Sunday, January 15, 2012

Meet Layla!

Bum-bums as I like to call her.

Layla was born in May. She weighed 6lbs and 12oz. What a relief because once I hit the third trimester my belly was huge! The ultrasounds also showed she was big, but as you can see they are often wrong. I was induced at 39 weeks due to low amniotice fluid. I'll save the pregnancy details for another post though.

Layla is such a joy and our little miracle. As I mentioned before, it took us awhile to conceive her. Almost 2 yrs. There was some known fertility issues this time around. In fairness I did conceive after a year of trying but I miscarried at 7wks. I was devastated especially since it took so long and I was afraid it wasn't going to happen again. Because of God's wonderful grace I conceived again and found out the day I found out the previous year. It was a shock because it was the month we took it easy and I had stopped any fertility drugs. The pregnancy was great but the labor was hard. She also came out unresponsive and it was really scary for a few minutes there.

But here we are now. Layla is 8 months and is the sweetest baby. She is such a blessing to all of us and we can't get enough of her. I find myself staring at pictures and videos on my iphone when she's asleep and I'm not holding her. She really is a good baby, she loves people watching and laughing. She likes to try to communicate and crawl around. She's only just starting to get the hang of a real crawl. She prefers the army crawl where she just drags her legs. She also has a habit of tucking in her bottom lip. I think she looks more like my husband than me. She has dark green or blue eyes. It's hard to tell in pictures and in seeing them in person, it's hard to tell exactly whether it's green or blue.

Layla eats solids and takes formula and breastmilk. I was exclusively breastfeeding her till she was 4 months, but once I returned back to work I couldn't keep up with her. I'm blaming my pump a little. I don't recommend a Tomme Tippe breastpump. I struggled alot with it. Also, she's starting to bite with these new teeth of hers sooooo...yeah. I'm trying to make it to a year, but we'll see.

The one thing that is tough about Layla is that she is a terrible sleeper! I can count on one hand the number of times she has slept all the way through the night. After the first three months she was still waking up 1-3 times a night. Only at 7 months did she start getting alot better. She's back to waking up 1-2 times a night and for the past week she has been waking up between 5 and 6 am. Sad, sleepy face here.

Hopefully she'll start sleeping better soon. I've been saying that forever though. At least she's great about going to sleep in the evening. Her bedtime is 7:30 pm and she hardly ever gives me any trouble.

I used to love to take her newborn clothes out and put them on my belly.

Picture from today. She wanted to show the Texans some love.


  1. She is so beautiful! Reading her story was so inspiring. Have you checked out any of the sleep books on Amazon? I have a few on my registry already, including "Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child" by Marc Weissbluth. I've heard great things about it!

  2. Yes I've checked out a few books but they haven't helped. Not even Ferber would work on this one. I'm convinced that some babies are just not sleep-trainable lol. When she wakes up I usually can get her back to sleep quickly. I just can't get her to stop waking up at night. Maybe I'm getting pay back because my first was such a great sleeper. Lol.

  3. She's adorable! She seems like the sweetest baby ever.

    found the route

  4. she is beautiful! i agree with kim, she seems so sweet.

  5. Layla is adorable! I love her name. Its very dainty! Thanks for stopping by my blog : ) Your girls are so sweet and I bet youre having a blast with them!! 8 months old is such a fun stage..!

  6. So adorable! I am your newest follower :)