• Michelle

    So glad to hear baby sister is well and growing in the belly. Don’t worry about her being too big. My midwives were all– how much did your first baby weigh? And I was all– seven pounds. And they were all– well, this baby is going to be a little bigger than that. With a smug exhaling laugh the whole time. They were predicting over 9 lbs and I went two weeks over. I measured really big and my son was born a pretty perfect 8 lbs. So, they don’t KNOW IT ALL. You’ll have the perfect sized baby for you, and a wonderful birth. Can’t wait to see the little bundle and especially pics of Leta and sis together. Hang in there!

  • Lisa B

    Holy cow! Leta is suddenly a big girl – when did this happen?! Also, I think not-Maria is smoking a pipe in pic 1 – perhaps that’s the source of your crazy dreams?

  • http://www.kitchenwitchcookie.wordpress.com Casey

    Could they possibly hire a seamstress at your OB’s office? You know, someone who has a handle on the whole measuring tape thingy?

    I got a similar scare at very close to the end of my pregnancy, with a NST that turned out to be very stressful, including a stat ultrasound, but all for naught. Baby was all “Psych! Made you look!” She’s still a kidder that one.

    AND! She was born at ten pounds even. So, ditto the OUCH!

  • Lesley

    Leta may have a future on the Daily Show as a special correspondent.

  • http://www.simplyshylah.com Shylah

    Haha, that reminds me of the crazy pink chair my daughter dreamt of a few years ago: http://www.simplyshylah.com/?p=727

  • Michelle

    PLEASE remove comment #162.

    Commenter #162, have you ever heard of a little thing called karma? When you throw that kind of nastiness around, it comes right back to you.

  • http://3charmedones.blogspot.com Jacqueline

    I’m glad that everything is alright for the baby. I bet that was scary! Your daughter is adorable…

  • http://www.lillyslife.com lilly

    Two beautiful girls. Wow!

  • Jamie

    Glad everything is okay. I am due a few weeks ahead of you and have just have realized that the wild thing in my belly will be a *real baby* in just a few short weeks.

  • http://sanctuaryart.blogspot.com Jen R

    I am glad everything is fine. I am short so they alway thought that my babies were HUGE. I love it when my kids tell me their dreams.. it’s the stuff well.. dream are made of :)

  • Adrienne

    I’m glad things turned out great on the ultrasound.

  • Lauren

    @ #15. Dutchess of Kickball:

    We must be the same person because I immediately saw Pikachu as well!

    Congratulations on your growing family, Heather! I’m a huge fan of your website!

  • http://www.allconsuming.blogspot.com kim at allconsuming

    Oh, and also – through all four of my pregnancies I had a recurring animated dream in which I was on the table having an ultrasound and the scanner person – in perfect Dr Hibbert tones – would say, ‘if I didn’t know any better I’d say that baby was mooning us’.


    Oh, and as the mother of one prem and then three gargantuan babies (9pd8, 9pd8, 10pd3) those big heads are a bastard.

  • Anonymous

    and omg I’m so skinny! haa haa, and this belt fits around me twice, mmmehhh

  • Lori

    If it makes you feel any better, I had three unscheduled ultrasounds because I also measured small. My doctor admitted before the first unscheduled ultrasound that she was being overly cautious because the tape is a crude way of measuring the baby’s size. Each time the ultrasound showed that my son was perfectly fine as was my fluid. It’s good that you have a doctor looking out for you! And you get to see your beautiful baby girl!

  • http://www.RamblingsOFaSAHM.com Vanessa

    I’m glad that everything was normal today and that you and the baby are doing well. I enjoy reading your blog, and usually don’t comment, but wanted to comment on your thought of “OUCH”, I can relate, my son was born 11 pounds at two weeks early! Good Luck!

  • http://lesjoujou.blogspot.com Stephanie

    Awww!!! Baby faces! I can’t wait to see the two sisters together.

  • http://mylastshredsofsanity.blogspot.com/ Shan @Last Shreds Of Sanity

    Aww! Leta is adorable! I think we have all lost our minds at one time or another. LOL

    I am glad everything worked out for you and your pregnancy scare. Don’t you hate it when the docs are so wrong? My OB and ultra sound tech said my daughter was going to be more than 10 lbs. She was born at 6lbs. 15 oz and we didn’t have one piece of clothing for her that was less than a size 3-6 mos.! It was kind of funny.

    I also remember seeing my daughter’s giant head on the ultrasound and being deathly afraid that I was going to be ripped in half during childbirth. I ended up with an emergency C-section. I am still not sure which would have been worse because having your belly cut open sucks. And no matter what the OB tells you, you will never get feeling back in your belly after that surgery. They always lie! LOL

    I hope all goes well for the remainder of your pregnancy and that you have an easy childbirth and recovery. Here is to a healthy baby and Mommy. :)

    P.S.; No matter how hard I try, I cannot see a face on the ultrasound pics. Sorry, they just look like mishmash to me (No offense meant).

  • http://ruleroftheelves.com Erin

    I can totally sympathize with the weird dreams you were having. My pregnancy dreams were always weird like I had taken some sort of crazy drugs. (I didn’t, I swear.)

    The video is great! What kind of camera are you using?

  • http://www.dearesthusband.com Katie

    When I had my first, I was measuring 3 weeks behind clear up until delivery. I was told time and again I would be lucky to have a baby that weighed 8 pounds.

    She was 9 lbs, 3 oz and I couldn’t push her out – thus the C-section.

    And yeah – I’m tall, too.

    Glad all is well. :)

  • http://www.notesfromupstageleft.com M. Butterfly

    You’ve been smoking pregnancy hormones, hon. When it comes to producing weird dreams, pregnancy hormones are better than weed.

    Also, your daughter is fucking cool and should totally have her own TV show. I also agree with someone above that her princess cup is awesome.

  • http://jocelina.livejournal.com Jocelina

    I’m glad to hear that all is well with you and little Not-Maria.

    Also, I just wanted to thank you for opening up the comments on your bathroom remodel post from earlier this week. I laughed so hard it hurt. “Where is the damn tub?” indeed! WHERE IS IT? ANONYMOUS COMMENTER NUMBER 421 NEEDS TO KNOW.

  • http://kooandpoppet.blogspot.com Sarah

    I totally think the baby looks like Leta! She’s going to beautiful!

  • http://greyfavorite.blogspot.com greyfavorite

    Wow, still hilarious every time to see Jon’s face with Heather’s personality.

  • stormy

    looks like she has some brass knuckles in there!

  • http://believeintheflowers.blogspot.com KAS

    Dammit, Heather, stop being so cute.

    Is that really what a 3D ultrasound looks like? Nobody here has 3D equipment, hospital and clinics included, so all I have are frightening alien-type pictures of baby-like objects sitting around in my uterus. I can’t help but be jealous. It took me a minute to see the face as well, but I think I was expecting it to be more of a 2D thing, so I didn’t know what I was looking for at first. Of course, once I figured it out I could point out every little detail to my dearly beloved Penis-Keeper.

    However, I should note that this picture reminds me vaguely of an ultrasound picture posted by a woman on a birth board I used to frequent before it turned out that some of the people involved were douchebags.


    It’s a baby, obviously. But it has an EYE OPEN. AND YOU CAN TELL. This phenomenon of babies having EYES that OPEN perplexed and baffled a great number of us until we started arguing about what names classified as “retarded” and what names might actually be socially acceptable.

    Damn you for being due the month before I am!

  • Kris

    Ultrasound is just a guide really. They swore my Emily would be over 7 1/2 pounds. Yeah, not so much. She was 5 pounds 9 ounces full term.

    You’ll be amazed the day you bring home the baby and realize just how grown up Leta is in comparison. And you’ll cry. That was the one thing I just couldn’t get over.

  • http://mylastshredsofsanity.blogspot.com/ Shan @Last Shreds Of Sanity

    Holy Shit! Does the anonymous troll from #162 hate all women? Or is it just children? Or is it ex-Mormons? Or is it a woman who speaks her mind? Or is it all of the above?

    Damn! What a freaking coward! Hey #162, if you don’t have the balls to put your name behind your comments, it just makes you a yellow bastard! How dare you attack a child and an unborn baby!

    What’s the matter? Mommy didn’t love you enough? Get over it! Go get some therapy and some serious meds and shut the fuck up!

    I would lay bets that you wouldn’t have the balls to say something like that to Heather’s face. Or anyone’s face, for that matter, seeing as how you bought your balls at the 99 cent store. Grow up you stupid piece of shit.

  • http://www.wakefulbaby.blogspot.com/ Amanda

    LOVED the vid of Leta – she cracks me up!!!

    And SO happy to hear the everything is great with NotMaria.I remember stressing when I heard “Don’t worry, but your your baby might have Down’s Syndrome.” Ok, no biggie, thanks for the heads up. Wrong. Woo-hoo!!!

    Btw, I didn’t get a chance to comment on your tile, but I love it like that. REALLY. Very avante gard. You and me, baby, we gots class. ;)

  • http://www.wakefulbaby.blogspot.com/ Amanda

    Or is that “avant garde” – like I said, I put the “ass” in “class”.

    And apparently #162 puts the “assfunkenholery” in “class”. Seriously. I almost cried when I read that, and that’s not even my kid you’re talking about. Back yourself up, holmes.

  • http://laurenfromtexas.com Lauren From Texas

    HOW CUTE IS LETA. “I lost my mind.” Her eyes are huge! Adorable.

    That’s exciting (and scary) about the baby. We can’t wait to meet her! Glad you’re doing well – I’d hate to think of what might happen if you had to stop blogging for awhile. What would happen to the internet? Where would it go? MELTDOWN.

    Incidentally, have you considered tweeting throughout your delivery? ;)

  • Christy Wood

    Oh she is sooooooo adorable. You’ll get tired of hearing this, but she really reminds me of my daughter, so how could I not be in love. Leta is gorgeous and brilliant.

    Really glad to hear that everything seems to be on track with the new little girl. I know we’ve got a few good weeks left, but I am anxiously awaiting the wonderful news.

  • dooce

    Thanks for all the lovely comments, y’all, except of course for the certain someone who obviously needs a great big hug. Also #208 KAS, I cannot stop laughing at that ultrasound picture! Is it even okay to laugh at an ultrasound picture? I don’t know, but IT HAS AN EYE OPEN. OH MY GOD.

  • http://www.esotericperplexity.blogspot.com leslie

    aaaaw, leta is damn cute. so glad to hear that the measuring tape was off .. i had a similar scare when i was 6 months prego although i was told my baby was likely missing a heart valve. two high-tec ultrasounds later, we actually found that i was NOT having a girl BUT a boy and that it was the position of the baby that made it look funky. i LOVE doctors. ha.

    anyhow. she has a face. congrats!

    .. L

  • http://www.wakefulbaby.blogspot.com/ Amanda

    #162 – I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you…


  • http://brittandjacob.blogspot.com Britt

    Congrats congrats congrats!

    And, yeah, Leta does talk a little like a valley girl, but having seen you in Seattle (or Bellevue or whereever the hell that bookstore is), I have to say I hear at least a little Mama in her. Which is only fair since I only see Jon in her so far.

    Also: Dooce is brave or crazy for opening comments on a video of Leta and ultrasounds of her upcoming daughter — Discuss.

  • AllieB

    Glad to hear that the ultrasound resolved the worries. The video of Leta was lovely, although it weirded me out: I’m working my way up through your archives and I’m only up to 2005, so in my head Leta’s just learning to walk and talk.

    Thanks for entertaining me — I’ve never read a blog before, really, and I can’t believe how addicted I’ve become! Best to you and the whole family.

  • http://www.fromsadtoraw.com Michelle@FromSADtoRAW

    Just curious if anyone else has seen the Old Navy commercial of the mannequins where they say, “Is heather preggers?” Think the commercial writers are dooce fans??? (This is possibly old news, but it just dawned on me when I saw this post…)

  • AllieB

    Forgot to say: I LIKE THE MISMATCHED BATHROOM TILE! I think it looks cool.

  • http://babygotbackfat.blogspot.com Jen@babygotbackfat

    Jesus Christ you’ve got some major assholes who comment on your life!! I thought the tile/bathroom/decor comments were bad…but #162?!?…FLAMING asshole!!…wow!


    Pregnancy “what ifs” are the worst!! I remember finally being at ease with my first baby knowing that all tests had come out okay and that she would be born “normal”…but there was that part of me that still worried that she had an enormous birth mark on her face or a cleft palate…I ran through all the things that would be hard to pick up on an ultrasound. And that was just my own self-induced worrying. The real gem came when I was 36+ weeks along, at work, had a bloody nose one day and a co-worker felt compelled to tell me “I knew this girl who got a bloody nose right before she was due…didn’t think it was a big deal…then her baby died.” As I stood there with my mouth gaping open, wanting to punch her in the throat, she walked out of the room like it was no big deal. HOLY SHIT!! Who says that?…wait…#162?…is that you?

    I’m VERY glad to hear that all is okay. Hang in there these last few weeks. And the video of Leta is hilarious. I have 2 young girls – ages 5 & 7 – who never cease to entertain me with stories like that.

  • Adriana of AZ

    With such a big head, you’d better be stretching those “walls” (oh, wait, i did not jsut say that…yep, i did)

    Glad everything is working out for you. She’s a doll!!

  • Missey

    Although Leta may look exactly like Jon, she sounds like and has the gestures of YOU Heather! Nature vs. Nurture… that’s right baby, nurture always wins! Long live Darwinism!!

  • http://www.frankandmaria.blogspot.com Maria

    In the first ultrasound photo…. on the left side are what looks like two black round dots and what looks like a wide-brimmed hat on top of them…

    Maybe it’s my sleep deprivation from sleeping next to Snuffalupagus every night….

    but I swear it looks like Baby Armstong is one of the Bearnstein Bears!!!

  • Stephanie

    “I lost my mind” I wonder where she got that from??? lol just kidding!!! I can’t believe how grown up she is! and so adorable at that…

    thinking good thoughts for you and yours

  • Stephanie

    WHAT????!!?? we’re all going to die??? I didn’t sign up for that…

    the crazies were DEFINATELY out yesterday

  • Stephanie

    and apparently there’s one today too…get a grip #162! Why do you read this website if you have such a dislike for the author??? I mean, seriously…go watch Happy Days or something…or have a bong hit

  • http://lifeandtimesofstella.wordpress.com Amber Johnson

    Hooray! So glad to hear this news after seeing your related tweet. The same thing happened to my sister recently. We were all, “Yikes!” Then, “Phew!”

    Somewhere in the late weeks of my pregnancy, I dreamed that my then-unborn daughter A) was made of paper, and B) wound up in a Belgian waffle. Still, I’m thinking Leta has me beat with her pink-eyed monster dream.

  • stephanie

    All the geniuses have crazy dreams.

  • http://www.ExtraordinaryMommy.com/blog ExtraordinaryMommy

    OK – first of all – very glad the baby is ok – and you too. Scary stuff. Had to stay off the search engines when I was pregnant.

    Second – what kind of a jerk (kindest word I could come up with) writes what #162 wrote? Seriously? That is a special kind of evil. No wonder you close comments – who needs that kind of nastiness? Good for you for rising above.

  • http://sahmrambles.blogspot.com Mee2

    Loved the video with Leta telling you about her dream. I have a 4 year old and she never ceases to amaze me with her wild, vivid imagination. Sometimes I wonder if she’s found my stash of LSD.

    Glad things are going good with the pregnancy. She’s almost here!!