It’s a Girl!

Written by chanie on August 3rd, 2016

It’s a girl!!!!!! Pink bows and balloons and ribbons and all! It’s baby #5 for my family, but I’m still pinching myself every day, amazed at the miracle of life and so thankful for the blessings of a healthy new baby. I’m so grateful to my husband, who’s holding down the fort while I get some much needed rest. And to my mom, who’s spoiling me with fresh pastries in the morning, and bedside snacks of fresh figs and cookies. Thank you so much for all your mazal tov’s, messages and emails, they mean the world to me!

They say that “Man Plans and God Laughs” and that’s especially so with childbirth. We thought we had our summer all planned out, but my sweet little girl made her entrance five weeks early at a tiny 5 lbs. and 1 oz. Caring for a preemie is a full time job, and getting life figured out for our brood has been a challenge, but thanks to family and friends, we’re finding our new normal. Of course blogging is going to have to take a back seat for a while, so while I take some maternity leave, I’ve got some amazing blogger friends filling in with guest posts each week! I can’t wait to share amazing recipes from talented bloggers including Amy from WhatJewWannaEat, Sina from TheKosherSpoon,  Melissa from LilMissCakes, Miriam from OvertimeCook, Eitan from CookwithChefEitan, Melinda from KitchenTested and Whitney from Jewhungry!

I’ll be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, happy cooking! And don’t forget to follow #babiesfirstdays on Instagram!


Can you guess the babies name? The hint is in the photos!

Post your mazal tov wishes!


34 Comments so far ↓

  1. Mazal Tov! What a beautiful blessing. Is her name Shoshana?

  2. Marlene Kasman says:

    MAZEL TOV! She is absolutely gorgeous!! Wishing you and your family the best of everything!!

  3. Leah Zonenshein says:

    MAzel tov on your newest addition! You should only see nachas from your family. If her name is Rosie or of that nature its’s such a beautiful name! Looking into your blogging contest , just have to get the courage to take the leap.

  4. ruchy says:

    rosie? She is adorable, mazel tov!

  5. robee61 says:

    MazelTov. She is beautiful

  6. Frayda says:

    Mazel Tov Chanie!!! Feel good & I look forward to the guest bloggers. Love the name Rosie!

  7. Deirdre says:

    Raizel? Vered? Rosie? Pinky?
    Mazel tov!

  8. Elana says:

    Mazal tov, she’s beautiful!

  9. Hilary says:

    Vered? Mazal tov!

  10. Rivkah says:

    You beautiful Shoshana… How precious! May she bring nachas to those who will get to know her & love her. Od mea v’esrim!

    Rivkah M

  11. Natalie says:

    Mazel Tov on your beautiful baby girl. May you have much Nachas from her and all your children!
    Aren’t babies the best?!

  12. Halle says:

    Mazel tov!Only nachas

  13. Esta says:

    Raizel? Mazal tov

  14. Risa Davis says:

    Huge Mazel Tov on the birth of your beautiful baby girl!!!!! Xo

  15. Sharon says:

    She is a beauty and the photography is beautiful. Is her name Shoshanna.?

  16. Rachel Kor says:

    She’s absolutely beautiful! We are expecting the first grand baby in our family before Rosh Hashana and are so excited to be in baby mode :) Mazel Tov! I’m also super excited about your contest-wonderful idea!

  17. S. says:

    Mazel tov for the addition to your family. Your little flower bloomed early so you can have more nachas. May she and all your children always give you nachas.
    Love your blog.

  18. Ronna Adler says:

    Mazel Tov!

    She is precious & beautiful . She reminds me of my daughter born at 4 lbs & 13 oz. The best things come in small packages…My daughter is a grown up now with a 2 & a half year old, who will IYH be a big brother in Nov.

    I’m guessing your baby’s name is Rose or Varda.

    May you continue to enjoy much Nachat from her & her siblings.

    Take good care of yourself! They need you!

  19. susan haller says:

    mazel tov tons of nachas!

  20. SARI B says:


    may she add much more love and happiness for your lifetime.

  21. Alice says:

    What a beautiful little girl. Mazel tov!! L’Shana Tova to you and your family. Much good health, good fortune and happiness for years to come.

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