The Baby is here! Introducing Ramya Mulligan

As I’ve mentioned a few times in the past here (and far more numerous times on Twitter), my two person family was soon to grow by one more as my wife was pregnant.

Ramya Sleeping

After all of the stress, impatience, worrying, preparing, and so on, finally, the day has come. Precisely on my wife’s originally predicted due date of March 30th (and almost precisely at the time of the final OB appointment), Ramya was born and ushered into the world eyes wide open.

Her tiny hands

She was a healthy 7 lbs 7 oz, 21 inches long, and so far, something of a night owl.

Waiting...

She’s a beauty (convenient since her name means “beautiful”) and we feel blessed to have her in our lives as happy and healthy as she is. I was also finally forced to take photos of something not garnished and not on a plate, lol.

Where am I?

As for what this means in the short term for Mike’s Table, well, since you get a good bit of notice during pregnancy that a baby is on the way, this wasn’t exactly a surprise (imagine how that would go). I’ve been trying to prepare for this day personally for some time and likewise for the site, so you should continue to see new recipes posted at the usual pace as I’ve done a lot of cooking and writing in advance. I will still be delighted to read your comments and emails, but I might be a good bit slower on following up.

Me holding Ramya

Ramya along with the relocation, house hunt, and job hunt, and well, maybe I’ll sleep again in 2010. ;-)

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57 Responses to “The Baby is here! Introducing Ramya Mulligan”

  1. Jeff Says:

    awwww….cute and happy everything went great!!!

  2. deeba Says:

    She’s an absolute sweetheart Mike…how precious! Your wife is lovely too, & looks so relieved. Congrats to both of you for moving from two to three.Cheers

  3. Andrea Says:

    How beautiful she is! Congratulations to you both and best wishes.

  4. maggie (p&c) Says:

    Oh, she’s lovely! Congratulations!

  5. Lauren Says:

    Oh, Mike! Ramya is just lovely! Congratulations to your new family!

  6. Hélène Says:

    Congratulations! Such a beautiful baby. Take care of both of them.

  7. Asha Says:

    She is gorgeous, welcome to Indian community sweet Ramya!

    Look who got daddy’s nose!! ;D

    Mom looks happy too, good for her. Yes, forget about sleeping for 8hrs/night for at least 2 yrs from now.
    My sweet girl in moving out this Aug. to college, feels like I am going thru’ L and D all over again! :D

    Good luck to both of you in whatever you want out of life, moving and job etc. Enjoy her. Before you know, she will be asking you for a car! Haha!!

  8. Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy Says:

    Congratulations to you both! Little Ramya truly lives up to her name. She is absolutely beautiful!

  9. Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) Says:

    A beautiful baby, congratulations!

  10. linda Says:

    Congratulations! And what a pretty little girl, she looks just perfect!

  11. ruhama Says:

    I haven’t stop smiling yet! That name is very appropriate. Blessings on your family!

  12. Arlene Says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby. Sleep is clearly out of the question for you, so you’ve been tagged. Please visit my blog for details.

  13. Terri Says:

    Ahhhh, Mike, she is beautiful. Congratulations to you and your wife. I wish you many more blessings to come.

  14. Ty's Mommy Says:

    Oh, she is positively gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your wife. Babies are the most wonderful gift.

  15. Gina Says:

    Mike and “Mike’s Wife”: Ramya is the perfect expression of your love for one another. She is beautiful! Enjoy her. A very wise friend once said to me, “Sometimes there are days (and nights) that seem like they last forever. But the years are, oh, so short.” At the time I didn’t get it. Now, I do. :) Many blessings on your family!

  16. [eatingclub] vancouver || js Says:

    Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!

  17. Anali Says:

    Oh, what a beauty! And I love her name! Welcome to the world Ramya! : )

  18. shayne Says:

    you think your going to sleep again that soon!?

    Congratulations to you and your wife!

  19. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) Says:

    Congratulations, Mike! Ramya is beautiful and we’re happy to welcome her to the world. And as for sleep? Don’t count on it, at least not for a while.

  20. RecipeGirl Says:

    SO happy for you! She’s absolutely beautiful. Have fun :)

  21. dp Says:

    Congratulations! Both of your girls are beautiful!

    As for not sleeping until 2010, you’re being a bit optimistic :-) My son is 6 and he still crawls into bed with us every night sometime between 2 and 4. And he likes to move around a lot.

    Have fun!

  22. Bunny Says:

    Both your girls are beautiful!!! Congratulations Mike…Daddy!!!!

  23. Dragon Says:

    She really has the perfect name. She is absolutely beautiful – just like her mother. Congratulations!

  24. nithya at hungrydesi Says:

    I know I already tweeted you a congrats, but now that I saw the pics had to leave you a comment. What a beautiful little girl! Looks like you’ll have your hands full…congratulations to you and your wife :)

  25. Jennifer Moore Says:

    She is adorable. Congratulations!

  26. mikky Says:

    she’s sooooo lovely… you and wife enjoy the moment… you are truly blessed, mike… take care :)

  27. ariella Says:

    hi mike !
    my name is ariella and i am from jerusalem israel.
    i love your blog and every new post makes me smile. ilove to read you and i love to make your recipes.
    i have a new baby too (3 month years old) and i`m very exited to hear that your wife passed everything well..
    i send you a big hug and i wish you and your wife. all the best.
    ramya is adorable. Both of your girls are beautiful! Congratulations!

    ariella.

  28. Peter Says:

    Mike, congratulations…baby boy is healthy, mom is glowing and you, my friend should be passing out cigars. Health & happiness and many more kids to come!

  29. Mary Says:

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  30. pam Says:

    Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! I love her name!

  31. Julia Says:

    Congratulations on your new daughter! She is indeed beautiful as her name is. I gave my daughter a name that meant Heavenly flower, Leilani. She has lived up to it in many ways.

  32. Sophie Says:

    Congrats for your baby!! Healthy too! your wife looks relieved too! Beautiful pictures!!! Enjoy!!

  33. Joan Nova Says:

    Precious. Love the name! Congratulations to you and Mrs. Mike’s Table.

  34. Marie Says:

    What a beauty Mike! Congratulations to you and your wife!

  35. Heather Says:

    she’s beautiful!!!! congratulations to you and your wife!!

  36. grace Says:

    beautiful and lovely name for a beautiful and lovely child–congrats, mike!

  37. sunita Says:

    Congrats dear Mike…Ramya is a cutie :-)

  38. Jan Says:

    Congratulations to you both – she is beautiful!!

  39. Joe Says:

    So stoked for you guys! It seems like only yesterday we shared a lab at Apple!
    Again, congrats! She is beautiful.

  40. Judy Says:

    Congratulations to you both! She is soooooo beautiful. The name is a perfect fit for her. Great job you guys!

  41. Choosy Beggar Tina Says:

    Oh Mike, CONGRATULATIONS to all three of you!!! Ramya is a beautiful baby girl, you are truly blessed.

  42. Olasz Says:

    Congratulations! Lovely daughter and beautiful wife. Hope they are well. Now you might need a son as you are outnumbered ;)
    Best of luck!

  43. Kristen Says:

    She is absolutely beautiful, just like her name. What a wonderful and precious time! Enjoy all that comes with being a new dad. Tell your wife she did well :)

  44. Nicisme Says:

    Awww, how beautiful!
    Many congratulations Mike, and to your lovely wife also. Life is never gonna be the same now!
    Enjoy the first years, they go by so fast.

  45. Ivy Says:

    Congratulations to both of you. Mike you now have so many reasons to be a proud father. Ramya is such a beauty and may she be happy in all her life.

  46. clumbsycookie Says:

    Congratulations MiKe, to you and your wife! She’s lovely! And what gorgeous pictures! I love her name!

  47. Aparna Says:

    Congratulations, Mike to you both. Its going to be one long experience and I hope you enjoy it to the fullest. I still remember when our daughter arrived though it was 13 years ago.
    Btw, I have a niece named Ramya.:)

  48. Chez US Says:

    Congrats! She is beautiful! What fun you have ahead of you and I say that in the most precious way … :)

  49. Jude Says:

    Congrats to you both :)

  50. bird's eye view Says:

    Congratulations, that’s great news! The baby is beautiful. And your year ahead sounds like what happened to us last year – third baby on the way, house under renovation and a job hunt for my husband. The good news – you’ll survive :)

  51. Kristina Says:

    OMG! Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Your wife is beautiful too!

  52. katiecakes Says:

    A belated congratulations to you and to Mrs. Mike. Ramya is indeed beautiful. Stay in shape, mister! You are sooooo gonna have your hands full fighting off the suitors in a few years :D.

    Welcome to the world Ramya!!!

  53. Lynn Says:

    Congratulations to you both! She’s beautiful. I hope you are getting enough sleep to be able to enjoy this brief time (it only seems like forever at 3 am).

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  55. Donka Says:

    Hello,
    CONGRATS!
    I came across your page when I was looking into making a peanut butter type cheesecake.

    I love your recipes and especially like the step by step photos! Much appreciated!

  56. we are never full Says:

    whoa, i’m so late with a congrats here, but just clicked on this link and saw your new addition!!!! CONGRATS, mike!! so cute.

  57. Charlotte Says:

    what a beautiful child! Your wife is also very beautiful. Though she does not look old enough to give birth.
    Congratulations to you both. Enjoy :)

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