Leap for Joy….It’s a Boy!

Under the High Chair is very proud to welcome

Mateo Jules

into the family.

Born February 29, (Leap Year) 2008 at 1:46 in the afternoon

Weight: 6 Lbs, 7 oz, Length: 19 1/2 inches

Baby Mateo is healthy and eating and sleeping like a champion.

Mama Aimee is relieved to have survived the hospital food,

thrilled to be back home,

and hopelessly in love with her little boy.

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Congratulations!!! He is beautiful. I wish you all the best, and plenty of sleep.

  2. Congratulations! What a pleasure to welcome your son into the world.

  3. Congrats you lub’ machine! lol

    You lucked out on the leap year baby (less B-days)!

  4. Congratulations!!!! He is beautiful!

  5. Anonymous says

    Oh my gosh! I love the name Mateo. I just watched this wonderful Italian movie called The Best of Youth and one of the lead characters is named Matteo. Excellent name.

    Oh, and congratulations! He is very sweet and precious of course!

  6. Congratulations Aimee!
    He’s gorgeous.

  7. congrats! He is adorable!

  8. Congratulations, he is beautiful!! Get some rest, and then I can’t wait to hear all about your sushi-fest in celebration!!


  9. You must be so proud Aimee. Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful little boy born on a special day 😀

  10. Goodness gracious- he’s about the most darling little cutie I’ve ever seen!! Many congratulations to you and your family. Enjoy your days!

  11. Congratulations – He looks just adorable. Take care to rest and take time to gaze at your bub, for hours on end.

  12. Congrats Aimee, Danny & Noah!

    A leap year baby – how fun! He’s beautiful.

  13. Anonymous says

    Many congrats!!

  14. OMG Aimee! On my blog on leap day I ask the question of how you were going to spend your extra day this year! Now I know what you were doing! He is precious! I am thrilled you are both doing well and I am sure Noah is excited about his new baby brother!
    Congratulations to your whole family!

  15. Congratulations, sweetie!! He’s so cute!

  16. Anonymous says

    I love your baby boy, blog and recipes=)


  17. Congratulations Aimee! I was listening to a radio host interview Leap Year babies last Friday and they all had some great birthday stories. Mateo will always feel special for having been born on that day. 🙂

  18. Anonymous says

    Congratulations. A beautiful child.

  19. he is so beautiful! Congratulations!

  20. *delurking* Félicitations!

  21. Awesome!! He’s beautiful, a keeper for sure. Best wishes for a quick recovery. Congratulations!!

  22. Thank you all so much for your well wishes! We are recovering quickly and enjoying every minute of our new baby.
    Mmmn, enjoyed a nice wine and cheese tonight, too….

  23. Congratulations Aimée, enjoy your time with your family, every second is precious! 🙂

  24. congrats, he is beautiful! i am so happy for you. 🙂

  25. Oh Aimee! Thank you for that comment on my blog this morning. I cried (of course! But pure tears of joy!).

    Well done you brilliant and wonderful Mama you

    and a very big welcome to Mateo Jules.

    All our love
    Amanda x

  26. Aimee, massive congratulations to you all, he is beautiful! Bringing back lots of memories for me, it seems like just yesterday.

    Hope the feeding etc is all going well, looking forward to hearing all about him.

    All the best
    David and family x

  27. He is absolutely perfect and beautiful in every way. Congratulations on your new addition!

    Babies are such a wonderful gift. Enjoy (and remember to relish every nap you can get!)

    All the best!

  28. Oh my, he is absolutely precious! Congratulations to you and your family. And now Noah has a little baby brother, yay!

    2 boys, Aimee, you will need your fridge even more full in the years to come! But what fun you will all have together.

    Take good care of yourself.

  29. Congratulations! What a lovely baby boy you have there! Well done!

  30. Anonymous says

    Congratulations!!! He’s a beautiful boy, no doubt about it!
    Best wishes to you and your family!
    (I bet Noah is a proud big brother!)
    I’m also one of those who loves your blog and tasty recipes… :o)

    Best wishes,

  31. Congratulations, he is gorgeous! And enjoy your post-partum plan/

    x Nora

  32. Congratulations he’s absolutely divine!!!

  33. Congratulations. He is adorable.

  34. Congratulations Aimee! That is the most excellent news!! He is gorgeous!

  35. What a beautiful baby boy!! COngrats! I am happy to have found your blog! I love your recipes and photography!

  36. He’s beautiful!! Happy, happy!

  37. Totally adorable!

  38. A big welcome to all the newcomers and lurkers leaving their first comment!
    Thank you SO much for you well wishes!!
    See you around…

  39. Congrats! I also have two boys (youngest will be 5 months this week, but since he arrived two months earlier than expected he is more like a three month old). I love being a girl, but I have to say, baby boys rock!

  40. Congratulations!!! Enjoy those tiny fingers and toes 🙂

  41. What a gorgeous baby! I just found your blog, and I see that we share a passion for Tony Bourdain. 🙂 I am sure I’ll be back! Cheers to sushi and runny cheese!

  42. Congrats! He’s beautiful – and has such a lovely name. I’m just catching up on things … my 20-week little one is STILL making me a bit sick!

  43. Anonymous says

    congrats Sis! love – Josh

  44. Congratulations, Aimee!!!! Your baby is adorable! Rest well and eat well. 🙂

  45. Oh CONGRATS! I was wondering where you went to. Sorry I didn’t get here sooner.

  46. I am just seeing this now. I am SO happy for you..what an adorable little guy. I’ve missed your blog!

  47. I hope it’s not too late to Congratulate you for your newborn! I’m new at your blog 🙂 With two boys, your hands must be very full now! I’ll be really happy too if I can pregnant one day!

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