Friday, December 30, 2011

Layla - 215 days old

This is for yesterday since I got really busy last night... She let me sleep in!! There are always benefits and not so benefits to this. Obvious benefit is I got to sleep later! WAAHOO!! Not so benefit was that she took a late first nap and a late second nap and when it was time for bed she wasn't all that tired. Tired enough to go to sleep, but not tired enough to sleep super well. So last night it was up at 2:30 and again at 6:30. The 6:30 one I brought her downstairs and let her co-sleep/nurse and got an extra hour and a half out of her. She has been so happy these last couple days, all the way until bed time and it's sooo awesome! She's been less clingy too. The only time she really gets clingy is if she's hungry or she's tired. I think that's pretty normal. Overall a great day with my baby girl...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Layla - 214 days old

Holy almost missed 2 days!! I have been BEYOND busy these last couple of days. Between basketball, cleaning up after the holiday, parties, pictures... you name it! Anyway, Miss Layla has been hanging out at her Nana's the last couple of days while I am at basketball practice and she's doing really well with it! She took a great nap the first day, but the second day not so much. Last night she got to go to a party with me with some of my girlfriends from high school! One of them has a little boy, but he wasn't too fond of her. Apparently, he likes the older ladies. :P She's starting to say the mmm sound. So I get "Ma" every now and then. And she's gone to bed well the last 2 nights, only getting up once anytime between 3 and 5 to feed. This results in around a 9 am wake up! yay!! I think that's all for not, plus I have her climbing all over my legs right now, so time to go!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Layla - 212 days old

Well, day 212 was Layla's FIRST Christmas! How fun and exciting! It was definitely an all day process. She got up bright and early at 6:45, by 8 Nana had text to see if we wanted to come over for breakfast, so we did! Biscuits and gravy... YUM! By the end of breakfast Layla apparently decided it was time to take a nap. so we came home and little miss took a nice 2 hour nap. She woke up just in time to get ready and go to church. It was a lovely service and I got to see some friends. Then we came home to wake daddy up and have Layla's Christmas! I got a video and a few pictures of her! She was interested a little in the beginning but then got bored. After Layla Christmas we talked to grandpa and grandma with facetime. They got her one of those books where you read it and record it. So when she reads it she hears Grandpa's voice! She loved it and listened to the whoooole story. Then it was time for her afternoon nap and mommy and daddy's turn for Christmas. Not to mention I had to make food for dinner and Nana's. I got Wayne an espresso maker!! He loved it and completely did not suspect it, which was the best part! So as other gifts he got all the accessories to his big gift. He got white chocolate powder, espresso beans and a grinder. He also got 3 Clint Eastwood movies and Modern Warfare 3. He got a new basting brush in his stocking a magazine, razors, lint roller and candy in his stocking. I got my treadmill of course, this AWESOME zip up underarmour hoodie! I seriously love it! He also got me a Buc blue shirt and the best gift of all.... AN EXTERNAL FLASH!! Seriously, I have the coolest freaking husband! I've been testing it out and WOW! It's awesome! So we waited and waited for Layla to get up... She took over a 2 hour nap!! YAY FOR HER! She always chooses the days we have a lot of things to do to take her good naps. Then we went to Nana and Papa's to eat prime rib dinner! We ate the scrumptiousness then opened presents. Layla got a lot of good things. Lots of pretty clothes and fun toys. I got my much desired cast iron skillet, lots of place mats and a great gift card to pick up something I wanted. It was such a great day and I am SO blessed to have such an amazing family. I hope everyone had as great of a Christmas as I did. And never ever forget the real reason, to celebrate His birth. Night!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

My homemade gifts

Nothing is as beautiful as gifts made from the heart. I decided this year to do a lot of my gifts homemade! Especially for people that meant a lot to me. So here's the lot!

Mackenzie's hat. Hand crocheted <3

Detail of her hat

Detail of Addy's hat

Cute little Addy rockin her headband

This was by far my favorite make! I didn't have a pattern or anything! It's a rice heating pad :)

Close up of the heating pad I made Bristyl

Jaime's ring and bobby pins

Jessa's ring and bobby pins

I have to say this was so rewarding! I'll definitely be doing it again! :)

Layla - 211 days old

Well, a big, probably temporary milestone last night! She slept through the night! Like 7 pm to 8 am! It was great! All except the soaking wet shirt, bed and engorged breasts... ha! Oh and the constant worry all night that instead of sleeping soundly, she MUST be dead! agh! So far tonight I haven't heard anything from her, so maybe we'll do a repeat! So today, was officially Layla's very first Christmas eve! We got our last packages and wrapped our last presents. Also, all her Comer Aunties came over to see her and unwrap presents! I made all their gifts this year, which I'll post about in a moment. I'm trying to change her to 2 definite naps. So I'm trying to stretch her awake time to 3 hours instead of the normal 2. Layla had new bites of a lot of little things. She ate her normal oatmeal, then she tried some banana. She wasn't really too fond of it. She was able to spit it out after making some pretty epic faces. Then I got some unsweetened applesauce and she tried that. This was way more comical considering it was more of a runny texture so she couldn't figure out how to get it out of mouth as easy as she got the banana. I thought she might warm up to them, but she didn't really to either. Oh well... with time I think. Then we went to Nana and Papa's for Christmas eve dinner. It was delicious! We had lobster tail, asparagus, corn casserole and a yummy salad. We came home and miss Layla went to bed, with no idea tomorrow will be her FIRST CHRISTMAS!! :) Here is my little babe in her Christmas jammies!

Layla - 210 days old

Oh what a blessing my little girl is... really. I love her to death. She let me sleep in until almost 9 today! We played a little and then she took her morning nap. This was around 11. She only slept about 20 minutes, but i let her be in there an hour so she could have some quiet time. When she was sleeping, I went and took a shower. When I finally went to get her we went and ran errands! We went all kinds of places and to visit poor Scoutie who got hit with a porcupine! She seems to be doing a little better. I think Layla cheered her up! :) Then we came home and played some more! She ate her cereal and seems to be wanting anything that's going in our mouths :P She tried some bread today. Maybe I need to start adding some food to her arsenal. She took a bath tonight, which she loves, especially since she's sitting up in the big kid bath now. Then down to bed. She's been asleep going on 5 hours now. It's been nice. I've been up making gifts for people. I'm going to do a completely different post on that, but i'll leave you with my sweet sleeping angel. Here she is tonight...

Friday, December 23, 2011


I don't remember a whole lot, in fact i JUST remembered it, but I dreamed that Layla got her 2 bottom teeth! I remember thinking, well no wonder she hasn't been sleeping and has been fussy! :P

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Layla - 209 days old

Holy rough day :( I hate when she has days like this. She woke up at 7, which was far to early for when she went to bed, but I got up and handled it. I put her down for her first nap around 9 and she slept for about an hour. It was decent. Jaime came over to make cookies, which was interesting... ha! still have yet to make the others. Tried to put layla down for a nap and she went down great, but 5 minutes later she was UP! I let her cry for a bit, then decided maybe she wanted some food, so I fed her and nothing. So she got up and was up until 2:30 or so and i tried to put her down for a nap again and... nothing. Down for 10 minutes and up crying. I couldn't handle listening to her anymore (in a good way) so i went to take a shower. when i had got up, wayne had gone and got her and had her almost asleep on the recliner. We decided this was probably best just to let her sleep with him. She slept for about 35 minutes (which was good at this point) and got her ready to go. We went to the alumni game and she actually did pretty well. She had a few rough spots, but it was good. We came home, got jammies on, fed her and put her right to bed. she went right to sleep. I didn't hear a peep out of her until... now. for the last 10 minutes she's been crying. I know she's in there standing up, holding on to the edge of her crib. She sounds tired though, so i'm waiting the allotted 1 hour, which is what i normally do. i may go down to my room. it's easier when she's not so loud in my face. Anyway, it's been a rough day and i can only assume it's because she's kind of sick or maybe getting teeth. I'm not sure, but i hope it gets better soon :( My poor babe. NIGHT!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Layla - 208 days old

Oh my my my! I was rather tired this morning, seeing as though Layla decided she wasn't going to sleep worth beans last night! I felt like I had a newborn again. it was painful! She kept crying and not really wanting anything. That girl is everywhere and pulling herself up on everything! She's crazy! She is the sweetest thing though. She's got a great laugh and could light up my everyday. her dad fed her some oatmeal and i guess it went well so yay! Poor girl had to stay up too long and went to bed and was asleept 30 minutes before she woke up crying. she cried for 35 minutes! :( we're working on her going back to sleep on her own, so no intervention from us. She luckily went back to sleep, so hopefully tonight will be better than last! night y'all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Layla - 207 days old

So poo... I've already missed a day. How sad! :P I was sooo tired last night I hardly had energy to do anything...  But yesterday she went to her nana's and hung out for a good 4 hours while W, Mueller and I went cross country skiing with Santina. It was a good time! It's a work out, which I think we all liked! She was good the whole day though! I went to the basketball christmas party and it was up to W to put her to bed and as usual, it didn't work out. For some reason, she finds no comfort in him. I think if it was between a stranger and W she would probably choose him, but otherwise, not so much.

As for today, she let me sleep in again until 8:30! yay! She napped SO good, besides her first nap which I was at practice for and so W had to put her down. It was only a 35 minute nap or so. She was happy though! She played around with the girls. She likes to play with her presents under the tree. She puts them in her mouth and tries to eat them. She's been trying new bits of foods every now and then. She gets oatmeal everyday, but my mom gave her banana and caramels. Tonight we had the PD christmas party. She got all dressed up and looked so stinkin cute. She was so well behaved too. I just love that girl. She got to stay up a little past her bed time and went to bed around 7:30 tonight ;) Here's hoping for a good night!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Layla - 205 days old

We were up and at 'em at 7:30 today! We went to breakfast with my mom and don. It was a nice time. I ate some delicious food too!! :D Layla was good the whole time! She hung out with her nana while we waited, then when it was time to eat she actually sat in a booster seat and entertained herself :) We came home for a nap, then just played at home. She took another nap and then we went to the college and picked up some ski's!! :) the boys are trying cross country skiing for the first time and i'm just tagging along. She was good all day though! she even went down well. VERY little crying today! :) Here's to a happy morning!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Layla - 204 days old

We got to sleep in today!! I think we didn't get up until around 8:15 or 8:30! That was nice! She got up a little fussy though. She quickly turned to her normal self though :) She took a nap around 10:30-11:15. Her morning naps have been a little on the short side, but what can you do, I guess? When she got up from her nap she got some cereal, fed to her by none other than DADDY! Then W go to feed her for the first time ever! 6.5 months old and this is the first time he's feeding her. I had pumped some and since we're trying to work on getting her to not have so much attachment to me, he fed her! I think he loved it! She plowed through everything I had pumped so I fed her a little too. Then it was down for her last nap. Right after she got up is when I had to head to the gym and from what I heard she was a little turd! However, she was probably tired and hungry. I came home after the first game and fed her and put her to bed. She's been there ever since. I guess we're about to find out if she's continuing with the whole getting up around 10 or 11. As of now (it's 10:14) I haven't heard anything, but that's not to say in a minute she won't. I think that's all for today! We're going to breakfast tomorrow and then church! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Layla - 203 days old

Last night was a little weird. She got up around 11 and was AWAKE. she hasn't done this in quite a while. so i came up and fed her and she went back to sleep until around 6 am. i just fed her again and put her back in bed. when i came up at 7:45 she was still asleep so i woke her up. we got our pictures taken today! we had a great time and Kristen did so good!! :D I think we got some great shots for sure. Then we came home she ate some oatmeal and took a nap! i had to head to the basketball games before she got up so i went there and when she got there she ate. she was a little grumpy about the games. had a little bit of attachment problems. all she wanted to do was sit with me. so after hearing her cry for quite some time i just went ahead and got her and sat her on the bench with me :) it was just in time to come home and eat then go to bed. she went down great but as i type and it's 10:50 she's awake, AGAIN! She's been awake for at least 30 minutes, but i don't go in there because it's bed time. i know she's not hungry, so i'm just trying to sleep train her into not getting up :) as of this moment she is in there quiet, so maybe she's falling asleep again. aaand here she is!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Layla - 202 days old

What a wonderful day. We are truly blessed to have such an amazing daughter. She woke us around 7:30 and W went and got her and she cuddled in bed with us a little. I did some laundry while she hung out with her daddy upstairs. Before we knew it, it was time for her 9 am nap! These have usually been shorter, but it was an hour and 15 minutes which was great!! :D then i got to play with my happy baby. The day before yesterday she was walking with this little walker, so we tried to do that with her again and she wanted nothing to do with it. haha! oh well. she was playing and pulled her play mat down on her and scratched herself under her eye some how. W got to feed her again after her first nap and she did great! I had to go to 2 practices today again, so I had to leave her at night, which I don't think she's a big fan of... She cries when she sees me leave which is the worst :( Apparently she went down pretty good though, just a little crying. That's my babes, 6.5 months old!

Layla - 201 days

This is for last night, since my charger decided to stop working again. Which I've come to find out is all due to Layla sucking on it, so I find this rather fitting... Ha! Yesterday was pretty good!! She's getting better and better at eating everyday. We usually feed her everyday after her morning nap. Since W's been home I've been letting him do a lot of the feedings so she gets more and more comfortable with him. With him working 12 hours a day on his weeks on and then sleeping for the rest or only seeing her and hour or 2 she still is not sure about him. He takes it well though :) anyway, she took a short first nap but a nice 2 hour second nap. We're happy with this. We're hoping the first one stretches out a little bit more too. Until tonight :) btw, I'm doing this all from my phone!! Ahh!! Here she is!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Layla - 200 days old

Well today was alright. She got up at 7:30ish I think. She was a little whiny in the morning, but nothing a little nap couldn't cure. She wore her momma's dress today! It's fun to put my clothes on her. It's even funner/funnier to see the style changes!! I always ask my mom why the dresses are so short! She's like because that was the style back then! :P Anyway, we played a lot today, woke up daddy around 12:30 and then took another nap. When she got up from that one, which was about 2 hours long we went out and ran errands as a family. We saw Nana at the store and then came home again for a short nap. I went to basketball practice and it was up to W to put her down. Apparently that didn't go over to well and she cried for a while until she fell asleep. I hate when she does that, but I know that's how it has to go sometimes. W said she kept looking at the door for me, which breaks my heart, but I know she was in good hands and she's just fine. Sweet dreams my baby love...


So, we started layla on solids! And when I say solids I mean really "watered" down, blended up oatmeal. :) It was kind of a love/hate moment for me. I loved that she's growing up and SO healthy! I love that we did it on our time and not a schedule or anything, but I hate that I'm slowly starting the transition out of being her sole provider. SO SAD for me... My baby is ALREADY growing up. So I thought I'd share a few pictures from the day. I should mention that 4 days down the road now she's eating SO much better! It's pretty cute she goes "om nom nom" when she eats :)

Before the food!

oh what is it? :)


Oh no no no!! I TAKE IT BACK! Not good! :P

Monday, December 12, 2011

Layla - 199 days old

I went and did a date calculator to find out how many days old she was. WOW!! almost 200 days old!! That's just crazy! Well, We had to get up kind of early today to watch kids. :) I had all the boys today! HOW FUN! So I got up around 7:40 and when I came upstairs Miss Layla was already blabbing away. She just played away, was a little grumpy, ate oatmeal twice and took 2 naps. She got to go wake her daddy up around 2, which she loves to do! She's starting to pull herself up on things. It used to just be me that she'd try to grab onto, but now it's anything really. I'm so worried she's going to slip and knock her face. I know she will do it a couple times inevitably, but I just don't want it to. She had kind of a hard time going to sleep, but she only cried for many 5 minutes instead of 45 like that last 2 nights. I hate nights like that. Last night I felt so bad I tried to go in there and help her again and she as fine when I was holding her then when I put her down she started screaming again, so I knew there was nothing I could do and sure enough 10-15 minutes later she was asleep. She's been sleeping until 3 or 4, then eating and sleeping again until 8ish. Sometimes it's a little before, sometimes a little after. She just started this better sleeping about a week ago. She used to get up twice a night, so this whole once a night is GREAT! :) Anyway, That's a general update on her and today. She's really turned into a Momma's girl. She'll go to ANYONE and gives anyone a sweet little smile, but if she's grumpy or it's close to nap time all she wants is Momma. She's definitely crawling EVERYWHERE. So if she's in a bad mood she'll crawl to wherever I am. It's just adorable. Anyway, that's all for now :) Oh and what would it be if I didn't insert a cute recent pic of her :)

Here are my 2 loves. My world revolves around them. Oh and it was Layla's first day with big girl pig tails! SO CUTE!!

A few things...

So, I dreamt... but i don't remember them! UGH! I remember them right away, but come the morning I no longer remember them! What the heck!

Also, I want to start actually doing a blog everyday about my sweet baby Layla. :) She really does light up my every day. I want to just do a quick blog if anything everyday to remember what she was like then, what she was doing, you know? So I'm really going to try!