Please join me in welcoming baby Alina Mae into the world! She was born yesterday, July 14th, at 4:10pm at home with a beloved midwife, friendly doula, and grandmother in attendance.
The birth went smoothly, naturally, and without a hitch. Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers as we geared up for the big day, and thank you too for your patience at the light posting recently. I’m sure you understand. My plans for the next week include sleeping as often as I’m able, nursing Alina, eating good food, and letting others wait on me hand and foot as much as possible!
May you be as blessed as I am, fellow Food Renegades. 🙂
Awe she is beautiful!! Take more than a week to sleep and snuggle and eat good nourishing foods! Oh, and that waiting on you hand and foot thing – keep it up as long as possible! ;o)
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Kelly the Kitchen Kop says
Woohooooooo! Congrats Kristen!!!!!!!! Enjoy your time getting to know precious Alina. (Cute name!)
Congratulations! She is a beautiful little girl!
Welcome to your beautiful new daughter. What a wonderful and treasured blessing. 🙂
Alisa - Frugal Foodie says
Congratulations! What a beautiful name and baby girl.
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a big congratulations , she is beautiful “mom”. Beautiful name.
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Congrats on the beautiful baby girl! Makes me want to have another one!
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I imagine…Alina will do amazing good in her life with such a beautiful start!
Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful healthy baby : )!!
Awwww. Congrats! She is a cutie. Love the name!
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Congratulations! She is beautiful. Love your choices!!!! The best.
Take time to savor the precious moments.
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Ed Bruske says
Congratulations! She’s certainly entered a world of good food.
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Meg Lewis says
Congratulations! She’s beautiful.
Ann Marie @ CHEESESLAVE says
Tears in my eyes. When I saw the link on the RFM widget, I thought, Oh, no, someone messed up their blog and accidentally posted a Hello, World post… and then I saw beautiful Alina Mae.
What a perfect Texas name.
Carla | Green and Chic says
What a doll! Congratulations. 😀
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Congratulations!!! My oldest daughter is also Aleena ( we chose 2 e’s instead of the traditional i ). Happy babymoon to you and your family!
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Kimberly @ Jabez Farm says
Congratulations!! What a precious blessing!
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Nate @ House of Annie says
Welcome, little Renegade.
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Congrats! She is gorgeous!
Congrats!! She’s so beautiful.
Enjoy your babymoon 🙂
[email protected] says
May God bless her and keep her all the days of her life! Wonderful news Kristen! What a lovely name too for such a beautiful little bundle of love! 🙂 Many blessings and best of luck with the breastfeeding and these wonderful early days of connection! AHHH babies! 🙂 Alex
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congratulations! you both look beautiful! great to know there will be another strong female foodie in the future. 😉
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Welcome Little One! Your mommy will feed you well. 🙂
Soli @ I Believe in Butter says
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congratulations! love the name! beautiful baby! be blessed too!
Susan Heggestad says
Congratulations – I’d been wondering about you! Because I knew we were both at roughly the same places in our pregnancy…. my little Peanut is due this Sunday, but I’m getting sooo impatient! Best of luck to your family, and here’s to some contented recuperation!!
A bundle of love! She is certainly off to a good start!
Congratulations!! She is beautiful!!! Enjoy your little blessing!! Peace to you!!
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CONGRATS! She is beautiful!
Cara @ Health Home and Happiness says
Congratulations! She is beautiful! Great job, mama! 🙂
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Elizabeth @ The Nourished Life says
Congratulations and what a wonderful joy to welcome a new life into the world. And nothing beats napping with a newborn–so get your rest and enjoy! 🙂
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Without a doubt, the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in a while. Alina is off to a great start, and her future is bright because you’re going to make it that way.
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Congratulations! Three of my children were born at home…lovely.
Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS says
Congratulations! Have a blessed rest!
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Sheri @ Moms for Safe Food says
Congratulations! What a beauty! I had both my kids at home with a midwife – it was a blessed way to bring babies into the world. Welcome Alina! 🙂
Cool Beans says
My first was in a birthing center with midwives, my second at home. I agree – it is a blessed way to receive a new life!
Cool Beans says
Congratulations! She’s a cutie!
Welcome to the world, Alina! You’ve got an outstanding Mommy – one who’s willing to have you safely at home, nourish herself, and nourish you properly. You are blessed!
Oh, congratulations! She is just beautiful.
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sarah @ syrupandhoney says
Congratulations! I’m so glad the delivery went peacefully and as you wanted it!
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Kelsey Byron says
Congratulations and God bless you all! She is lovely. Alina is my milkmaid’s baby’s name and Mae is my baby girl’s middle name. I hope you rest and eat well.
Congrats!! she’s beautiful!
Julie @ CulturesForHealth.com says
Congratulations! She’s beautiful 🙂
She’s beautiful! Congrats! Enjoy that time of other people waiting on you! 🙂
Congratulations! What a little cutie!
She’s gorgeous. Congrats. 🙂
Welcome Baby Alina! You are loved!
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers Kristen! I pray your recovery and adjustment to a new family member goes beautifully and smoothly!
PS – I wish I was nearby . . . I’d bring over a casserole (real food, of course! 🙂
Congratulations!!!!! Simply beautiful!!!!
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Elizabeth in Alaska says
Congratulations, Mama…she’s gorgeous!
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Congratulations! Here cheeks look so sweet and kissable!
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Bryan - oz4caster says
Congratulations and glad to hear all went well! I suspect you’ll be a little extra busy for a few weeks now 🙂
What a beautiful name!! Congratulations – she’s precious!
Congratulations! July 14 happens to be my daughter Alana’s birthday also. She was also born at home with a midwife and grandma in attendance!
So beautiful and precious. Congratulations!
Congrats on your beautiful little girl!
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Michelle (Health Food Lover) says
Congratulations to you and you’re family. She looks like a gorgeous, healthy baby!
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Congratulations. It’s always great to see the birth of a new child into the world!
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Congrats on the beautiful baby! My youngest just turned 1 a few weeks ago. Time flies.
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[email protected] says
Congratulations and welcome to beautiful Alina! I just saw your wonderful news!
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Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship says
May God bless and keep you and the whole family!
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Walter Jeffries says
Congratulations and greetings!
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