulations! What an adorably gorgeous baby, and love the name Rosalie Pearl. Have both an Aunt Rosalie and an Aunt Pearl. Sweet!

    • 21.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

      Thank you Jenn! Glad you like the name :)

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    Lucia — March 1, 2013 @ 8:58 pm Reply

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

    • 22.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

      Thank you Lucia!

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    chrysta — March 1, 2013 @ 9:20 pm Reply

    Congrats! So beautiful!

    • 23.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

      Thank you Chrysta!

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — March 1, 2013 @ 10:40 pm Reply

    She’s beautiful–congratulations!

    • 24.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

      Thanks Natalie!

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    Kate — March 1, 2013 @ 10:41 pm Reply

    I know I’ve already said this, but congratulations!!

    • 25.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

      Thanks Kate! I will be following your Mommy blog posts more closely now!

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    Kelly Jo — March 2, 2013 @ 12:05 am Reply

    CONGRATS!!! She’s adorable!!!

    • 26.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:32 pm

      Thanks Kelly! We think so too :)

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    Ruthie — March 2, 2013 @ 12:17 am Reply

    Congratulations! She’s adorable! Enjoy your precious princess :)

    • 27.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

      Thank you Ruthie!

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    Danielle — March 2, 2013 @ 12:46 am Reply

    Congratulations!! Beautiful!

    • 28.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

      Thanks Danielle!

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    Ruth McAllister — March 2, 2013 @ 1:32 am Reply

    Happy Baby Moon, Family!
    I’ve been a La Leche League Leader for 20 years…feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
    Cheers from Ruth
    ruth.mcall(a)gmail.com

    • 29.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

      Thank you Ruth, I appreciate it!

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    Laura — March 2, 2013 @ 9:43 am Reply

    She’s adorable! Congratulations!

    • 30.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:34 pm

      Thank you Laura!

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) — March 2, 2013 @ 10:52 am Reply

    She is absolutely beautiful Cara! You two did a good job! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!

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    Tyler — March 3, 2013 @ 9:41 am Reply

    Awww, she is so cute! And what a gorgeous name! Congratulations!

    • 32.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

      Thank you Tyler!

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    Cat — March 3, 2013 @ 7:46 pm Reply

    Congratulations to you all! It is such a wonderful exciting time, and she is absolutely gorgeous!!! =’.’=

    • 33.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

      Thanks Cat! Very exciting indeed :)

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    grace — March 4, 2013 @ 6:48 am Reply

    what a sweet name for a super sweet doll of a child! congrats, cara!

    • 34.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

      Thank you Grace! She feels about doll-size right now!

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    Kelsey — March 4, 2013 @ 4:37 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your perfect little blessing, Cara and Ben. I am beyond happy for you two to have all the happiness you’ve dreamed of, worked for, and waited for. Enjoy every precious and fleeting moment!

    • 35.1

      Cara — March 4, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

      Thank you Kelsey, I really appreciate it :)

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    Jeanette — March 4, 2013 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    So precious – congratulations Cara!! Enjoy your little one.

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — March 5, 2013 @ 11:02 pm Reply

    Congratulations Cara! She is absolutely beautiful! :-)

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    Grace — March 8, 2013 @ 12:37 pm Reply

    A huge Congrats to you, Cara & Ben!! She’s just absolutely precious!! A little peanut, for sure – especially compared to my two little ones, who weighed in at 7lb 3oz and 7lbs 11oz
    Enjoy every tired moment – it’s totally amazing! :)

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    Lexie — March 10, 2013 @ 8:01 pm Reply

    Cara … what a precious bundle … congratulations. xoLexie

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    Amber — March 17, 2013 @ 10:28 am Reply

    She is beautiful! Congratulations.

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    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — March 27, 2013 @ 5:39 pm Reply

    Congratulations!! She is precious!!

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    natlee — March 31, 2013 @ 5:37 pm Reply

    Sooooo cute. Mine was 3 weeks early as well and came out at 5 lbs 12 oz. He is 15 now and healthy as a fox.

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    Martha — May 30, 2013 @ 7:18 pm Reply

    She’s beautiful! She looks a lot like her mom. Congratulations!

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