the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Marlo crawls for the first time

  • Trina

    2010/04/07 at 8:45 pm

    Yay! Adelaide crawled for the first time this week too!!! It’s the best!!! Now’s the time to get eye’s in the back of your head, but you already know that.

    I love it when she crawls over to me now and gives me a big goobery kiss!

  • gingersnap

    2010/04/07 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations! What a sweetie pie!

  • Meg

    2010/04/07 at 8:46 pm

    So cute! I love how Leta is more concerned about the fake cell phone not working.

  • chasethefirefly

    2010/04/07 at 8:47 pm

    Heather, I think you are as cute as Marlo in this video. I love your glee. My first was delayed and it was a long and tough path to that first crawl. So when #2 first crawled, I think I sounded a lot like you, LOL. and so it begins….

  • cookie6626

    2010/04/07 at 8:47 pm

    Congratulations! Love that baby! She always makes me smile.

    Leta is totally over it…. now the real work of being the big sister will begin. Marlo will be in all her stuff; this will get very interesting.

  • Arielle Leipham

    2010/04/07 at 8:51 pm

    Haha! I love the look on Marlo’s face when she realizes “HEY! I JUST CRAWLED!”

  • ERStolpe

    2010/04/07 at 8:53 pm

    I like the way Marlo’s looking to see if it’s ok that mom started squealing.
    Are those GLASSES on our Leta?!?
    How grown up is that?
    All the better to read with, my dear.
    And it looked like a new haircut, too.
    Beautiful family.

  • cris

    2010/04/07 at 8:54 pm

    AWWWWWWWWWW 😀 And everybody’s wearing pants too!

  • mrs.notouching

    2010/04/07 at 8:56 pm

    I love “the victory is MINE!” face!

  • Ex Files Chick

    2010/04/07 at 8:56 pm

    Marlo is quite possibly the most beautiful baby girl I have EVER seen.

    Those eyes, that dimple, the belly laugh!

    What a neat day for you…congrats!

  • Midamerican Tinkerbell

    2010/04/07 at 8:57 pm


    Also, is Leta wearing glasses?

  • MomOfMax

    2010/04/07 at 9:00 pm

    Yay Max!! Ten month old Max started creeping furniture….great week for mama’s!!

  • kayakgrrl

    2010/04/07 at 9:03 pm

    Too fun!! (Hide the dog food & water!!)

  • Rags1027

    2010/04/07 at 9:05 pm

    Are those glasses on Leta? How cute!!! Show a pic!

  • Midnight

    2010/04/07 at 9:07 pm

    Way to go, Marlo! The laughing video was great too (I should record voice memos of my kids laughing to play for myself when they’re driving me crazy).

  • CW

    2010/04/07 at 9:09 pm

    I will not sully this occasion by transposing the audio over some other inappropriate activity, but you should be aware that one could totally do that.

  • jiveturkie

    2010/04/07 at 9:09 pm

    I love how she totally gets that something awesome just happened! Congratulations Marlo!

  • RenderMeMama

    2010/04/07 at 9:11 pm

    Love it! She just needed a little of the right temptation. Congrats and lock up the fun stuff!

  • djgonzales

    2010/04/07 at 9:12 pm

    OMG! That is so adorable!

    Be sure to keep ladders awaya from your roof… I apparently climbed one at 12 mths,,, And then wouldn’t anwser my mom when she called me ’cause I knew it was bad to be on the roof!

  • lindsaylou

    2010/04/07 at 9:21 pm

    Aw, yaaaayyy! Congratulations, Marlo!

  • jenwilson

    2010/04/07 at 9:21 pm

    SO AWESOME!!! Love baby milestones. Congrats Marlo!

  • Birdy

    2010/04/07 at 9:37 pm

    Did YOU hear MY squeal? Yay! Congratulations! I love those milestones! So sweet. So beautiful. She looks like she’s gonna be a runner, too. :p

  • torchard

    2010/04/07 at 10:07 pm

    I love your blog and all, but I have to say, I don’t really consider that as crawling. What is the big deal?

  • Cissyrene

    2010/04/07 at 10:08 pm

    Congratulations! Way to go Marlo!

  • TexasKatie

    2010/04/07 at 10:12 pm

    Congratulations, Marlo! I love your squeal, by the way! And also – love Leta’s glasses!

  • Greysmom

    2010/04/07 at 10:28 pm

    YAY!!! baby proofing again eh?

  • vvlkova

    2010/04/07 at 10:55 pm

    Ah!!!! Congratulations. It makes me want to have children!

  • yay4tay

    2010/04/07 at 10:58 pm

    Did leta get a haircut, and is she wearing glasses?!

    We need more pictures of Leta.

  • ladygray

    2010/04/07 at 11:16 pm

    wahoooo Marlo! well done! now tomorrow i’m going to show this video to my lil guy to get him inspired (he goes around and around in a circle… but forwards? not so much.)

  • katka

    2010/04/08 at 12:58 am

    marlo rocks!

  • theotherlion

    2010/04/08 at 5:34 am

    What a sweet family you have! That just made my morning. Congrats!

  • Bree

    2010/04/08 at 6:05 am

    Go Marlo! 🙂 I do love when Leta gets the phone and is completely absorbed by it immediately, lol.

  • WhiskerBiscuit

    2010/04/08 at 6:06 am

    Holy crap my ears are bleeding. That was awesome, I remember that day with my little guy. Dogs around the world began howling at the sound of my high-pitched squeals.

  • Efferus

    2010/04/08 at 6:20 am

    Haha, awesome! I used my iPhone as bait to get my daughter to crawl. Works like a charm!

    She’s about a month younger than Marlo. I almost wish I hadn’t encouraged her though because now that she’s walking around the furniture I’m constantly saying “no!” and pulling her away from my coffee, things plugged into the wall, the xbox that she knows how to turn off and on (much to daddy’s dismay, she turns it off when he’s playing :D) and pretty much anything else in her reach.

  • spokeit

    2010/04/08 at 6:20 am

    Yay Marlo!!

  • marialoo

    2010/04/08 at 6:40 am

    Good job, Marlo! It seems like it happens all of the sudden, and then you just can’t stop ’em! My 7 month old gets into all kinds of things since she started crawling a couple weeks ago. She’s all, “Hey, mommy! Look at this neat trick I can do!” Crawl, crawl, crawl, pull up and stand on everything in reach, plop down, crawl, crawl, crawl… How do they have so much energy?! (I guess that’s why they nap, eh?)

  • rabidcaribou

    2010/04/08 at 6:45 am

    Yay! Congratulations! The look on her face when she’s receiving all that praise from everyone is amazingly adorable. Waiting for the crawling to begin in our house.

  • Marissa13

    2010/04/08 at 6:53 am

    Awesome!! I love how excited you are and take comfort that a very similar scene played out at my house last night. 9yr old son was luring 7 month old daughter to attempt to crawl with my iPhone.

  • mybottlesup

    2010/04/08 at 7:11 am

    i was cheering along while watching this video… and then my ovaries exploded. YAY!!!!!

  • The Prima Momma

    2010/04/08 at 7:21 am

    The joy in both Jon and your voices is so beautiful. I love those proud parent moments.

    Congrats to Marlo for becoming mobile! Now Coco has another family member to herd.

    (And oh my goodness the long legs on that baby! Supermodel material.)

  • ilovelucy1976

    2010/04/08 at 7:40 am

    I remember those days. They grow up so fast. I cherish these moments and memories

  • dani61z

    2010/04/08 at 8:03 am

    Wow.. it’s great and a big experience…

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  • Annesoprano

    2010/04/08 at 8:25 am

    Congratulations, Marlo! Welcome to the world of mischievery…

  • goodnightirene

    2010/04/08 at 9:09 am

    Too cute! I just want to munch on those little feet..

  • carawahlgren

    2010/04/08 at 9:23 am

    Gees for a second I thought the comment before mine read “Marlo sucks!”. Although from what you’ve said about some of the comments you get, I guess that would be entirely possible. Anyway, AWESOME news, just wonderful. I have a year-old baby who is not crawling yet and I just don’t know what the hell.

  • megnstuff

    2010/04/08 at 9:56 am

    my 3yo watched this with me and cheered loudly right along with you. When the video was over he ask, “Watch the baby movie again?”
    We have now watched Marlo crawl (cheering her on each time) 6 times!

  • megnstuff

    2010/04/08 at 10:03 am

    okay… 15th and 16th time still fun but he is now requesting, “Now watch two dogs in the snow movie?” So if you could get on that, we would be very grateful 😉

  • UtahMom

    2010/04/08 at 10:37 am

    Congratulations! How exciting. Your kids are the cutest ever!

  • Lauren3

    2010/04/08 at 11:40 am

    Consider this my formal request for a Leta getting glasses story.

  • Me And My Lobster

    2010/04/08 at 12:33 pm

    You are such a beautiful family! Thanx for sharing your joy with us!

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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