Welcome To The World…

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on January 17, 2014

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Hi Everyone!

I have some very exciting news to share! I’d like to introduce all of you to my daughter, Layla Aria Shah. She was born on January 12th at 12:54pm, and came in at 6lbs, 5oz and 20 inches long.

I’m sure all of you have been wondering where I’ve been for the past week and a half, and now you know 🙂

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The husband and I are settling back in at home and into life as new parents. It’s definitely an adventure, I feel like we learn something new every day!

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I just can’t believe she is finally here. And I’m super excited to share baby food recipes (when she starts eating solids), and healthy baby tips as she gets older with all of you!

In the meantime though, stay tuned for some fun, healthy recipes that are family-friendly and delicious too.

I hope all of you have had a great start to the year so far, I know I have!!

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Margot C January 17, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Oh how marvelous! I wish you every joy.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 17, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Thank you so much Margot! 🙂

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Michelle Sandal January 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

I had a feeling your next post would be introducing a new miracle!
I’m so happy for the three of you, and look forward to learning to know your little Princess through your blog!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Haha! Your feeling was totally on point 🙂 Thanks so much for the well wishes Michelle!

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Shabnam January 18, 2014 at 1:52 am

WOW. She looks really lovely. best wishes for her and her kind mother.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Thank you so much Shabnam!

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Rejane January 18, 2014 at 3:30 am

Congratulations!!! I wish your daughter a wonderful jorney with you! So much light for all of you!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Thank you so much for the well wishes Rejane!

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Dixya January 18, 2014 at 3:39 am

Congrats dear. Sending hugs!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Thanks Dixya!! 🙂

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Deb January 18, 2014 at 5:22 am

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. She is adorable. What a marvelous adventure you and your husband are embarking on. Peace and blessings to you all.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Thanks Deb! Yes it is certainly an adventure — I can’t believe she is already a week old today!

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Julie @ Willow Bird Baking January 18, 2014 at 6:37 am

CONGRATULATIONS!! She is just too cute!!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Thanks Julie!! Hope you’re doing well!!

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Rekha January 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

Congratulations.Wishing you joy

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Thank you so much Rekha!

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eisha January 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

CONGRATS!!!!!! AWWW!!!!! I’m so beyond happy!!!!!!!! Bbay picky eater is here yayayayayay!!!!! OMG Anjali! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!!! And her name is sooo beautiful! Does it have a meaning? Omg! Anjali I have sooo many questions! But God bless you and your family!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Awwww thank you Eisha!! You are so sweet! Layla means “night” 🙂 Thank you so much for all the well wishes!

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Annum S. January 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

She is absolutely gorgeous!! I can see your resemblance in her already! I bet your love of healthy eating will grow in her as well! Congratulations!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Thanks so much Annum! That’s what my husband said too 🙂

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Thay January 18, 2014 at 9:53 am

Congratulations for your beautiful baby girl!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Thanks Thay!!

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Pri January 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

CONGRATULATIONS ANJALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She’s a princess!! And I absolutely love her name. So pretty. <3

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Awwwww yay!! Thank you so much Priya 🙂 🙂

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Jill January 18, 2014 at 10:26 am

The first of many miracles to come…She’s beautiful…congrats.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Thank you Jill! 🙂

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jenn aka the picky girl January 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

Congratulations!!! Absolutely beautiful. And what a head FULL of hair. Thanks for sharing!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Thanks Jenn!! And yes! Haha we were surprised how much hair she had too! 🙂

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Rsksha shah January 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Congratulations!!!!! She is beautiful Anjali……Lovely name.
Raksha aunty

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Thank you so much Raksha Aunty!! I’m so glad you like her name too 🙂 Hope you are doing well!!

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Sassy Kas January 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm

So precious! I’m glad she’s here and mother and baby are safely delivered. So much joy in store for you!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Thank you so much!! 🙂

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Helen January 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Congratulations, Anjali! What a lovely baby girl!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Aw thanks Helen!

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Nancy A. January 19, 2014 at 2:31 am

Congratulations!! She is absolutely beautiful!! Enjoy her, you will be amazed how much they add to your life.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Thanks Nancy! Yes we are trying to soak up every minute! 🙂

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Anjali January 19, 2014 at 10:12 am

Congrats!!! She is gorgeous! Hope you two are doing well and welcome to parenthood! If u ever have any questions feel free to pick my brain 🙂 on and not sure if u have one yet but buy a wedge so she does not move while sleeping (I saw the picture with the blankets on both sides of her)!

Congrats again!!!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Awww thanks so much Anjali!! I’ll definitely take you up on that offer — starting with this wedge thing! I’ll email you so you can send me a link of what you mean 🙂 Thanks again!!

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Joannie January 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

What a precious little girl! Wishing you much joy and happiness with your family of three! Blessings!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Thank you Joannie! It is amazing — we left for the hospital a week ago just the two of us, and came back as three! Thanks again for all the well wishes!

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Jess @ The Baguette Diet January 20, 2014 at 1:39 am

Congratulations! Wishing all the best for you and your family, she’s gorgeous

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Aww thank you so much for the well wishes Jess!

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Lucky January 20, 2014 at 4:03 am

Congrats :)…, happy motherhood..

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Thanks!!

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Jodi | Dancing Carrots January 20, 2014 at 6:18 am

Congratulations on your beautiful little shining star! We wish you the best on your journey into parenthood.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Thanks Joni! It has been an adventure so far, thats for sure!

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Phil Nauta January 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Awesome! Good work!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Haha thanks Phil!

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Celine January 21, 2014 at 9:17 am

Congratulations!!!! She is such a precious little girl! I am so excited for you and your husband! Good luck to you, have fun and enjoy every wonderful moment.

Big hug and kisses,

Celine

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Thank you so much Celine!! We’re definitely trying to soak it all in!

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Prathyusha January 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Congratulations anjali

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Thank you!!

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Jennifer January 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm

congrats! She is a beauty. Make sure to take all the time to snuggle her while she is so tiny. Seriously she will grow so fast. I love your blog but I do hope we miss you, just so you spend more time with that baby than on the computer. You won’t regret that one bit!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Aww thanks Jennifer!! And thanks for understanding about my slight absence from the blogging world 🙂 I am definitely trying to soak up every minute of being with Baby Layla! I’ll definitely be back with more recipes soon enough though — once I get more settled into newborn parent life 🙂 Thanks again!

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B. Shepherd :-) January 23, 2014 at 11:55 am

Anj!
I’m so excited for you. Love love love you and I can’t wait to meet Layla! She’s gorgeous just like her mama 🙂

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Awwww thanks so much B!!! I can’t wait for you to meet her the next time you’re in the bay too! 🙂

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shelly January 26, 2014 at 8:34 am

She is beautiful and so precious.. Congratulations momma! x

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Thanks Shelly!! We are totally in love! 🙂

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jyo January 27, 2014 at 8:23 am

wow she is super adorable ….a big hearty congrats anjali :-))….i like her name..its very unique and sounds pretty
we are actually planning for kids..any tips are big welcome :-))…..

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater January 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Hehe thanks Jyo! So glad you like the name too! And yay! So excited for you that you’re trying to have a baby 🙂 I’ll email you separately so we can chat more!

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Faiza Abraham February 12, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Anjali oh my goodness congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! I love your blog and am happy for you guys. Best of luck to you and the hubby as new parents.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater February 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Awww thank you so much Faiza!! Really appreciate the well wishes, and I’m so glad you like my blog! 🙂

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