She sleeps for 3 to 3.5 hours at a time at night, but stays awake SO much during the day. I'm glad she doesn't have her nights and days mixed up though.
She still likes to keep her hands tucked close, and near her face.
She loves being on her tummy and can lift her head up pretty well to look all around. She also loves her boppy pillow and when Bray lays down on his tummy and talks to her.
Her hair is already starting to lighten up. It was SUPER dark, almost black when she was born, now its a dark brown, almost looking as light as Brayden's.
She finishes her bottle like a pro. Never much of a problem with eating. With Bray, he always fell asleep while eating, and would never burp or want to finish. Lyla, does much, much better.
These are pretty much some of the first good photos I've been able to get of her. Every time I've decided to take some, she either starts a fussy fit or spits on her fresh, clean clothes, or decides to not lay still. It's funny though, because she's hardly ever cranky, unless I pull out the camera. Hopefully she'll grow out of not liking the camera. :)
(Headband from Etsy shop, fabflowerheadbands)
So many people told me that he'd be jealous. That it would take him a while to adjust. That he'd feel left out. That he'd beg for attention. Not Brayden. Not at all.
He clings on to her all day long. He is always asking to hold her and help feed her. He randomly goes over to her and kisses her forehead and talks to her. She just stares at him when he's near by. She hasn't quite figured out how to smile at will, but her eyes light up when he's talking to her.
Giving her "essmo" kisses... aka Eskimo kisses.
and hugs. :)
She fell asleep in his lap, and he moved on to color on the floor next to her where I laid her down. He really is such a good and helpful big brother.
Was a good one...
A new nephew and baby cousin in January..
Brayden turned 4... with a Dr. Seuss themed party..
Lots of kisses in February..
We went to the beach..even though it was chilly...
We colored Easter eggs and made a mess..
and I Found out I was pregnant.,,
I was VERY very sick for a few months.
We had cereal.. lots and lots. Sometimes even for dinner :)
We got a swimming pool.. many many hours spent in there.
Baby grew bigger and bigger each visit to the doctor..
Blanky forts were built..
Tomato soup was cooked.. a lot..
Tummy got bigger day by day... and I turned 25.
We found out it was a GIRL.. and I made tons of pretty things for her room.
Lots of books were read..
Brayden was Darth Vader for Halloween..
Kisses for baby..
and tons of Pink, too..
The Christmas tree went up..
and LOTS of hot chocolate was enjoyed..
Baby Lyla finally arrived.. on December 7th..
Trav nearly passed out.. (thats why he's sitting on the floor.. lol)
Bray met his sister for the first time..
These two made me smile more than ever..
We celebrated Christmas as a family of four for the first time..
since bray will be gone with his dad for christmas eve, we had some eve eve fun tonight. he got to open a present..a clear nerf gun with laser light..and we took him to see christmas lights.
lyla, on the other hand, was not a happy baby. i've been attempting getting photos of these two in their christmas jammies for a few days now, and every time i try, she gets all fussy on me. :( will have to try again on christmas day.
hope you all have a very merry christmas! :)
Little miss has this thing about her hands..
She doesn't really like anyone messing with them. She keeps them tucked in close to her face and chest. She likes to spread her long little fingers out. She WILL NOT keep little mittens on them. Not even the folder over sleeve ones. She always manages to get them out. She won't keep them tucked in a blanket either. She usually has them up near her face and mouth, and will bat her nu-nu or bottle away if she doesn't want it.
This first one is out of focus, but I love that she's staring down at her hands :)
Love her face here...hehe.
a morning filled with...
sweet baby hands..
handsome little boy smiles..
and sleepy baby yawns.
christmas jammies and messy bed head hair.
playing copy cat..
staring at big brother...
and holding hands. (Bb's hands look HUGE in hers!)
and watching lots of "toy movies" (aka cartoons)
light saber battles...
and bye bye sugars from daddy.