What I’ve Been Cooking Up While I’ve Been Away…

Posted on May 29 2013 - 2:01pm by RetroRuth

So, you have probably noticed the lack of Wednesday posts, or really any posts in general the last few weeks. It’s because what I’ve been working on these last few months decided to show up a little early. Three and a half weeks early, to be precise.


Meet our new little sweetheart, Alexandra! Even though she threw us for a bit of a loop timing-wise, she is doing great. And hopefully everything here will settle down into a routine in the next couple of weeks and I will be back next Wednesday with a new post.

And that post will be about food. I swear.

Until then, here is a quick shot of Tom to keep everyone happy:


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30 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Phairhead May 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  2. Beverly Baumann May 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I am so happy for all of you!

  3. Sean May 29, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    She will be eating Gelatin in no time….

  4. Yinzerella May 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    OMG. I didn’t even know that you were having a baby.

  5. Lisa May 29, 2013 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! Now you can cook retro baby food!

  6. Mariah May 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Awww! And for once… Tom is happy! 🙂

    Congrats to you both! And hewwo to widdle Alex… *does finger-wave* Lucky girl — she’s got cool parents, that’s for sure!

  7. Monica May 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    An excellent excuse, congratulations! As a fairly new mom, I’d say you have permission from us all to take the hiatus you need for odd sleeping schedules and staring at the sleeping baby, wondering how you’re supposed to sleep when she’s so sleeping, when sleeping babies are so cute…

  8. Blue May 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm - Reply


    I’ve been lurking on your blog for quite some time now, but I just wanted to say CONGRATS on your beautiful new little baby! She’s GORGEOUS and I’m glad you’re all doing well. **waves and then goes back to lurking**

  9. Maxine's Mom May 29, 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful little girl! Congratulations!! When she gets a bit older you can make her some in peas in white sauce poured in a piece of bologna formed in the shape of a bowl. And yes, that is an actual recipe.

  10. Mia May 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Congrats! I’ve missed you!

  11. Erica Retrochef May 30, 2013 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Oh what a great surprise! (Mine always surprised me by being so freakin’ LATE…) Congratulations to you and Tom both! 😀

  12. Lassie May 30, 2013 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I don’t know which picture is more adorable! Congratulations, wish you all much health, wealth, luck, and happiness!

  13. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef May 30, 2013 at 10:42 am - Reply

    congratulations! she is precious 🙂

  14. SusanD May 30, 2013 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your new addition! How precious!

  15. Kelly May 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    She’s such a dolly!

  16. David May 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! She’s adorable!

  17. Randi May 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I was going to submit a jelly recipe, but figured you could use the sleep instead!

    Congratulations! I hope everyone’s happy and healthy!

  18. Jen May 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    Oh, she is *beautiful*! Those eyes…oh, what a face! Congratulations. 🙂 So excited for both of you!

  19. Lori May 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Lurker also, just had to say congrats and love the quintessential proud daddy photo of Tom!!! Bless you all, what a doll!

  20. Mike June 1, 2013 at 1:54 am - Reply


    She’s very cute, and seems to have her daddy already well wrapped around her tiny fingers.

    It’s cute, too, that you think you’ll be getting back to a pre-baby routine anytime soon. 🙂

  21. S S June 2, 2013 at 5:28 am - Reply

    Congratulations! She’s lovely and Tom looks so happy! And from the start, you’ve given her a wonderful gift: a commonplace name that most people can spell. That will make her life and yours so much easier!

  22. Jennifer C June 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

  23. Katie June 7, 2013 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Congrats. Glad everyone is well.
    As soon as you think you have a routine, it will change. Don’t pressure yourself to update the webz for random strangers. We COMPLETLY understand.

  24. Sparkina June 8, 2013 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Congrats, Tom and Ruth. She’s a cutie

  25. GenuineImitation June 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    “.. hopefully everything here will settle down into a routine in the next couple of weeks..”

    mine are all teenagers: still waiting for that routine to kick in. not holding my breath..

    congrats. she’s beautiful

  26. Eartha Kitsch June 15, 2013 at 12:10 am - Reply

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations to you two – parents! eee! : )

  27. Amanda June 17, 2013 at 2:30 am - Reply

    Congrats! How exciting! Absolutely beautiful.

  28. Pam P June 30, 2013 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Congratulations from a long time lurker!! She is exquisite! take care of each other xoxo

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