Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy girl

Layla is a really relaxed, happy baby.  Mike and I feel so lucky. She had been sleeping through the nights- 10pm to about 4 or 5 am- but just when I went back to work, she reintegrated her 2am feeding. But it's ok. Since I don't get to spend much time with her in the morning, I'll take my middle of the night time for now. At this point, she goes down pretty easily at night, but during the day, we've not got a real "schedule" yet, and she doesn't seem interested in long naps but rather prefers little cat naps throughout the day.

She's getting more used to her baths so they aren't quite so traumatic anymore. We also started using her head covering towel which keeps her super cuddly warm after her bath, which really helped. Also, the top of the towel has little ears which makes the whole thing obscenely cute.

We are still debating about who she looks like, but she's definitely starting to develop some of her own patterns. We do know that if she's fussy, we can put her in the Baby Bjorn, go for a quick walk around the block, and usually she falls asleep. That said, recently, she's been staying awake during walks, which is really nice. She still doesn't have great neck control, but she's trying to look around. I like to describe things to her when we walk.

She's started little smiles- mostly right after she eats, when we play or talk to her. There's nothing quite like the open mouth, gummy smiles. Or the drunk baby contentment.

Mike and Layla were playing the other day and he got a bunch of shots of her smiling, but this one is my favorite. We are so thankful for our sweet girl. 

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