58 comments

  1. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 5:11 am

    He is absolutely GORGEOUS! Super super congratulations – Hope you are healing well and I love he does little fist punches in the air when sleeping – how adorable!
    Blessings to you, B2 and Baby Luke (B3) xxx

  2. joanelyia says:

    November 1, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I’ve been following you for a while now,and have loved the recipes you share. Now it’s Baby Bowl that has captured my heart! What a beautiful little being! Thank you so much for sharing him (and your experiences) with us. I’ve always looked forward to your next post – now even more so. Peace On Forever!

  3. Anonymous says:

    November 1, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Congratulations! The stork brought my little one earlier this month and it has been insane; I don’t know how you had time and energy to write a whole blog post, but I loved reading it. You’re so lucky to have family close by to help. B3 is adorable

  4. AnnMarie says:

    November 1, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I’ve never had a baby, nor am I Korean, but I lived in Korea for a few years and seaweed soup is no joke! It makes me feel like everything is going to be alright. And it tastes delicious!

    Congratulations on B3! What a sweetheart – that hair, and those cheeks, and those tiny hands! Enjoy this special time. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Liane Babb says:

    November 1, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Congratulations, such an amazing gift. And welcome to the world, baby Luke. You are absolutely beautiful!!!

  6. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 8:55 am

    He is the absolute cutest. So so so happy for you and your entire gorgeous little family, Cynthia! HI BABY BOWL!!! Sending you so much love and hugs through the internet!

  7. Lisa says:

    November 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

    He’s absolutely adorable and loved reading your story Cynthia! Big congrats to you and the fam. Can’t wait to read more about baby bowl as he continues to grow. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  8. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Congratulations! Your newest family member will help you realize a different love you never imagined was already inside you, waiting to be expressed. Three red bowls are something else, huh?

    Be well.

  9. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Well a hearty congratulation to all the B’s – I wish all three of you good health, good life, love and luck- OBTW as a father of five, this changes EVERYTHING- Coming in just a few weeks, your FIRST THANKSGIVING as a FAMILY- Bravo

  10. southernsouffleblog says:

    November 1, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Oh My Dear!!! Congratulations!! Welcome to the world Luke. He is just beautiful! I just loved reading this. So so happy for y’all! xoxo

  11. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Congratulations to the B’s, wishing you all the best! Enjoy all of the moments with the little one and keep all of the beautiful pictures coming! =)

  12. Annie says:

    November 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Congrats!! He’s a gorgeous baby!!! What a wonderful post that made me feel warm and fuzzy thinking about when we first brought our wee ones home (now 2 years and 8 months). Good luck and it sounds like you’re already an old pro and loving momma. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  13. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats to the two of you!!! Oh my goodness, he’s so precious. I feel like that paternity/maternity leave time, right after returning from the hospital, when all you have to worry about is taking care of this new human while trying to take care of yourselves, must be one of the most magical times ever as a parent. Enjoy it while you can, and I hope this little guy brings you all the joy you deserve. Congrats!!! xoxoxoxo

  14. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful recounting of so many loaded moments. Congratulations to you guys and I’m so happy for you all. He’s beautiful and so are you guys. What a magical time you’re living in right now. Wishing you all the best. Sending my love.

  15. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Ohmigosh that little picture of him punching the air … total Bender!! You’ve described those first hazy, love-filled, freaked out and impossible days so perfectly – I love his hair so much … did I ever tell you I cried every day for the first, oh, three months of Teddy’s life? (so yes those crying/bitchy moments are truly normal)… Yet, those quiet, slow moments, and you’re in this beautiful surreal cocoon with this teensy human who is finally on the outside – it’s magic that no one could ever explain to another person quite exactly, it’s your magic! Enjoy this time, it’s so special, and it goes by so fast! BIG love to you three! XO

  16. Sonia says:

    November 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience ! After reading it I feel like I’m a friend or a part of your family! Congrats #

  17. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Ah! He is so sweet and your words are so true. The part about looking forward to the smile but then totally falling in love with their serious face is spot on. But you’ll completely melt when he smiles and the first laugh will leave your heart in a puddle. Many congrats to you!!

  18. says:

    November 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    You described those first few days so perfectly, I started having flashbacks! What a special and wild time it is. I’m glad to hear you’re soaking and savoring…it looks like there is much to savor on that little one! Those cheeks! That hair!!!

  19. says:

    November 2, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Goodness! This post just warmed my heart. Sending you the biggest congrats and lots of love your way as you this new journey begins for you. I have to say, I’m pretty excited to be having our first babes so close together. Maybe we can have a blogland playgroup? hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‰ Truly so happy for you and glad you are eating up these newborn days and finding comfort in food. I’m sure the first days were so intense, especially after a c-section. I think if you wouldn’t have snapped at anyone (especially with being so limited after surgery!), it would have been concerning. So don’t be too hard on yourself. HUGS, friend! xo

  20. says:

    November 2, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I’m not going to lie, I just cried my eyes out ‘cuz this is all so beautiful and sincere and goodness gracious is Luke adorable. Like the cutest of the cute and gosh, his hair, and that air punch fist is total Bender!!! LOVE. You are awesome and I can’t tell you three enough how happy I am for all of you. Welcome to the world, B3!!!

  21. says:

    November 2, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Such an absolutely beautiful post, Cynthia. He’s perfect in every way. Those first days truly are exhausting and yet so full of energy and overwhelming emotions. I remember being super snappy at others too during that tiring first month, but I’ve found that others are very willing to be gracious to new mamas. Here’s to new life and being gracious with yourself as well. xx

  22. says:

    November 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    He is perfect and beautiful and reading this just made me so incredibly happy, Cynthia! You sound like y’all are settling into new parenthood in every sense of the word. Speaking of words, yours were so poetic here, especially the first paragraph where you describe Luke’s sweet little features. I’m beyond overjoyed for your sweet Bowl family. Sending all the hugs your way. <3

  23. says:

    November 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    My dearest Cynthia. Congratulations go out to you and B2, from the bottom of my giddy, loving, bursting heart. These photos are gorgeous and B3 is beautiful! Don’t feel bad for being a bitch – let your bitch flag fly, girl! Everyone understands and if they don’t, that’s too damn bad. And B2 better keep up with the pampering ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy every sweet moment with your new lil one, dear friend. Love ya much!

  24. says:

    November 2, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    He is perfect and amazing! It’s incredible how everything changes in an instant and your heart just aches with love. I had an amazing delivery nurse who wrangled a post-partum shift the next day to care for me. Reading about your nurse reminded me how generous and kind everyone was during those first hectic days. Congratulations to you all, Cynthia!!

  25. says:

    November 3, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Congratulations. I really miss the baby days. Do try to enjoy them as much as possible because the days are long but the years are short.

  26. Maggie says:

    November 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Congratulations Cynthia! What a beautiful little peanut. That hair!

    I had my first a little over a year ago and even though I constantly look back at early pictures and go “awww….” and we don’t get to cuddle so much anymore, it has been amazing watching her become someone with a personality, likes, dislikes, moods, screeches, giggles…good luck!! It has been crazy and wonderful and I hope it will be for you too.

  27. says:

    November 3, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Congratulations Cynthia! You are doing *such* a fantastic job and little Luke has my heart 100 percent. He’s perfect. And YOU’RE perfect too. Be good to yourself and know that these moments are so tough. Sleep deprivation, crazy hormones, physical recovery, and one of the biggest life events possible are happening at the same time and it’s hard and so wonderful. I wish I could deliver some soup your way too, but I’m heartened to know you’re well cared for. Sending so much love your way as you make your way through early motherhood. xoxo

  28. says:

    November 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, what a wonderfully happy & joyous event ! He’s so beautiful … We don’t know eachother (yet) but I find out about little B3 from ready L&P’s post and what all the other bloggers did for you guys with the whole BOWL project for little B3 is just mind-blowing and so touching. I wish you all the best beST BEST … welcome to the world LUCKY LUKE:)

  29. loosecannon2 says:

    November 6, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Hey guys,
    Welcome to the “Parenting World” & isn’t it glorious when watching Luke that through Love & Joy You Two made this AMAZING little PERSON! Again welcome to the world of Mama’s & Papa’s! We are so happy too have you on board.

  30. says:

    November 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    That photo of Luke clutching someone’s finger – it must be a universal thing. I’ve done it with my children and grandchildren. It’s a lovely feeling. Enjoy your journey, you lucky lady.

  31. says:

    November 14, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Oh I am just getting around to to blogs now – I saw your announcement on Instagram but am only seeing this poignant post today. Congratulations! Many many many warm hugs to you and B2 and B3. <3

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