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9.14.2012

We did it

I am very happy to announce that June is here.


I had my first contraction while sitting at the bar at Delancey last Friday evening, eating dinner with my mother, and went into early labor in the middle of the night. Twenty-nine hours later - after deafening my companions on the drive to the hospital; discovering that I wasn’t far enough along to be admitted; a few hours spent laboring on a bench on the nearby campus of Seattle University, scaring incoming freshmen into a lifetime of abstinence; and much care and encouragement from my saintly longtime doctor, the world’s finest doula, and a nurse named Wendy - our daughter June Elizabeth Alexander Pettit was born at 6:29 am on Sunday, September 9. She weighed 9 pounds and was 20.5 inches long, with a full head of wavy dark brown hair. I still can’t believe we did it.


Brandon and I came up with June’s first name over a year ago, when we were still only thinking about becoming parents. Neither of us really remembers where the idea came from, though I think we borrowed it from June Carter Cash. June’s middle names come from two of my mother's siblings. Elizabeth was my aunt Tina’s formal first name, and Alexander was the middle name of my uncle Jerry, who died of AIDS when I was nine. I like knowing that Tina and Jerry will always be with her now. Especially Tina, who wanted so much to meet her. I hope they got to wave to one another as they passed, Tina leaving and June arriving.

Thank you so much for the support and care you’ve shown me and Brandon in these past months and years. I know June has already felt it, too. We’re so glad to know her, and to introduce her to you.

Be back soon.

[Second photograph by my friend Lecia Phinney. I highly recommend clicking it to make it larger. Blogger is making it oddly blurry here.]

423 Comments:

Anonymous brianne said...

She is perfect. And so perfect you went into labor at Delancey, the other wonderful thing you brought into the world. Congratulations.

11:41 PM, September 14, 2012  
Blogger Wendy said...

Warm congratulations. Beautiful name. x

11:48 PM, September 14, 2012  
Blogger thinking of the days said...

She is beautiful! And you're a Mummy! Wonderful news...and congratulations to you and Brandon.


Just what were you doing to scare the doctors into a life of abstinence though? A harrowing birth or were you like a screaming banshee ???

12:00 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Merisi in Vienna said...

Congratulations and felicitations,
best wishes for a bright future for you and your little one,
Merisi

12:02 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Merisi said...

Felicitations and my very best wishes for a bright future filled with much happiness for all of you,
Merisi

12:03 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Regine said...

What a beautiful name and what a beautiful baby... Congratulations!

12:19 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Jen/YVR said...

You have a beautiful family, Molly. And June has a lovely mommy.

All my best.

12:22 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger miamoto said...

She looks so much like you!! Congratulations mum and dad - she is perfect :)

12:24 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Katie said...

Scaring freshmen into a life of abstinence, I love it! Heartiest congrats to the three of you!

12:35 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Mari said...

Hooray!

12:42 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Margie Larrazabal said...

I cannot believe all that hair on your adorable little girl's head! Congratulations Molly! So so so happy for you... :)

12:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous corrieaw said...

She is beautiful. All the best for your family!

12:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Unknown said...

Welcome, June! Happy birthday, Molly!

1:07 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Erin said...

Squeee! Congrats indeed! She totally reminds me of my little dark haired girl who is 4 now! Enjoy this time (also if you haven't already join peps!)!

1:26 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congratulations! A beautiful baby and name.

Cheers,

Rosa

1:29 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Buona Forchetta said...

Congratulations!!!! She is so beautiful. Enjoy this time.... whenever my mother and I are out together and she spots a baby, she drags me over to the mother and says "This is my baby! It goes so fast! Enjoy every second!" <3

1:47 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Luisa said...

Lovely June!! She is so beautiful. xo to all of you

1:47 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Janae @ Bring-Joy said...

I love her name--beautiful. Congrats to you & your husband.

(I just read your book, consequently I'm now your newest fan & blog reader.)

1:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Dervla said...

Simply beautiful. So so precious - love the dark hair.

1:51 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
Best whishes!
ary

1:53 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID nadelundgabel said...

Congratulations and all the best wishes for you three! So sweet pictures!

2:05 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Sonja said...

Congratulations and best wishes to all of you ! She is absolutely adorable !

2:08 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Lizzie said...

Molly, this is the first comment I have ever left on your blog, but seeing as how I just read A Homemade Life for the second time, I thought it was maybe time.

First, thank you for this blog and for your book; they are equally excellent and have now sustained me on three train journeys (one at five in the morning), several bus journeys and many, many coffee breaks at my desk. You make work-time procrastination very easy. So thank you.

Secondly, congratulations on the birth of little June, she is gorgeous. And such a lovely name. I thought about you only the other day (it's so strange how you feel like you know someone when you've read their blog for a while) and wondered how you were doing, so it's lovely to know that Miss Pettit has finally arrived.

Many, many congratulations! xx

2:11 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Hayley @ Oat Couture said...

Oh congratulations! She is absolutely perfect! :)

2:18 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Roberta said...

congratulations, she is beautiful

2:24 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Jamie said...

congrats! I hope you've been enjoying your first days of motherhood with that little bundle of gorgeous :)

2:39 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger puppyfur said...

Welcome to the world, baby June! Beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Congratulations.

3:01 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Sylee said...

Oh these magical newborn days! So delighted for you.

3:13 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Julia said...

Congratulations to you both, she's just perfect, and so is her name. We almost share birthday and initials too :)

3:18 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Laura C said...

She's gorgeous. Congratulations! Excellent work.

3:40 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID arundati said...

Congratulations! Welcome June! big kiss to the both of you...

3:48 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger muffinmoon said...

Great news! COngratulaitons and welcome to the world, June!

3:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Calantha said...

How absolutely charming she is. Congratulations to both of you!

3:57 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Lauren @ blue lotus yoga said...

Congratulations, Molly! What a beautiful baby! I'm jealous of all the good things she'll eat :)

3:57 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Jennifer Jo said...

Now I want to have another baby so I can name her June.

I'm so, so happy for you.

3:58 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous betsy said...

Oh, happy happy day! Many congratulations to your sweet family of three, Molly, and welcome to the world, lovely June! xo

3:59 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger MsJess said...

Congratulations and mazel tov! Look at all that hair, she will definitely resemble her dad

4:07 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous justyna said...

amazing story and congrats to you three!!!!

4:23 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Oh congratulations you both, she looks so so beautiful and June is such a wonderful name !
Very happy for you strangers :)
Have a bliss together.

4:31 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Victoria said...

Hi, June,

I think you're going to have a good time!

xoxo

4:31 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger emily said...

Congratulations! What a sweetie!

4:38 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Rebekka Seale said...

She is literally one of the most STUNNING, beautiful newborns I have ever seen..she is gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

4:39 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger evie dear said...

congratulations, she's gorgeous!

4:39 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Lola said...

Félicitations! Quel beau bébé!! Take care of her and of yourself ... and come back with more pictures!

4:40 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Monna said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to your family on the arrival of the lovely June.

4:40 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Biggest congratulations! She is a doll!

4:40 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Monna said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to your family on the arrival of the lovely June.

4:42 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger anne b. said...

Welcome to the world, June.
And a big congratulations for you, Molly, and Brandon!

4:45 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger slip4 said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful! Enjoy this new time.

4:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new baby daughter. She looks so sweet. Fi

4:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Heather Woollove said...

Oh, she's such a cutie-pie!! Just think...if you breastfeed her, she will actually get a taste of your delicious meals in the milk and be all ready for life as the much-loved child of two foodies!! XXO-

4:59 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Drisgal said...

she is lovely! that hair is amazing. i'm so happy for you that your daughter has arrived! it made me teary reading about naming her after your aunt; what a beautiful way to infuse new life with such a vibrant life!

5:04 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger jen said...

she is perfect. congrats and love to you both!

5:11 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anne said...

Congratulations! What a great name!

5:16 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Juanita said...

Congratulations to you and Brandon, a job well done. What an adorable baby! Thank you for sharing your entire pregnancy, birth adventure and the wonderful results with all of us, your legion of fans.

5:17 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Lori said...

congratulations — you are a family! :)

5:18 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Marisa B said...

Congratulations - she's beautiful. What lucky girl she is, to be so loved and so well fed =)

5:22 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger missris said...

Oh Molly she's perfect! Congratulations so you all.

5:23 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Danielle said...

she's so, so beautiful! congratulations!

5:23 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Erin said...

Congrats. How wonderful. :)

5:25 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous matt said...

So beautiful. So happy for you and Brandon!

And as a bald man, I'm going to promise to try holding off on having an intense, seething jealousy of June's full head of hair. SO GORGEOUS.

5:27 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Carol said...

What a beautiful baby and a beautiful name. (My second name is also Elizabeth and I was born in June.) Congratulations!

5:30 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger tom | tall clover farm said...

Congratulations, June truly is a bundle of joy! Such a beautiful child, with such a heartfelt name; here's to a life of good health and happiness.

5:33 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What a precious baby. Congratulations, Molly! What a lucky little girl!

5:44 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Liza said...

Oh, the wonderful world of blogging. Though I don't know you Molly, through reading your words I feel I do, and now I am sitting at my desk on a cloudy Saturday, grinning at your joyous news and lovely pictures, as happy as if June's arrival had happened to someone who lived next door. Best wishes to you all as you experience parenthood, which is easily life's most enriching event.

5:44 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anne said...

Congratulations to you and Brandon! She is perfectly darling. Best wishes to you all and enjoy every moment of being a new mommy.

5:49 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger sonrie said...

congratulations! love her head of hair - she is beautiful!

5:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contratulations and best wishes! Enjoy little June. She is beautiful!

5:57 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID naivecookcooks said...

I am so happy for you dear.Missed you :)

6:04 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Julie B said...

Beautiful in every way!
We name things in our home...kinda silly. Our new computer is June. We personally think its a smart and gorgeous name!
Much Love to your new family!

6:08 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Kelly said...

I've been following your blog for a couple of years but haven't ever commented. Until today, when I can't resist offering my congratulations. So congrats! She's beautiful!

6:11 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Clara said...

Such happy news! Congratulations to all three of you. Lovely, lovely name, too.

6:15 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Janet said...

Congratulations! She's really lovely, and I love her name. My girl, who's 17 months old now, is Juno Elizabeth. Elizabeth for my grandmother, who died a few months after Juno was born. It's so nice to give names that let you remember those you love.

Best of luck!

6:16 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Eva said...

Oh Molly, MAZEL TOV!!! She is so beautiful!!! What an amazing time!

6:31 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger between 7 and 9 said...

Oh wow. Congratulations.

6:35 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Perfection! Beautiful baby with a beautiful name to match. And I love your story about the bench.

6:41 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger amisha said...

she is so beautiful and perfect, molly. congratulations to you and brandon! sending you all much love and hugs. xox

6:44 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Congratulations, she's beautiful! :-)

6:48 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Amy Martin said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations to you and Brandon! Your journey with her will only grow as she grows. :-)

6:48 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID besquirrely.com said...

Congratulations! I have to admit, I've been checking in to see what the baby would make its arrival. Yahoo! And I love the name "June." Beautiful.

6:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Ellen Melcher said...

Started folowing your blog after reading your book awhile back. Congratulations on your beautiful little girl, and gotta tell you, love the name! So glad to see people choosing names that have a deep meaning, not just the "name-of-the-week" thing. Lucky little girl, to have such a talented cook for a Mama!

6:53 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger shelley said...

Terrific! Congratulations. What a beautiful baby. x

6:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Fresh Local and Best said...

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous! Enjoy these precious moments, it goes way to fast!

6:55 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Oh that hair! So beautiful!

6:58 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID taratubb said...

Congrats Molly and Brandon! Isn't becoming a parent just the most awesome thing in the whole entire world. Better than rainbows AND chocolate if you ask me!

6:58 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous conny said...

Congrats to the family! A happy occasion indeed!

7:00 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Caroline, Paul and Merry B said...

Congratulations to both of you on your new arrival! She looks adorable.

7:05 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Ariana Mullins said...

Well done! She is just beautiful. Take it easy on yourself, don't try to do or be too much, just rest as you mother.

7:08 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're so happy for you! What a cutie!

7:12 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Sara Crittenden Coppedge said...

I am so excited for you and delighted to meet her. Do you think she will like to cook? A true beauty.....

7:14 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations to you! She is so adorable, and i wish you all good luck and happy times ahead!

7:16 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Zoomie said...

That's a long road but she is clearly worth the effort. What a beautiful baby! Can't wait to meet her!

7:29 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger kristen said...

Congratulations and best wishes, Molly! She's a beaut.

7:33 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Kristina said...

Congrats! What a beauty :)

7:34 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Laura said...

She is just beautiful and I love her name too. Congratulations!

7:36 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Kristy said...

She is so beautiful. Congratulations to you and Brandon. So many incredible moments awaiting you, I am sure -- lots to look forward to, even as right now I'm sure you are spending as much time as you can grasp trying to relax and take it all in.

7:42 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you! Does that sound weird from a total stranger? I still am though..... and your name is beautiful, I have always loved June as a classic and elegant name. What an absolute cutey, I feel like a long lost aunt that will tuck these pictures into her copy of A Homemade Life, and they will fall out everytime I make banana bread. Congratulations!!!!

Laurell

7:44 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous molly said...

MOLLY!!!!

Molly, you are a rock star. Nine pounds is no small feat, my dear. Absolutely your best work yet. And that is about as high as high praise gets.

Dear June, welcome to this great wide world. You could not ask for two better ambassadors along the way.

Well done, you three. Exquisitely well done.

xo,
Molly

7:47 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous ivey@durangomom.com said...

hooray and congrats! the first weeks with baby are always so magical...the world seems to stop for the occasion! blessings!

7:49 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the name! I was going to use it for my 2nd child who was supposed to be born in June. But he ended up being an end of May John.

7:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Amélie said...

She is absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for you. Great labor story, too. ;)

7:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Maggie said...

I've been checking... and checking... and checking... so happy to hear she is finally here! And she is beautiful. Congratulations to you and Brandon. I'm off to celebrate with some delicious stewed prunes (from your book) which I'm so addicted to.

7:56 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous sprite said...

Congratulations!!!

8:01 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Winter said...

Congratulations! I love her name and how she is connected to family.

8:05 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Kristen said...

She's beautiful!! Congratulations :)

8:07 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Lea said...

Congratulations! It's funny we're strangers, because I'm so fond of this blog, and of hearing about you through it. I wish you, Brandon, and Miss June Elizabeth Alexander all the best.

8:07 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous baby girl with a truly wonderful name! Congratulations to you and Brandon and your families! You must be ecstatic! May you have many delicious adventures together! ♥

~Karen

8:08 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Shelley said...

Congrats Molly and welcome to the club of sleep deprived new mothers! I had my daughter Ruby exactly one month before your June arrived. Turns out all of the stereotypical nonsense people tell you is true- it's exactly as wonderful, and difficult, and life affirming, and nerve racking as they said. Good luck on your journey into The Motherhood. (If you're anything like me, God knows you'll need it :-)

8:09 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Beautiful baby. Enjoy this special time with her.

8:11 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Abby said...

So many congratulations. Best wishes for you, Brandon, and baby June.

8:12 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Jennifer said...

She is beyond precious! So happy for all of you.

8:14 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger ljw in texas said...

Congratulations to you and your new fam~your life just got better - babies are magical***

8:18 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Debbie said...

She's so lovely and I'm so happy for you & your family. Blessings...

8:20 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Alison said...

Congratulations!! What a lovely baby, and what an appropriately lovely name you've given her. So happy for you guys!

8:27 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Magda said...

Congratulations, Molly and Brandon!
Nice to meet you, June! :)

8:28 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger AmandaSingler said...

I came here this morning to look for a scone recipe and found a sweet little baby! I am so excited that she is here...so precious. And I love a good labor story, so thanks for sharing. (I can't believe you had to labor at a park bench! Great story but it probably wasn't so funny at the time.)
Congratulations to the three of you.

8:39 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Julie Witt said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

8:46 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger francesbean said...

Molly,
Hello from the Philippines. Your book the is very first one I purchased as soon as I got an ebook reader. I love your story and I look forward to reading more.
Best wishes to you and Brandon in this new chapter of your lives.

f

8:48 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous DessertForTwo said...

Congrats! She's beautiful! :)

8:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Eat Live Love said...

So precious!!! Congrats!

8:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger the grocer's daughter said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy for you!

8:57 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger colleen said...

ntintShe is awesome.
Love following along on your blog and thanks for the delicious writing and recipes. Now go enjoy that sweet baby of yours

8:57 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Jen said...

Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

9:06 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Alyssa said...

Congratulations Molly and Brandon!

9:08 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Margo said...

Congratulations! She is perfect, and you did it! I love her name and the sentiments behind it.

9:10 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger balderton said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful.

9:13 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Quinn said...

Awww! Lovely photos! So, so happy to see this post today! :)

Congratulations to all...parents, baby, and extended family, present and gone ahead.

Hugs!!!

9:16 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Amielle said...

Congratulations to you both. She is so precious and I love her name so much. Very original and I'm sure she'll appreciate having the stories behind it.

9:18 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous sonya said...

Molly, Mazel tov to you and Brandon on your sweet little June's arrival! Hope you're both feeling well. (that's a lovely green blankie she has.)

9:18 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Jocelyn said...

She's the sweetest pea.

9:23 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous charlotte au chocolat said...

Congratulations, Molly! She's just precious! And she is so full of grace, like your writing always is. Sending you three lots of warm wishes for a lifetime of love, health and joy.

9:27 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Erica B. said...

Beautiful! Congratulations & welcome to the wonderful,(sometimes smelly) world of parenthood.

9:32 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger candice said...

yea for your beautiful little family! although we have never met, i feel such joy for you and wish you all the best!
love your witty writing- you made me laugh & cry, and i am so happy for you. enjoy!

9:33 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! 29 hours?! Oy! She is so gorgeous. And such a pretty name. And I just have to ask - that baby blanket - did someone knit that for you, and do you know what pattern they used?! Because it's so pretty!

9:34 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger candice said...

yea for you and your beautiful family! although we have never met, i feel a tremendous amount of joy for you and wish you the best. enjoy!
i love your writing, you made me laugh & cry (i am a sucker for a good birthing story).

9:37 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger B said...

Mazal tov! Just in time for the New Year.... She's beautiful.

9:40 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Loonstruck said...

This is a wonderful birth story! And what a delightful name for a beautiful babe!

9:43 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! May June have a life filled with love, good health and prosperity!

9:43 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID thirtythreadbaremercies said...

Congratulations! Welcome to the weird, wonderful world of parenting. I love that you got to labor some at the beach. Enjoy these precious early days. They will pass in a haze of sleep deprivation, but you'll hold them in a deeper place of comprehension forever.

9:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Alison said...

Many congratukations! She - and her name and how you chose it - are perfect.

9:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Betsy said...

So precious! Thanks for sharing your story.

9:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Brenda Miller said...

Beautiful work! Congratulations!

9:59 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Dana @ Simply Romanesco said...

Hi Molly! Congratulations! She is adorable :)

10:00 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Jami Messinger said...

Big congratulations and very best wishes!

10:02 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID maizeeater said...

Wow, congratulations to you all! June is very beautiful. Best wishes. Anneke

10:04 AM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID labuonaforchetta said...

I'm nowhere near being a baby person but that is one seriously cute baby. And I love the name! Congrats to the whole fam!

10:04 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Sophia Katt said...

Gee-not even a week old and she already has great hair. There will be envy at the kindergarten later. Very cute, and glad to hear that you and your husband are fine, too.

10:14 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Carrie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your baby with us. Seeing these pictures takes me right back to the birth of our first-- a daughter too. June is beautiful and looking so serene.

You will never ever forget the sheer perfection of these early days. What a gift!

10:19 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, she is just beautiful!
Enjoy the adventure.

10:20 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Ellen said...

Congratulations! June is beautiful.

10:21 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger jane said...

Beautiful baby...lovely name. Be happy together!

10:23 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Beth Hautala said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! May your life never be the same in all of the best ways!

10:23 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Susan LP said...

Congratulations on your newest blessing. Much happiness to you all. She is beautiful.

10:30 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Deborah Flanagan said...

Congratulations and many happy wishes to you and your family.

10:38 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Addy said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful :)

10:44 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Carrie said...

She is breathtaking! Congratulations!! :)

10:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous amy said...

Many, many congratulations to you both! Welcome to sweet baby June!

10:52 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger ga447 said...

I am so happy that she is finally here. It's a miracle, hug, kiss and enjoy the baby smell. She is beautiful, you done good.

10:54 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Welcome to the world,, sweet June. You are beautiful, loved and cherished by your Mom and Dad, and the blogging community as well as the devoted followers.
What a wonderful, sweet journey you have ahead of you. Your mom and dad will embrace every moment.
Congratulations!!!
Kathy.

10:55 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Pippilotta said...

Precious baby and name. You are so very lucky.

10:55 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Many best wishes!

11:01 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Molly! Beautiful name for a beautiful baby. Best wishes and happiness in all the days ahead!

11:11 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations! What a special time for you all as you get to know one another. Enjoy!!

11:14 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Unknown said...

Welcome, little June! She is so beautiful! My Mom's name is June and I hope little June is as crazy, fun and full of life as my Mom. <3

11:17 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Judith said...

Sweet June is a blessing anl life's greatest joy. Treasure each moment.

11:22 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger indigo said...

Big congratulations!

Welcome to the world, June!

Like so many other of your blog readers, I feel invested in your life as if I actually knew you, so have been checking in every couple of days, waiting to see this post :) So joyous!

11:35 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Amy said...

Congratulations!! She's beautiful!!

11:44 AM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Roberta said...

June is perfect and beautiful. Congratulations.

11:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Maria said...

Oh Molly!!! Congratulations to you and Brandon. She is beautiful, and such a beautiful name too.

I have been thinking of you and checking in on Orangette since your last post, thinking, 'it can't be long now, I wonder how they are doing'. Is it weird to think that of someone I've never met? But I've been reading your blog for years, how could I not think of you as you posted along your pregnancy.

Anyway - all the best and I hope you enjoy this precious time.

11:50 AM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Farmgirl Susan said...

Congratulations!

12:02 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger julia said...

Congratulations and welcome baby June! We were at Delancey that Friday night. I think June must have sensed all the excitement about her upcoming arrival and decided it was time to put in an appearance.

12:09 PM, September 15, 2012  
OpenID girlseeksplace said...

Congratulations!

12:12 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Judi Cox Steib said...

Warmest congratulations to you and your family. What a beautiful baby!

12:31 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Amy Eagen said...

Congratulations on the birth of June! She is beautiful!

12:34 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Jessie said...

Exquisite! Your most delicious creation yet. Congratulations!

12:38 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Congratulations!

1:05 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Karen King said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

1:07 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Lucie said...

Beautiful, all of it and wee June. Congratulations, Molly x

1:13 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anne @ Webicurean said...

Look at that head of hair! Congrats on the new addition to your family!

1:20 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger coral said...

Congratulations! My daughter Alice June turned 2 on Sept 9, funny coincidence. :)

1:22 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous sassygirl said...

she's a beautiful baby!
my best wishes for a sweet future for the entire family!
please keep us updated with more pix of June.
congrats!

1:25 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Amanda Allen said...

So, so sweet! Congrats you two!

1:29 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Leona's Reviews said...

She is beautiful Another gift from God.

1:32 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger philippa_moore said...

What a beautiful little girl. Congratulations to you both! xx

1:33 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Windsor Meyer said...

Congrats, and great work! She is truly beautiful, and great hair. You have been a role model to me these past few months. My husband is opening his second restaurant here in Portland, probably right around the time our first baby is due. Every time people tell us how crazy we are I just say to myself, "If those Delancey folks can do it, we can too." So, thanks for helping me feel like we're not all that crazy. Or at least if we are crazy we aren't alone...

1:45 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Katherine said...

Congratulations!

1:58 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Abbey said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you!

1:59 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Rhett said...

Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! A beautiful name for a beautiful girl. I love the thought of Tina and June waving at each other.

2:12 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Hannah said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful.

2:26 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!

2:40 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Stacy said...

This is the very best. So, so many congratulations to you and Brandon from this long-time reader and admirer! Hope these first days, and all that follow, are full of joy.

3:07 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Amy W. said...

Congratulations - she is such a beautiful little baby!
What a wonderful birthday present for you, Molly.
Best wishes always!

3:17 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous EricaG said...

She's lovely!!!! Congrats. Enjoy!

3:23 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger Bridget said...

Congratulations! She's so pretty, and you guys chose the perfect name.

3:36 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous cyclinmoom said...

omg, she is beautiful...girls are great! I can only say this as I was blessed with two. I cried when I read your posting of your Aunt, and now how wonderful that her beautiful name (also my sisters) will live on in June. Enjoy as they grow oh so quickly!

4:03 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Congratulations!!! And as the mother of a college freshman, thanks for the abstinence encouragement!

4:03 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woot! Congrats, and thanks for the update. Best wishes to your growing family.
Coralie

4:07 PM, September 15, 2012  
Blogger amydawnrose said...

congratulations molly and brandon! she's beautiful.

4:15 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous Lys said...

June is an absolutely wonderful name. Congratulations and looking forward to hearing about your future adventures with the little one.

4:19 PM, September 15, 2012  
Anonymous JudyB said...

What wonderful news, and what a beautiful baby girl. Congratulations to you, Brandon, and all your family.

4:19 PM, September 15, 2012  

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