She is here

We welcome Ruby Lee to our family. She is 9lbs 2oz and looks just like her brother except with blue eyes

Ruby’s brother picked out her name from a hat. Because mom and dad are that indecisive

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Nurit November 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

She is absolute perfect. Congrats!

katie November 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

….and just like that we are all in love with Ruby Lee. So many congrats to you, B and Gavin! xo

kristin November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

just what i was thinking. let the sparkle party begin (and shoo away any sad… we have got a beaut and also you have skills. knowledge. may the learning from G make ruby cake!)

viridian61 November 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Oh she is perfect, and I saw on FB healthy too. thank you for updating all the internet strangers who have been rooting for you.

Audrey K November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Beautiful baby and beautiful name! Ruby is so classic!

Alicia November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

She is beautiful.

Skooks November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Welcome, Ruby! So glad you and mama are well. :)

Molly November 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

What an angel! G did a good job, because Ruby Lee is a gorgeous name!

Anna November 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

colleen November 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

she looks like such a little angel modg!!! i am so happy for all of you – so amazing that you brought such a perfect little baby into this world. enjoy your first few days with ruby, which is a perfect name. good job g!

Shannon Dew November 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

She looks perfect! Happy Birthday Ruby!

Lisa November 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to the whole modg family! I hope you’re healing we’ll and feeling happy, Amanda! What a perfect addition to a lovely family. <3

Emily November 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

She is beautiful. Congratulations to you all, and welcome to the world Ruby Lee!

maria November 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

congrats to you all! :)

zoe November 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

She’s perfect… congratulations :-)

Nancy November 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Congrats! Hope you are all snuggling well together.

Rachel November 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Such a beautiful girl! Congratulations!!!

Jenny G. @ We G Three November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Ahhhhhh!!! As the fellow mother of a blue-eyed Ruby (which is a surprise, because mine are also brown, like yours), let me say CONGRATULATIONS!
I was kind of unsure about her name at first, but I get all kinds of great feedback about it. And I’m pretty sure it’s not just people trying to be nice, kwim? It’s a kickass name. Welcome to the world, Ruby!

Shannon November 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

It is a kickass name. And I am cloaked in internet semi-anonymity…I have a student by the name Ruby and she is not only sweet she is adorable as well.

Amy@drivethirtythree November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

GORGEOUS!! Hope you are feeling okay! Congrats to you and your family :)

Lexi M. November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Congrats! LOVE the name! In fact, my husband and I have said we would name our girl Ruby if that’s what we end up having. Such a sweet name!

Hollie November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Great name! She looks so serene. Like she is exactly where she is supposed to be :)

andrea November 20, 2012 at 2:06 pm

OMG, she is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats!!!!

Bekkah November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I absolutely love her name!

Karen November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Perfect name, perfect baby! Congratulations!

K November 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm

So beautiful! Lovely name. Congratulations.

N2 November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Congrats mama! She is absolutely perfect!

Amanda B. November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Beautiful girl! Congrats to you all! I love ruby but I have been DYING for months to know the “L” name that was a popular boys name!!!!

Brandy S November 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

ME TOO.

ElisaM November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Me 3, can you tell us now, just for curiosity’s sake?

Katie November 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I would assume the L-name was Lee. :)

Leslie November 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I’m excited about the L-name. My brother’s name is Lee so I’ve always planned on using it as a middle name for one of my kids.

Leslie November 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I was also guessing Leighton for her mystery L-name.

SA November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

my bet is Liam. I have about twelve friends that have named their little boys Liam

Brandy S November 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I still think it’s Lane or Lincoln. Lincoln may be a bit out there but it fit her description lol.

Stacey November 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

My guess is Luca :)

Mrs. Dubose November 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Mine, too!

Modg November 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Lincoln

Rebecca Meier November 21, 2012 at 10:02 am

My guess for the “L” name is Logan…it can go both ways…and is what we named our son.

Sarah November 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Wasn’t it confirmed to be Lincoln?

Amanda B. November 26, 2012 at 4:22 am

She said no to Logan before. I was thinking Lennon or Landyn

Kaitlin S. November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Congrats MODG, Mr. MODG, and G! Ruby is beautiful. And looking very zen, I must say :)

Laura C November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

That is the prettiest newborn I’ve ever seen, my own skinny kid included. Congratulations! G picked the most perfect name for her. She’s a gem. (har har.)

Danielle D. November 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Congratulations!!! She is BEAUTIFUL! I have been checking this blog and facebook like a mad woman waiting for the pics… so worth the wait! I’m beyond thrilled for you and your family. Welcome to the world Ms. Ruby Lee

Meagan @megs7827 November 20, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Love! All of it!

ElisaM November 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Congratulations!!!! She is beautiful, I love the name, and she does look just like big brother right now! Hope everything went well and you are feeling great!

Danielle November 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm

CONGRATS! She is perfect!!! Good job G on the name pick ;-) Can’t wait to hear how he’s doing with his baby sister!! Hope mama is doing well also!!

Carly Long November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

She is beautiful and so is her name!! Hope recovery is going well so far.

Erma November 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Congratulations! Ruby Lee is as beautiful as her name. Good job, big bro!

Becky November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

She looks like a little doll! So precious. Congrats! I love the name, so cute.

Jasmine November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Congrats!!! Love the name, enjoy this time as a new family of 4!

Brandy S November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

How are you doing, Amanda? The matter-of-fact tone you’ve been using makes me worry that you may not be feeling too well or are having a hard time. :( Hopefully I just read too much into things though. I hope your C-section went as easy as possible. I hope that your recovery is as easy as possible. I hope that B-word PPD stays away from you this time. <3

Mandy November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Maybe she’s just tired? Or overwhelmed? Assuming she had a CS, she’s probably sore and stiff. Let’s keep positive thoughts going her way! :)

Mrs. Dubose November 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I remember many moons ago when I gave birth to my son, after being in labor all night, my mom came in and said,”Your hair is a mess!” Uhm, you think? Sorry, I was too busy pushing a boy out of my body to comb it!
I am sure that Brandy is coming from the best possible place — but I think you are right, no one wants to have their tone commented on the day after they give birth. (Or the thousands of days that follow:)

Mrs. Dubose November 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

It sounds like MY mom was in labor all night:) Maybe a parenthesis would have served that comment better!

Brandy S November 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm

I thought I was being positive? lol

I only mentioned tone because it’s what caused me to worry. I was just hoping she isn’t feeling too badly about her C-section — I wouldn’t want that to cloud her experience. I know how it is. I told her all the positive things I hoped for her.

I wasn’t like, “God, why do you sound like that?!”

I’m going to go cry now because I’m a hormonal nutcase.

Brandy S November 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I don’t ever want to be the negative person. Because I know how upset I get when I see other comments that I feel are negative or not helpful. I feel terrible. That is really NOT how I meant it.

Brandy S November 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I just wanted her to know we were concerned about *her* and how she’s doing too, especially since we still don’t know anything about how things went for her (except for the healthy baby, which obviously = good). Okay I’m done. Seriously, screw these hormones.

Sarah November 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Brandy,

I totally agree. In addition to welcoming a BEAUTIFUL baby girl – we want to make sure Mama is doing well, too! We have all been pulling for you, MODG. Just know that you have an amazing support system here no matter what you are feeling or thinking. Like Brandy said, hopefully everything is fantastic and that we are reading too far into it. But no matter what, it is a fact that you and B make some gorgeous babies!

P.s. Ruby Lee – are you kidding? Most amazing name ever!

Mrs. Dubose November 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Brandy, HUGS to you!~ I really did feel that your post was one of concern and love! Please don’t cry. I know it sucks to have comments misinterpreted, especially when they are so heartfelt.

Jess November 21, 2012 at 10:23 am

Brandy, I think noticing MODG’s flat recitation of facts and lack of emotion in announcing her daughter’s birth, and expressing concern for her state of well-being, is FAR more worthwhile than 4823 comments about sparkle rainbows and unicorns.

Good friends notice when things aren’t right, and gently point it out. Kudos to you.

Brandy S November 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

Thanks <3 I'm glad it came across at least somewhat how it was meant. I do see that I probably could've found a more gentle way to word it. No matter what anyone feels after a birth experience, those feelings are valid and important. It's an insanely emotional experience that can be good, bad and in between.. all at once. I know that after my not-very-good experience I was VERY up and down and I know I didn't always sound like I was "supposed" to sound. My husband even told me to stop it because "people are going to think you don't like being a mom." :( I told him that I'm just tired and overwhelmed and I would think these people would understand that. But, again, I truly hope MODG had a better experience than she did with Gavin. The thought that she might not have hurts my heart. At any rate, I hope life is sparkly or getting more sparkly for you, MODG, and I hope we hear from you soon.

Sherrie November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

LOVE the name. She is perfect! Peace and healing to you!

Ashley C November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

beautiful daughter and beautiful name :) my daughter is named Emerald, i adore precious stone names!

Kelsi November 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I hope you have an easy recovery! I love the name Ruby :) good job G!! I hope he’s enjoying big brotherhood ;)

Ashlee November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

What a beautiful little Ruby she is. Congrats MODG family!

Patty November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

OMG SHE IS PERFECT! happy tears for you and your family! I love the name picking by G, so sweet!

April November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

She is lovely! So happy for your wonderful family!

Elizabeth November 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm

She is precious! Congratulations!

jamie November 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

She’s beautiful. Congratulations to you, B and G.

Nichole November 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I am so thankful she is here safe & sound! I hope your recovery is speedy. And I got a little teary seeing her picture. I know you have all been through so much & I am so thankful you can just be together as a new family for the holiday. All the best!

Mandy November 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

OMGah. So sweet!!! Congratulations!!!!

Elizabeth November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

She is exquisite. Beautiful name as well. Congratulations!

tara November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

She is beautiful!! I LOVE the name Ruby!! And I’m not just saying that to kiss your ass, Ruby is an awesome name!

Congratulations MODG family!! Is G beside himself with excitement? (You and B also, of course)

Mindy Clarke November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

OMG! I love it.. Her name is adorable!! Congrats to you guys! I hope you are feeling good and glad she is finally here!

Leigh November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Congratulations – she is beautiful!

Erin November 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Gorgeous!! Congratulations. :)

Laura J November 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Congrats to you 3…now 4. She’s adorable!

JULI C November 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Oh my goodness!!! Ruby Lee is beautiful!
Congrats to you and to B & G!!!
yay.. hope your recovery goes well, you know you can always count on us to help out!

hugs
Juli

Sara November 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Wow, she is gorgeous!!!

Carrie Darney November 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I LOVE the name Ruby !!! DARLING! Congrats!

Leanne November 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

She is gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

Shannon November 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Congratulations! She is really beautiful. I hope you are feeling well and that the C-section went okay and you have a quick recovery. I kinda love that G picked out her name though I’m still dying to know the L name you were thinking of. Can’t wait to read all about Miss Ruby’s adventures.

Jenn in Tenn November 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

PRECIOUS!!!!!!!! Hope you are all doing well. Can’t wait for more updates! Congratulations!!

EB November 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

My grandmother was Ruby Lee! Congratulations!!

Mrs. Dubose November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

So happy that the birth is behind you. The memories of it will fade and you will have one beautiful baby picture to remember it by. That daughter of yours is precious and gorgeous and something tells me once the name Ruby Lee hits mommy blog world, its popularity will skyrocket. Congratulations to all of you! I think the fact that your son picked her name is a nice thing for him– makes him that much more of a “big boy” AND it is a great story to tell your children as they get older. You are going to have a beautiful life, Miss Ruby Lee. As our friend Andy would say, The Mazel of the day goes to… MODG! You did it:) Good job.

Carly November 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

I was about 5 when my sister was born, and my parents let me pick her middle name. I have always loved that!

Mary November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Abso-freaking-lutely beautiful. Great job cooking that one, Mom! Hope you heal up fast and can make peace with how she arrived.

Susannah November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Congratulations. She’s absolutely beautiful.

Katie November 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I just got chills!! Welcome Ruby Lee! You are a doll!! Glitter for everyone!! Hope you are all doing well and settling in as a family of 4!!

Mali November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Congrats!!! Love the name!!

Lauren November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

She’s beautiful! Let the fun begin…again! Congrats A, B, and G!

anna November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

CONGRATS!!! A beautiful lil’ girl and a beautiful name :)

Stacey November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Love the name! She is perfect I mean really those cheeks. Don’t you just love baby fat, well on the baby not the body ;-)

As everyone else though, we are all rooting/worried about you and hope that this time around it was a much better experience for you.

HeatherRose November 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

She is absolutely gorgeous – congrats and wishing you all the very best!

KT November 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Beautiful girl! My daughter looked exactly like her brother when she was born too. A year and a half later, she still does! Wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of love. Congratulations to you and your now family of 4 :)

Kristen November 20, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Congrats!! She is gorgeous! Love, love, love her name! Good job G!

Steph November 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Congratulations MODG! She is beautiful! I’m loving the name.

Also, HOLY CRAP 9 lb. baby!

Harbormom November 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Let the celebration begin! LOVE the name!

RaeRae November 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

What a beautiful girl!! Love them name! Congrats to you & your family!

Anna November 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Congratulations to your family. What a beautiful name. Hope you are recovering well. Lots of love x x

Lindsay November 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

LOVE the name Ruby!! Great choice G ;) Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

Amanda November 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm

*tear*
She’s beautiful.
Hope you are well. When you start to feel blue, look back on all you’ve written/thought, and snuggle the sparkles out of that baby!

Diane November 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

She’s absolutely precious! Congratulations A, B and G! Beautiful family!

Jenny November 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Congrats!!! Beautiful baby girl!!
Love her name! especially the LEE part…I have that middle name as well. I used to hate that my mom spelled it like the boy version of LEIGH, but now I love it so much. :)

Jenn November 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

She is stunningly beautiful! I bet your little guy is super proud of his little sister :)

Danielle @ Casa Bower November 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Love the name, and she is gorgeous! Hope you are doing well, and best wishes to you and your family.

Lauren November 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I love your little gem, she sparkles.

melissa November 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

she is beautiful! and I love the name Ruby. it’s on my list, as well as hazel. I also like gray for a boy, but I can’t name them all colors!

Rebecca November 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

She is SOOO beautiful, and totally love the name!!

Susan November 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Welcome to the world, Ruby Lee! (((Hugs))) to you, MODG, and your sweet family! LOTS to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Susan from GA

Kristen November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Welcome to the outside world Ruby! You are already blog famous :)

Congrats to the MODG family as well!

Tracee November 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Congratulations! Ruby is beautiful and I’m so happy for your newly minted family of four. Enjoy every minute of her.

Erin November 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Congrats! Great name :) Hope everyone is feeling healthy, wealthy and happy in the MODG fam today. A little lady to be proud of. Good work mama!

Nath November 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm

sweet little nugget. congratulations.

Kris November 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

Jill November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Congratulations to the whole MODG family :) She’s a little doll! And her little name is adorable, I love it – good pickin’, G.

Helen November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Love her name! She is beautiful!! Congrats to you and your family!

kat November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Congratulations! She is so beautiful and looks so peaceful!

Carrie November 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Beautiful name, beautiful girl. What a perfect looking baby. So happy for you all!

sarah b November 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Congrats! She’s adorable :) Such kissable cheeks!

Katy K-bag November 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Congrats! She is absolutely beautiful!

Katie November 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Beautiful baby with a beautiful name! Congratulations!!

I’m so curious about what other names were in the hat now…

Kate November 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations! What a gorgeous baby we will surely all fall in love with as we have G!

Sahrariver November 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Congratulations Mama! Ruby is absolutely perfect. I truly hope your worries and frustrations are quickly evaporating as you hold that perfect, not so tiny, baby. I would guess that Ruby did indeed know what she was doing. She had preplanned her arrival to ensure her audience was eager and waiting to catch a glimps. Thank you for sharing … and good job G! Ruby is the perfect name for your pink cheeked baby sister!

S November 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Oh my God, she is BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations, you did it! Regardless of how she came here, remember that you created her and kept her safe, that was all your doing. You made sacrifices and took care of yourself so she would get here healthy, and here she is :) So proud of you.
Also, that name is GORGEOUS. I seriously am just in love with it for you. I seriously can’t wait to see pictures of her and Gavin together. Gavin and Ruby! They go so well with each other. I hope your recovery is fast and remember to take care of yourself!

Lluvia November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

She’s beautiful! I have 2 cousins named Ruby but one spells it Rubi. I also have a cousin Jessica Lee! What a gorgeous baby girl with a gorgeous name!! Congratulations!!!

Pickle November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

She is just beautiful! She looks like you :) Congrats to you all!

Emily November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Beautiful baby, beautiful name! Congratulations!

Megan November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

She looks so happy and peaceful. I love newborns!!! Congrats, congrats. Hope you are well.

Megan November 20, 2012 at 2:51 pm

P.S., She looks like you, Mama.

kristen November 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I agree! Even with closed eyes, I see a lot of Amanda in that face!!

Heather November 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

CONGRATS MODG <3

Andi November 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

She is absolutely beautiful. Love the name! Congratulations to you, B, and G.

Alex @ Before The Baby Wakes November 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Congratulations! Ruby is a great name.

Fiona November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Perfect. She is utterly perfect. Congratulations and much love. Enjoy snuggling that gorgeous little girl.

demi November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

she is SO beautiful!! CONGRATULATIONS!! :D

Stef November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

She’s beautiful! Love the name – Congratulations to your family!!

courtney November 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Congratulations to you and your little family! She is marvelous, wonderful, perfect and beautiful.

Lindsay November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

what an absolute beauty!! congratulations to you and your family. prayers for a speedy recovery and peace over the whole experience. the most important thing here and now is a healthy baby and momma!

Kristen November 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Congratulations! So was your original ‘L’ name Lee?

Ellen November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

LOVE! She is a beautiful baby!

KRysta November 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! Congratulations! What a beautiful baby girl and a lovely, lovely name! Hope you are both doing well. I am looking forward to hearing more about your birth experience now that you are on the other side of it. And also hearing about some of the names you liked and considered but didn’t go with! Hope you are all doing well!

Colleen November 20, 2012 at 2:58 pm

She is gorgeous! So precious my uterus did a flip even though I’m one and done :-) Lovely name, too!

Katie E. November 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Congratulations on a beautiful baby girl. So glad you guys came through healthy.

Michelle W November 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Beautiful name, beautiful baby! Congratulations!!

Colleen November 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I’ve been waiting all day for this!! Love her precious little face and her name is great! Good job, Mom!! Hoping for a speedy recovery for you. Enjoy your family :)

ANel November 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I had wanted to post on your other post but I couldn’t get my words right and I just ended up deleting it all. But for some reason I was going to say “Good luck with little Ruby” and then thought to myself “where the hell did that come from, she hasn’t even chosen a name yet!” so yeah. That’s crazy that her name is actually Ruby.

She is SO gorgeous, and I can’t wait until you write out her story. Take your time mama, enjoy her for now!

dara November 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

oh my! she is absolutely beautiful!!! i know i sound like a crazy person, but i just want to eat her up!

Shannon November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Love her name! There must have only been awesome ones in that hat. She’s beautiful.

Kristen November 20, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Dude. First of all, holy cute and amazing and beautiful baby. One benefit of a CS is their little heads come out all perfect and round instead of conical and mushed and weird. And that face. OMG. Gorgeous girl. And blue eyes!!!!!! Perfect.

Also, I. LOVE. HER. NAME. Lovelovelovelovelove. Beautiful and classic and feminine without being frilly. Whether it was picked out of a hat or not, it’s awesome. Can’t wait to read about the adventures of Miss Ruby Lee.

CONGRATULATIONS to your entire beautiful family of FOUR! xoxoxoxoxo and hope you are doing well.

Hillary November 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm

oh, i am just so happy to see her. heartiest of congratulations!

Jessica November 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm

She is GORGEOUS!!! Congrats MODG, B and G!

Amanda K. November 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

congrats! she is beautiful, and if she looks like her brother then she has a great future ahead of her as being an adorable kid :)
very happy for you and your family.

ashley November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

beautiful baby, beautiful name & i may have cried. congratulations! we all hope everyone is doing well. p.s. thank you for giving me baby fever ;) my son needs a baby sister now!

Eunice November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

She is beautiful! Congrats to you, B and G!

ang November 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm

…and she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

congrats to all <3

welcome to the world, ruby!

Ruth Anne November 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm

She is absolutely perfect. Just perfect.

Thinking of you in the days ahead. I had severe PPD after my 3rd child, but not after my 4th. Make sure to take care of you, and if you need to grieve your birth experience, do it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, even if you did end up with a beautiful, healthy girl.

Also. I hope you share the other name options you were considering!

Lara November 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Congratulations to your family, and I hope your recovery, physical, mental, and emotional, is speedy. What a beautiful baby girl.

Carrie H November 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Congratulations! Ruby is beautiful! I’m so happy for you and your lovely family. I only recently found your blog and love it. I am 35 weeks pregnant with my first child, and your sense of humor, openness, honesty and straightforward attitude have been refreshing, especially in the face of other glossy, “I’m so happy” blogs, books and outlets geared toward new moms. I have struggled with depression throughout my life, and while I LOVE my little daughter, who is due Christmas Day, this has been no different in pregnancy. It is so wonderful to hear that, though of course my life/circumstances are different from anyone else’s, I am not alone in this crazy, scary, joyous, incredible and ambivalent experience of motherhood.

xoxoxo

Jules November 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE her name! Hope you’re all doing fabulous! Just out of curiosity, what were the other names in the hat??

Marci November 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Oh heyyyyyyyyyyy Ruby!!! Welcome to this crzy-ass world! A lot of people have been awaiting your arrival, you know lik all your mom’s super nosey internet friends ;-)
MODG~ Hope your delivery went better than expected and you’re recovering well with your cute little family. One perk to a c-section is a super perfect round (undamaged by the baby-chute) head, which it looks like she has! Can’t to read how it all went. Ruby doesn’t know what a lucky lady she is to have such a rad mommy!
p.s. not gonna lie, was kinda hoping to see a pink bandana on that head!

smashleighmm November 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Congratulations!!! Such a sweet name! I wish you a super sparkle speedy recovery.

Erica November 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

She is beautiful! Congratulations to your family and I hope you are feeling well! Britney sparkle hugs to you!

Julie K November 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Gorgeous x

Ashley November 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

She is beautiful…absolutely adorable.
Congrats!

Rachel November 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Wow, what an absolutely perfect little girl. So many congratulations!

Liz November 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

She’s beautiful. Congrats to the whole MODG family!

Natalia November 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

She is ADORABLE! So so cute…congrats!!! :)

Jordan November 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Congrats mama, B and Big Brother G! What a gorgeous baby you welcomed into the world! Happy Birthday Sparkles, Ruby!!!

Veronica November 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Beautiful girl, beautiful name!!

Natalie November 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Wow. She is just beautiful. Breathtakingly so! Welcome to the world, sweet Ruby.

Jill November 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Congrats!!! Love the name! So happy for you all. Here’s to hoping you heal up fast and feel wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving. You have an extra special reason to be thankful this year!

Sarah Macon November 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

She is beautiful! So glad Yoshe made her appearance and got a name! Yay for Ruby!

DM's Mommy November 20, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Just. Beautiful!

Ronni November 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Congratulations! Ruby is a gorgeous name, great job, mama. I want to just add that if you are holding that perfect healthy baby in your arms, and are still upset about how it all went down…don’t beat yourself up. I think a lot of well meaning people in your life may tell you something like, “See, now that she’s here and beautiful, doesn’t it matter less how she got here?” As someone who also ended up with an unwanted c-section after a very long labor….and who probably won’t have the chance to have a normal v-birth…..and also wasn’t able to breastfeed for longer than 10 days due to having complications and needing to start meds I wasn’t ok breastfeeding on…..I get it. I had a healthy baby after my birth…and I loved him to pieces, but was still sad about it. I have a healthy baby now, at 17 months old, despite having to give him the dreaded formula and missing out on that breastfeeding bond….and I’m still sad about it. Granted, the pain gets less over time, that’s how grief works. But it is a grieving process. I just want to say….give yourself some grace about it, if you are by chance, feeling sad. It’s ok. And it will get better.

Claire November 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Welcome Ruby!! She looks so peaceful, and I hope her mama is too. Speedy recovery to you, MODG, and hope to hear back from you very soon.

Blessings,
Claire

Courtney November 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Welcome to the world, Ruby Lee!!!

Steph November 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hello, Miss Ruby! You are beautiful!

Congrats to you, B and G! Oh, and the kitties. Can’t forget about them.

Audrey November 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Congratulations!!!!! Cute little baby! Love the name. Good pick G ;) Hope you are doing well and healing well. Keeping you in my thoughts. Sending love to you all.

Alli November 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Perfect. Beautiful. Congrats to everyone!

Jen November 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Beautiful… congratulations. I love her name (that’s on my short list for my next one — if there’s one and if it’s a she)…. I’m sorry if things didn’t go exactly the way you wanted them to… but I guess I’m in the camp that feels like as long as you both are healthy… that is the most important thing. I have friends that lost babies at 9-months and in childbirth… so that is where my mind goes. You’re both here. I guess I am your polar opposite… when I was told my docs were recommending a c-section with #1 I was like, uh, ok, no problem (she was huge and they told me I could injure her or paralyze her arm if I tried pushing her out). In my 8th month I went to the hospital for high blood pressure and I was monitored for a few hours. While there I had asked my nurses about formulating a birth plan and they pretty much smiled and said, “we’ll take your wishes into consideration, but you never know what is going to happen during a birth.” Having a c-section doesn’t make you less of a woman or less of a mother. Best wishes for sleep in your near future =)

Nicole November 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

So happy for your family! May Ruby forever be a sparkle in your life! Has G kissed her yet? My heart melts when my son kisses my baby daughter on the forehead or spontaneously holds her hand! Congratulations!

JenM November 20, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Oh. My. Goodness. Look at her! She is so damn cute :) G did a great job picking her name!

Beth November 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

She is BEAUTIFUL! Congrats! Can’t wait till you are feeling well enough to tell us how you are doing. :o)

Chrissy November 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Well, isn’t she a darling? Congratulations!

S November 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I keep scrolling back to look at her picture and I love her expression. She’s like “no pictures, please, I’m napping!” haha, I love it. She also looks completely perfect. Can you believe this was Yoshe?! The Yoshe wrecking havoc in there?! So crazy.

Joy_UK November 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!

Welcome to the world, Ruby!
You look adorable :)

So happy for you guys.

Lot of love from the UK xxx

erin November 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

congrats, modg! she’s precious!
my great grandmother’s name was ruby and she was the nicest person to ever walk the earth. i’m sure your little ruby will be just as sweet :)
best wishes for a quick recovery. enjoy that babe :)

jen November 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Congratulations! and he did a great job picking out of that hat – that name is as precious as she is! enjoy your new family of 4!!

Elizabeth November 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love her name too! Congratulations to all of you! I’m so excited you posted this. I’ve been thinking of all of you since yesterday morning. I hope all went well and you both are very healthy. Again, she is just beautiful!

julie s. November 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Beautiful name! Congratulations!!

Salt November 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Congrats, MODG! She’s gorgeous and I love her name.

Jessi W November 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

9lbs of perfection right there! So cute and I love her name. What a fun story for G in the future. She looks awfully content and proud of the commotion she’s caused the past couple weeks. Take care of yourself!

Rhia November 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

She’s absolutely gorgeous. Congrats!

Hillary November 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

What a perfectly precious gem. Congrats!

Lara November 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm

She is so darn adorable! Congratulations and I hope everything went well.

Dasz November 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Congratulations Modg! Most of the time I’m too lazy to comment on your amazing posts, but this is a sufficiently noteworthy occasion– Ruby is the perfect name for an absolutely gorgeous little girl! Regardless of how she came into the world, you should feel so proud of yourself for bringing this amazing baby into the world! Congrats again!

Amanda November 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you and your family that she is here and healthy and beautiful. And I love that G picked her name. Ruby was a name I love that I knew my husband would never go for! I hope you’re both doing well.

Allison November 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Congratulations!!!! She is so wonderfully perfect. And I love her name!

Leslie November 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

She is a rock star with a completely fitting name.

Erika November 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

She is beyond beautiful. Congratulations, Amanda. Love her name!!

Erin T November 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Congratulations on the precious addition to your family!

Kendra November 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Hooray!!! Welcome to the world, little Ruby! :)

Jenny November 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

She’s just perfect! A million congratulations!!

Desiree November 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

She is so precious! Love the name! G did a fantastic job picking her name :-) Hope you are recovering well.

Janet November 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

YAY! Congratulations, she’s perfect, beautiful, and radiates pink sparkles!

XOXOXO

Mrs. Butzy November 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Sooo in love already. Congratulations!! Thinking of you :)

MaryBeth November 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I don’t care how you got her here, she is stunning. xo to all.

Kendra November 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

She’s beautiful!! Congratulations!! I’ve been thinking of you often & wondering if she was here! Here she is!! Yayyyy!!

teenah November 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

She’s beautiful! Congratulations on the new addition to your family!!!

Beth McD November 20, 2012 at 6:13 pm

She is absolutely beautiful….after such a long journey, it must be so wonderful to be holding her in your arms! Congratulations!!

Michelle November 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

She is absolutely beautiful. I’m sure she has no idea yet how much she is loved. I love that G picked out her name! Congratulations!!

AJ Collins November 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Awwww congrats! She’s beautiful!!

Ashley November 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm

She is precious! I can’t believe my little girl was that size 7 months ago, enjoy the newborn stage while it lasts! It felt like it went quicker the second time for me.

Here's To A Boring Year November 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Wow, that is one cute baby! Congratulations!

Amber November 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

What a gorgeous, healthy ;) baby girl! Congratulations to your family! She’s stunning! And I love, love, love her name! So sweet!

jessi November 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm

congratulations!! what a beautiful baby and a beautiful name to match :)

katelin November 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

aw congrats! love the name & what a sweet little face.

Shannon M November 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

That face is insanely cute!! Congrats you guys!

Emily November 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Congrats! Hope everyone is doing well. I love the name Ruby! =)

Jackie November 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Congratulations!!! Ruby Lena was my Grandma’s name and she was the most wonderful person. Obviously I LOVE the name and she is just beautiful!!!

Leigh November 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Congratulations! I hope you’re all feeling good!

Anna November 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Soooooo gorgeous!!!! Ruby is beautiful! Congrats to you and your family!

christine{bijouandboheme} November 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

So very happy to read your news…sending such huge congratulations your way…Ruby is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Lauren November 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Congratulations! She and her name are so lovely. I realized 16 mos post C-section that one of the hardest things is feeling like I didn’t get a chance to be brave and strong like so many friends who have given birth vaginally. Your story has shown me otherwise. You have shown so much courage, strength, and selflessness.

Michelle November 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

What a beautiful baby and a beautiful name!!!!! Ruby was definitely on our short list. Congratulations!!!!! I’m so happy for you and your family. Enjoy this special time… they grow up so fast :)

Kim November 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

What a beautiful baby! Love the name!

Lisa November 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Congratulations! She is a beautiful baby with a beautiful name! I’m a little embarrassed to say how quickly I clicked over to your website after seeing your fb post :)

Julie November 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Congratulations Amanda! So happy for you and your family. Enjoy the holidays and your new daughter!!

Sara from No Purple Walls November 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

What a perfect little munch!!

Carla November 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Congrats! She’s perfect!

Kelly P November 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

YoShe = Ruby Lee = a whole lotta internet stalkers…er, I mean fans are falling in love!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter with us today, your beautiful family and amazing sense of humor always! Congratulations to you, B, G and to that lucky little girl for being born into such a wonderful and wacky fam-damily!

K November 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Hello Ruby! And even on a Tuesday… awesome :)

Many many congrats on your new family member and her awesome name!

Andrea November 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm

What a beautiful, perfect little girl. Congratulations to you and your gorgeous family. Love love

JT November 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

She is so adorable! Congrats to you all! I will be sending good vibes to you that you escape the PPD this time.

Nikki V November 20, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Hello Ruby, you are beautiful! MODG you make some adorable babies. I’m still so sorry you didn’t get the birth experience you had dreamed of but at 9+ lbs I can’t blame your Olsen for rebelling. I hope your recovery is much easier than last time. Love her name and especially how it was chosen.

Alex @ ifs ands & Butts November 21, 2012 at 6:18 am

Congrats to you, B and G on your precious new family member. You’re initials all spell BRAG. Purdy awesome if you ask me.

Melissa November 21, 2012 at 7:49 am

Welcome sweet girl ~ Amanda I am holding space for you and envisioning an easy birth and hoping that in this season of gratitude, you are able to look at this sweet, beautiful face, and find ONLY the good.

May Ruby know all that is good in this world, she has a wonderful Mama and a great big brother and Daddy to guide her.

Chin up, hottie. I hope that you get your turkey on ~ and I pray (with the like 2% of religious that I have) that Ruby used up all her dramaz at birth, and is a placid, colic free, intolerance free baby for you ~ an easy nurser and a good sleeper ~ babies like that really do help keep the blues away.

My 9’2 baby was my one who after an easy breezy VBAC caused my tiny body a 48 hour homebirth turned transfer turned CS ~ I know Vag’s can do it, but sometimes we tiny people just aren’t meant to have Goliath’s crawl their way out of our nether regions. I mourned like the fucking devil, while celebrating my baby. I know your pain, sister.

Good job, MODG. Way to walk your walk with grace and courage.

Erin November 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

Congrats on that beautiful little peanut! She’s lucky to have you as her mom, and you’re lucky to have her join your family. I just wanted to say that I found your blog last night when I was desperately searching for ways to get my almost-5 month old to sleep longer than 28 minutes (you can set an alarm to it). I found your post, felt totally inspired, and laughed my ass off along the way. I found your blog at just the right time – exactly when I needed the help and dose of laughter. Keep up the good work, and enjoy that precious baby! Looking so forward to following you and your adventures!

Kelley November 21, 2012 at 9:59 am

Happy birthday Ruby! Beautiful name and baby girl. Congratulations!

Brandi November 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

Congrats!

Lacey November 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

She is the most peaceful looking baby, ever! I think your zen wore off on her. Also, she’s gorgeous! Seriously. I think my five-month-old is beautiful now, and I’m convinced she’s going to be model-worthy when she’s all grown up, but when she came out I was like “this poor, ugly child.” Not so for Ruby. She’s pretty from the get-go!

Carla November 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Congratulations!!

Ingrid November 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Congratulations! She’s beautiful! And she and I have the same birthday.

Bernadette November 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Congratulations! She is beautiful and I love her name!

Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen November 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Congratulations!!
And I love the name :)

Lindsay November 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Love love the name! Congratulations!

KamiKaze November 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Congratulations, Amanda! Congrats to B and G too! I wish you a speedy recovery. Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and kind of looks Asian;).

I love the name. There’s a song with the name “Ruby” involved. So, she can use that as her signature song! She can find her name (I’m assuming) on all those knickknacks with names on them. Lee is a good middle name. I happen to share it but mine is spelled the “girl” way Leigh. Though truthfully, I’ve seen a few boys whose name was spelled like my middle name is.

Once again Congratulations.

Kami

Roz November 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Gorgeous!! Can’t wait to hear more about Ruby Lee, congratulations :) xx

eileen marie November 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Congrats, MODG & fam! She is beautiful!

drkimme November 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

congratulations! she is so cute!!! can’t wait to hear the birth story. Hope you and B are doing well. :)

Meagan{Green Motherhood} November 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Yay! Congratulations! Love that you picked her name out of a hat ;)

Katia November 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

She looks very angelic and full of character, like someone drew her features! Congratulations and a speedy recovery to you!

Name from a hat – remember for next time (note to self).

Kaili November 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

Hi Amanda,
I have been reading your blog for a while now. Our sons went through the same allergy shenanigans at around the same time and I was pointed to your blog for co misery I guess. After reading about your depression you experienced with Baby G and how upset you are at not getting a chance to experience Baby R’s birth the way you wanted to I thought I’d pass this along.

http://www.improvingbirth.org/register-for-the-big-walk-in/

It’s kind of a way to take action against not having more of a say in birth decisions. Mostly I was thinking about how you interviewed the surgeon and asked for some modifications so you could have something similar to kangaroo care.

Also I want to throw out there that you should consider a postpartum doula for your first three months with Ruby and Gavin. I know that you’ve “done this” before but it’s so much harder with a newborn wanting to nurse and a toddler wanting to be held. And those stupid “nursing baskets” work for maybe one feeding out of the ten in one day. I am sure you’d probably even be able to find a postpartum doula willing to donate her time. If you’re interested I can put the word out and help you find one in your area. (I am in California). Or you can ask your labor doula if she recommends someone.

Good luck and keep your head up.

Ashley November 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

Congrats! I’m so happy to read that you had a healthy baby girl! Hope you are doing wonderful:-)

LWLH November 22, 2012 at 10:23 am

He is beautiful, congrats girl!!!

Jessica November 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

She is gorgeous! congratulations :) when you are feeling up to it I would love to hear how everything went with the c-section…i am only 12 weeks pregnant with baby #2 but apparently a c-section is in my future according to my previous OB…i now have a midwife but we will see what happens. any information about recovery etc would be great!

Melissa November 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Many congrats! She’s gorgeous. Hope you have a speedy recovery and enjoy this time with your enlarged family.

Side note: this is the second time that during the same week you have a baby, I find out I’m knocked up. I think you are a bad influence on my nighttime activities.

Erica Tanner November 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Love it! Cute name and cutest baby! Blue eyes…can’t wait to see it!

Rebecca November 23, 2012 at 1:23 am

Congrats! She is absolutely adorable!

wicked opinion November 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

Congratulations! She is gorgeous. Hope you are resting and healing.

Kiki November 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

Pure sweetness

CJ November 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Congrats! She’s beautiful!! Several of my friends are moms, and even though I don’t plan to have kids of my own, I am so glad you’ve shared your stories on your blog so that I can appreciate in a small way what the whole deal is. Congrats again :)

Rachel November 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Congrats, Modg! She is beautiful! I hope when you are ready, you will choose to share some of your experience this time around. I’d really love to hear how it was the same/different for you. Also, I’m dying to know the L name that you were considering for Ruby! (Mostly because I enjoy hearing the names that people come up with!) Wishing you well!

Rebecca November 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I too am dying to hear how you all are doing… but you know, when you’re ready of course :) Bated breath until then! And def, what was the L name??

Melissa November 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

OK, seriously… THAT is a gorgeous baby. And I don’t care what anyone says… not all babies are pretty. When I opened the picture of my nephew I actually gasped out loud and that was AFTER my sister warned me he was ugly (her words, not mine).

Well done!

Anna November 24, 2012 at 6:39 am

Congratulations to you and hubby.

She has a lovely face and looks so serene in that photo – I hope that is a sign of her nature and sleeping habits!

I hope things are going well for you and your family of 4 (!) and that the chaos of those first few weeks goes as smoothly as possible.

xx

W November 25, 2012 at 2:00 am

Congratulations!!!!! She is beautiful!!

Heather November 25, 2012 at 11:23 am

Congratulations! I hope that all is going well and that your lack of follow-up posting is because of insane sleeplessness and general baby care and not because of PPD! Either way, your cyber friends are sending you lots of sparkly unicorn thoughts!

Cassie November 26, 2012 at 1:21 am

She is so perfect! And big! You did a great job growing her :)

Elissa November 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm

It’s okay, my husband and I flipped a coin to pick our son’s name. No matter which name “chance” selects, it is always the right one. I can’t imagine Robbie’s name being anything else. It’s him.

Christine November 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

She’s so pretty!! Congrats!

Rachel B - Busy Mama November 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Awwww she’s amazing!! Congratulations! And I love how you picked the name! Too cute!

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