Mr. Frugalwoods and I are beyond thrilled to announce that our daughter Babywoods was born healthy and happy on Monday, November 30; clocking in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 19.5 inches long.
Mr. FW, Babywoods, and I are all doing well and are simply delighted to share this news with you all. Many thanks for your outpouring of good wishes and kind words–we greatly appreciate all of your support!
While we’re acclimating to the rigors–and joys–of parenthood, I have a slate of delightful guest posts lined up for your reading pleasure here on Frugalwoods.
The personal finance community came out in force to support Mr. FW and me during this time of great sleep-deprivedness and sheer jubilation, for which I’m tremendously grateful. You’ll be hearing from the likes of 1500 Days to Freedom, Root of Good, Budget Blonde… and many more of my personal finance and financial independence favorites!
Fear not, I’ll check-in with Babywoods updates periodically, but Mr. FW and I plan to take this time as a true parental leave in order to bond with our daughter and get our bearings in this new iteration of our lives.
So, please excuse our period of silence from email, social media, and the blog. But don’t worry, we’ll be back soon enough. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and I can’t wait to share our stories (and mishaps) of frugal parenting!
Cheers and love,
Mr. & Mrs. Frugalwoods, Frugal Hound, and Babywoods!
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Congratulations from Paris !!
CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so excited for you.
Super super congratulations!
Yayayay! Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful girl & family.
Congratulations! What a beautiful blessing!
Congratulations all! Glad to hear you’re doing well. Best wishes!
Congratulations to you both! She is precious!
Congratulations to you two!!!!!!! Such a sweet babe you made! If you need any more guest posts I would love to contribute. Enjoy your bonding time!
Oh I’m SOOOOO glad everything turned out well for you. I remember my first born little girl. I truly thought she was the cutest baby ever birthed. I had three boys after that but oh that first born! You’ll be such fabulous parents with all the wisdom you’ve gained getting on the frugal bandwagon. Thanks for sharing your news!
CONGRATS! She’s perfect!
So beautiful! Congratulations. Thank you for sharing the joyful news and pic! We’re all rooting for your new little family. 🙂 Don’t worry if there’s moments you think “why did we do this again?”, lol, we all do. See you in a few weeks!
Congratulations! How exciting.
Wonderful!! What a blessing!!! So happy for you!!!! Now quit reading this comment and go, go! Go be with your daughter and ignore us. We’ll just be over here ooing and aahing over here sweet picture. : D
What a beautiful girl!
She is adorable! Can’t wait to hear of your experiences, my son turned 22 Nov 17, your pregnancy has brought back fond memories!!! Best of luck, I know you and Mr. FW will be fine parents.
Congratulations! She is beautiful. Enjoy this new adventure.
Congratulations on the arrival of healthy, happy and gorgeous Babywoods! She has the face of an ‘old soul’.
Congrats, I had my first baby girl on November 30th….1981 though. She will be an easy and delightful girl for sure.
Congratulations to you both,she is so cute xxx
Congratulations! She’s adorable!! Enjoy your time with her and Merry Christmas!
Congratulations, she’s beautiful!
Congratulations to all of you! She is just adorable! I am so thrilled that you are all happy and healthy. Both of you enjoy your leave time doting on your beautiful daughter.
CONGRATULATIONS! Get some sleep whenever you can, everytime the baby naps, it ‘s good parenting. She’s beautiful. Hope Frugalhound doesn’t get too jealous.
Hooray! Congratulations! I may or may not have been stalking your Facebook page for Babywoods updates. Lol. So glad she’s finally here!
Welcome home Babywoods!
Congrats! Very excited to see the good news this morning.
Best of luck in the next few weeks – those little ones can be exhausting! 🙂
Congratulations! Such a doll 🙂
Yay! She is gorgeous. Congratulations to you both 🙂
Congratulations! Beautiful baby!
Welcome Babywoods! So glad to hear you are here! Congratulations.
Congratulations!! Best wishes to you as you begin getting to know your daughter. 🙂
Congratulations! She’s beautiful! Soak up those precious newborn moments. They go by so fast!
Congratulations!! Babywoods is adorable.
Congratulations to you both!
YAY! Congratulations! I’m so glad to hear you’re all doing well. I hope Babywoods is prepared for her rockstar status, she is going to be the new darling of the personal finance community! Enjoy your time together, what a wonderful gift to celebrate this holiday season!
Congratulations; your daughter is beautiful!
She is so pretty. Congratulations!
Congratulations! She is so perfect!
Big congrats to the three of you! Enjoy your time with your new daughter. 🙂
CONGRATS! (*sorry for the yelling…hope it didn’t wake Babywoods.)
The Best Christmas gift ever !!!!
Hey Frugal Hound – They still love you! Trust me. They have enough love and will find that it only increases each day!
Congratulations!! Babywoods and I share the same Birthday !!
Congratulations!!! I hope she grows up healthy and happy!
Congratulations! Looking forward to many updates. 🙂
She is absolutely precious & will change your lives forever!
Congrats!!!! Glad to hear all are well. Enjoy this special time!
Congratulations!!! Best wishes to you all!
Congratulations to you both! Enjoy your time with your little one and get back to the rest of us when you feel less tired (that will be when she is about 35!!!!!!!).
Congratulations…and good luck! 🙂
Welcome to the World wee Babywoods <3
Thank you for letting us know y'all are doing well. Enjoy your time together. We'll all be here when you come back.
Huggles and Best Wishes from Australia xx
As the mother of a son (now 14) I still call my “miracle baby” because he came to me after infertility treatments, I know how blessed you are. Mazel Tov!
Congratulations! Wonderful News! I’m so glad Momma, Poppa and Baby are all well!
Praying for good health and sleep for all of you 🙂
What a beautiful girl best wishes to the cephalopods as u start this new n exciting chapter of life
Congratulations on the newest addition to the Frugalwoods family!
Congrats on your sweet bundle of joy!
Congratulations from our family in the uk xx
Congrats to your beautiful babygirl, have found your blog a couple of weeks ago and have been checking twice daily for the good news! Now you deserve a rest and so I am wishing you a good time and a wonderful Xmas.
Congratulations!!!! She’s adorable! You’re going to love being parents!!!!
Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! She will indeed be a blessing to you both. Enjoy this season in life as it does indeed pass quickly.
Mom of 2, Nana of 2 from Lakeville, MA
Congratulations! Parenting is such a joy (once you get past those sleepless nights!). I’m excited to read about your adventures in frugal parenting… I’ll need some advice!
Congrats to you three! What an adventure you have embarked upon. I’m glad you’re taking this time to get to know each other and focus on that. Enjoy!
She is so cute. Glad to hear everyone is fine. Hope frugalhound adjusts easily to the newbie.
Congratulations, what an exciting time….enjoy.
She is beautiful
Congrats! She is beautiful. Enjoy!
Congratulations from Holland 🙂 She´s very beautifull!
Congratulations! Wishing all the best for a smooth transition. Enjoy your family time. So cliche, but it really does go so fast.
Congratulations!!!! I am so happy to hear your news! And good on you both for taking time off to be with Babywoods.
congratulations!!!! Enjoy 🙂
Congratulations on your lovely little daughter! Take the time to cherish her, and relish these hours because she will change ,grow and learn so fast. (From a mom of a n 18, 21, 24 and a son in law who wonders what happened?).
Yes !!! She took her time !
Welcome Babywoods and congratulations to the parents !
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! Enjoy this time with her.
Yay! So excited for you as your family grows! Thank you for the update! I wish you all the best!
Congratulations, she is beautiful. Enjoy the time you get with her. (In Canada we are blessed with a year!)
Congrats! She’s beautiful! Have a wonderful time bonding – enjoy every moment. They pass all too quickly.
congrats! I am so happy for you.
Congratulations! She looks absolutely gorgeous – and what a wonderful idea, to have guest posts, and that *sort* of guest posting, lined up to keep things going.
Have a wonderful parental leave 🙂
Congratulations! It only gets better as time passes 🙂
I am happy for your!
Congratulations!! She is beautiful, and I’m glad to hear you’re all doing well.
What a precious, beautiful little daughter the Lord gave you!????
yay! Many congratulations and all this best in this next life adventure 🙂
What a lovely little bundle of joy. A true blessings!
Congrats!! She is beautiful and I look forward to hearing your frugal parenting stories!
I’ve been waiting for the news! She will be a delight!!!
Congratulations! We’ll miss your posts, but have a happy and frugal holiday with your new saver.
She’s beautiful congratulations enjoy this magical and sleep deprived time ????
Congratulations on the healthy birth!
Congratulations!!! Your daughter is fabulous!! Happy Holidays!!
Rejoice! Many blessings to Babywoods and all of you. Wish I could see Frugalhound’s reaction to the new intruder. ????
Congrats! She’s gorgeous. Enjoy your family time!
Congratulations! She is beautiful!
What a little sweetie! So glad all is well. Enjoy every moment!
Congrats Mr and Ms FrugalWoods.
She’s here! I’m so thrilled for all of you and will be looking forward to new posts after your very wise and loving decision to take a break from cyber world. I feel like a new great grandma (I’m 80) – love and hugs!
She’s beyond beautiful! Congratulations!!!! 😀
What wonderful news. All the best and good luck with that sleep stuff.
Congratulations! She’s precious. Wishing you all the best in this new journey.
Yeah!!! Thrilled that she made a safe arrival.
I personally think November 30th is the best birthday (ahem, it might also be my birthday!)
Enjoy this time with your beautiful girl!
Look at that squishy little face. Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family!
And make sure you’re paying attention to Frugal Hound–pets often get ignored when a baby arrives and if it’s used to being the center of attention there could be trouble (gives virtual skritches to the Hound).
Congratulations and well done! Monday’s child is meant to be fair of face… my own Monday child, now 9 definitely fits that description! I have been – this is actually quite tragic – stalking to hear the news and I’m so glad she didn’t go way overdue and make you lose your mind (ask me how I know about this…). You are at the start of a real rollercoaster and should feel no guilt about switching off completely from us lot and just focusing on your little family (including Frugalhound, who is of course your first child, your fur child, precious thing). When you feel exhausted and worn out, just remember it absolutely 100% does get easier and better and colic / random screaming / no sleep / whatever passes in the twinkling of an inkling. All the best xxxx
A healthy baby is the best gift! Happy holidays to you!
Congratulations! Well done!
Congratulations to both of you. What a beautiful gift! Enjoy your time off, don’t even think of touching that keyboard. Everyone in your community is so very very happy for you both, and Frugalhound as well. Keep an eye out for jealousy there! Enjoy!
Awww. Congrats!! Enjoy this time, as much as possible with the sleep deprivation and all.
How wonderful!!! Are you worried about this “putting” you at your jobs?
I typed “outting” three times and it still changed it! 🙁
Congratulations!! She is such a beautiful bundle of joy! The very best to you and your family.
So, so happy for you. Heartfelt congratulations and welcome to the world, Babywoods!
Congratulations and enjoy! Babies are wonderful.
Congratulations! These days are special and go very fast. Enjoy every minute!
Congratulations! Enjoy this special time.
Congratulations! So very happy for you!
Congrats! She’s amazing. All the best x a million.
If ever she gets cranky, sing to her – especially with her ear on your chest. Just a low, murmuring
singing sound. Really comfortss them. Congrats!
Congratulations! My wife and I are expecting in May and I’m excited and terrified all at the same time. Enjoy your new addition!
Congrats from France! Welcome babywoods!
Congrats! Frugalhound’s life will never be the same…
Congrats!! A beautiful holiday gift.
Congrats! She is beautiful! I’m glad that she was born happy and healthy. ????
She’s beautiful! Congratulations you guys! Enjoy the ride! 😀
Congrats, what a beautiful Frugal Princess! Enjoy the Holidays and hope to see you soon back 🙂
Too cute! Congratulations on your new little Jayhawk!
Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! Love the miracle of children! And can’t wait to hear of your continued frugal family adventures!
Congratulations! She is beautiful! I’m thrilled that she’s here. Take all the rest you need. Adding a new family member is no small thing. I’m kind of addicted to your blog and looking forward to the guest posts and upcoming baby posts! 😉
I am SO Thrilled!!! I will be able to remember her birthday because it’s the day after mine. She is BEAUTIFUl !! Thank you Jesus for this adorable blessing !!!
Yay Mrs Frugalwoods! It is a massive job to make a whole baby and I can see you are excellent at this. I wish for you and little Miss FW the gift of sleep as she adjusts to life on the outside and you rest and restore yourself for the job ahead. Mr FW, it’s time for you to spoil your beautiful wife as she performs yet another miracle and provides for the nourishment of little Miss FW. Felicitations to all! Life is good, isn’t it, Frugal Hound?
Ah! Enjoy those snuggles! Looking forward to hearing more from you and your guest posters!
Congratulations! You guys are such an inspiration!
Congratulations new parents and welcome Babywoods! She looks like a pretty little angel <3
Thanks for sharing your joy with us!
Congratulations. She is beautiful!
Congratulations! Good for you taking the time away from the blog and social media. It will be time well spent! Enjoy.
Congratulations, Best Wishes, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Frugal Family. I love you blog and she is beautiful!
Congrats to you both. Enjoy this time with new babywoods:-)
Congratulations, guys! Hope parenthood treats you both well 🙂
Congratulations!! Enjoy this most tender time.
Congratulations on your beautiful baby!
Such wonderful news -(and such a cutie, too!)
I’m really happy for the whole frugalwoods family.
Congratulations! Enjoy every moment for they grow up fast!
A very warm welcome to the beautiful Babywoods! And a heartfelt congratulations to the Frugalwoods about whom I have a good feeling will be great parents! Enjoy the time while you have it!
Congratulations! What an angel!
So many congratulations! This can be a wonderful magical time. Depending on how much crying there is or isn’t 🙂
Congratulations!! She is so gorgeous. Enjoy this special time. Xxx
She is beautiful! Congratulations to you all!
Big congrats from myself and the Mrs.!!! Enjoy the time off;)
Yea. Congr8ts. Your sharing has brought back many memories for me as son 40+ .No grand babies. So your sharing is really joyous for me. Its my bday today so what a nice surprise! God bless your little family.
Oh so sweet, congratulations and what a blessed way to spend Christmas! Enjoy this special bonding holiday time!
Congrats from Canada!
How cute! She is very beautiful. Congratulations and I am sorry. I hope FH is nice to her once they meet.
How cute! She is beautiful. Just remember tempest fuget aka time flies and my Latin spelling leaves a lot to be desired. Congrats and I am sorry. It is worth it and breast milk is soooo affordable aka free and cheap.
How wonderful!!! She’s beautiful! Enjoy your blessed time together!
Can’t tell if she takes after mom or dad – HA – but this is certainly GREAT news!
She will live in interesting (and frugal) times!
Best to all including Frugalhound.
welcome to the world, beautiful baby girl! such a wonderful life awaits you….congratulations mom and dad???? now everyone get some sleep!
Congratulations and welcome to the world Babywoods. Mr & Mrs FW don’t you worry one bit! everyone will be here when you are ready to resume blogging. You’ll never get these first days back, along with all the other first that you will be experiencing. Happy Holiday Wishes & Paws up to a job well done 🙂
Congratulations!! She is beautiful! Enjoy your time ????????
Absolutely beautiful baby! Congratulations to you both. Thanks for sharing her picture.
Congratulations! What a beautiful baby 🙂 Wishing you lots of good health and sleep!
Congratulations to you all!! Lovely to see your little cutie. Best wishes for the time to come.
Congratulations!! I am so excited for you…I have been checking every day to see if she is here yet! She is beautiful. Enjoy this precious time with your little one!
Oh so many warm wishes for you, congrats on the safe and healthy arrival of Babywoods. She is stunning. I’m a long time reader, first time poster, and I’ve been stalking your FB to check on her arrival too (all the way from remote Australia). Enjoy your newborn- it’s a well worn cliché but it’s true- time flies when they’re little xx
Congratulations on your growing family. This is beyond exciting news and hope you are enjoying every second bonding with your little one.
Congratulations. She is adorable!
Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Frugalwoods! Welcome to the world, Babywoods!
I’ve been a faithful reader for many months.
Congrats on the new baby, and thank you for many helpful posts that have made a great difference in my own life and how I live it.
Congratulations friends, she’s beautiful. Enjoy every day!!
That day will be etched in your memory, as is the day my oldest daughter was born 27 years ago. Congratulations and enjoy her. And try to relax!
So very, very happy for your family. What a beautiful blessing!
Congrats Mr. & Mrs Frugalwoods! Enjoy your time with Babywoods.
Congratulations!!!!!! So excited for your little family!
How awesome. Congratulations and enjoy this time with your new precious babe!!
Congrats! She is beautiful!
Such wonderful news – congratulations!! Enjoy your time off as new parents.
Congratulations, she’s a cute little bundle. I hope she brings you joy, and not too much sleep deprivation.
Congratulations and best wishes to your new little family!
OMG, she is an absolute little angel. Blessings to you both and a swift recovery for you. You are going to be great parrents! Hugs~~tdc
Congratulations, she’s adorable! Happy to hear everyone is doing well. Enjoy your time away – I hope it’s more peaceful than crazy. =)
I’m so very happy for your growing family! Best wishes
She’s gorgeous! Well done. It goes so quickly- especially these early days, enjoy it.
My baby is twenty now and still the best thing in my life : )
Wonderful, wonderful news! Congratulations, and enjoy your parenting honeymoon : ) Welcome to the world, Babywoods!
Congratulations! Enjoy this special time. It goes by fast! So happy for you.
Congratulations ! Enjoy every minute! Bless you all. Xx
Wonderful news! Enjoy your new family member.
Congrats! Enjoy the time off with your little one…they really are precious moments.
So happy to finally see Babywoods!!! Big congratulations and good luck as you guys embark on this wild chapter in your lives – parenthood! I will miss your posts dearly but shall remain patient and wait for your return to the blog for stories. In the meanwhile, savor every moment (good and not-go-good) of this exciting time. Happy holidays to everyone in your family! 😀
Congrats! What an adorable new addition to the Frugalwoods clan!
YAY! Congratulations! I’m so happy for all of you!
Heartfelt good wishes to the Frugalwoods family!
Congratulations! Remember to take time for yourselves as hard as that is with a newborn – it’s still so important! Even 5 minutes alone to enjoy a hot cup of coffee/tea is worthwhile!
Enjoy your time off, and I look forward to reading more of your adventures when you return!
Congratulations! Many beautiful blessings to your family!
I’m so excited for you all! Congratulation! She’s beautiful. Can’t wait to hear what Frugal Hound thinks!
Congratulations you have a beautiful daughter, family! Merry!
Bravo! As we say in French (from Paris). I was following the progress of the venue of Baby… So beautiful.
Welcome to the “Club”! Hahahaha! There is no getting out.
Congrats! So cute 🙂 Enjoy this time!
Congratulations! So happy for your new family!
Congratulations from The Netherlands. My wish for Babywoods is that she will have a long and happy life.
She is beautiful! Congratulations!
Congratulations and welcome to the frugal baby club! 🙂 Babywoods is cute as a button!
Congratulations to the Frugalwoods family & beautiful Babywoods!!! Enjoy the sweet beginnings of parenthood! 🙂
Congrats! Sidenote – am I the only one that expected the upper portion of Babywoods’ face to be obscured in the photo? =)
God bless all of you on your frugal journey together-she is beautiful, I never expected to see her face-so glad we are able to.
Congratulations! What a cutie! Sleep when you can.
Welcome to the world Babywoods!!! Congrats Mrs. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, she is absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait to read how she impacts your journey to the homestead. 🙂
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter! I look forward to reading updates!
Congratulations! I’m so glad everything went well and you are all home, safe and sound 🙂 Enjoy this special time!
Congrats… there are no words for such a gift.
My son was born this past January and the year I’ve just had was unlike any I would have expected. What you want out of life just seems to crystallize when you’ve got someone looking up to you for support.
Enjoy your time with Babywoods, it truly flies.
– Rick from GRB
Big time congrats and welcome to the world Babywoods! There is no greater joy than parenthood…enjoy! Ed
Many congratulations to your whole family! What a beautiful life changing event. Enjoy the time with your most important people in the world, including the furry one….
Welcome Babywoods! You’re so lovely.
Congrats on the frugal spawnling!
Many congratulations to you all!
Congratulations, she’s beautiful!
Congratulations! She’s lovely!
Congratulations! She is perfect and is very blessed to have such clever, caring and financially responsible parents who will secure a life full of love. Enjoy this wonderful time!
Congratulations to you both, what a wonderful blessing. 🙂
She is so cute! Congratulations 🙂
Congratulations! What a gorgeous wee thing Babywoods is!
I’m a new reader here, loving your blog (and in particular your polite, pleasant replies to comments).
My little girl was born on the 12th November – very close in age!
congrats! we had a baby too this year. it is something else!
I’m a little late, but congratulations!!
Hello! I really enjoy your blog! I am hoping that you will make a post about the cost of childcare. In my experience, the cost of daycare is by far the greatest cost involved in being working parents. You can avoid if you have amazingly available grandparents, but those are hard to find. I would love to hear about your exploration of this topic!