The Sweetest Gift

Noelle's footprints 9-23

Welcome to the world sweet baby girl Noelle Elizabeth. ♥

Born in the evening on September 23rd 2017 via emergency C-section after 32 hours of labor, our daughter is truly a miracle in every sense of the word.

Noelle 1 week

We simply couldn’t be more thankful for Noelle’s arrival and health. She certainly made her grand entrance!

Please enjoy all the new recipes in Sally’s Cookie Addiction and on my blog as I begin new life as a mommy.

I now know a love like I’ve never known before. Thank you for all the well wishes!


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  1. Congratulations to you and your husband on your beautiful little baby girl. Enjoy every minute. I also had my son and daughter both by C-section. Rest, as others have mentioned, and drink plenty of water. Best wishes to you and your family. 

  2. Debra A Beeuwsaert says:

    Congratulations to your new addition to the family. Take your time and recuperate. I believe we all understand.

  3. Jamie Winkelman says:

    Ahhhh! She’s beautiful, Sally, perfect in every sense of the word. So glad for you and Kevin. There being 513 comments to this point, I can’t add much. Enjoy your new little love!

  4. Congratulations!! What a sweet little angel! :)) Happiness like no other. Good luck to you guys with everything. 🙂

  5. She is beautiful and you look stunning in your happiness. I can’t believe you are updating your blog – you are such a ROCK STAR! Congratulations and thanks for sharing all your baking goodness with the rest of us 🙂

  6. OMG!  Sally!  What an adorable name!!  Noelle. Love,  love,  love!  And she’s adorable! Congratulations to you,  Kevin and the boys!    Sending much love your way!  Yay!  xxxx

  7. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says:

    Congrats! What a sweet little angel! Sorry you had a rough labor (it sounds like?) but glad everyone is home safe!

  8. Paula Hawthorne says:

    She is beautiful! Congratulations!

  9. Congratulations! She is perfect! September 23rd is my grandson’s birthday he just turned 1. So it’s a very special day:) Enjoy every minute with her.

  10. Natasha @ Salt & Lavender says:

    Yay!! So happy for you guys. 🙂

  11. Carly Johnston says:

    Good job, momma! You did it. Now, a whole new adventure and rollercoaster begins. Heal up (I’ve been there) and enjoy every snuggle, burp, everything with your little miracle, Noelle! Mazel tov!

  12. Oh, my gosh. She’s beautiful!!!! 🙂

  13. Sally, there have been so many posts to you, I feel nothing I could say would be very interesting.  However, I really would like to congratulate you and your husband on the arrival of your GORGEOUS baby girl!  She really is just perfect!  I hope you are able to get lots of rest so that you heal and are able to really begin this new chapter of your life!  You are going to be such a wonderful Mommy!  As soon as she starts school it won’t take long for the teacher’s to be asking Noelle if she can bring cookies, cupcakes, etc. in for their next party!,  They will know what an expert baker you are!  Lots of love and best wishes to all of you!

  14. Congratulation on the arrival of Noelle! And hat’s off to you that you had blog posts after your delivery as well..

    Love and best wishes for India!


  15. Awww she is lovely Sally, congratulations may she be healthy and happy all her life and well done to you for this new little success in your life. Enjoy motherhood and share some secrets for those of us who are still considering it a future plan 🙂 

  16. Looks like you cooked up a recipe for the perfect little girl!

  17. Congratulations on your wonderful baby girl. This is truly the best time so enjoy every moment of it.

  18. Congratulations! Baby Noelle is absolutely beautiful! Wishing you all the best!

  19. Aw, how sweet! Congratulations on the arrival or your bundle of joy!

  20. Congratulations!!

  21. Absolute perfection!  Congratulations to all of you…..including the adorable four-legged brothers.  Being parents is such a blessing.  Enjoy every single moment!

  22. My best to all of you. The mommy glow is so be coming to you. Bless you and the family. Love your insight on life and your recipes.

  23. She’s beautiful!  Congratulations to you and the family.  Best wishes on this wonderful new journey in your life.

  24. Congratulations! Soak up every minute of it all! Time sure does fly. 🙂

  25. Sally and Kevin, Congratulations! She is gorgeous! Cherish every second you have with Noelle, time is cruel and passes too quickly. God has blessed you with a beautiful little girl. I am honored that you shared her with us. Thank you!

  26. I have been on a trip and haven’t checked email for a couple of weeks – congratulations on your precious baby girl! Both of you look beautiful – enjoy every single precious moment, because before you know it, she will be grown and having babies of her own – the time FLIES!!!

  27. Stella @ Stellicious Life says:

    Dear Sally, congratulations on the birth of this sweet baby girl, she looks adorable! So tiny and beautiful! Hope you and baby girl are both ok and feeling better! If you are contemplating about sharing her birth story I would love to read how Noelle Elizabeth arrived to the world and wishing you and your family lots of joy in this new setting of experiencing parenthood with your bundle of joy 🙂 Big hugs to you!

  28. Julia | says:

    Sally, congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!  Noelle Elizabeth – what a beautiful name!  She is so sweet and cute, and you look AMAZING!  Love and best wishes to you and your family!  

  29. Phyllis Hansen says:

    Oh Sally. What a beauty. Congratulations and what a beautiful name. Enjoy her. They grow up so fast. Savior it all.

  30. Congratulations Sally and family! Welcome beautiful Noelle. You made a grand entrance. You will be adored by all your baking aunties & uncles.

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