the smell of my desperation has become a stench

If you look closely you can see the third tooth

  • Claude

    2005/01/23 at 5:30 am

    “Look at me, I’m a cutie pie!

    I said, LOOK AT ME!”

    Heh. My kid was cute once. Now she looks like me.

  • Linda

    2005/01/23 at 5:29 am

    Simply adorable!!

  • Meg Tanglao

    2005/01/23 at 5:30 am

    She just keeps getting bigger and bigger… and bigger…

  • redsaid

    2005/01/23 at 5:30 am

    CUTE! Baby fangs!

  • Charmaine

    2005/01/23 at 5:31 am

    She’s gonna be 1 soon, huh? Any birthday party plans?

  • joy

    2005/01/23 at 5:32 am

    I can [i]hear[/i] the “grit, grit, grit.”

  • Wicked H

    2005/01/23 at 5:34 am

    Leta, the toothy wonder. Props to Jon is right.

  • jennifa

    2005/01/23 at 5:35 am

    tiny kid, tiny teeth! so cute!

  • nika

    2005/01/23 at 5:36 am


  • Beth

    2005/01/23 at 5:36 am

    She is so cute! And teeth! Such a big girl!

  • CaughtInTheAct

    2005/01/23 at 5:39 am


    …and check out that Armstrong Ceiling!?

    tell us, do you choose who advertises on this page? the coincidences are often uncanny!

    YOU GO LETA GIRl, chomp Mummy’s nipple…thought I could hear vieled sarcasm in your joyous reaction to ‘the third tooth’…

  • Megan

    2005/01/23 at 5:40 am

    Awww. My mouth hurts for her…

  • Leta Eater

    2005/01/23 at 5:46 am

    Surprised not to see claims of “first!”…but then again, this time round I would have preferred to side with Leta and exclaim, “Third, Mommy, Look!”

    what a cutie pie…you could serve that delicious gobbly chin with ice cream! yum yum

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    2005/01/23 at 5:59 am

    I think it’s time we introduce Leta to buffalo wings.

  • kEma

    2005/01/23 at 5:59 am

    I am more impressed by the drool on her right cheek than the third tooth..and Oh my god those cheeks ..yum

  • Caroline

    2005/01/23 at 6:01 am

    It’s like that Clipse song with Pharrell, Grindin’:

    [Chorus: Pharrell]
    ……Grindin’! (Ahhh)
    ……Grindin’! (Ahhh)
    Grindin’! (Ahhh)
    Grindin’! (Ahhh)
    Grindin’! (Ahhh)

  • gardens grey

    2005/01/23 at 6:09 am

    She’s getting so big!

  • bb

    2005/01/23 at 6:10 am

    three is more than a couple which means the full set very soon…ack!

  • Jme

    2005/01/23 at 6:12 am

    Can I bite her nose off?

  • kerrie

    2005/01/23 at 6:16 am

    3 teeth, go Leta! We’re still eagerly awaiting the arrival of tooth number 1 in our house. The drooling and chewing has to be for something positive, right?

  • Sarah

    2005/01/23 at 6:22 am

    Why are the rolls of chubbiness cute on HER and not ME?

  • the niffer

    2005/01/23 at 6:25 am

    I hear ya, Sarah. Apparently, slobber isn’t attractive on a 30-year-old either.

  • Danielle

    2005/01/23 at 6:27 am

    I saw the mouth in the thumbnail and just for a moment thought, “Oh! Maybe it is Leta scre-eee-eaming.”

    Then thought, “nah, her mouth isn’t open wide enough for screaming.”


    “Ah, baby teeth.”

    Great shot of her face, especially of her eyes.

    My favorite pics of her so far are
    1) the one at the dogpark in the red hat and
    2) the third pic in monthly newsletter – month 10.

  • Try This Approach

    2005/01/23 at 6:27 am

    but bath hair totally is girls so get wet! get sexy!

  • Jill

    2005/01/23 at 6:42 am

    So adorable! My son (16 mo.) is developing quite a crush!

  • anneka

    2005/01/23 at 6:42 am

    she has such beautiful eyes…

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    2005/01/23 at 6:47 am

    She looks like she is trying to rip the camera from his hands.

  • lavonne

    2005/01/23 at 6:53 am


  • Mir

    2005/01/23 at 7:02 am

    This picture was Photoshopped… there was a never a photo of my kids as babies from that angle that didn’t include endless visions of crusty boogers. So the pic was doctored, or Leta is a robot baby. 😉

  • Heatheranne

    2005/01/23 at 7:17 am

    I was so glad when my son’s teeth came in because he could eat more foods, but I miss the toothless grins.

  • August95

    2005/01/23 at 7:20 am

    She looks like she has mischief on her mind.

  • heathabee

    2005/01/23 at 7:22 am

    the cowlick! I love it!

  • Honey Bunny

    2005/01/23 at 7:26 am

    does she have any teeth coming in on the bottom? because the thought of her grinding her top teeth into her gums makes me shudder.


  • Ali

    2005/01/23 at 7:27 am

    Aw so cute.

  • just me again

    2005/01/23 at 7:28 am

    If you listen closely you can hear that third tooth shouting out “First! Am I First? I can’t believe I’m FIRST!”

  • VDOprincess

    2005/01/23 at 7:37 am

    I swear if Leta has stalkers when she gets big we’re going to blame you, Heather. ALL THAT CUTENESS couldn’t be resisted.
    No, totally adorable. And yummy. And curly.

  • closet metro

    2005/01/23 at 7:46 am

    Mir – maybe that’s an undocumented part of the Dooce Effect, photoshopping out the boogers.

    I still say that somebody has to teach Leta to give Butterfly Kisses. Just look at those lashes!

  • christine

    2005/01/23 at 7:48 am

    ‘just me again’…HAHAHAHAHAHA! That was perfect.

    She’s a cutiepatootie.

  • Kristine

    2005/01/23 at 8:10 am

    Just me again –
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! that is SO funny!

  • Kristine

    2005/01/23 at 8:11 am

    Hey Metro…you come in today with your notebook 😉

    Who knows what today will offer.

  • Amanda B.

    2005/01/23 at 8:31 am

    Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

    I have *got* to get knocked up.

  • Claude

    2005/01/23 at 8:41 am

    I’ve seen the “how do you choose the ads” question come up a couple of times, and the answer is, you don’t. The non-techspeak answer (which is all I know) is that Google AdSense pulls key words off the page and uses those to determine the ads that will appear. So the ads that appear in the morning will change as the overall conversation evolves.


    JustMeAgain (#35): BWAH!

  • ThinkTank

    2005/01/23 at 9:05 am

    Ah HA! Thanks Claude (and love your web diary too! Was living in Ellicott City for the last 2 years, now back “Down Under”), so if we all say SPASM, COCK, CUM SOAKED, FOREPLAY, POSITION, INSERT, VIAGRA, BUSH, TOYS, KINKY and ORGANISIM enough times throughout the day, you think we’ll score some kind of Ad prize, maybe a link to some *new* online sex shop or raunchy Dubya pics (BAH!)? after all, we seem to be a rather ambitous lot!…and since Leta has already breezed through the book on orgasms, I figure she’s ready for the big bad world of SEX! Of course, I mean the education of…sheesh!

    but with THOSE eyes, Dooce and Blurb will be beating off the boys with sticks,WATCH OUT!

    Im ranting, must.stop. its 5am, you know the A.M thats *real* early IN THE MORNING, Im jealous of you all- I cant wait for winter to roll around, not that, in Oz thats much different, but right now Im still up at this ungodly hour because its just too hot to lay down , even ON TOP of cotton sheets…its cold shower after cold shower at the moment…but thats a good thing when all you guys steam up the comments anyway 🙂

  • MyChelle

    2005/01/23 at 9:08 am

    Yippee!! more teeth = more capacity to create crumbs and grindy noises to FREAK OUT THE MAMA!! life is good in Leta world

  • Lisey

    2005/01/23 at 9:16 am

    Just had the eery thought that this pic is oddly reminiscint of The Blair Witch project…although Leta seems almost amused that the chase is on…and obviously those THREE (already, yikes!) big teeth will be enough to scare away any ghostly being, or brest-feeding momma for that matter!OUCH.

    GO LETA!

  • lexi

    2005/01/23 at 9:19 am

    that’s kinda gross

  • Southern Fried Girl

    2005/01/23 at 9:23 am

    I must admit – when I saw the thumbnail of the picture, I was a little frightened. Upon clicking on it, there was that cute face with the longest eyelashes EVER. What a cutie patootie.

  • 01234

    2005/01/23 at 9:25 am

    Gross is where it’s at, baby.

  • song

    2005/01/23 at 9:31 am

    “If you listen closely you can hear that third tooth shouting out “First! Am I First? I can’t believe I’m FIRST!”…”

    thankyou for making my night w/ this comment

    And Leta is so thinking ‘and for my next trick there will be THREE teethmarks on your boob today!’
    (and I can so see Chuck in the background crying because this baby thing is growing teeth now)

  • Em

    2005/01/23 at 9:31 am

    Aw, what a cutie. She has that delicious fresh from the bath face which makes me want to eat her up.

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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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