Special Delivery!

Bettijos New Baby

If you follow our Facebook page, then you’ve probably caught a glimpse of our new arrival — precious baby Modette joined our family last week, weighing in at 7 pounds 2 ounces.

Proud Big Sister

Here is big sister Attalie holding her for the first time.

Counting Her Toes

I love this shot of both girls inspecting their little sister. I think they were counting her toes and admiring those incredibly tiny toe nails. Newborn babies are truly amazing.

Sneaking a Taste

Superdad happened to be in perfect position to catch this great shot. After holding and kissing her new baby sister for awhile, Piper decided to sneak a taste.

Modette and Mama

A little bit about her name… when we found out we were having another girl, we were at a loss for a name. We’d already used our favorite girl names for our first two daughters. We had a perfect boy name all ready to go, but another girly moniker? Not a one.

Then one night about halfway through my pregnancy, Superdad was somehow struck with the idea of “Modette.” A quick Google search confirmed that this was truly a unique name, and I loved it as soon as he suggested it. The next four or five months were filled with debate of whether or not the name was “too weird.” We like unique names, but we also both believe that a name must sound like a name (Sorry Gwyneth, but “Apple” is a fruit not a name). We came up with a couple other alternatives, and after the new little one arrived we finally settled on Modette.

A little pronunciation help — it has a long “o” sound and the last “e” is silent. Modette: like Bernadette or Odette.

About the author

Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

8 thoughts on “Special Delivery!”

  1. Yay Bettijo! She is so gorgeous! I absolutly LOVE the picture of Piper licking her little sister. That’s probably the funniest newborn picture I have ever seen! I can’t wait to meet her in person!

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  2. So happy for you and your cute family Bettijo! I bet you could win some kind of photo contest for that “tasting” picture. Too cute. Congratulations!

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  3. Congratulations Bettijo and family! Welcome Modette!

    I think Martha Stewart said it best when she thought since Bettijo (was having) three daghters, Aimee needed three sons :)

    I LOVE the photograph with Piper licking her new baby sister! Way cute!

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