Our Lady of Perpetual Depression

She looks like me! Kind of.

  • brittney

    2004/10/12 at 6:08 am

    I wonder if Miss Leta will be a redhead. Any redheads in your families?

  • Fujiko

    2004/10/12 at 6:08 am

    Awww, that is so sweet! She’s growing up so fast!
    And yes, I agree. She does kind of look like you.

  • C

    2004/10/12 at 6:08 am

    I’m first, or maybe second. I just had to do it. Such a cutie!

  • Brooke

    2004/10/12 at 6:12 am

    I thought she looked a lot like you in those 8-month newsletter pictures, Heather. She’s adorable.

  • Colleen

    2004/10/12 at 6:13 am

    those expressive eyebrows… have we seen those before?

  • beachgal

    2004/10/12 at 6:18 am

    What a sweetie…love the reddish hair. She does look a little more like you than before, but just like my little guy, there’s no denying who his father is. But have faith, people are telling me now that he’s starting to look like me a bit.

  • Emily

    2004/10/12 at 6:21 am

    From pictures I have seen – she looks like you more and more lately.

    She’s damn cute, that’s for sure.

  • di

    2004/10/12 at 6:22 am

    with 50% of your DNA, perhaps she’ll end up an internet rockstar like her mother. of course, jon has rockstardom in his blood, too, so leta is bound to be a bitchin’ geek when she grows up! what a cutie!

  • Angie

    2004/10/12 at 6:27 am

    They are definately your eyebrows – they’re saying so much!!

  • Daniel

    2004/10/12 at 6:34 am

    I want to eat her up! So darn delicious. I love baby hands.


  • Siobhan

    2004/10/12 at 6:34 am

    😀 that has to be the cutest little smile I’ve ever seen!

  • pnuw

    2004/10/12 at 6:34 am

    well you *said* you wanted your children to have Jon’s eyes; sure looks that way to me. what a cutie!

  • Gaspar

    2004/10/12 at 6:43 am

    My son has been my photocopy until 14, then started to take some from my wife’s side. Be patient!
    Leta looks cute anyway. Complimenti alla mamma.

  • veronicalynne

    2004/10/12 at 6:45 am

    I notice she’s lying down. How is she doing with the therapy on her legs? Is it still painful or is she trying to stand yet? She is adorable. I hope she keeps the red.

  • GMM

    2004/10/12 at 6:48 am

    She looks happy- and a little mischievous. Look at all that hair!

  • Laurie

    2004/10/12 at 6:51 am

    She’s such a squishy, punkin head, roly poly, lover doll!

    I can only hope one day I make kids that cute!

  • sab

    2004/10/12 at 6:52 am

    she is so adorable!

  • Dre

    2004/10/12 at 6:59 am

    Such a ham!

  • moose

    2004/10/12 at 7:14 am

    My daughter looked like neither of us when she was born. She was dark, black hair, we are both light (red and blonde). They made jokes about it in the delivery room. Then she lightened, and lightened and lightened. At one point, her hair looked reddish like Leta’s, but it kept getting lighter til it was blonde. Now it’s getting darker again, brown.

    Likewise, she changes through phases of looking like me, then like her dad, then like me, then like her dad. It’s weird. It’s like watching slo-mo claymation morphing.

    Have fun watching your claymation starlet!

  • Jaia

    2004/10/12 at 7:15 am

    She looks like she’s smarter than all my siblings put together.

    Oh yeah, and “bitchin’ geek” is the coolest phrase I’ve heard in a long time.

  • Krystal

    2004/10/12 at 7:16 am

    you have one of the most adorable kids Ive ever seen. she looks so happy =] She is starting to look like you more now

  • kEma

    2004/10/12 at 7:18 am

    What a beauty! There is no doubt who her MOMMY is 😉
    and i really wanna kiss those cheeks

  • thesoulofhope

    2004/10/12 at 7:20 am

    What a cutie!!

  • sarcastic journalist

    2004/10/12 at 7:33 am

    Just know that nobody can ever accuse you of um “loving” the milkman.

  • Gretchen C.

    2004/10/12 at 7:35 am

    It’s interesting how she looks exactly like Jon in some photos, and at other times she so closely resembles you. I agree, you may have a redhead on your hands. Her hair is about the color of my Matthew’s. Sort of light brown verging on strawberry blonde.

  • Gia

    2004/10/12 at 7:35 am

    Look at all her hair! It is really coming in.

    “Hi Leta!” (I’m waving at her)


  • The Mighty Jimbo

    2004/10/12 at 7:36 am

    what sucks about all this is that i am seeing your child grow up more than i am seeing my own nieces and nephew. i’d move closer to them but they live in dallas, and they string up liberal vegetarian californians there.

  • Aubrey's mom

    2004/10/12 at 7:37 am

    Oh, the hair! So much hair! My baby girl is one month younger than Leta and still so bald (but beautiful, of course!) I want to clip a bow in Leta’s hair!!!

  • sally

    2004/10/12 at 7:56 am

    What makes Leta look like you is really her expression–I am a clone of my dad, but I have my mom’s “look,” not her looks.

  • Michelle

    2004/10/12 at 8:06 am

    Look at the photo of you on your about page. Put it next to this one of Leta. You two look alike no doubt about it. And you both have Leta’s hands in your mouth….Yummmy!

  • Carrie

    2004/10/12 at 8:07 am

    While she does mostly look like Jon, her expressive mannerisms are totally like you! Don’t worry; I’m sure she’ll look more and more like you as she grows up.

  • Stacey

    2004/10/12 at 8:08 am

    I’m still waiting for my kid to resemble me. It’s happening verrrrrrrrrrry slowly. 😉

    She’s too cute.

  • Jessica

    2004/10/12 at 8:13 am

    Most babies look like their dad at first. Nature’s way of letting the father know that an infant is “theirs”, and not some other man’s.

    Once that is established, the kids start to resemble whomever they feel like. 😉

  • Jennifer

    2004/10/12 at 8:15 am

    She is starting to look more like you, even though she still looks exactly like Jon, but lately I’ve been thinking that Gwen Stefani is starting to look like you, too.

  • Lisa

    2004/10/12 at 8:15 am

    Bah! on your “no liquor” on Federal holidays! Here in Arkansas, we can’t buy booze on Sunday. Any Sunday.

    Nor on Election Day, which is really when you need it most, don’t you think?

    I want to slobber all over Leta’s cheeks, btw. She’s a cutie pie.

  • coolbeans

    2004/10/12 at 8:18 am

    She looks good enough to eat!

    If you need me, I’ll be over here drooling on myself.

  • Amnesia

    2004/10/12 at 8:24 am

    OK Heather – time to have another one – this one is as cute as she gets.

  • Lindsey

    2004/10/12 at 8:30 am

    Oh god, too frickin’ cute!
    I love the ‘do 🙂

  • Jeff

    2004/10/12 at 8:34 am

    I am new to browsing your blog but I must say, from what I have seen, she is quite the adorable kid! My wife and I have a one year old daughter(kaia) with a son due in February. After that, the factory is closed, in fact, we are going to have layoffs in the reproductive area reminiscent of those during GW’s presidency.
    Anywho, it stinks that you couldn’t buy alcohol yesterday. Maybe your state stores should ‘discover’ how to be open for those requiring intoxicating sustinance. I know that here in NH, the beer and wine is readily sold in the supermarket, but we do have state controlled liquor stores as well ( for the good stuff ).

  • Eddeaux

    2004/10/12 at 8:54 am

    I just want to squeeze her! that is what makes kids so great, they just cling to you- and they are soft and cuddly…

  • Andreah

    2004/10/12 at 9:02 am

    Must. Squish. The. Baby.

  • Chanelbaby

    2004/10/12 at 9:10 am

    Wait, Dooce, isn’t serving liquor in restaurants illegal in Salt Lake City? So there ARE liquor stores though? Well THAT’S good news. Here’s me thinking you had to drive a long way and STOCK UP.

  • HazelEyedPisces

    2004/10/12 at 9:10 am

    Look at that hair. A perfect coloring combo of yours and her dad. Simply gooooorgeous, dahling!

  • red

    2004/10/12 at 9:50 am

    BRING ON THE REDNESS. 🙂 she is adorable, and although she’s still jon’s twin — she is starting to favor you a bit.

  • Shauna

    2004/10/12 at 10:06 am

    Yeah the narative of mundane daily events of SAHM…my hubby tries not to cringe..too much 🙂

  • BarefootGoddess

    2004/10/12 at 10:10 am

    My daughter looked just like my husband when she was born. So much so that to compare baby pictures, sometimes the only way to know who you are looking at is to look at the back. She is almost 8 now, and looks exactly like me, aside from his eyes.

  • kate

    2004/10/12 at 10:17 am

    i was a nanny and had the same SAHM narrative you gave jon, except i would rattle off to my boyfriend over the phone as soon as i got off work…and he still ended up marrying me!

    (i don’t think he realizes how much worse it will be when i’m really a SAHM and it’s our kids, though…)

  • Rengirl

    2004/10/12 at 10:49 am

    Damn. This picture is so cute I want to die right here on the spot in this perfect moment!

  • Amanda

    2004/10/12 at 10:55 am

    Just when we thought she couldn’t POSSIBLY get any cuter…

  • p

    2004/10/12 at 11:05 am

    I know what it’s like to want your child to look like you – my son is a carbon copy of his dad – but I have to be honest. leta looks EXACTLY LIKE HER FATHER. you can say “oh, the eyebrows” or “the left half of her upper cheek” and think that part is all you – but alas, it’s not. however, you have the bodily trauma to prove it to yourself. think if she looked just like you and nothing like jon, though. there’s the bright side.

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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