We've got a new baby!

Our newest little one arrived safe and sound on the 6th. We're all home, and doing quite well.

Labor and delivery was easy, although it felt as if I had been in labor for weeks and weeks. I think she may have been taking the term "slow cooking" a bit too seriously. :-)

I've promised Adam not to share personal details with the Internet, so that's pretty much all the information I'm going to let out----thank you for your understanding, love, and support.

back on Monday with a new recipe!

(I think.)

xoxo steph

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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at January 07, 2010

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  1. Woo Hoo! Congratulations. Concentrate on the baby and the blog will be here after you get into the routine of having a newborn.

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS! Take all the time you need to rest and recover!

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  3. Congrats on your sweet baby girl!!!

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  4. Congratulations! You have a great blog, here, and a smart kid. My eldest was born on the 6th of January, so it's a great day around this house too. :)

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  5. Congratulations to all of you!!

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  6. Congrats, Stephanie!! Here's to a quick recovery and a full-night's sleep soon!

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  7. congrats on your new addition!

    In other news, I bought your cookbook for my mom for Christmas and she LOVED IT! I think she's made half the book already!

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  8. Congratulations to you and your family!

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  9. Sarita1/07/2010

    Congratulations!

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  10. Congrats! And just enjoy your new baby!!

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  11. Congratulation! I hope he will at least allow us to see a photo of her!

    Take care of yourself mama! I found that blogging wasn't too hard to do while nursing, but if I had to hold both boys, the computer was off limits.

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  12. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Glad that you are both doing well. I don't blame you for not wanting to share too much info. Hope you get some much needed rest!

    Pam

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  13. Congrats! Enjoy your babymooning!!!

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  14. Congratulations. That "slow cooker" remark cracked me up!

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  15. Another Josh1/07/2010

    Congrats to all. I've enjoyed the blog, and we've just upgraded our slow-cooker to a 6-quart model (seems huge!) from our little 1.5 quart one in anticipation of our first baby who's supposed to be arriving in the next few weeks. We've been putting the new cooker through it's paces while we prepare several vegetarian dishes that we can freeze in anticipation of not having a lot of energy for cooking or food shopping once are new arrival arrives.

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  16. Congratulations on your newest little dish!

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  17. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Congratulations! I'm new to your blog and very much looking forward to future posts. You are smart not to release much personal info online. The world is a weird place.

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  18. Congrats and take your time, we will understand.

    Be Blessed

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  19. Angela1/07/2010

    Congratulations!!! I hope this year is full of more good things for you and your family!

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  20. Congratulations Steph!!!

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  21. Awww--that's a real "Make if fast, cook it slow" production, eh?

    Oops, did I say that?

    Congratulations!

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  22. Congratulations and enjoy!

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  23. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you! :) :)

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  24. Congratulations!

    BTW, right now I'm helping my daughter with homework with less stress because I don't have to think about dinner - it's already in the crockpot! Bacon chicken tonight for us. Thank you!

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  25. Congrats! Hopefully we can see a pic too :)

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  26. Congratulations! So glad to hear everything went well!

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  27. Lisa in CO1/07/2010

    Yeah! Congratulations Steph, Adam & family. Welcome to the world baby girl!

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  28. Thats so great! Glad you all are doing well and Adam is a smart man. I mean, you're a TV star now. You don't want the paparazzi knowing too much ;o) lol.

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  29. congratulations on another sweet baby girl!

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  30. Congrats! Babies are the best! Love to you all!

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  31. Congratulations! Hopefully we'll get to see a pic (or maybe a name!), but we understand if you choose not to. And take your time with the baby - we'll all be here whenever you get back. :-)

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  32. Congratulations! Take your time getting back to work - we understand! Blessings to you and your family.

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  33. Congratulations on the baby! I just picked up your new book at the library today and am reacquainting myself with your blog (had checked it out awhile ago but lost it in my favorites list during a hard drive crash). I am looking forward to learning more from you and doing more slowcooking myself!

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  34. Congratulations, Stephanie!!! A huge community of virtual strangers, but lovers of you and your family nonetheless, are celebrating alongside you! :)

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  35. Awww, how wonderful!
    Sleep sleep,sleep- any chance you get!
    God Bless you all!

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  36. Carrie1/07/2010

    Congrats! I've been wondering when we would get the announcement. Enjoy your new blessing!

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  37. Congratulations! Enjoy your sweet baby!

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  38. Wonderful news and a HUGE Congratulations! I've loved your blog for a long time and I got your book for Christmas. Maybe my few pennies will pay for one diaper? Blessings to you and yours!

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  39. Congratulations!!!! What a happy new year!

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  40. Congratulations! You slow cooked a BABY! teeheehee!

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  41. congratulations! I had baby #4 at the end of September. I can relate to what's happening in your house.
    Get your rest, we'll be fine. You've given us plenty to work with already as it is. ;)

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  42. BTW, my kids and my husband all have an alias on my blog.

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  43. Congrats! Best wishes to the entire family!

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  44. Congratulations!! Give her lots of hugs and cuddles!

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  45. Congratulations to you and your husband, Stephanie! Don't worry about the blog...we, your readers, can content ourselves for a while by looking back at all of your wonderful recipes from the past!! (((hugs))) JoAnn

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  46. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Congratulations & lots of love, health & happiness to the whole family!

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  47. Congrats! What a way to ring in 2010!

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  48. Congrats!!! Don't hurry back. Take your time. God bless.

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  49. Congrats to all of you! Loved your slow-cooking remark. Our latest was born 2 months ago, and I felt the same way. I had to have been in labor for weeks before he was born because I walked into the hospital 2 and a half hours before he was born and I was already 8 cm dilated! I was amazed.
    Blessings to you and your baby! I hope you get some rest! :)

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  50. Congrats to you and your family!!!

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  51. dawna (Paws2Ink)1/07/2010

    Congratulations on your new baby! Best of blessings to you and your family!

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  52. Jennifer - Ewa Beach,HI1/07/2010

    Ahhh - congrats and sweet baby bliss to you and your family! :)

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  53. I can't believe you are blogging...Congrats and take care of you and your new addition!

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  54. Blessings to you on the birth of your precious little girl! We celebrated my 3rd son's 15th birthday yesterday. Did you know it was the 12th day of Christmas? Also, known as Three Kings Day.

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  55. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Congratulations to you and your family. Will look forward to recipes whenever you're feeling up to posting them. In the meantime, rest and recover and enjoy your new baby.

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  56. Congrats! and LOL to the taking "slow cooking" seriously!

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  57. Congrats to all, but most of all you, mom! Wowser, you had her yesterday and you're here today doing a post. You're something. Remember it's all about taking it slowww here ... no worries on hurrying back--we'll all wait, Steph! :-)

    Shirley

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  58. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Congratulations!!!
    Blessings on all of you.
    Deborah

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  59. Congratulations!!!!

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  60. Congratulations on the new little one! (and LOL at the "mini crockpot" tag)

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  61. Congratulations!!!

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  62. Congratulations! I was thinking about you today and wondering if your new bundle of joy was here!

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  63. On the 12th Day of Christmas the stork brought Stephanie ... a baby girl for her family!

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  64. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Yippeeee....Congrats Steph to all of you.....

    Looking forward to reading more of your blog......


    Dottie

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  65. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

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  66. Awesome news! Congrats. Oh, I miss the newborn stage. My baby (I have 5 boys) is now 9 months old. I could just sit and hold him all day long.

    Crystal & Co.

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  67. congratulations!!!

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  68. Congratulations!!!!!

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  69. Oh Steph, it's been glorious traveling this journey with you, thank you and my sincere congrats to you and fam! That dadgum pea soup, it'll get you every time;-)

    xoxo

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  70. Congratulations! None of us will starve waiting for a new recipe. :) Enjoy, and when not enjoying, rest! So happy for you and your family!

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  71. congratulations! take it easy; there are plenty of recipes here for me to try :)

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  72. Horray! Horray!! Congratulations and welcome new baby girl!

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  73. Danette1/07/2010

    Congratulations!!!

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  74. Congrats! I can see why you wouldn't divulge to much..but can we get a name maybe?? :):) Have fun

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  75. Congratulations! And hooray for the easy birth! I'm jealous! Mine was awful!!

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  76. Congratulations on a sweet bundle of pink to enjoy!

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  77. Anonymous1/07/2010

    CONGRATULATIONS on the new arrival!!

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  78. Congrats!!! Take your time to rest and enjoy!

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  79. I said it on Twitter, but it bears saying twice: Congratulations, Steph, and welcome the world, Baby Odea! What a lovely way to start a new year!

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  80. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!

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  81. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Congratulations! It's killing me not to know the name, but that is totally understandable! :) Enjoy your babymoon!

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  82. Congrats Crockpot Lady! I am so happy for you and your family!

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  83. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Glad that mama and baby are healthy and happy! Congrats to Dad, too!

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  84. Born on Little Christmas!

    So glad to hear the arrival went smoothly - Congratulations to all :)

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  85. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Congratulations and rest! Keep your focus on your new little baby the blog can be done anytime. Baby time is the most important right now!

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  86. Congratulations! Loved your comment about a slow cooking baby! :)

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  87. Congratulations! Welcome, new little one!

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  88. Congrats to you and your family. Please take a break..for you, your family and for all of us...we cannot keep up with you! I have so many recipes to try yet! :) Be good to yourself. Sit back in satisfaction of all you have done in the past few years and bask in it while holding that beautiful newborn! :)

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  89. Congrats!! I had a new grandbaby arrive the same day!!

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  90. slow - cookin' baby!!!
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

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  91. Anonymous1/07/2010

    Happiest of wishes and congratulations on your sweet addition to your family!

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  92. Congratulations to you and your growing family! Enjoy!

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  93. CONGRATULATIONS! Rest, we won't mind if you ignore us for a while.

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  94. I feel a bit silly leaving a message when over 100 have come before and you might not even get to read them all but Congratulations!

    Enjoy the little one whilst you can still put baby down and baby stays in the same place! It doesn't last long, does it?

    Take care of you and all your family,

    God Bless x

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  95. Happy Birthday, little baby!

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  96. Happy Birthday, little one!

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  97. Congratulations! Enjoy your newest little one.

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  98. congratulations stephanie!

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  99. Congratulations, get some rest and enjoy that little one.

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  100. Congratulations! Please take time to enjoy your newest family member.

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  101. Congrats! I don't blame you about the details. I'm a brand new aunt for the first time and just thrilled to have this little guy in my life. I never understood just how special these little people are. Is this your first?

    I just found this site not long ago, and I just aquired a slow cooker. I'm looking forward to trying the recipes out.

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  102. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family! :)

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  103. Congratulations! Have a lovely Babymoon with the newest little pink bundle!

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  104. Congratulations!! :) So happy for You!!

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  105. Congratulations!! What wonderful news!!

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  106. Totally understandable about the personal details - especially now that you are so famous! But congratulations, hope you are enjoying your new routine!

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  107. Anonymous1/08/2010

    Congratulations. My son was born 21 years ago on the 6th of Jan. I also have a brother born on that day.

    All the best to you and your family.

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  108. Yay! Glad to hear it went smoothly. I'd been thinking of you :)

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  109. Congratulations! And definitely take more of a rest from cooking than the next couple days. You earned it!

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  110. Congrats! Glad to hear everyone is doing well!

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  111. Congratulations! :o)

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  112. Congratulations on your wonderful news, and WELCOME WELCOME to your sweet baby girl!!

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  113. Congrats! My three month old, Juliet, and I will be thinking of you!

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  114. super congrats!!

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  115. A huge congrats!!

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  116. Congrats! I'm glad she's (and you!) are healthy and well.

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  117. Oh, how wonderful!!! Congratulations to you and your family - such fun!

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  118. Congratulations!!! Hope you're recovering nicely. By the way, the picture on the back of your book is super-cute! And it's killing me to not know the name of your baby! But I totally understand. Enjoy her!

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  119. Yippie! Congratulations to all of you.....=D

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  120. Congratulations! The 6th is my birthday, too. Enjoy your new little Cappie.
    p

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  121. Congratulations on the new baby! I was referred to your blog by a friend because my daughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease. I may be a stranger, but you are my new best friend! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes that we can enjoy as a family, you have no idea how much this will help. I will be back again and again!

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  122. Anonymous1/08/2010

    Congratulations!

    I got the book for Christmas, and I am enjoying just flipping through it and finding recipes I haven't tried yet. The Peking Pork I cooked on Monday was a winner!

    --RA

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  123. Anonymous1/08/2010

    Congratulations!

    I got the book for Christmas, and I am enjoying just flipping through it and finding recipes I haven't tried yet. The Peking Pork I cooked on Monday was a winner!

    --RA

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  124. Jennifer1/08/2010

    Congratulations! The new addition is the best slow cooked thing of '09 :)

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  125. Anonymous1/08/2010

    Congratulations! Enjoy your new little baby girl. Hold her and love her as much as you can. They grow up so fast! My baby is 30 now and it seems like just yesterday that she came home from the hospital. Mary Jayne in NJ

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  126. Congratulations!!! So happy for you! I was just thinking about you and the baby this morning while looking at your cookbook on my shelf. :)

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  127. Congrats on your brand new blessing!

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  128. Congratulations! Get some rest. No worries!

    I had 25 hours of back labor with my first. I'm glad it wasn't any longer. What a great way to start off the new year!

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  129. Congrats! Been reading since the everyday posts, have your book (love it!), and just want to wish you and your whole family, and that new little darling, all the best.

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  130. Anonymous1/08/2010

    Congratulations!

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  131. Congratulations to you and your family!

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  132. Congrats! My anniversary is the 6th so it's a lucky day!

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  133. Congrats! She was just waiting to be born on Pioneer Woman's birthday.

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  134. Congratulations! Your best slow cooked project yet! I hope you are feeling good and getting some sleep and that the little one is too.

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  135. Congrats!!! My son (our second) was also born on the 6th! Enjoy your time with your family and try to get some sleep! Thank you for all the hard work you've done over the last year+ and the great recipes - we'll be making a few this weekend!

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  136. Congratulations. What a lovely little Christmas surprise. Enjoy your newly-resized family.

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  137. Anonymous1/09/2010

    Congratulations!!! What marvellous news!

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  138. Thrilled for you all! Congrats!!!

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  139. Welcome to the world baby girl!

    Congratulations,
    Elise

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  140. How exciting!! Congratulations on your new baby girl!!

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  141. Anonymous1/09/2010

    Congratulations!! Very excited for you!

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  142. Congratulations Stephanie!! I'll be making Cowboy Stew for watching football playoffs tomorrow and thinking of you. All the best to your family.

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  143. Congratz on your baby girl.


    On the side note, I loved your cookbook. I've been making different foods for my family and they all love them.

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  144. Anonymous1/09/2010

    Congrats to you and your family :)

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  145. Big big congrats! Were due number 2 in a few
    week.

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  146. Anonymous1/09/2010

    Congratulations on the new baby!! Take as long as you need....even with the third, it takes a while to adjust to one more little person in the house, and getting out of the house on time will take a lot of practice!!

    Enjoy every minute with your little one, and stroke that baby every minute you can....you'll have a kinder, more empathetic child from touching them so much!!

    Take care of YOU....make sure you have a chance for a hot soak in the tum every night, a nap when yhou need it, and time out alone, even to just go to a coffee shop and read a book for a while!!

    I also learned a "trick" with the third baby...to switch the schedule! In stead of eat, sleep, play, eat, sleep, play, etc. I switched it to play, sleep, eat, putting the baby down into the crib fully awake, and let her put herself to sleep every night and every nap. She was sleeping through the night within three weeks, and we all felt much more rested with that baby! Good luck! I'm so proud of you and all that you do so well!

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  147. How exciting!! Congratulations on your new baby girl!! My birthday is also Jan 6., so it truly is a blessed day.

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  148. First time visit to A Year of Slow Cooking. Yummy foods.

    I wish to congratulate you on the new precious baby girl. May you both be well and over taken with happiness. Sandi

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  149. Congratulations on your new little arrival! I would play the new mama card and let others cook for YOU for awhile! Enjoy your new addition!

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  150. Congratulations! As others have said, recipes can wait! :)

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  151. Congrats! Hope you recover quickly and enjoy your new LO. :)

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  152. congrats! i just wanted to let you know i linked to your blog and your book on my blog post today because i wrote about menu planning and mine includes FIVE of your recipes this week. needless to say, i'm looking forward to cooking and eating this week! thank you!

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  153. Congrats! I'm so happy for you. I'm glad things went/are going well and look forward to new posts when you can.

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  154. Congratulations to you and your whole family!

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  155. Congratulations on your new arrival! Hope you are getting enough rest and plenty of help w/all the other household stuff! :)

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  156. congratulations! enjoy your babymoon!

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  157. Congrats! And by the way, I got your cookbook as a gift for Christmas and squealed with delight!

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  158. Congratulations, Stephanie, to you and your lovely family. Can't wait to see pics of that new little one. Really enjoy your recipes and have your book! love it! You do an awesome job. cannot imagine all you do with a family to take care of, too. Rest and enjoy this time this new addition is so little. As you know, she won't be little long! God's richest blessings to you and your family. Sandy

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  159. Congratulations from a mom of five kids in 7 years! It can be done even though you have run out of arms. I personally think women should be born with retractable arms, sorta like Doc Oc in Spiderman.
    Best wishes, Toni

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  160. Anonymous1/13/2010

    Congratulations!!!!! Just had a little one in October! Maybe that will inspire some "breastfeeding save" recipes for the slow cooker - without beans, onions, garlic,.... ;-) I am on a constant look out for good ones for the slow cooker!!!! TAKE care & blessings

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  161. Congratulations on your sweet new baby girl. So happy for you!

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  162. Congratulations on the new baby. Girls rock. I love your cookbook too. I wowed everyone at a "soup" party this weekend with a batch of pizza soup and a batch of Lentil soup.

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  163. Congrats! I'm glad you are all healthy and hopefully staying warm.

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