On October 7th Layla turned 40 weeks old. She has been in the world as long as she was inside me! She has changed and grown so much. She's standing on her own now. She uses anything around her to pull up and stand, then just lets go! Last Sunday, she was standing by the couch, and wanted to go over to the coffee table, so she TOOK A STEP and grabbed onto it! She has great balance. She's smart too, since she needs both hands to pull up to standing, she will put whatever toy she's holding in her mouth to go hands-free. She recently learned clapping and kissing, which are so much fun! She says Mama, baba, Dada, and it seems like she knows what they mean! She has five teeth, three on top and two on bottom, and one coming in on the top that hasn't broken through. For food she's eating pears, butternut squash, oatmeal, peas, green beans, cinnamon, peaches, bananas, some Gerber baby food and some that I make. We gave her chicken too! This month she got her toybox that Grandpa made, and I painted it white with pink on the inside. It's fun to go in there and pull out toys!
At the doctor she weighed 20.7 pounds, which is the 75th percentile and was 29 inches long, 90th percentile.
Everywhere we go everyone LOVES Layla. I don't know if it's like that for other babies, probably, but I feel like she's the most special baby in the world. Definitely the smartest and prettiest! My little sweetie pie. I have loved the last two months, living in Nashville and getting to take care of her all day, every day. It's my dream come true.
Updated 11/4/11: Layla started saying "ki" for kitty over the weekend. Nelpe should be so flattered!