An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation


Marlo Iris Armstrong
7lbs. 15oz.
21 inches long
born at 1:53 AM, 06/14/2009, her official due date

Her middle name was chosen to honor Jon’s aunt Iris who passed away last summer, a generous, gentle woman whose life was filled with all sorts of music. Her first name? Well, it just kicks a lot of ass.

Marlo looks remarkably more like a Hamilton than an Armstrong and probably resembles my father more than anyone else. Although, she has an incredibly deep dimple on the left side of her face, something she inherited from two of Jon’s sisters.

Leta looked very much like a frog when she was a newborn. Marlo looks like a glowworm.

Labor was an absolute thrill ride that I will write about in detail later this week, but first I need to get some sleep, not easy when this baby takes to picketing and lobbying congress when removed from my boob.

You may call her Marlo, Lo, Lil Donette, or Butternut Boo.

Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and prayers. It’s been a blast having you all along for the ride.

  • Cheri

    She is gorgeous!! Congratulations 🙂

  • Sam

    She’s beautiful, thanks for sharing your journey.

  • Lindsay

    Congrats! I love Marlo’s name. How is Leta doing? It was hard for me to adjust to having a baby sister.

  • congrats! the name kicks ass. 🙂

  • laurenlou


  • Marlo is such a fabulous name and she’s gorgeous! I look forward to lots of photos of her beating up Coco, lol.

  • She is so beautiful, What a gorgeous name 🙂 Congrats!

  • Mindy

    She’s beautiful! LOVE the name! Congrats!

  • Jeannie

    She’s beautiful, and the name is great! Congratulations to the whole family.

  • Anna


  • Keagansmom

    She is BEAUTIFUL. Followed your tweets, sounds like labor & delivery went quick, how awesome!
    Congrats to you all!

  • Carrie

    She is so cute!! I LOVE the name! It does totally kick ass! Congrats!

  • I’ve been checking your blog like a mad woman all day! I love the name Marlo. She is so beautiful. Many congrats.

  • Sheila

    She is beautiful

  • Amanda

    She is absolutely gorgeous, and I love the name!
    Congratulations to the whole Armstrong family

  • Amy

    She’s such a pretty baby! Adorable.


  • She’s beautiful! Congratulations.

  • Leala

    Congrats to you and the glow worm!!!

  • HDC

    Gorgeous all around and all the necessary and well deserved congrats. Now cheer the hell up. You look positively disgusted in that one pic. Did someone fart?

  • Ailine

    Oh my God, she DOES look like a glow worm!

    I love her. Congratulations! And Congrats to Leta, from one big sister to another.

  • Jennifer

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful. I saw finslippy’s twitter and knew it must’ve happened. So happy for you, Jon, and Leta.

  • Allison

    Oh my gosh! She is such a beautiful little girl. Congratulations to you and your husband, and to Leta for becoming a new big sister!

  • Sherryl

    Many congratulations! She is beautiful!

  • Mikaela

    Lo & behold. Congratulations.

  • pinky

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! She’s so precious…I pray for your speedy healing and getting back to normal again. And praying for a your baby girl and family to remain in good health and stay happy.

    Bless you all!

  • Vanessa

    I’ve been waiting all night cause I knew it must have happened (weird I know, waiting for a stranger’s baby) Congratulations Armstrongs!! And welcome to the world baby Marlo! She’s beautiful and perfect.

  • Ely


  • Oh, welcome to the world, Marlo! And huge congratulations to all four of you for finding each other.

  • Congratulations! She is beautiful and has a totally ass-kicking name. And way to go on the birth…AWESOME! You have a lot to be proud of…Leta will be the best big sister.

  • Amanda M

    I can’t even express how excited I am for your whole family. What a BEAUTIFUL NAME!

    Congrats and Enjoy!

  • Jeanette

    Congratulations!! She is gorgeous! We Love the Name!

  • Awh, she’s lovely. Well done…

  • Honey

    Beautiful name, Marlo Iris Armstrong. Congratulations! (tears)


    So happy for you! She’s beautiful and the name ROCKS.

  • sara

    congratulations – she is beautiful! Love the name!

  • coleen

    she is so beautiful! congrats on the natural delivery & the happy family. can’t wait to see pictures of her & her big sister!

  • congrats…she is absolutely adorable and not that my opinion matters, but i totally love her name

  • Awww, congratulations! What a beauty! Exclamation points!!

  • She is perfect.

    Her name kicks ass.

    Congrats to your beautiful family!

  • Congratulations! She is beautiful!

  • Oh Em Gee, Not Maria is Gorjus! Love the name, hope you all have a great time together 🙂 Second kids are amazing!

  • Jeni Reno

    I am SO happy for you guys. Congratulations Heather!

  • Zoe

    Congratulations! I was so happy to read this today.

  • She’s gorgeous…congrats. And, I love her name!

  • Julie

    She’s beautiful! Although, I’m going to have to get used to calling her something other than Not Maria. God bless your family.

  • Michelle

    Congratulations All! Welcome to the world Marlo!

  • Maria

    Wow!! Congratulations! She is lovely.

  • QueSarah

    Congratulations!! She is every bit of lovely as we expected!

  • Precious! Thanks for sharing her with us!

  • Congrats again! Such a adorable little baby!

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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