Best way to roast the broomstick. Must try. Five Stars.

At least he doesn’t call her Coco

  • She’s got great eyes – very wide open and alert. She’ll get through the other stuff just fine.

    At least you don’t call her “Pookey” like I did my twin son when he was born.

  • andtheywillknowusbyourmadeupnames

    love it. and love the tanning bed shots. one of the photos I have up is my littlest one on his bed, with his goggles on, just chillin’

  • So cute and squishy! I had no volume going if Jon did talk, but the cool purple glow is very becoming to her! Congrats!

  • She is adorable. Congratulations !

    My first baby had to have a “billiblanket” also for a bit of jaundice. I remember seeing the glowing bassinet in the middle of the night.

  • Keet

    I spent the bulk of my childhood being called by either of my siblings’ names. Kelly (my older sister) I totally understand, but dang if Michael (my younger brother) didn’t come out a time or two.

    She’s absolutely perfect! Congratulations!

  • Oh wow! Look at the Marlo! So cute…

  • bibliogrrl

    Seriously. I’m *36* and my mom still calls me every name but my own. And when she does get there, she has run through every name but her own.

    I usually sit there patiently, and then I laugh at her. I’m used to it by now. My sister? She get’s a little more exasperated than I do.

    That is one gorgeous kid. Both of them are!

  • thelibraianne

    Oh well; my parents STILL have to go through the all of the kids’ and pets’ names to get to mine, and unfortunately I have 3 siblings and my parents have 5 pets. And I’m the second to the oldest. And an adult. Ah, families.

    Marlo is a dollbaby.

  • Just to say congrats. Your blog is read here in France.

  • She’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. And you know I mean it, we’ve never met, only people who know you would bother to blow that kind of smoke up your ass. For truly: most beautiful baby ever.

  • My name was Don`t! 🙂

  • Valerie

    Oh my goodness, she is adorable. I love her hands.

  • lanie

    She’s stunning, and the sweetness just brings tears to my eyes! Congrats!

  • Congratulations to all of you!

  • She is such a sweet, quiet little girl. Wonder how long that will last, reckon? :o)

  • Anonymous

    Soooo gorgeous.

    Mine was a glow-worm, too — three days of that crazy glowing pad. We got lucky – they sent a nurse to us twice a day to draw blood — poor baby’s feet were a wreck! She was in tears the day the lab assistant at the hospital dropped the blood sample, which meant she had to come back out and stick those poor little feet AGAIN.

    Want the laugh of the day? We had chosen to not know what gender ours would be, so I took a yellow sleeper to the hospital. Poor thing — my poor little yellow baby in a yellow sleeper. Awful.

    All will be well, soon.

  • Wow, what an incredibly beautiful baby. It’s hard to believe she’s only days old!

  • Liz

    Yeah, the name thing….I randomly call whatever kid by whichever name. Brain cells are all dead after too many kids. Worse thing is I have recently started calling my 20 y.o. son by my husband’s name. Creepy

    She’s beautiful. Enjoy.

  • Lisa

    Re: The other picture/post – Please have pity on us poor concerned Interneters, and briefly Twitter what your doctors told you about eye patches with bili lights? I mean, I’d like to give the Drs. the benefit of the doubt here considering they’ve been to med school, but …

  • Misti

    My children are 9 and 19, and this video makes me actually want to start ALL OVER – AGAIN – with a sweet little pumpkin of a bebe’…. she’s beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Alicia

    My heartfelt Congrats!!! I know you will be the parents that will love patiently, be there for her fully, and understand profoundly who she is and what she needs! Love from a reader in Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • a SERIOUS case of cuteness!!!

  • a H.I.T.

    Congratulations! She is beautiful…None of that ugly baby syndrome. And tell Jon not to worry – my sister just had her second child too and her hubs was circling 3 different names for a while…

  • She is so besutiful…

    And my dad still hasn’t managed to get my brother and my names straight, and I’m 40 now (he’s 36). Jon, you are forgiven!

  • Ok, thats it. I want one! She is absolutely perfect.

  • Krista

    OOOOhhhh! She is so adorable, congrats again to your whole family. I’m sure you know, those peaceful times are so precious. Your little glo-worm is fantastically cute and Marlo seems to fit her perfectly! good choice, hi5.

  • Valerie

    Wow. She is just perfect and beautiful. PERFECT.

    Congratulations to you, Heather, Jon and Leta. Welcome to the world, beautiful, perfect Marlo!

  • Worry not, Jon. My father always called both my older sister and me “Debby” (her name) and it never diminished my love for him one bit.

  • What a gorgeous child she is… so sweet… thanks for sharing her with us…

  • I did a rotation with the indian health service in arizona. They have little gloworm suits for babies with jaundice. It lets the parents still hold the baby.

  • Adriana of AZ

    Love the newborn grunts and gurgles.

    I guarantee she will at one point or another get called Coco or Chuck as well. and Leta should probably get used to being called Marlo at some point. I think it’s one of those things that goes with having more than one kid.

    I think Bill Cosby made a lot of people laugh when he capitalized on the ‘running down the list of names’ thing

  • barbara, jessica’s mom

    I called my daughter Casey for the first six months of her life. Casey was our dog. I too was sleep deprived. I hope that you sleep well, soon.

  • Jen

    Cute! All of it! I’m the oldest, so maybe I don’t mind so much, but still: cute!

  • hahaha, oh that is too cute Pops.

  • Just having a father PRESENT to call you the wrong name is a blessing.

  • Hilarious!!!! Marlo is seriously so beautiful! Sometimes I call my husband Jake, Judy, our dogs name. It happens to all of us.

  • Like that’s the last time it will happen.

    She’s gorgeous. Love the co-sleeper — both of my babies used it.

  • Aww… she is beautiful! Leta… Marlo… whatever her name is! 🙂

  • Jen

    Adorable tiny slow-mo baby! So cute.

  • Melissa

    Oh my God this makes me hate the fact that I had to have a tubal with my last baby. I have two boys and wanted a baby girl so badly but I couldn’t carry another child. She is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t feel bad Jon. My husband constantly calls our 6 month old by his older brother’s name.

  • Awww, she’s so precious!

    And I know it’s very early to tell, but her mouth does appear to be similar to Leta’s (at least in this video)

  • She is beautiful. 🙂

  • Veronica

    You are weepy? Hahaha! I hope you don’t have PPD and end up in the looney bin again. Newborn babies are so ugly and disgusting. I can’t wait for her to turn out to be a neurotic ugly like your sorry excuse for a first child. Why is your nose so busted looking?

  • Even without sound (no audio card at work), it is so precious to watch. Tiny little hands, very cute. 🙂

  • Tamara

    oh my. She is an angel.

    makes me year for a bitty baby again!


  • Sarah

    Throughout my childhood (and let’s be honest…they still do this 25 years later…), my parents would yell through my sisters’ names: “Julie!! Kim!! Sarah!! Whatever your name is, child!!” whenever they would be mad at one of us. Somehow they would always say the other two names before the kid they were mad at. They’ve even yelled the cat’s name before yelling my younger sister’s name a couple times. We still laugh about it =)

  • Sophie

    hee hee. that is too cute. my husband calls me by our dog’s name constantly : /

  • that’s hilarious. almost as funny as when I introduced my partner (Jennifer) as Kim. Ooops. Enjoy. She’s beautiful. And WOW! SO HAMILTON!

  • Tamara

    oh. and looks like someone is in need of a little attention ( #94, Veronica)

    What a douche bag.

    Marlo is perfection.

  • Congratulations – that is one sweet girl. And by sweet, I mean totally awesome. 🙂

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