the smell of my desperation has become a stench


  • Aubrey's mom

    2004/09/26 at 5:26 am

    Oh my gosh…that is so precious! Those baby fingers are so DELICIOUS!!!!

  • domino

    2004/09/26 at 5:28 am

    She’s saying, “ooh, that’s some pretty CSS, Mama!”

  • Mir

    2004/09/26 at 5:31 am

    I need a nibble of that pudgy little hand. Please?

  • Weez

    2004/09/26 at 5:32 am


    You’ve captured one of those precious moments in time that is the “wonderful” part of being a mom. It’s those moments that make you think about the stitches, labor pains, hemorroids, constipation,sore mipples, and sleepless nights and say “Yes, Motherhood is hard but it’s so worth it”!


  • Yamila

    2004/09/26 at 5:39 am

    her eyes are the cutest, very expressive and with long girlie eyelashes.

  • Mom-to-be

    2004/09/26 at 5:46 am

    I want some of those fingers! Pretty girl. How is she doing with her feet and physical therapy?

  • sab

    2004/09/26 at 5:52 am

    I just want to pinch those cheeks!!!

  • sarcastic journalist

    2004/09/26 at 6:21 am

    “Gee, I wish I had more cowbell.”

  • trudie

    2004/09/26 at 6:28 am

    what a cutie!

  • Wendy

    2004/09/26 at 6:36 am

    Mmmmm. Hands are almost as good as feet…She looks so in love.

  • kEma

    2004/09/26 at 6:39 am

    Oh,what an angel! She is so lovely that i really wanna bite that pudgy little hand.

    I wish her always to be happy and smiling in the same heart-melting way :}

    pu pu pu

  • Christen

    2004/09/26 at 6:45 am

    What a sweetheart. 🙂 She looks like a little angel.

  • Heatheranne

    2004/09/26 at 6:54 am

    She’s so gorgeous. She could be the next Gerber baby.

  • HazelEyedPisces

    2004/09/26 at 7:21 am

    Oh Heather, my heart strings have been tugged. What a beautiful baby you have!

  • caroline

    2004/09/26 at 7:26 am

    what is it about babies’ noses that’s just so goddamn cute?

  • coolbeans

    2004/09/26 at 7:36 am

    I’m not screaming, I swear. The comment thingie is stuck or something.

    All that to say, YUMMY!

  • coolbeans

    2004/09/26 at 7:38 am

    Whew! I’m glad it didn’t post in all caps.

  • RandyRambunctious

    2004/09/26 at 7:59 am

    Chooooo Chweeeeet!
    Yes I am a grown man…..Bite me!

  • liminalspace

    2004/09/26 at 8:27 am

    See, babies even want to eat themselves. They know they’re delicious.

    I actually almost ate a baby on the subway the other day. I shared my sentiment with my traveling companions, who totally didn’t get it. Morons.

  • Whatever

    2004/09/26 at 8:36 am

    Where can i get me one of those??
    Maybe i should check in with Miss Sassietrousers…think she’d have a couple of painlessly delivered gorgeous babies lying around….?

  • Whatever

    2004/09/26 at 8:37 am

    Yes I know Miss sassietrousers is like SOOO 2 days back – but still….

  • Shmee

    2004/09/26 at 8:49 am

    The title of the photo says it all!

  • Susan

    2004/09/26 at 9:21 am

    Please consider a disclaimer on this site that tells readers that if they choose to email thier writing becomes the intellectual property of If used as content in a posting, all credit due will be given to the writer and their email address will be posted, so the community can congratulate them appropriately!

    PLEASE… I really need to talk to the Pink HO!

    All in favor please say AYE!!!!

  • kara

    2004/09/26 at 9:22 am

    you could just eat her with a spoon!

  • Jimmy

    2004/09/26 at 10:13 am

    I’m 22 years old… I want one!!

    Darn you Heather, and that cute baby! 🙂

  • Michele

    2004/09/26 at 10:16 am

    look at those sasuage fingers—yummy.

    She’s a beauty, and her happiness about her life and the love of her parents shows in her eyes.

  • Lindsey

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  • Angela

    2004/09/26 at 10:46 am

    Awww, she is so beautiful…

  • Ms.Chievous

    2004/09/26 at 11:15 am

    Purely edible, every inch of her. What a look! I think my ovaries just turned over in their grave.

  • Kathy

    2004/09/26 at 11:22 am

    In response to Susan’s comments: AYE!

    Ignore them all, Heather. Miss Pink & Sassy is too wrapped up in herself to realize that we all have different experiences.

    What a beautiful baby!! If Miss Pink DOES have a couple of painlessly delivered gorgeous babies lying around, I’ll take one off her hands! (Someone has to teach that child empathy!)

  • supermana

    2004/09/26 at 11:44 am

    Ooooh the thing about babies’ hands is that they’re so edible-looking, dimpled knuckles and all!

  • Liisa

    2004/09/26 at 12:16 pm

    Should someone that calls herself “Sassietrousers” and writes in pink be able to go forth and multiply? I don’t think so. I mean, its nice that she went for ‘trousers’ instead of ‘panties’ but, still…

    other than that…CUTE LITTEL MISS YOU HAVE THERE!!!!!

  • Beth

    2004/09/26 at 12:19 pm

    OH my god, she’s SO PRECIOUS!

    And if you check the ‘Contact Me’ page – it already says Dooce has full right to publish hate/love mail. It’s all good.

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    2004/09/26 at 1:08 pm


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  • Charlie

    2004/09/26 at 1:43 pm

    Yo quiero taco bell, motherfucker!

  • Mensch71

    2004/09/26 at 1:54 pm

    She’s just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen (reserving the title of “THE cutest” for my future progeny). And as for the naysayers (and poopy-heads) out there? You’ve already won the war… you have Leta.

  • jelene

    2004/09/26 at 2:19 pm

    after all the screaming she has given you, moments like these, SO make up for it!

    how precious… now i want one.

  • Sarah

    2004/09/26 at 2:20 pm

    Can Leta get anymore cuter? hehe.

  • ginger

    2004/09/26 at 2:28 pm

    this is what makes it all worth it.

  • Moxie

    2004/09/26 at 3:01 pm

    OH DEAR GOD. I must shield my eyes from the edible!! Two of my favorite things about munchingly cute babies are the wrist rolls and the dimples where the knuckles should be. I just want to reach thru the moniter and take a bite out of her!! It makes me want to run into the next room and gobble up my 15 year old daughter for old time sake.

  • Nicole

    2004/09/26 at 3:37 pm

    If I could have kids that gorgeous I’d have half a dozen! You are the luckiest parents ever!

  • Chujoe

    2004/09/26 at 4:29 pm

    As Billie Holiday put the matter: “Them there eyes!”

  • missbanshee

    2004/09/26 at 4:37 pm

    I needs me one of those nummy babies, that’s fo’ sho! Her Screamness is just too gorgeous for words.

  • fakeppy

    2004/09/26 at 4:59 pm

    “Her Screamness Who Screams A Lot Every Day With the Screaming” NEEDS to be gobbled up 🙂 You can see it in her eyes, she’s just begging you to go gnaw of her LOL.

  • fakeppy

    2004/09/26 at 5:00 pm

    (on her, that is…)

  • fakeppy

    2004/09/26 at 5:00 pm

    (on her, I mean)

  • Super Turtle Girl

    2004/09/26 at 5:47 pm

    Mmmmmm. Fingers. My favorite!

  • guurlWinemaker

    2004/09/26 at 6:05 pm

    She is absolutely scrumptious!

  • myla

    2004/09/26 at 6:42 pm

    heather, she’s just beautiful.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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