Sara’s Newest Addition

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!

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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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  1. Just another word of support from a fellow 35 yr old c-section delivering mom of 4 boys…you got this. Family is always first. And the blog will still be here. I don’t know what kind of help you have, but I wish I could come wash laundry for you or vacuum or whatever you need so you could savor those new baby breaths. Thanks for sharing such sweet, personal news and congrats!

  2. He is so beautiful! Even my husband agrees and he never thinks babies are cute! My babies are now 22, 20, and 14. All girls!!! I miss the baby days! Congratulations!

    Margaret

  3. So happy for you and your family! I know what you mean about forgetting. We have 6 kids, and the distance between the last two was 14 years so it was like a new experience. Enjoy every single minute, it’s good to take a break when you are recovering from major abdominal surgery and caring for a newborn as well as 3 other little guys. Keep the pics coming though, we love them!

  4. Oh, my goodness he is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!
    Being a mother of 7 and now a grandma of almost 10, I can tell you they do grow up way too fast! Enjoy each moment!

  5. Yeah for your family and the rest of the world as we welcome another “Mormon Boy” to this earth time!

  6. Congrats! I also have 4 boys, two years apart! We did finally get a little girl 4 years after our last boy. In case you were wanting a little girl, don’t feel too bad. Boys are so much easier! Many days after many tears, doors slamming and drama, drama, drama; I ask myself, “Why did I want that little girl so bad!” I love her to death, but boys are definitely more rational and though it may not seem like it now, they are going to settle down and they don’t even climb on my cupboards anymore! (My youngest just graduated from high school last year) I do miss those days, though, believe it or not. Savor every second. Hug and kiss them as much as they’ll let you!

  7. such a pretty baby boy and to see the older boystanding there each one the a different look on there face such a beauitful ya just w hich you could change the wold for all childeren in the world today comgrats on the four boys you have please be good to the four boys in this world today.

  8. Thank you for sharing such precious photos! Congratulations, too, on your new addition, a sweet baby boy! Yes, they grow up too fast, so I am happy to hear that you are going to take time to enjoy that sweet baby!

  9. Your boys are absolutely adorable!!! Definitely enjoy them while they’re young cause they grow up way to fast and then you’ll be a missionary mom too!:) I’ll send you a box of kleenex when that happens!:)

  10. Congratulations to you and your family – 4 handsome & cute boys. Take the time to enjoy this new little one and we’ll look forward to more wonderful recipes when you have time later. You need time for you too!

  11. Congrats all around! I’m so excited for you. I’m the youngest of four sisters myself, and I will tell you that it is a very special way to grow up :). All the best to you.

  12. Congrats, Sarah! My oldest is Gavin and I so do love the name. It is strong and means white hawk! Congratulations again on your newest member and love him and kiss him!

  13. Glad he is here safe and sound! Be sure and take a break – we will all still be here when you get back 🙂

  14. Welcome to the 4 Boy Club! I’m right there with you. Had 3 boys each about 2 years apart but waited 3 years for the LAST one. It’s so fun and difficult and wonderful. By the way, I think it’s impossible for you to post ‘super lame’ recipes. Your food is too good! Enjoy your sweet little baby boy!

  15. I don’t usually leave comments, but your website is always pulled up on my laptop on my counter as I’m cooking. I’ve loved getting to know you from reading your posts. I’m making the sausage tortellini soup for our Halloween party tonight. Just wanted to say congratulations on the baby! And thank you soo much for your time and delicious recipes that have taught me how to cook. hope you get lots of time to recover and spend time with your cute baby!

  16. He is sooo cute! Congrats! And yes, they grow out of that phase so, so fast and even though you try, it just seems impossible to soak it all in. (My 5th “newborn” is now almost 7 months! :What?! ) Luckily, they get even more cute and fun as they grow. Enjoy!!

  17. OMG, what a beautiful family! Congrats on your little angel!! 🙂 You can just post a bunch of pictures of spaghetti recipes, or spaghetti-O’s… we will all understand. Enjoy your little ones!

  18. Congratulations on the new bundle! Enjoy the lounging time as well as those snuggles!

  19. I love this post! I am just over 5 weeks until I deliver my fourth, also a c-section, and also my last. My kids are 9,6, and 2-all boys and I’ll be joining you in your post-baby weight loss! I actually did I pretty well on the gain this time and have been meeting with a trainer twice per week still, but I was chubby to start with 😉 I’ll be looking to you for inspiration!

  20. Mazel tov! I swear my uterus twitched while scrolling your photos. What a blessing! Savor every sweet and delicious moment 🙂