Welcome Home, Arlo

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I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest bundle of joy!

Arlo is home after a fast and furious entrance into the world this past Wednesday. We’re so happy and in love. I honestly don’t know how we ever lived without this little snuggle bug. He’s just so stinkin’ sweet. I want to freeze time because I know how quickly it flies. At 6 days old, it already seems like it’s going by way too fast, which I know probably sounds crazy.

Adriana is pretty smitten with little brother too; she’s assumed the role of doting big sis, making sure she lets us know if his blankie or hat falls off (“Hat off, hat off!”) and showering him with kisses and some “Wake up, Arlo!” screams for good measure. And questionable poking, lots of questionable poking.

This labour was completely different from the first. It started very slowly and sporadically over the course of a few days, and then it suddenly became fast, dramatic, and intense very quickly (just like my midwife warned). There were tears and f-bombs dropping, and that was before I even got to the hospital. I’m working on writing Arlo’s birth story, and I’ll link to the post here when it’s up! Right now it’s just a ton of random point form (with a few funny moments told by Eric…lol). I also have a few recipe posts planned for the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for those, too.

Thanks again for all of your well wishes over the past week. It really means the world to us!

With love from the (sleepy) Liddons,

xo

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1 Kathy October 4, 2016

Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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2 MaryGW October 4, 2016

Congratulations to all of you! He is sooooo cute!!!

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3 Kathy October 4, 2016

Awwww…welcome home! He is adorable. Looks like a peaceful li’l guy. Congrats to all!

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4 Anne October 4, 2016

Congratulations! He is so cute!!! Love the name as well, had never heard of it before.

Looking forward to reading his birth story!

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5 Natalya October 4, 2016

Congrats Angela!! He’s beautiful! Looking forward to the full birth story as well as the upcoming recipes! :)

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6 Lee Ann October 4, 2016

Congrats Angela! I squealed with delight at the sight of your post! Lol
So happy for you all- makes me want another one :)

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7 Sarah October 4, 2016

I had my money on girl all along (mind you, I had my money on boy with my daughter, so maybe I should have taken that as a sign, haha)–what a handsome little surprise! Looking forward to hearing about the whirlwind birth when you find the time. Meanwhile, enjoy every snuggle and I wish you a speedy recovery! :)

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8 suzanne October 4, 2016

Congratulations Angela!!! He is gorgeous and so sweet! Enjoy this magical (and sleep deprived) time :)

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9 Jessica October 4, 2016

Congrats to you and your family! He’s so cute and I’m glad to hear that your oldest has taken naturally to being a big sister.

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10 Katie October 4, 2016

He’s precious! Congratulations!

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11 Dawn October 4, 2016

Congratulations to you all! What a little sweetie he is. So cute and snuggly! Enjoy :)

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12 AGS October 4, 2016

Many good wishes for your family – he’s fantastic.

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13 Erin @ Erin's Inside Job October 4, 2016

OMG congrats!! I’m so excited to watch your family expand and grow!!

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14 Connie October 4, 2016

Congratulations! What a cutie with a cute name! :)

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15 Connie October 5, 2016

Oh, and wondering if he is named after Arlo Guthrie – knowing how your hubby is a music guy…

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16 Karen October 4, 2016

I knew the baby was going to be a boy!!! Congratulations to you and your family, he is perfect.

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17 Satwinder Sandhu October 4, 2016

Congratulations Angela. He is so cute.

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18 Angela S. October 4, 2016

Congratulations! I was anxiously awaiting your baby update and assumed you had gone in to labor since it had been a bit. What a great name! Can’t wait for all the details. My little girl is almost 10 months and it is so amazing how fast it goes by, cherish it!

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19 Rachel October 4, 2016

Congratulations!!!!! What a sweetheart!

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20 Jaimie October 4, 2016

Congrats! He looks just like you!

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21 Miriam October 4, 2016

Congratulations! Wishing you all the joy and happiness a newborn can bring to your family!

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22 Dawn October 4, 2016

That name and face!! How perfect! Enjoy every minute, my youngest is 3 months old today.
Congrats!

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23 Sue October 4, 2016

Thanks for sharing your beautiful son with us. Congratulations!

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24 Kristina October 4, 2016

What an absolutely beautiful little boy – huge congratulations to all of you for adding such a sweet member to your trio <3 I wish for you all that you get to fully enjoy and appreciate the happy sleepless joy that is so special for this time in life. I am truly truly happy for you :D

/Kristina from Sweden.

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25 Clare October 4, 2016

He is so beautiful!! Congratulations!!

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26 Lynne October 4, 2016

oh so lovely !!! so happy he is here !!!!

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27 Tiffany27 October 4, 2016

What a cutie pie!! And I’m glad Adriana is taking to him so well (the big sister life ain’t easy, but we are a chosen people lol) and I’m glad you and your family are happy and healthy and enjoying life as a foursome.

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28 Catt October 4, 2016

What a Beauty he is! Congratlations. Boys are so fun. We have 4 boys. Oh happiness!!⚘⚘🌻🌻🌺🌺

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29 Stephanie October 4, 2016

He is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Enjoy your time with your new little man! They grow way too fast! I’m glad Adriana is enjoying her big sister roll!

Congratulations!

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30 Connie October 4, 2016

Aw…saw his pic on Instagram and what a cutie he is! Congrats to you and Eric!

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31 Amy October 4, 2016

Congratulations, Angela! He’s a doll, and I LOVE his name! All the best to you and your beautiful family!

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32 Anna October 4, 2016

What a sweet little face, he is just plain adorable ! Congratulations to all the family, and i’m happy to know that Adriana is liking her big sis role !

I knew straight off it was a boy when you said you we’re changing the nursery deco.. I guess you could have changed it for a girl also but I thought with all the crazy renovations going around you wouldn’t have bothered if it was another girl haha

Can’t wait to read your birth story :))

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33 Jac Hives October 4, 2016

He is sooooooooooooo sweet and perfect! Congratulations to you all xoxo

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34 Leah October 4, 2016

Yes, beware…time flies by even faster with the second child. Congratulations on your new little blessing!

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35 Caitlin October 4, 2016

Congratulations! Your post just made my day. I’m so excited for your family and look forward to reading your new birth story. Thank you for sharing.

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36 Sara October 4, 2016

Congratulations Angela, Eric, and Adriana! love the name Arlo, he’s so perfect! glad you’re all doing well! xx

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37 Debbie October 4, 2016

He is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations to the whole Liddon family!!

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38 Nat October 4, 2016

congratulations on your gorgeous boy. Based on pics, I’d say he’s your twin! Birth stories are my favourite thing to read, ever. As are all the details about name selection. Be sure to include all that little tidbits when you can!

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39 Kari @ bite-sized thoughts October 4, 2016

congratulations! I am so pleased to hear your news and he is beautiful. I hope you’re doing well.

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40 Jillian October 4, 2016

Congrats!!! He’s so beautifully handsome and absolutely love the name.Thanks for sharing with all of us and enjoy these amazing moments!

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41 Katie October 4, 2016

Congratulations! He is such a cutie!!! Sending you the happiest of thoughts and hope you are some sleep soon!

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42 Jess October 4, 2016

So, so sweet! Congrats and thank you for sharing with us!!

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43 Megan @ MegGoesNomNom October 4, 2016

What a beautiful boy! Congratulations Mama!

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44 Claudia October 4, 2016

Congratulations, so happy for you! He is absolutely precious! ❤️

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45 Christine October 4, 2016

Congratulations, Angela!! I’m so happy for you and your family.

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46 Tera October 4, 2016

What a precious boy, and I might be stealing the name Arlo for a future child! Congrats to you and your family.

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47 Leanne October 4, 2016

Wonderful news! Thanks for taking the time to share a few photos of Arlo. I’ve been watching closely on Snap Chat and am thrilled to know you are all doing well. May your family have much love, happiness and health always!!
Looking forward to more delisiously tasty recipes….for now enjoy Arlo and family!

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48 Mrs. K @ Mrs Kringle's Kitchen October 4, 2016

Oh my goodness, what a cutie patootie! Congrats to you all and what a great name too!

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49 Denise October 4, 2016

What a beautiful little boy, welcome to the world Arlo!

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50 Maggie October 4, 2016

Congratulations! I’ve been following you since 2010 and have absolutely loved watching your family grow (as well as trying out all the recipes, obviously!). He is so sweet, and I love his name!! Well wishes to you and your family!

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51 Stacy October 4, 2016

Beautiful! I can see why you are in love. Enjoy these first few months. He is awesome!

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52 Beth Ann October 4, 2016

Love and Blessings to your new precious arrival and your entire family. So happy for you!

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53 Sarah October 4, 2016

He’s perfect. Congratulations!

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54 CarrieP October 4, 2016

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Arlo is just beautiful! May you all share lots of wonderful memories over the years. :-)

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55 Heidi McReynolds October 5, 2016

Congratulations on your handsome lil’ man! Enjoy your new blessing!

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56 Kendra October 5, 2016

Congratulations on your new sweet bundle ❤️💕

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57 Rebecca Beesley October 5, 2016

MASSIVE Congratulations! Beautiful! x

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58 Suze October 5, 2016

❣❣❣🦄🎉CONGRATULATIONS!!!🎉🦄🍼❣❣❣

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59 Terese Perrin October 5, 2016

Congratulations to your beautiful baby boy!!

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60 Kay S. October 5, 2016

Congratulations on your precious, adorable little boy! He looks like a little sweetie! Enjoy these first days and weeks with him because they do fly by so fast!

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61 Dina October 5, 2016

Oh wow! That was quick- for me anyway! :) Congratulations to you and your family!

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62 Meriam October 5, 2016

Congrats!! such an adorable little snuggle bug!!!

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63 Debra October 5, 2016

Congratulations Angela & Family!! He’s beautiful, just like mamma. 😊

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64 Tania October 5, 2016

Congratulations to all of you! The first picture of Arlo looks like a mini you.

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65 Nicole October 5, 2016

Congratulations Angela and Eric! He’s so adorable!

Enjoy those newborn snuggles!!! You’re not crazy.. it does go too fast!

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66 Kathy October 5, 2016

Beautiful boy! You are blessed. Enjoy your time.

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67 Brenda October 5, 2016

Congratulations on your new precious son!! He is so adorable! You have such a beautiful family!! You are truly blessed!!

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68 Gauri October 5, 2016

Hearty Congrats :) Enjoy this precious time :)

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69 Mary Margaret October 5, 2016

Awwwww! He is beautiful!! Congratulations!

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70 Ann W October 5, 2016

Oh, so beautiful. Congratulations! <3

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71 Sandi October 5, 2016

Congratulations! Arlo is a beautiful baby and Adrianna sounds like she will be a wonderful big sister.

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72 Cloe October 5, 2016

Many congratulations!

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73 Stephanie Clayton Clayton October 5, 2016

Congratulations! He’s gorgeous and I absolutely love the name!

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74 Suzanne and Bill Lyons October 5, 2016

Wow adorable…enjoy each day and probably sleepless night. Thank you for sharing.!!

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75 Anika Yael Natori October 5, 2016

Congratulations on your newest bundle of joy! He is absolutely precious. Thanks for sharing with us. Wishing all the best to you and your family!

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76 Isabel Simon October 5, 2016

Congratulations, he’s beautiful!

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77 Annie October 5, 2016

What a beautiful baby boy! Congratulations to you and your family.

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78 Lori October 5, 2016

He’s beautiful. Congratulations.

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79 ADA October 5, 2016

Congratulations! Arlo is adorable. Blessings and much happiness to the whole family.

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80 Heather October 5, 2016

Congratulations Ange and Eric. He is absolutely gorgeous…so happy for you!

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81 Bree October 5, 2016

Had a feeling it was going to be a boy when you mentioned not having any onesies or clothes yet – if it were a girl that likely wouldn’t be a concern due to hand-me-downs.

What a beautiful big boy! Glad to hear the whole family is harmonious. Congratulations on the smooth and happy birth. Best of luck with the near (and far!) future.

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82 Abby October 5, 2016

Congratulations to you and the family! Enjoy him!

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83 Hilary October 5, 2016

Congratulations Angela and family, he is beautiful!!!

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84 David October 5, 2016

Congrats many blessing may God grant you timeless blessing and enjoyment while you see him grow.

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85 Kristi October 5, 2016

Congratulations!! What a beautiful baby!

I felt the same way with Baby 2 – I just wanted time to slow down. Enjoy! :)

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86 Megan October 5, 2016

Congratulations! He is perfect!

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87 Amanda October 5, 2016

Congratulations! He’s so beautiful.

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88 Carolyn October 5, 2016

Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby ! What a lucky little guy to join a loving family with a mama. Oh the love — and amazing food he will enjoy along with his big sister :) !

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89 Carolyn October 5, 2016

Oops – forgot– with a mama who is such a talented cook !

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90 Michelle October 5, 2016

What a sweet pea, he looks just like you! And so glad Adriana is taking to big sisterhood. The questionable poking made me laugh. I was that big sister with SO MUCH (smothering) love for my little brother. We’re very close now so it’s all good. Enjoy this special time!

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91 Rebecca October 5, 2016

Congratulations!!! He’s gorgeous. I totally thought you were having another girl :)

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92 Vivienne October 5, 2016

Congratulations, he is such a cutie!

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93 Laura October 5, 2016

Best wishes to the whole darn family. You are right about how fast time goes. It seems like just last year you moved to Hamilton and let all of us know how many waterfalls were there. Now you have two precious loves to smother your heart.

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94 Theresa October 5, 2016

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! He is absolutely precious! Love reading your family updates : )

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95 Kate October 5, 2016

Congratulations! He’s absolutely adorable. Hope you and your family are doing well!

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96 Allison Stewart-Zeisig October 5, 2016

Adorable! Congrats and get lots of rest

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97 Jan October 5, 2016

I was so excited to read about the arrival of Arlo. What a beautiful baby! Best wishes to you, Eric, Adrianna and the rest of your family.

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98 Lauren B October 5, 2016

Oh my word, what a cutie pie!!! Congratulations to you and your family!!!

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99 Sherry Lowther October 5, 2016

Oh my goodness he is adorable Angie. You and Eric are very lucky parents to be blessed with two adorable children. Adriana is growing so fast. She reminds me a lot of you as a little girl but I see Eric in her as well.
Take care, say hello to my sis for me and go cuddle those sweet babies.

No need to reply, I know your busy and tired.

Lots of love.
Sherry

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100 Hannah October 5, 2016

He is so cute! We just got a new baby in our family as well. I know how wonderful it feels to get a new member of the family! I wish you luck!
And by the way, to anyone looking for a vegan blog as good as this one, my friend has one. If you have the time, check out thehippiechild.weebly.com
Thanks so much!

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101 Stephanie October 5, 2016

Congratulations! What a beautiful child! Best to you and your adorable family.

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102 Judy Jetson October 5, 2016

Hey, that’s my dogs name! :)

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103 Stella @ Stellicious Life October 6, 2016

Congratulations Angela, wishing you lots of joy with little Arlo and the family! Glad to hear Adriana is an attentive, protective big sister :-) Looking forward to reading Arlo’s birth story and your experience (curious to hear whether the EPI-NO worked), but until then, get some rest, Arlo is a beautiful little boy! :-)

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104 Miriam October 6, 2016

Congratulations. He is so beautiful. I haven’t commented on anything you have posted until now, but I admire and respect you so much, Angela. You are a lovely person, wife, and mother. AND a marvelous cook. I have both of your cookbooks and love them. YOu are an amazing woman. Rest now. I will look forward to your birth post and the new recipes, but do give yourself a break.

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105 christine dugdale October 6, 2016

Congratulations – well done, he looks beautiful:)

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106 Anna Lee October 6, 2016

A million congrats, Angela (and Eric)! He is so stinkin’ adorable and a cute name to boot! I can’t wait to read the birth story. Adriana sounds like she’s loving the big sister role- the “questionable poking” is too funny haha.

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107 Cindy October 6, 2016

Congratulations Angela & Eric! He’s a cutie!

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108 lisa October 6, 2016

Congratulations! I love the photos. I cannot wait to read his birth story! Such a sweetie pie!

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109 Fanya @ Bliss Half Full October 6, 2016

Congratulations Angela, he is so beautiful. You are an amazing supermom. Wish you all the best!

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110 Stephanie October 6, 2016

Congratulations! Arlo is beautiful. Enjoy this special time with your growing family!

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111 Shawnns October 6, 2016

Welcome to the world sweet Arlo!!!! ❤️❤️

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112 Svetlana Podvalniuk October 6, 2016

Omgosh, congratulations!!! What a beautiful boy!!! Thank you for sharing with us his beautiful pictures!!! All the best to your family!!! *Hugs*

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113 Becky Jantzen October 6, 2016

Welcome to the world Arlo! Our little boy has the same lovely name and turns two this Sunday. Glad there is another one out there. My husband jokes that you should name your next book “Oh She Glows Again” :)

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114 Cara October 7, 2016

“Oh She Still Glows”? :-)

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115 Kate October 7, 2016

Congratulations, Angela! I’m so glad Arlo is here. I love his name!

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116 Jennifer October 7, 2016

“it suddenly became fast, dramatic, and intense very quickly”
My Mother in law had the same problem with baby number two. Her first baby took 24 hours of labor, but said that most of the labor was spent at home and pretty manageable. So for baby number two (aka my hubby) she was like “whatever, I’ve got time!” at some point her water broke, and it was a race to make it to the hospital (and involved being stranded by her husband so he could park the car, tears, strangers helping her into the hospital, and not getting the epidural) It is a pretty funny story when she tells it. XD

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117 Anna October 7, 2016

Congratulations to the happy, sleepy Lidons!!! And can i just say i love this little guys name, what a great choice.

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118 Judeen October 7, 2016

Congratulations. Such an adorable and handsome baby boy.

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119 Alex M October 7, 2016

Congratulations <3 Such a beautiful addition to your family!

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120 Vicky October 7, 2016

Congratulations! I’m a mama to daughter and two boys. Raising boys is such a joyful experience. You’ll love it!

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121 Virginia October 8, 2016

Oh, so precious, Angela. Congratulations to you and your family. My sister’s name is Arlo and a name you don’t hear often. Looking forward to all of the stories to follow. All the best.

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122 Rosana Starr October 8, 2016

Ahhh! He is beautiful! And isn’t he lucky to have an loving older sister looking out for him. ;-)

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123 Mariell October 8, 2016

Congratulations Liddons!! He is absolutely adorable!! <3

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124 Desarae October 9, 2016

Congratulations on the safe arrival of your sweet little son! Welcome to the wonderful, wild world of raising boys! :)

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125 Connie October 9, 2016

Congratulations!!!

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126 Melissa October 9, 2016

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

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127 Leigh October 10, 2016

Congratulations! He is so beautiful! Good to hear you are doing well and the birth went fine! I cant wait to read more about your birth story =)

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128 Nancy October 10, 2016

Congratulations!

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129 Truan October 10, 2016

Congratulations! He is so, so beautiful. I was following along on snapchat and was so excited to hear that he arrived safely! My son (and first born) is due in 3 months, so I’m excited to hear how things go for you guys with a little boy! :)

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130 Amy October 10, 2016

Congrats!! Glad the delivery turned out well in the end…

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131 Cat October 11, 2016

Congratulations to you all! He looks beautiful!
Welcome to the Mama of a son club! They are wild and wonderful. Such a joy :)

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132 Betzy October 12, 2016

PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS, PRECIOUS BABY. GOD BLESS YOU.

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133 Leslie October 15, 2016

Congratulations!! A very adorable baby with a very healthy glow!! Best wishes!!

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134 Sandra October 18, 2016

Congratulations and welcome to Arlo! Hope the time goes slower for you, so you can make the most of every moment. Best wishes!

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135 Kathy October 20, 2016

Congratulations!! He is adorable!

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136 Karen October 20, 2016

Precious gift from above!

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137 Robin October 24, 2016

What a miracle he is!

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138 Kathryn Sheldrick November 3, 2016

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! My baby (who is 18) just announced she is no longer eating meat. Yikes! What now? I purchased your books. Can you give me some quick tips? By the way, I am 50ish and a lot of my friends are going through the same thing with their children. I respect my daughter’s choice and I agree with it in principal but I need to get some protein in her, other than milk, cheese etc. Please note I have never “blogged” before and I am not sure if I am blogging now. Is there a section on your website I should refer to? Thank you for your help, and your books are beautiful. Kathryn

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139 Ramona November 17, 2016

Congratulations Angela. He looks adorable. I wish you and your whole family well :)

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140 Laurie November 17, 2016

Congratulations to all of you. What an absolutely precious and beautiful little baby…..such a gift.

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141 Sarah beirne November 18, 2016

What a sweetie! Congratulations!! It really does go so much faster with two babes! Quick question- I go back to work Monday.(Waaaa!) Have any suggestions on what to (easily) make ahead for a weeks worth of meals? Thank you and enjoy those snuggles!

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142 Angela Liddon December 14, 2016

Hi Sarah, This is a bit delayed, but I hope your back-to-work transition has been going well so far! For lunch ideas, I’d suggest checking out this Friday FAQs post, question #4. I talk about some great, quick-and-easy recipe options that are perfect make-aheads for work. I hope this helps!! And thank you so much for your kind congrats. :)

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143 Kathleen JONES November 18, 2016

Hi Angela! Congratulations!! I hope all is going well with your new wee one!! I just wanted to let you know I love your new cookbook!! I am making the spicy cabbage soup today and also the banana bread! I just became vegan! I tried it a few years ago after your first book, which my daughter took from me!! I have to go buy another one. I really love all the recipes, and admire all of your hard work!!
Wishing you all the best!
Kathleen

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144 marilyn best November 22, 2016

Congrats on your new beautiful bundle of joy!!! He’s certainly a handsome little love bug, best wishes for you and your family!!

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145 Tiffany November 26, 2016

Angela:

He is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations to you and your family!

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146 Fran December 1, 2016

OMG he is such a darling! Congratulations!

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147 Bridget December 6, 2016

Congratulations on baby number 2! What a lucky baby to have such a wonderful mother. He is beautiful. Also want to say thank you for your amazing recipes. I made the chocolate cheer smoothie this morning. It was so delicious and creamy. I am so impressed with your recipes. You should be very proud of yourself for enabling others to live healthier lifestyles – and cohabitat with all the animals. I am reading your recipes via cookbook and/or website nearly everyday. Thank you!

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148 Loganayaki December 14, 2016

Congrants.

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149 Serena December 14, 2016

Hello

New to your blog. Great recipes! I’m loving it so far.

We too have recently welcomed our precious little Arlo into our family. Congratulations!

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150 Angela Liddon December 14, 2016

Hi Serena, I’m so happy to hear you’ve been enjoying the blog so far. :) Congrats to you, too!

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151 Gustavo Woltmann December 31, 2016

Arlo is so cute! Congratulations to your new born baby. Best regards to you and to your family.

– Gustavo Woltmann

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