She’s Here!

Introducing the most beautiful baby in the history of babies (in perhaps the most unflattering photo of a newborn ever):

Our little frog!

Leta Elise Armstrong
7lbs. 10 oz.
20 inches long
born 3:59 a.m., 02/03/04

A better picture is up at dooce, but I look at this one and weep instantly. She’s right there, getting weighed and breathing and moving; healthy and life affirming. She’s also sucking on her arm, which we soon discovered was covered in blisters caused by _in utero_ sucking. Her other arm has three blisters as well.

I already had weepish tendencies, now it’s full blown. I can’t tell if it’s the profound experience of her birth or the lack of sleep. I will see her wiggle her long toes and tear up. Either way, she’s here and every time she grabs one of my fingers and tries to stick it in her mouth, I lose it. In the hospital, I had fallen asleep weeping and rolled over. The tears that had pooled ran down the side of my face and woke me up.

Childbirth is primal, beautiful and terrifying all at once. And I wasn’t the one doing the pushing. I tried to push (and keep my breath in so that my diaphragm would help push the baby out) so that Heather would know that I was helping, but was told, with a stern glare that translated through the oxygen mask that I couldn’t pass out. I stopped the breath holding and just counted and watched the strongest woman alive give birth to the sweetest, most amazing girl. They are both doing better than I could have ever hoped.

We are a family. Now we just have to re-integrate Chuck into the house. He’s staying with Grandma and getting all kinds of Grandma snacks and treats and we’ll probably have to send him to Doggy Phat Camp for Teen Male Neutered Dogs.

Non-sequitur below:
I’ve never been happier in my life. Thank you all for your kind wishes.

  • http://LN.COM LN


  • SocialC

    Hee. I like this picture better–you really see her character (sleeping babies all look the same to me). This girl is going to kick ass and take names. Congratulations!

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  • SocialC

    Hee. I like this picture better–you really see her character (sleeping babies all look the same to me). This girl is going to kick ass and take names. Congratulations!

  • frank

    congratulations. i’ve been following both yours and your wife’s weblogs for a little while now. i’m quite happy for the both of you! :)

  • Jen J.

    OhmyGOD she’s beautiful….just as I knew she would be. Congratulations daddy!

  • sjc

    Mazel Tov!

  • Mike Lee

    Jon, your words echo my reaction to our daughter’s birth nine weeks ago. I cried more than our baby, who also sported suck blisters on her arms. Wait until you get your first smile. You devolve into a quivering mass of jelly. Best to Baby Leta and Heather, and welcome to fatherhood!

    – mike –

  • emily

    What a beautiful baby girl. And of course the two of you would have a child born with quirks. Best wishes to all three (er, four if you count Chuck) of you.

  • rah

    many many congrats to the armstrongs! she really is an adorable little girl!

  • Christine

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  • K-Roz

    Congratulations to you both! If you’re weepy now, Leta’s first smile will leave you weak in the knees, and then there’s the first laugh. My 3 month old just laughed for the first time, and now all we do is try to make him laugh again. It’s like a drug, and we just need another fix.

  • Trance

    That entry made me tear up, reminded me so much of when my son was born. Congratulations to you both on your gorgeous little girl. I’ve been checking both your sites madly for updates, I’m so thrilled to see them.

  • Rachel

    congrats 😀

  • julia

    congratulations to you and heather. rock on leta. she’s gorgeous.

    amazing to read your perspective…

  • elyse

    eeee!!! her middle name is my first!!! well…spelled differently…but i’m delighted all the same! best wishes, many congrats, and rock on, proud pappa!

  • julie

    what a beautiful, wonderful time for you, dooce, leta and chuck! happy and healthy days to you all…

  • Aarika

    Ahh, goosebumps. What a wonderful thing for two wonderful people.

  • Jenny

    Yahoo!!! Leta is beautiful, and what a beautiful name! I am so excited for you guys… and I’ve never before been excited like this for people I’ve never met. What can I say? Utmost congrats!!!!

  • no name yet

    congratulations! i’m due in april.
    your baby is absolutely perfect.

  • Keith

    Congratulations!!! May your new punk rock baby daughter fill your lives with joy.

  • crazyjane

    She is beautiful! I’m wishing all three of you joy, and every good thing! My sweet little monkey is almost 12 now, and I can tell you that it just keeps getting better. Congratulations!

  • xanthan

    Oneigaishimasu! Congrats to both you and the Dooce. Leta is stunning.

  • Jen

    I have never been more excited or overwhelmed by the birth of a child of people I don’t actually know. Huge congratulations and best wishes for the whole family.

    And her slight cone head is perhaps the cutest thing of all.

  • jessie

    congratulations jon + heather!

  • monkeyinabox

    CONGRATS!!!! Let the sleep deprivation begin!!!!

  • karen

    absolutely gorgeous. congratulations!

  • cindi

    i am so so SO happy for you and heather. congrats! she is beautiful!

  • dean

    ohmygod, shes absolutely amazing. you two are so lucky to add such a beautiful little girl to your family. i cant wait for the stories to come…and the photos! hooray jon and heather!

  • Sarah

    Congratulations, to the both of you! She’s gorgeous (even with the wet look going on).

  • http://n/a Amber

    Just wanted to wish you a HUGE congratulations!! She’s a beautiful little girl! :)

  • the mighty jimbo

    you are officially someone’s “daddy.”

    kinda scary, isn’t it.

    i couldn’t think of anyone better suited for the job.

    congratulatons to you both. and thank you so much for sharing so much of this with the rest of us. it has been an honor to share this journey through your words and thoughts and pictures.

    now the fun stuff really begins!

  • lizardek

    many congratulations and welcome to parenthood! I’ve been following heather’s blog for some time now, and it’s good to hear everything went well. :)

  • myla

    I’m glad to hear you’re all doing well.

    She’s absolutely beautiful! :)

  • Vicky

    Very many congratulations to you both :)

  • eli

    My most sincere congratulations. I, too, have been following you blogs for a while and Like Jen I an so excited for you. May God (Mormon or otherwise) bless you all.

  • christine

    Wow. Congratulations to you both! :’)

  • aibee

    I’ve been waiting for this day as long as you have and you have no idea how truly happy I am for you all. Welcome to the world Leta.

  • kukuberra


    Welcome to the best ride ever, parenthood. The hardest thing I do in my life is raise my kid and he is so over the top worth it and better and all that junk.

  • Mathew Hoy

    congratulations! my wife and i read your and your wife’s sites all the time. you should be very pleased with yourselves. hope all is well.

  • Y. Bee

    She’s beautiful! Congrats to you and Dooce. :-)

  • Chris

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

  • maddy

    Congratulations, she’s absolutely perfect.

  • marrije

    Congratulations Heather and Jon! I’m so glad that she has arrived safely and that you are all doing well. Enjoy your new lives together!

  • One

    Congratulations to you and Dooce on such a wonderful baby!

  • Discopitbull

    Your little super pooper has the biggest hands I have ever seen on a baby before. If babies are anything like puppies you’re going to have one heck of a punk ronck mosh pit monster on your hands! :-)
    Congratulations to both of you and enjoy your new family!

  • Em

    Congratulations on your beautiful healthy baby girl. She is gorgeous.

  • http://none Sara

    She is beautiful! Congratulations to you and dooce!

  • http://whatadork!idontknowmine WindyLou

    YAY! I am so glad she’s here and that I finally get to know her name. Once again, I am awed by a creation of Dooce (and Jon)best of luck to the four of you.

  • Jaynee

    Yay! We finally get pictures! I’m SO happy for the two of you – after reading about all your adventures in pregnancy, it’s going to be so much fun to read your adventures in parenting!


  • mary

    HURRAH!!! I am so happy for you three and well, Chuck. Such great news. Congratulations. I hope you and Heather find some sleep soon!

  • sakana

    Congrats, you two. Welcome to the land of gorgeous babies and no sleep…

  • windowsill wendy

    Congratulations, Jon! She looks like you! I’m glad to know that mom, dad and baby are all healthy and happy.

  • joe

    congratulations jon and heather!
    leta looks great!
    (now jon, wouldn’t it have been nice to take a hit off the epidural? see what I mean?)
    we’ve sent out a gift membership for the tall girls club–jane’s a member too.
    love joe, jen and jane

  • Kent

    Congratulations guys! Having a baby with the person you love is the most awesome experience one can have.

    It’s always nice to see people in love and happy!

    She’s beautiful and I wish you guys the best.

  • Tom

    Congratulations Jon and Heather!! I’ve been reading both of your sites for quite awhile, and have enjoyed following Heather’s pregnancy through her hilarious postings over the past 9 months.

    Ya both done good! :)

  • aubs

    I am elated beyond belief for the three of you (Chuck included.) She is truly beautiful & I’m oh-so glad you didn’t name her Fawnzelle. Leta Elise is a beautiful name for a beautiful girl! Congratulations, Jon & Heather!!!

  • mihow

    yay! Most exciting news! So wonderful.

    And now let the stories begin!

  • julia

    Congratulations. May she grow up happy, healthy and W3C-compliant.

  • Charlie

    Congratulations to both of you!! You’re all so lucky to have each other!

  • Kelley

    Now I’M weepy, and I don’t even know you. I think I’m ripe for one of those myself. Best wishes to you and Heather. Gorgeous girl, gorgeous name…count your blessings!

  • Karen

    Jon, I’m so happy for you both! The baby is beautiful, even covered in gunk. I saw the pic on Heather’s website. She’s right — Leta looks exactly like you! I know you’ll be an amazing father. Congratulations!

  • http://NA Dez

    Welcome to the world Leta Elise. Congrats to Momma and Papa and condolences to Chuck. It’s gonna suck Senator, you’re no longer the baby!

    (I was scared you were actually going to name her partially after a PNW department store “Fawnzelle Le Bon Marche”- very nice name)

  • bill

    Congratulations to the three of you. Your post made my fiancee cry at work, then call me and tell me about it.

  • erika

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful baby; what a beautiful post.

  • tomcosgrave

    Congratulations to you and Heather!

  • Ryan

    Congratulations to you both – She is beautiful!!!

  • jkottke

    Congratulations guys.

  • Ismat

    Congrats to both of you!

  • shelley


  • feisty girl

    SO happy for you both. Thank you for the update!!!

  • Jen

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. I love the folds on her wrists in the picture on Heather’s blog.

    and hey – Leta and I share the same birthday! I had big feet too. Still do.

  • Shannon

    Happy dance! Happy dance! Happy dance! Huge congratulations!

  • Jack Greenwood

    Congrats! You and Heather have shared an amazing part of your lives with us out here in the world, and I daresay the sight of Leta on gave me a couple of tears, too. Perhaps it was the pain from my fingers doing constant page reloads over the past two days, hoping for news. Or mayble it was just feelings of thankfulness at another healthy life being brought into the world. Whatever the case, congrats again, and welcome to the world, Leta!

    Jack Greenwood
    Palm Springs, CA

  • t-rude

    congratulations! she is absolutely beautiful. k-roz is right–our son is almost 3, and his laughter is still like a drug to us. parenthood is AWESOME–it’s not like anybody said it would be. i had made my mind up that i wasn’t ready for a second one yet, but following little fawnzelle’s story has seriously affected me! she is absolutely adorable. here’s to many happy days ahead. soak it all in–it all goes by too quickly!

  • beerzie boy

    Cool. This is the beginning of a great adventure.

  • moco

    Congratulations kids. If you don’t feel damn lucky yet, you will. Someday, when Leta is a bit older and wiser, she’ll be looking across the room at you two without your knowing and realize she’s probably the luckiest one.

  • lizpenn

    i’m so relieved — i was actually getting worried by the third day of no posts! from either of you i never thought i could pace the floor over the baby of two people i don’t even know. but it’s your fault for being such good writers.

    she’s lovely, lovely, lovely. many congrats, and keep the jpgs coming.

  • Kim

    CONGRATULATIONS! I like your picture better too, more personality. She is a cutie. I’m very very happy for you all!

  • Carrie

    Congratulations on the birth of another rock star family member. She’s beautiful.

  • amanda

    Hooray for Leta! Best wishes to you both and Leta’s amazing future!

  • tina

    wow, i’m so happy for you guys. I nearly fell over when I saw Dooce’s site last night. I must have checked both your blogs every hour since the eviction notice.

    You guys are so great. Parenthood is such a wonderful thing. I look forward to many photos and stories about Leta.

    Nose prints and hand prints on that new fridge of yours…

  • dayna

    congratulations on your beautiful little frog baby. she’s marvellous.

  • DJSUBg

    Congrats! Just curious as how you pronounce your baby’s first name. Lord, knows I’ve been mis-pronouncing “Dooce” all these years.

  • MshellG

    Leta and my son share the same birthday! He’s got my big feet too!

    What a beautiful name for a beautiful baby born into an undoubtedly beautiful family.

    I wish you three the very best in life and look forward to reading more about life with Leta.

    Congrats Jon, Heather, Leta and Chuck!

  • dayment

    Many, many well wishes from our household to yours!
    Congratulations Daddy!
    (Do you know how to braid yet? Better learn now.)

  • clappstar

    Ribbit! Congrats! Beautiful little frog.

  • Bob SF

    As one who has been checking back frequently for news too, I just want to wish you both hearty congratulations.

    2/3/04! What a great birthday! Oh, and um, Heather, if you had held it in just an hour longer it would’ve been 2/3/04 at 5:00…

    All the best to you both. Here’s hoping she’s like my niece who slept 8pm-7am almost consistently right after she was born.

  • bekabug

    She’s beautiful. ^^ Best Wishes and Congratulations!

  • Jason

    Wonderful news! Congratulations, to both of you! I’m sure dooce will make sure Leta has the best first year biography a little girl in Utah could ever have.

  • Leah

    Good work, you two. She’s absolutely lovely, and I’m sure she’s quick as a whip to boot.

    Happy Birthday, Leta!

  • christine

    I teared up just reading this and gazing at the picture. There is nothing more gorgeous than this. Leta’s birth and your new family. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

  • Dorothy

    Awww, you guys…I am so happy for you! She looks beautiful and spirited and completely confused, poor little newborn thing. Well, she couldn’t have found two more devoted, intelligent people to guide her through the world. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  • michelle

    i’m not sure you’ll actually see this comment here in the midst of millions of comments, but that is definitely one of the grossest baby pictures i have ever seen. :)

    congrats and best wishes in the ride of parenthood.

  • Lily

    congratulations!!! you’re entry just made me want to cry and hug all of you :)

  • Someone new

    It’s amazing to see something that has been living and surviving INSIDE of your wife out in the open reality of life. Isn’t it?

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and that I found you. I thought that Dooce was the only one. Now I get to be All In The Family! :-)

    Congrats again, enjoy her, she’s all yours.

  • ams

    That little girl is pure adorable. I’ve been following your site (and dooce’s) for a while… congratulations and many blessings to your new family!

    P.S. I was born on 2/1 and was a frog baby too, and I turned out just fine!

  • denise

    how do you pronounce her first name? is it “let-a” (sounds like “let us”) or does it sound like “lee-ta”? i have to be prounouncing it correctly in my head when i read about her.


  • Dave

    Does Leta get a blog now?

  • http://none Whitney

    Congratulations!! She is the cutes little frog I have ever seen. Best wishes to everyone.

  • R Brown

    Nice work man… enjoy

  • http://none Whitney

    Congratulations!! She is THE cutest little frog I have ever seen. Best wishes to everyone.

  • amanda

    Congratulations! This past week has been hell, with all that waiting! Leta is beautiful and you are both very lucky people.

  • Ariel

    Just one more voice to add the chorus of folks who’ve followed the pregnancy from afar…CONGRATULATIONS to the whole family! Your story of the first few moments of fatherhood had me all a-tingle and a-weepy myself. Here’s to a lifetime of mutual adoration between you and your new daughter.

  • http://None Whitney

    Congratulation!! She is THE cutest little frog I have ever seen. Best wishes to you all.

  • Lauri

    I’ve so enjoyed reading dooce’s blog/pregnancy journal. I’m actually going to miss it! But I love the pictures and wish the three of you only the best. Can’t wait to see what happens next!


  • Sarah B.

    Beautiful. I am so thrilled for your new family! All my love to the newest Armstrong.

  • Sarah B.

    Beautiful. I am so thrilled for your new family! All my love to the newest Armstrong.

  • http://none Kelly

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading yours and your wife’s websites for a while now and am glad to see that everyone is doing so well.

  • Paula

    Oh! She shares my birthday! Sweet baby!

    Congratulations to you both. :-)

  • Krissy

    CONGRATULATIONS! She is gorgeous!

  • melissa

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing this joy with us… she’s so wonderfully precious.

  • Kevin

    Congratulations to both of you, and the best to your new family in the future.

  • Beth

    How amazing this has been! I totally got sucked in to both your sites just before Heather announced her pregnancy, and have been living vicariously through you both ever since. It’s freaky when you start thining about children (which I have!), and I’ve enjoyed what you’ve both shared. Many congrats!

  • Romi

    best wishes to the four of you!

  • kelly

    Beautiful name for a beautiful girl. Happy settling in together! Isn’t it better than everything?!

  • Rori

    Oh, she is such a miracle! I am so happy for you two, no, THREE!!!!!!!!!

  • Nikki

    A little frog baby, that is the cutest thing I have ever heard.

    Leta’s entry into this world will make this city a more beautiful place, you guys are awesome and will be the greatest parents ever.

    I’m totally jealous. Peace! :)

  • adrienne

    I thought about you guys on Sunday night, and I JUST KNEW that because I thought about you guys, that meant I had a psychic flash and that I would come to work on Monday and see pictures of your baby.

    In other words, I have been on the edge of my seat all week. CONGRATS!

    The web is happy for you all!

  • Heather #2

    Amazing. I bet nothing tastes the same, smells the same, feels the same. It’s never quite the same after your first encounter with your very own offspring. We are so lucky to have the ability to create life – not everyone is. Congratulations and enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY!!!

  • lindsay

    welcome to the world miss. leta! I too am an avid reader of dj blurb and dooce -glad to know that you had a safe delivery.

  • julie

    Congrats to all THREE of you. I was fervently checking your sites all day yesterday for updates – how exciting! You all take care!

  • melanie

    she is perfect! congratulations, daddy and mama!

  • http://n/a kate

    Man…I love you guys, and I don’t even know you! Congratulations, I can wait to read about your adventures in familyhood.

  • annette

    Congrats to both you and dooce! She’s a beautiful baby with a gorgeous name.

  • vio

    hurrah!! i’m so glad everything went well and you now have a beautiful baby girl.

    you know this means that when she gets older, every year on the eve of her birthday she has a perfect excuse to stay up until 3:59am, right? rock on leta!

    she’s going to give you hell someday, but it will be so so worth it. congratulations!!

  • JC

    congrats, pappa bear! here’s wishing you all the best with your little cub. (sorry, i meant frog. =^)

  • Kari

    Really, all this time I was just wondering whether you were actually going to name her Fawnzelle. I like Leta.

  • Leah

    You named her “joy”; that’s wonderful.

  • Y. Bee

    I had to look at her again because the picture of her put such a huge smile on my face. Little frog. I don’t even know you and am so happy for you. God bless you and Leta Dorrito. Best wishes from da Big Apple.

  • carrie ann

    Finally she is here. And she waited till after Survivor. She is adorable…I wish all 3 of you t he best…

    and to chuck too..

  • Anneka

    I’ve been waiting for this child to be born like she’s a member of my family. She’s absolutely beautiful. I’m so excited for all of you. Congratulations and best wishes!

  • Yahmdallah

    Welcome to the voyage.

    You do get to sleep again, someday. Just remember that.

  • nikki

    Leta is absolutely beautiful! I’ve been waiting 9 months for that baby to appear, and I’ve been checking both your sites since Dooce said she was heading to the hospital. I wish all 3 of you (and Chuck!)nothing but happiness and health! Congrats!!

  • Danielle

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful and you two are going to make great parents!

  • Angela

    Your reflections on this significant day touched my heart! Thank you for sharing this amazing event with your readers.She’s so perfect and I love those chubby baby cheeks!I hope she has curly hair and a Type B personality.Speedy recovery wishes to Heather and let the adventures begin…

  • kate

    YAY! Happy, happy all around!

    How does mama feel about the suck blisters on her nipples?

  • paco

    Congratulations! She’s not only the most beautiful but also the luckiest to have such great parents like I’m sure you will be. I couldn’t be happier for you.

  • Kayleigh

    Amazing. She’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  • kath

    Congratulations, you two! She’s adorable!

    I think she looks a bit like she’s not sure what she’s gotten herself into, but I daresay she’ll let you know if she’s not happy with things…

    Good luck getting some sleep. I look forward to hearing how Chuck takes to his baby sis.

  • Michelle

    What a beautiful baby! And such a sweet name. Congratulations.

  • Coyote

    Beautiful beautiful baby.
    Those blisters are from sucking all that Dorito salt off herself.
    You’d think that after seeing all my own wet newborn babies, I’d be desensitized. But I totally teared up looking at that wonderful photo.
    Please let her sleep on your chest during the night. It lets everyone get the rest they deserve.

  • Liz

    Who would have thought that, when my friend sent me a link to something called, I would become so enthralled with your family!

    I am so happy for you to see your gorgeous baby! I have wanted to post a comment for quite some time, but never really knew what to say… but now I must definitely offer my sincere congratulations on the newest member of your family!

    May all your days to come be filled with joy and happiness! Congrats again!

  • Shannon

    Congratulations, she’s beautiful!

  • PiscusFiche


    Congrats to you and Heather and Chuck. I think it’s awesome–and I like the name you picked out.

  • David

    It only seems last week that Heather announced she was pregnant. Here’s hoping she likes the kitchen.
    Love to all.

  • Chris

    Sincerest congratulations to you both. Looks like you’ve touched a lot of people’s lives and now someone is going to touch yours. Every day. And it never gets old. Thanks very much for sharing–it has been wonderful to read. Welcome to life, Leta. If I were a good fairy I could not think of a better wish to bestow upon you than your reality–that you will grow up with two loving parents who wanted you SO much.

  • Beth

    Congrats on your precious little bundle!

    If little Leta could put those blisters on her own arm, god bless Dooce’s milkshake!

  • Lori

    I’ve been reading about the pregnancy and kitchen remodeling with rapt fascination on both your site and dooce’s, and it’s so cool to see both projects completed so satisfactorily. :) Congratulations on a beautiful kitchen and a beautiful child, and good luck integrating Chuck back into the household!

  • Maja and Jamie

    Congratulations! She is an absolutely beautiful baby. Wishing you much happiness…..

  • jen

    Wow, isn’t she a cutie :) Congratulations to you and Heather!

  • amber

    A little late, but Congrats to all of you! She’s just the cutest!

  • Lauren

    I’ve been a reader of the Blurdoo/Doolurb’s for a paltry four months now. But I am so pleased and happy for you both, on the successful wood floor refinishing and reproductive ass kicking. Best in show, for sure. She’s blue ribbon quality, and Top Model.

    In one of Dooce’s entries, she wrote about being worried about the state of the world (Paraphrasing and recalling from memory here, so I might be really off) and bringing a child into it. But your darling super trooper will surely make it a better place, thanks in no small part to two headstrong, creative and bake-show awesome parents. Your family is ace, congratulations again.

  • Lisa

    So excited for you guys! Have been keeping up with both sites for a while and anxiouslyawaiting the big day! Congrats to the three (Chuck) of you! I look forward to Leta’s adventures.

  • moose

    Wahoo! I’m pleased for you, you two, no three — wait, four. It’s an adventure unlike any other.

    Please tell Dooce that if she can stick it out through the initial torture (and torture it was for a good two weeks, in my experience) the breastfeeding can become one of the more amazing and rewarding experiences of life. Really. Phenomenal.

    Oh, and, pooping will probably never be the same. Sorry. But it’s a price worth paying.

  • -leslie.-

    Did you ever think an Armstrong child would turn out so regular? And by regular, I mean “super pooper,” not meaning in any way normal or mediocre. She is the cutest little frog, and I have to say that a tear came to my eye when I saw her little feet poking out of her blanket on Dooce’s site.

  • Phil

    Mazeltov Pappy!

  • Rita

    I love that her birthday is 2/3/4!

  • Genuine

    Unfortuantely, I took the same picture of my daughter born 9/9/99. My problem is I took it from the other side. I am still trying to explain.

  • eggbert

    i want one!

  • owen

    comment number 161! yay! I can’t believe it’s being almost a year. funny how time flies when there are so many thing to look foward to. :(

  • annie

    i found out about your wife’s blog from readymade magazine, in an article about blogging, and have been hooked ever since on reading both. through hers i found yours

    congratulations. she’s adorable.

  • Nirav Patel

    Leta’s dad is crazy. A good crazy.

  • tj

    Congratulations. We need heartwrenchingly cute pictures of Chuck and Leta as they get to know one another.

  • Ruth

    Mazal tov!

  • Domino

    Just want to add even more congratulations :)

    You and Heather are going to be amazing parents, Jon. Leta is a lucky, lucky little girl. (oh, to be a treat for Chuck! 😉 )

    Seriously, much luck and love, (and another weepy cyber-auntie over here in England).

  • becs

    just stumbled upon this site from Moolies. I am expecting our first baby in March and have 4 weeks to go until b-day!! Good luck and congrats to you three from a little known town in England called Salisbury xxxx

  • Shannon


    I started reading your wife’s site a couple of years ago and I have been reading ever since. It was a beautiful journey throughout the pages where she’d write about her pregnancy and now the baby’s finally here. Just you wait till she’s a teenager!!

    I have been wanting to say congrats although I didn’t know if it would be a good idea emailing you guys so I decided to post here instead. Congratulations again, from the Great White North in a city called Calgary.

  • Jim

    Life changes forever now. Welcome to this side. Congrats and may you three – and Chuck – be ever surprised by and filled with affection and trust for each other.