Layla is the most joyous little girl ever. She smiles constantly and the boys are having an absolute blast with her. Alec doesn't quite understand that she is still an infant and he wants to play with her all.the.time and thinks she can wrestle with him. He is quickly learning also that she is not a doll and she can't be roughhoused with. Kaden loves this girl so much and we all think she looks like him. That is good for him because he has had a hard time being the "middle" child so having a little sister is all this kid needed to feel like he has a special buddy, the way Bryce and Alec are towards each other. I have never seen Layla laugh so hard except when Kaden does these silly sounds with his mouth. She just busts up in her little 3 1/2 month old way.
Bryce is loving Layla as well and loves to hold her and be so sweet and gentle. He is almost 11 so he is learning that girls are precious and special and he really just adores this little lady in our lives.
Now on to Matt.....I have never seen him this way and I love LOVE L O V E it. He is absolutely smitten with her and it is such a sweet sight to see. He talks with her all the time. She loves to fall asleep on his chest. He loves to hold her and she loves gazing up at him. Such a beautiful bond they have already. I love it so much. His goal is to have the kind of relationship with her that I have with my father; best friends.
I am not ever getting enough sleep and my house is never quite as tidy as I'd like it and I'd love to lose 15 lbs but ya know what.....I am so incredibly blessed and I have 4 beautiful children, a wonderful, supportive husband, a great set of parents, both in laws and my own and just a great family.
Layla weighs 13.7 lbs and has two little rolls on each thigh. It's adorable. I am still exclusively breast feeding and it has gotten a LOT easier. I think we have gotten a handle on the thrush thing so that is making it more enjoyable. So many times I wanted to just give up and go for the formula bottle thing but I kept on keeping on and I am SO glad I did. Layla has never been colicky, sleeps so great and is always all smiles. She really only cries when she is hungry and slightly wimpers when she needs to be changed.
She has this amazing head of hair. Her hair is sooo beautiful and has a little bit of red in it, just like mine and Matt's natural color. Some people like the looks of bows and clips in their baby girls' hair, we HAVE to use them in Layla's to keep the hair out of her eyes.
-She self sooths by sucking on her fingers and tries so hard to get her little thumb in her mouth but she hasn't quite gotten the hang of it. We think she will be a thumb sucker.