Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our Growing Gluten-Free Family

Here on the NGNP blog, I try to stay pretty focused and on-message, and that means covering all things gluten-free. But there are rare occasions when I permit myself to veer off, and this is one of those times when I'm taking the liberty to diverge, if slightly, off the gluten-free topic.

This past Friday, December 12, Kelli and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world, Marin Concetta. She's now four days old, and adding her to our gluten-free family has been - as everyone said it would be - life changing (in the best of ways). She's months away from solid food, but before that day approaches, we'll have her tested to make sure that gluten (and other disagreeables) aren't the same problem for her that they are for me.

In the meantime, mom (Kelli) and baby are both doing well. While Kelli recovers from the rigors (to put it mildly) of childbirth, I've been in the kitchen, whipping up some of our old favorite GF meals... Kelli's parents are in town visiting and helping out, and we've introduced them to our margherita pizza, our Belgian waffles, and our chipotle chicken with sauteed peppers and onions.

That's enough about the food, though. At this point, my attention is centered on our new bundle of joy. Life will be different, for sure, but I'm already looking forward to an extra pair of hands in the kitchen, helping to make our recipes and enjoy some good old gluten-free cookin'.

- Pete


Gluten Free Steve said...

Congrats - she's beautiful! Hope mom is resting!

Sistercooks.blogspot.com said...

Congrats! I know this sounds cliche, but enjoy her while she is still little- it seems like yesterday my daughter was just born and we were visiting her in nicu- now she is crawling and eating and playing and babling- its so exciting! Congrats again to you and the wife!

Shirley said...

Ah, looking at her brought tears to my eyes ... babies do that to me for so many reasons. BTW, we have a young Maren (pronounced the same way as your Marin I think) in our support group. My heartiest congratulations to you both!! Sounds like everyone is doing a good job of taking care of each other. :-) Your cooking sounds fantastic. I know that's appreciated!

All the best to you, dad, and to mom, too!

Stacey said...

Congratulations, she's adorable!

peterbronski said...

Thanks Steve, SisterCooks, Shirley and Stacey! Mom and baby are both doing great, and life is good. =)

Cheers, Pete

Lauren Denneson said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely adorable, for sure. Best wishes for a wonderful first GF holiday with your little one :)