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