Happy Halloween!

CATEGORIES: Lifestyle, Sara

Often for Halloween we give you easy ideas for quick dinners or fun sweets to entertain tired out trick-or-treaters, but honestly I haven’t really been thinking about any recipe ideas lately because I have the best friends and neighbors ever, and I’ve had hot home-cooked meals delivered to my door nearly daily since I’ve been home from the hospital.  I can’t even tell you how grateful I am for that.  If you ever have a chance to take a meal to a new Mom, do it.  It’s been a while since I’ve had a baby and I forgot how much that helps when you’re trying to manage everything and recover from giving birth.

So instead of a recipe today, when I figure everyone is busy with Halloween festivities anyway, I thought I’d give a little update since so many of you have reached out via social media and offered your well wishes and inquired as to how I was doing (thank you!)

Last Monday my husband and I welcomed our 4th kiddo into the world.

Post Surgery Baby

It’s also our 4th boy, and my 4th c-section.

Baby Post Surgery

He weighed 8lbs 8oz, we named him Gavin, and I even think he’s adorable when he screams.

Baby's First Cry

My three older boys are all about 2 years apart on the dot.  Then we had a 4 1/2 year gap before having little Gavin.  So it’s been a different experience this time around and one of my favorite things is having kids old enough to really be excited about having a new baby around.  I shared this picture on Instagram when they were absolutely memorized the first time they all saw him.  It was one of those moments as a Mom that just sticks to your heart forever.

Our Best Bites Kids

I forgot how amazing little tiny people are.  Everything about a newborn from their their fuzzy little heads to their tiny little toes make grown adults just sit and stare.  Which is exactly what I’ve been doing for 10 days straight.

Our Best Bites Saras Baby

I’ll try to get cooking again soon, but in the mean time, if my recipes look super lame or super easy, just remember I’m busy snuggling this little guy because they don’t stay little for very long and it’s my last chance to savor it.  I plan to spend the next 2 months lounging around my house in yoga pants and over-sized hoodies and after that we’re re-visiting this post for a little Phase 2.  If anyone wants to join me- get ready!

Our Best Bites Baby 2

Thanks so much for all of the well wishes during my pregnancy and after.  We have an awesome community of readers here and we really do love you all!  Hope you all have a happy, and safe, Halloween!


  1. Most jobs give 6-12 weeks of maternity leave, so I think you have at least that long to post super simple recipes. Your recipes are always awesome, but we all have times when we need something simple and quick, so we like those posts, too! I hope you have lots of snuggle time with sweet little Gavin and your other boys. If sometimes you post “no recipe today because I was snuggling my baby” we will all be happy for you.

  2. Congratulations Sara! Your post is bring back memories. Six years ago I had my 4th child and my 4th c-section. It had been 5 years since number 3. I loved that my kids were older and they were HUGE helpers while I got better. It took me the longest to feel better afterwards. Perhaps it was because I was older or I had 3 other children to worry about or the fact the my husband had a spinal fusion when she was just 7 weeks old. Anyway it was rough for a while there but I promised myself I would enjoy the baby. And I did. We had really simple food for about six months so I could just enjoy the whole experience of having a baby in our home. Looking back, I would not have traded that time for anything. My advice to you is to enjoy your baby and don’t worry that your blog seems to be a bit off. Your priority is your family. ENJOY!

  3. OOOhh! That picture of your other boys gathered around him is SO beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. You are a lucky lady!

  4. Congrats! He is so perfect and beautiful. I love the pic of your boys together. I hope you recover quickly and put everything else on hold to soak this in. I have 4 girls who are similar ages to yours so I guess it all balances out:) Also, thanks for sharing your kitchen design. We are building and just ordered Thermadore appliances and that ice machine:) My husband’s hoping with your cookbooks and the kitchen I won’t have any excuses for not cooking haha!

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