A New Life

It’s hard to believe that a week ago today, I was writing a post about pears and panna cotta and only four hours later, our little Miren Lili came into our lives. Excuse me if I sound overly romantic, but it truly was a miracle. She was born at home with the help of my friend and midwife Alanna who has been the best midwife I could have ever asked for. It was a peaceful and healthy birth.

We are quickly adjusting to having our little bundle. Having my parents here to help has been priceless. My mom is an amazing cook and has been spoiling us with healthy homemade meals. But as you might imagine, I haven’t been baking much this week. I will soon as I am recovering quickly.

Thank you very much for all your emails and wishes and have a great Thanksgiving!

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302 Responses to “A New Life”

  1. She’s lovely! And nice to see your super photographs translate well with baby in the frame as well as food! Glad you are all well and healthy.

  2. congratulations! she is gorgeous!!

  3. Sue says:

    That is so sweet. I love the pictures. Really beautiful baby girl. I love her name. Lili is my daughter’s first name – spelled the same way too.

  4. jen a says:

    SO gorgeous aran – congrats to you and your beautiful family! xoox

  5. beautiful aran. congratulations. i can’t wait to meet her. it’s nice to hear you are recovering quickly. all the best and have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  6. jen says:

    congratulations! such a beautiful addition to your family.

  7. Danielle says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! She is absolutely gorgeous! Your son looks like such a proud older brother, so cute!

  8. tara says:

    She, well the two of them really, are complete perfection. A hearty, happy congratulations to all of you.

  9. nole says:

    Congratulations again Aran! You have such a beautiful family!

  10. Lauren says:

    Congratulations! She is such a gorgeous baby =D. I’m sure there will be lots of joy with that one! Beautiful name as well!

  11. Congratulations! Perfect timing…what a thing to be thankful for!

  12. radish says:

    Congratulations — what a wonderful event!! Beautiful pictures!!!

  13. She is precious. Un ange. Congrats Aran. Félicitation. J’adore le petit tricot rose. Trop mignon. Meilleurs vœux de bonheur, d’amour et de succès pour ta petite poupée Miren Lili.

  14. Lorna Yee says:

    Oh, how adorable! I love the little pink booties. Congratulations!

  15. Hilda says:

    So precious Aran! Congratulations and welcome to Miren Lili (beautiful name too) and how happy J. looks with his little sister. I’ll be showing this to K just to see her reaction (she loves looking at pictures of babies).

  16. Kaijuu says:

    God bless ! She is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l! Many blessing and congratulations to you and yours for that sweet little miracle!

  17. Carol - Fairview Hts, IL says:

    So sweet & precious……….beautiful pictures of both children! God bless your family and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  18. veron says:

    Thanks for sharing with us your precious bundle of joy!

  19. Ana says:

    Muchísimas Felicidades Aran, tienes dos bellas criaturas, disfrútalas mucho.
    Os deseo mucha Salud.
    Un abrazo.

  20. Sarah says:

    She is absolutely lovely. Congratulations!

  21. Priceless!! Once again, congratulations Aran and a warm welcome to the precious Miren!

  22. Valérie says:

    Félicitations, elle est craquante ! Et j’adore les petits chaussons roses… Profite bien de ta petite famille !

  23. Kaitlin says:

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  24. Dana says:

    She is impossibly lovely and what a cute (and proud) big brother. Congrats to all of you.

  25. Barbara says:

    She’s gorgeous Aran….and those booties…if I was a baby I’d want a pair.

  26. El says:

    Beautiful photos Aran. Congratulations.

  27. Ez says:

    Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family Aran! The photo of your son holding his new sister just put the largest lump in my throat. So incredibly tender.
    Hugs to you all.

  28. Kate says:

    She is oh, so gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. What a little doll! Congratulations :-)

  29. what a beautiful name … congratulations …

  30. Lisa says:

    Such a sweet little bundle. Congratulations to you and your family.

  31. Tartelette says:

    I remember a year when my cousins had 6 boys between them and this year I only see little girls being born. Yay for chicks!!
    Enjoy the time with your parents!

  32. Oh the sweet fingers…beautiful!
    Congrats once again.

  33. Mrs.French says:

    she is absolutely stunning…I am so happy for you and your little family..xo t

  34. Irene says:

    Congratulations!!! So very sweet!

  35. Mishu says:

    You have such beautiful children! I recently found your blog and I loved every picture I saw.


  36. Marcie says:

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  37. Ivana says:

    great kids, and great pictures!! best wishes!!!

  38. VeggieGirl says:

    ARAN!!! YOU DAUGHTER IS A DOLL!!! Congratulations :)

  39. An absolute beautiful Angel! What a blessing to have such a wonderful birth! Congrats to you and your family!

  40. beautiful post. gorgeous little baby girl. so glad your mom is around to take care of you all.

  41. Liska says:

    Dear Aran,
    congratulations to you and all the best for your family.

  42. Gin says:

    she’s the cutest little thing. looks as edible as your cakes! seriously, how do you cope with so much cuteness? congratulations!

  43. Beautiful pictures of your two sweet babies!

  44. Oh my…..she is so very beautiful! Both of them are Aran! Congratulations and what an amazing job you did hun. Rest & take good care of yourself :)

  45. Bron says:

    Welcome Miren Lili!!
    She is truly beautiful Aran, they both are… hell, so are you!!
    Congratulations once again!

  46. Sreelu says:

    oh how beautiful, l’ll one looks like an angel. Congrats and have a blessed thankgiving

  47. Shay says:

    Congratulaions, she is absolutely beautiful!!

  48. Claudia says:

    She is delicious and I loved to see the proud big brother…



  49. Heather says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful little baby girl!

  50. Congratulations! She’s gorgeous! I love the sweet pink booties!

  51. Ljilja says:

    Beautiful pictures :)

  52. Mrs. B. says:

    Oh my goodness…what a beautiful girl (and boy) you have! Congratulations.

  53. icicle says:

    Congratulations! She’s a lovely little girl and such a proud big brother she has too.

  54. Joy says:

    She’s so beautiful and precious! Congratulations to the family. :)

  55. Vanille says:

    Beautiful baby girl !
    Congratulations Aran !

  56. Chanel11 says:

    I can’t say congratulations enough on both of your beatiful children!

  57. Laura says:

    I have a boy and a girl too, a true blessing.

    Congratulations on the birth and thanks for sharing the pictures of your children, so precious.

  58. So so gorgeous!!! Make the most of your Mum and your time getting better. Thank you very much for the exquisite photos and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!
    How beautiful are your children….!
    Irene x

  59. congratulations!!! she is so beautiful!

  60. Andreea T says:

    Congratulations! She is sooo sweet!

  61. corine says:

    What a delicious looking little muffin! Congratulations to you and the whole gang.

  62. Congratulations for that cute bundle of joy!

  63. Aww … Congrats to you and little Miren Lili! This adds even more fun to Thanksgiving!! =)


  64. K.Line says:

    What a beautiful girl (and boy!).

  65. Leigh says:

    Congratulations! Your children are gloriously beautiful. I’m so glad to have found your blog through my friend, Joanna, who emailed this post to me :)

  66. What an adorable baby girl..and I love her name….and your little boy is so darling there with her.
    You are so blessed with these beautiful children. Gifts form God.

    Congratualtions and best wishes for a very thankful Thanksgiving.


  67. Devonshire says:

    She is gorgeous! That is wonderful about the home birth – me and my siblings were all born at home. I hope when we have children I will be at home too baking and waiting for their arrival. Many congratulations.

  68. Congratulations to you all, Aran! She is absolutely gorgeous! And, what a handsome big brother she has!

  69. J2Kfm says:

    Congratulations. Looking forward to see more of your gorgeous shots, of the foods and your baby.

  70. Your little ‘crumb’ is precious! I’m looking forward to seeing her grow in future posts!

  71. OH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A hearty congratulations. You have such a beautiful family – in every way. =)

  72. She is truely beautiful Aran, She has the most beautiful dark hair. Congratulations to your family.

  73. What a beautiful little girl – and the photo of the two children is precious too. You have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

  74. Aran says:

    Thank you so much for all your kind words and wishes. I really appreciate them!

  75. anna says:

    Awww, she looks just like her brother! I’m sure she’ll have his sweet tooth, as well.

  76. beautiful photos and beautiful family. congrats again! such precious moments.

  77. What a beautiful baby! And I love her booties…she is very lucky!

  78. Fabien says:

    Félicitations à vous et le papa. Elle attend certainement de goûter à ses premiers desserts!!!

  79. WOW! congratulations. she’s just heavenly!

  80. keiko says:

    Aran, she is so beautiful – such lovely family you have, many congratulations! xxx

  81. Gorgeous! Congratulations and best wishes to you all!

    xx Kit

  82. Marcella says:

    Congratulations, Aran! How precious. I am so glad I found your blog. It always puts a smile on my face.

  83. Erika says:

    Felicitaciones a toda la familia por esta nueva integrante. Adoro los bebes, su mirada , su paz. Tu bebita es hermosa y por lo que se ve su hermano la recibió con mucha alegría. Es hermoso este regalo que les dio la vida. A disfrutarlo y a aprender de ellos que tanto tienen para darnos.

  84. Sil BsAs says:

    Felicitaciones!!! que bonita es! (al igual que tu niño, claro )
    Admiro tu coraje para decidir tenerla en casa, yo tuve miedo.
    Mis mejores deseos para ti y tu preciosa familia.

  85. Congratulations! she is a princess

  86. so tiny & beautiful. congratulations!!! :D

  87. Congratulations Aran,

    Your baby girl Miren Lili is very beautiful and what a fabulous Thanksgiving you will be having with your new family.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Coty Farquhar

  88. Pei Ying says:

    hi hi!!

    congratulations on your new bundle, she has such a pretty name :)

  89. Such a handsome boy and beautiful baby girl! Hoping that you and your precious family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  90. beth says:

    OH! I just saw the one picture on your flickr stream!
    so fun to see more here. She is just lovely! Enjoy her they grow too fast!

  91. Valentina says:

    congratulations!! your house is full of happiness at the moment by the sounds of it. wishing you more happiness.

  92. Katy says:

    So cute and precious! Congratulations!

  93. Alev says:

    She is so beautiful.congratulations!

  94. aran – she’s beautiful ! congratulations again, so happy for you guys. and miren, welcome to the world :).

  95. Pippa says:

    Wow, congratulations to you, your family and especially that proud older brother, Aran. I am so glad everything went well (midwives rock!) and that you treated us to these photos … may your weeks ahead contain only joy and peace and health.

  96. Y says:

    Oh Aran, she’s beautiful! Congratulations once again, to you and your family!

  97. She is beautiful and they make a cute pair together:)

  98. Congratulations! She looks so adorable! Both look beautiful together!



  99. Juliana says:

    Congratulations again! Beautiful pictures. Have a happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your family.

  100. Elizabeth says:

    Oh my gosh, she is so so precious. Congratulations!

  101. Miss Giny says:

    Oh ! Congrats ! She’s so cute ! ^^

    Have a happy Thanksgiving !

    Cheers !

  102. Adriana says:

    she is truely a gift, so sweet and precious. CONGRATULATIONS!

  103. Congratulations! She is absolutely lovely. Enjoy!

  104. Anis says:

    congratulations and welcome to miren!!!

  105. MeetaK says:

    sweet sweet aran! congratulations what lovely and touching pictures. this made me beam from year to ear. wishing you and your family all the very best! hugs!

  106. Carolina says:

    Benvenuta Miren Lili!
    She is so beautiful…

  107. Jonathan says:


    and please, take all the time you need.
    you deserve it.

  108. Peter G says:

    Let me add my congratulations to this ever growing list! Congratulations Aran! Great news to hear that both of you are doing well!

  109. idu says:

    ZORIONAK ARAN. Benetan majikoa da mundu hontara pertsonatxo bat ekartzea,, eta etxean izateak, bereziagoa egiten du momentua. Hain da polita! Zein gustora dagoen Jon, Miren besoetan duela. Muxu bat denoi

  110. FeeMail says:

    These are amazing pictures. congratulations to the whole family!

  111. Anja says:

    congrats to the birth of your daughter. she is absolutly beautiful. now I know: getting a baby keeps you baking and blogging ;-)

  112. Many congratulations to all of you! That little girl and her brother are gorgeous and so are these pictures!! Beautiful name you´ve chosen.
    All the best to all of you.
    Marjolijn (Belgium)

  113. Frida says:

    beautiful images and congratulations to you and your growing family!

  114. Ewa says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  115. deluna.es says:

    ¡Enhorabuena Aran! Oso polita da, zorionak!

  116. rosanna says:

    Enhorabuena. Es preciosa. Gracias por compartir estas fotos con nosotros.
    Cuidate mucho.
    Besos, Rosanna, de cosasconencanto.blogspot.com

  117. Aran, oh my, she is beautiful! What adorable photos. Thank you for sharing!

  118. shaz says:

    Congratulations Aran – she is so absolutely beautiful. So glad to hear everything went well.

  119. www.myfigsandcheese.com says:

    Zorionak! Ze polita dan!Anaia ere kontentu ehh?
    Ze momentu politak…

  120. Saara says:

    congrats! she is adorable! you must be so happy now!

  121. pia says:

    oh. my. goodness.

    Aran, congratulations! She is an absolute treasure, I’m so so happy to hear it was a peaceful and happy birth and that both of you are doing well. What a joy!!! It is wonderful to see photos – how happy your son is to have a little sister!!

    You do make the most incredible creations :-)


  122. Yvonne says:

    Many congratulations, she’s beautiful. I love your blog :o)

  123. Delie says:

    Congratulations! Beautiful daughter!

  124. surfzone says:

    Zorionak Aran,

    eres muy valiente por tener el parto en casa… yo nunca me hubiera atrevido a hacerlo (bueno, yo no, que soy hombre, quiero decir mi mujer).
    Llénate de paciencia, 2 criaturas no significa el doble de trabajo ;-)

  125. Jane K. says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. You sound very calm and relaxed. Love your blog, Jane K. x

  126. Graciete says:

    Many congratulations, with hopes of much health and love for you all. She is beautiful and your son is an absolute sweetie!

    Beijinhos from Portugal!

  127. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations & best wishes from germany!

  128. Jamie says:

    Oh Aran she is beautiful! Just beautiful! And your son looks like an angel! You are so blessed! Sounds idyllic! Hugs to you and yours!

  129. Maria Ana says:

    I wish you all the best :) so lovely

  130. Fanny says:

    She is so lovely !!! Which you all the best …

  131. Hat lady says:

    Congratulations! Rica, rica, rica!!!

  132. Nagore says:

    Zorionak Aran!!!!

    Famili osoari, baina bereziki zuri.

    Gozo-zale ttiki berri bat seguru!

    muxu haundi bat, azkar osatu.


  133. Dajda says:

    Congratulations Aran! A big hug for you and a smaller one for the baby girl!

  134. Anonymous says:

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch to this beautiful baby and adoring big brother!
    We too have two children (2.5y and 6 months) and I am convinced that your blog makes me a better mother and a better doctor. It makes me happy, and that’s what we all need, … a little happiness.

    with all our best wishes,

  135. Salma says:

    Congrats…wow what a beautiful family.

  136. dada says:

    Congratulations Aran…it’s wonderful and romantic as you say. I wish you and your family an endless happiness!

  137. dada says:

    Congratulations Aran…it’s wonderful and romantic as you say. I wish you and your family an endless happiness!

  138. Anonymous says:

    Congratulazioni, è bellissima!
    Beba from Milan

  139. Nanette says:

    Aran congratulations on the safe arrival of darling little Miren Lili!

    Enjoy her, because as you know they grow all too fast!

  140. Araaan
    Que preciosa es!!!!
    Que mona!!!
    Espero q estés bien aunque imagino FELIZ


  141. linda says:

    It does sound a bit too romantic ;) Just kidding! Glad you had a wonderful experience. Your baby girl is beautiful and so is her name. Enjoy your family of four!

  142. The kids are beautiful love her pink!

  143. Rosanna says:

    Miren looks adorable – congratulations! Such beautiful photos too.

    Best wishes,


  144. ZORIONAK Aran! ze ume politxa!! xx

  145. Inne says:

    Many congratulations Aran, she is absolutely adorable! I’m sure your boy will love being a big brother. And having your parents there must be great – after Elsa was born my mum came over for three weeks, which was wonderful. Take it easy, cherish every moment and enjoy the time with your parents.

  146. Nicisme says:

    Awww, she’s gorgeous!
    Many congratulations to you Aran!

  147. Madelief says:

    What a beautiful little girl and proud son you have. You must be very happy!! A reader from Holland.

    groetjes Madelief

  148. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  149. Phoo-D says:

    Congratulations on the beautiful new addition to your family! What a wonderful gift just in time for the holidays.

  150. Liz says:

    She’s so cute. I love the picture of the big brother and little sister at the end.

  151. Asha @ FSK says:

    Congratulations Aran! What a bundle of joy!! in such bliss.. wish you a fantastic motherhoood and tons of fun bringing her up :)))

  152. jen says:

    Congratulations Aran, she’s beautiful! Big brother looks so proud of his new baby sister too. I don’t think I’d get too much baking done with those two to distract me, so just enjoy this very special time…

  153. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  154. rebecca says:

    congratulations! everyone looks great and it sounds like things went rather smoothly for you which is always nice! i was looking forward to the news after the anticipation in your previous post. glad to see all is more than well.

  155. Cynthia says:

    What a gorgeous, gorgeous little girl. Congratulations to you and your family!

  156. Congratulations! What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby. And her brother is beaming!

  157. Seanna Lea says:

    Congratulations! She is so precious looking!

  158. K. Carlos says:

    Congratulations!! She is as beautiful as her name! :)

  159. Anita says:

    Enhorabuena, Aran. Cuánta belleza… Los mejores deseos desde el mediterráneo.


  160. EL says:

    she is SOOOOOO beautiful! Best wishes to your family and hope to see more beautiful posts about the new baby and your baking soon!

  161. Barbara says:

    Congratulations! She is adorable! And her brother seems to like her too!
    Love the pink booties!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  162. Mimi says:

    Welcome to the world Miren Lili!

    Congratulation on the new addition to your family. She is absolutely gorgeous.
    Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family.

  163. Esther says:

    She is beautiful, and such lovely hair, both mine just has blond fuzz that pretty much rubbed off!

  164. Jayme says:

    Congratulations Aran!! How wonderful that you were able to have a home birth! Best wishes to you and your growing family :)

  165. Astrid says:

    I am sure you have no time to read all your comments, but I just wanted to leave a note to congratulate you and welcome your little Miren Lili! She is a beauty, as is her proud big brother. All the best to all of you!

  166. Begoña says:

    Es una preciosidad!!!!!!!
    Un fuerte abrazo, Begoña

  167. fresh365 says:

    Oh how precious! Congrats Aran. Enjoy the holiday with your beautiful family!

  168. Danangib says:

    Congratulations !!! She’s so, so beautiful….

  169. annie says:

    Conratulations on having two beautiful and healthy children, along with a wonderful blog. Enjoy every precious moment.

  170. Rhia says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl. It’s hard to believe but my daughter was born on the same day! I had read your post and then later that evening I went into labor and delivered at 10:20. And she has almost as much dark hair as your gorgeous little one too, lol. Is that weird or what? Congratulations again :)

  171. Lide says:

    Zorionak! Ze gauza txiki polita, ongi etorri Miren Lili!

    Etxean eduki duzu, ze ondo, nik ere halaxe eduki dut nire bigarrena, baina Euskal Herrian oraindik oso aukera arraroa da jendearentzat, zoratuta nagoela pentsatzen dute. Zorionak benetan familia osoari!

  172. natalia says:

    Ciao ! Tantissimi auguri !!!

  173. Oh my how beautiful… congratulations!

  174. ainara says:

    Zorionak barriro!! Zein politek danak… Ta zelango eskutxuek, zeozer egiteko kontzentratute moduen :)

  175. Camila says:

    Congratulations! How your boy has grown!

  176. Oh, Aran! She is gorgeous! What a head of hair. God bless you and your beautiful family.

  177. Meredith says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful little family. I’m hoping to do a home birth with my next babe, as well. I’m so glad it was such a wonderful experience for you.

  178. giao says:

    little miren lili is perfect (what a lovely, lovely name), and with such a proud big brother to match. i’m sure you are overjoyed with happiness and love! happy thanksgiving and congratulations again!

  179. Mallory M says:

    I have been telling my family my whole life that I don’t want to have children, but after seeing these pictures I think I really do want a baby. Your baby is truly the most gorgeous baby I have ever seen.

  180. Marija says:

    She’s beautiful!


  181. she’s beautiful!congratulations!

  182. Gorgeous kids. Congratulations!

  183. Congratulations! Born is another star of your life, another inspiration and another reason to continue living. She is such a darling in the photos! Really beautiful!

  184. heidi leon says:

    once again, felicidades por la llegada de su hermosa princesa. God bless you all.



    ps ya imagino la de cosas deliciosas que tu Mama estara cocinando. Perhaps a guest post from her? Seria fabuloso!

  185. There are no words strong enough – congratulations, Happy Thanksgiving, love and happiness going your way Aran. She’s perfect.

  186. A beauty and a blessing. Gorgeous children who look so happy and peaceful.

  187. Amelia says:

    Congratulations! She’s such a beautiful child.

  188. Mercè says:

    Muchísimas felicidades Aran!!! :) Qué criaturas más guapas que tienes!!
    Disfruta de la visita de tus padres!

  189. Both of them are beautiful, Aran! Congratulations and happy holidays.

  190. Yael says:

    As we say where I live- Mazal Tov!! She is beautiful and I love all that pink!! All the best!

  191. Enhorabuena!!!! Es una preciosidad.
    Qué alegría, no tenía ni idea!

  192. Christy says:

    Congratulations Aran!! A boy then a girl…now your family is complete…and look at your son the proud brother!! He practically can’t stop smiling! I bet he’s excited. Have a good rest and a speedy recovery, and I’m always looking forward to your next post.

  193. morgana says:


    Qué cosita más linda y más tierna… De verdad que me he emocionado muchísimo viendo las fotos. ¡¡ Y además has podido traerla al mundo en casa !! Genial. Le deseo la mayor de las felicidades y a ti también.

    Un abrazo.

  194. Femke says:

    Wauw! Life is wondeful!
    Those pictures are so beautiful, what a cute little babygirl.
    You must be very proud!

    I love your work, your website and your blog

    With kind regards

  195. Junglefrog says:

    O what a beautiful little baby girl Aran! Glad to know that everything went well and you seem to be enjoying it too! All the best!

  196. ibb says:

    Miren Lili, zelako izen polita!
    Itzura ezin hobea du. Zelako maitagarria. Pozten naiz dena ondo joan izana eta gurasoek zaindu izan zaituztela jakiteak. Txoro modun ibiliko dira han hilobakin eta. Zelan zaintzen dun nagusiak txikia…xarmangarria.
    Benetan pozten naiz. Zure berrien zai egonen gara.
    Gabonak bereziak izanen dira….bidali email bat zure helbideakin, zeozer merezi dezu eta.
    Patxo haundi bat.

  197. Anonymous says:

    Congratulation! Aran! She is such a sweetie : )


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  199. Anonymous says:

    Zorionak Arantzazu & family!!!
    Poli politte da benetan Miren Lili! Ia noz ikusten dogun Euskal Herritik!
    Musu handi bat ta gorantziak,
    Maider eta Alots.

  200. Rita says:

    OH MY GOD! What a gorgeous baby! CONGRATULATIONS! I am not sure there is anything I can say that wasn’t already mentined on the previous 200 comments… Enjoy this time with your fmily, and thank you so much for posting pics of your baby girl…It made ma want to have one too:)

  201. Lori says:

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! And looks like Big Brother adores her!

  202. Mrs. M says:

    congrats!!! she is beautiful & your son looks like a proud big brother :)

  203. Oh! This is you most beautiful creation yet! Congratulations! Both kids a beautiful :)

  204. Fernanda says:

    Congratulation for the new baby!!!
    She is so gorgeous!!!
    I wish all the best for her and your family!!!
    God bless you!

  205. sunita says:

    Congrats dear Aran, you are indeed blessed to have such gorgeous children. Hugs to them and to you too :-)

  206. futomaki says:

    Muchas felicidades, Aran y familia!

    Miren Lili es preciosa! Bienvenida al mundo!

    Me alegro mucho por vosotros y espero que disfruteis muchísimo de estos momentos.

    Muchos besos!


  207. She is beautiful!
    Congratulations and a special kiss for your mother( is so good to be spoiled by our mothers once in a while, especially in ocasions like this).

    Felicidades :)

  208. intxaurtsu says:

    Zorionak Aran, honek ez deko estatubatuar aurpegirik e? Nik uste zornotzako odola ere aurpegian ikusten jakola, disfrutatu pila bat

  209. Aran says:

    Thank you so much everyone. I have read every single comment and I appreciate them very much. We are doing well and resting.

    No cooking for me for Thanksgiving this year!

    Eta EH-tik idatzi dozuen guztiori, mila esker!

  210. Mazel tov, félicitations, congratulations ! Looking at these magnificent photos, there are but two words to say – pure joy. Such beautiful children. Enjoy every moment. Best wishes coming to you from Switzerland…

  211. Trish says:

    What a special post and what an amazing event. My sincerest congratulations. I especially love the photos of the proud older brother with his new baby sister, so precious.

  212. lalasol says:

    ¡Felicidades! She’s beautiful and I’m sure you will create many many memories together in the kitchen.

  213. APPRÉCIER says:

    Hey, Congratulations!!! Your baby is so beautiful!!! :D

  214. Oh, Aran..! Happy Thanksgiving indeed! Sending heaps of love for you and yours. I am so very happy for you – she is precious, and I’m glad the birth was at home and everything went well. Big brother looks super proud, too!

    Congratulations, dear.

    Much love,

  215. Just, just beautiful. Congratulations to you and your lovely family.

  216. midinettes says:

    Waow ! Congrats ! Lovely pictures for lovely family !!!

  217. xirimiri says:

    Iada bikotea…neska eta mutikoa!!!
    a ze kasualitatea!!nire egun berdinekoa da miren…
    muxu haundi bat!!

  218. tracieMoo says:

    She’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  219. Kitty M says:

    Aww beautiful little baby congratulations to you all – I love the photos with her proud brother! What a lovely Thanksgiving gift xxx

  220. Virginia says:

    ¡Felicidades! ¡Es preciosa! Me alegro de que todo haya ido bien (¡en casa!:eres una valiente).

  221. Happy Day!

    Alana?! I know Alana! I’ve worked with her before!!

    I guess I didn’t even know you were in FL…go figure!!

    Congrats and your newest little sugar and spice!

  222. Margaret A says:

    Many congratulations on the birth of your lovely daughter – so beautiful and so Basque also. The boots and coat are great but best of all is the picture of your son welcoming his sister with such love and tenderness.

    All the very best to all of you,

    Margaret (UK)

  223. Vera says:

    Aran, dear, congratulations!!! She is gorgeous! My best wishes to you and your family, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  224. Awww….so cute!! Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!!

  225. Maureen says:

    Welcome Miren!

    Enjoy each other…

  226. Valentina says:

    I was unable to see the pictures the other day but managed to do so today. beautiful family. hopefully you are peach!

  227. Zerogluten says:

    He estado unos días desconectada y no paraba de pensar en tí. Habrá dado a luz Aran?
    Hoy que tenía un rato después del desayuno he venido corriendo a ver si nuestra pequeña golosina ya estaba en el mundo.
    Aran, te felicito. Una de tus mejores obras. En brazos de su hermano es una delicia, todo ternura.
    Esta pequeña Miren Lili no sabe la suerte que tiene y el futuro tan dulce que le espera con una madre como la que tiene.
    De nuevo felicidades, descansa y aquí te esperamos.
    Mil besos sin gluten para repartir.

  228. Bianca says:

    Congratulations!! So sweet!

  229. Aran, es una preciosidad, y encnta el nombre que le habeis puesto, tu niño precioso ahora es el mayor y ya se le ve responsable con la pequeña, disfruta de tus padres y de las comiditas de tu mami, (sagradas!)

    besitos y un monton de felicidades,

  230. What a gorgeous baby! I love her beautiful name. And your son looks so happy and sweet! Congratulations on such a wonderful birth and for having your parents with you at this incredible time. Enjoy every moment, Aran!

  231. oh my god adorable! congratulations Aran!

  232. Ashley says:

    Look at that adoring brother. Beautiful.

  233. Eugenia210 says:

    All the best from Argentina!!!

  234. Justina says:

    Congratulations!, your children are beautiful, thank you for sharing your wisodom and for your inspiration.

  235. Tara Bethune-Leamen says:


  236. So adorable!! And these pictures are fantastic. Can’t wait for you to get back to baking/blogging!

  237. Aran says:

    Thanks so much everyone. I am working on a new recipe post for the next couple of days. Hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend.

    Also, I forgot to mention it earlier, but for those who were asking about the booties and sweater, they were hand knitted by my 91 year old great aunt Mari. She’s a true artist!

    Thank you!

  238. Sanne1974 says:

    Oooo look how wonderful and beautiful your little girl is! Love the pictures. All the luck, happiness and good wishes for you and your family from Holland

  239. Ida/Norway says:

    What a beautiful child! Congratulations! She is just a little goddess! The pictures are wonderful!
    Take care!

  240. nikki says:

    So happy for you! Miren Lili is beautiful, enjoy…

  241. Deeva says:

    These photos are gorgeous. Congratulations on the birth and I hope your Thnaksgiving was a great one.

  242. cindy* says:

    aran, she is lovely…of course! and jon’s face, priceless!

  243. she is perfect! a blond son and a brunette daughters, you have a second model now! parabems!

  244. Angela KL says:

    Awww.. she’s so sweet and pretty!! It brought a smile in my heart & on my face. Lovely pictures and beautiful children. Congrats Aran!

  245. Anonymous says:

    Hace a penas tres horas he llegado de vacaciones…un mes fuera..y lo que mas ganas tenia de ver era tu blog….y me encuentro con esto, con esta bonita sopresa!!! Las fotos como siempre impresionante pero con esos modelos dificil que no lo sean…que hijos tan ricos tienes….disfrutalos, que seas muy feliz. Carmen Zürich

  246. Linda says:

    what a wonderful way to start the holiday season…the miracle of birth! congratulations to you & your family on the birth of your daughter.

  247. Oh she’s so precious! Congratulations Aran :)

  248. Jeanne says:

    Ah, such a cutie! Congratulations to your family and welcome to your little girl!

  249. mathanapar says:

    Congratulations! She is so lovely. Voice from Thailand.

  250. ariana says:

    congratulations! how wonderful and beautiful…
    love love love

  251. Deborah says:

    Beautiful baby and as said by others indeed something to be thankful for. I photograph a lot myself and the photos are wonderful.

  252. Congratulations!! A great addition to the family, it seems! Amazing pictures too!

  253. Sarah says:

    Congratulations! She’s so lovely! :D

  254. Janet says:

    Congratultions, she is lovely and such a pretty name. I hope for you a speedy recovery.

  255. Candace says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  256. OMG!!
    She’s so beautiful, georgeous!!!
    You have beautiful kids.
    Take care of you and your whole family!!!

  257. Congratulations! She’s so cute, he’s so hondsome!

  258. Adijirja says:

    She´s really lovely!!! Congratulations!!!! :))

  259. What a sweet, sweet baby…and such precious pictures! Congratulations!!!

  260. Vera says:

    Congratulations! She is truly adorable…wish you and your family the best.

  261. She’s gorgeous, Aran. Congratulations!

  262. Aran says:

    Karine- yes, you can grind your own hazelnuts. Add some of the sugar from the recipe to them so they have an abrasive and they don’t turn into a paste. Just watch it while you are grinding them.

    Room studio design- I didn’t know you were expecting. Congrats to you! Hope you are well!

    Thanks everyone. I hope you try the recipe and let me know!

  263. tiptup says:

    Congratulations! They are both adorable!

  264. she’s beautiful! You are so loved…look at all these comments! How amazing…so happy for you!

  265. congratulations!! so sweet, and such a proud big brother, too!

  266. Congratulations! Your news is so very exciting. Your little girl is going to change your lives in the most wonderful ways.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  267. i’m just wiping away a few tears of joy for you my love…this is a very special and incredibly delicious post…so much love–i hope i get to give her a little squeeze myself sometime soon!!!!!!! oxoxoxodeb

  268. Reni says:

    Big big congratulations to you Aran ! I love seeing pictures of babies, and even more so seeing your little baby’s picture. So cute.. and such a proud big brother, ever so carefully holding his little baby sister. GBU and fam !

  269. Stef says:

    Congrats!! I’m happy for you that you have help. It makes things so much easier.

  270. kellypea says:

    Goodness but they’re beautiful. Congrats to you all. I’m smiling and remembering when mine were this young. How time flies!

  271. Chia says:

    Congratulations! She is adorable! Enjoy this time and rest well!

  272. jokemijn says:

    congratulations! The two of them look so lovely together in the last picture. enjoy your little miracle.

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  276. Kristi says:

    She is adorable! Congratulations to you and your sweet family.

  277. Hagan says:

    Congratulations from the wandering foodie! Your chlidren are beautiful!

  278. ChichaJo says:

    She is beautiful! Glad to see you are recovering well!

  279. Altaf says:

    congratulations!! such a lovely new baby:)
    miss you baking:)

  280. Terri says:

    Wow, she is absolutely beautiful and your son is so precious. Congrats and have a wonderful HOliday season with your new little addition. Terri

  281. Deeba PAB says:

    Sorry I’m late, but Miren Lili is abolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing such wonderful moments Aran…GORGEOUS!! How happy your lad looks!

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  283. chelsea says:

    she is beautiful. i know it’s belated but, congratulations. what a miracle:)!

  284. Anushruti says:

    Congratulations Aran. Its amazing how you are continuing your beautiful work with a new born in tow. Keep the goodies coming! Cheers!

  285. SlapItHigh says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter!! My sister just introduced me to this blog for a recipe and imagine my surprise when I found my two passions here: food & homebirth :).

  286. Both of them are so cute and beautiful. Congratulations to new star in your family.

  287. Congratulation Aran!! Now your family is complete. Boy and a girl. Wow .. Lots of happiness are waiting for you with this two angels. All the best to bright and happy future.

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