Since I'm never going to get around to properly documenting Layla's first 12 weeks of life and all her milestones and stats, I'll just sum it up: She is now twelve weeks old. She can hold her head up, is starting to "dive" when she sees things, has been smiling and laughing, is reaching for things with her little tiny hands, and doesn't like tummy time for very long. She hates her carseat and cries on car rides, unless I go sit in the back with her. Only works when Aaron is driving. She's starting to notice things more and more, and is getting interested in her toys. Now that she can grab them and bat at them they're really fun. She loves sleeping, once she falls asleep, will lay with me from before midnight until noon the next day, just getting diaper changes and nursing at her leisure. We did that a lot on my maternity leave, I caught up on so much sleep.
She has a few nicknames. Babes and Babers. Also Sweetie Pie, Honey, Baby, Flaila, Schmayla, G Child...it's fun. We do the same thing with the cat. Nelepizzle. Who is so starved for affection she sat on Aaron's lap WITH the crying baby the other night. Poor Nelpe.
I had to go back to work last Friday and it really sucks. I get Wednesdays off to spend with Layla so I'm trying to just be thankful for that!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Welcome Layla Eve! She was born December 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm, weighing 7 pounds 1 ounce, and was 18 1/2 inches long. I had her by a planned c-section because she was breech. It seems her head was stuck by my ribs, giving her a condition called torticollis. To correct it we had to make sure her head turned to the right more often because it favored her left after being stuck that way. She also had to have an ultrasound on her hips to make sure they were fine, and everything is great. By her 2 month checkup, which was March 2nd, she weighed 11.2 pounds and was 22 1/2 inches long. I'll post some pictures of her the day she was born and the day after: