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 10-1

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

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

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


  1. She is so beautiful!!!!! Congratulations and enjoy this special time!! Xo

    Ps received my order of your cookie baking book and can’t wait to try one of the recipes!!! It’s amazing!! 

  2. Absolutely beautiful!! My daughter is 28, she was also born via c section after a long and exhausting labour. Take time to rest and enjoy your new love!

  3. Congratulations, Sally!  Ahh..if only I could go back again! Such a wonderful time. Enjoy every minute…as I prepare to send my first kid off to college next year you look and wonder how it could of gone so quick.  C-sections are tough…but everyday you will feel better… I promise. I delivered three beautiful kiddos that way!  

  4. Wowowowo, how did I miss the birth announcement! So beautiful I feel for you I had a 36 hour labor with my first daughter. She is soooo beautiful and you are all so blessed! Congratulations from Mexico! Xoxo 
    P.s. Noelle was on my short list of names for my second daughter ❤️

  5. And my firsts middle name is Elizabeth , after my Godmother. grandmother, and great-great Grandmother, Maya Elizabeth..
    A blessed name , lucky Noelle! 

  6. Congratulations she is a cutie and so precious. I became a Great GRandma on August 28th it was
    a boy 11 pounds 4 ounces and 22 inches long so they had to do C-section also. Enjoy every minute with her as they do not stay little infants for too long just cuddle up with her.

  7. Such a beautiful babygirl and I love her name! Enjoy those precious first months, it is a very special time for you and your family and you will always keep it in your heart. Congratulations from Singapore! 

  8. Congratulations on the Birth Of your Baby Daughter, She is Gorgeous, Best Wishes to you all such a Beautiful Name Too

  9. Congratulations on your sweet baby! She is gorgeous! Hope you both are doing well and daddy, too.
    Sorry, I sent an email earlier and called her Nicole not Noelle.

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