Sunday, March 27, 2011

Layla is 6 weeks old as of yesterday! She is growing fast and we are learning to do a little more with her everyday. This past week I ventured out with her to run errands like Costco and the post office and it pretty much went well. Except I knew I was a little scattered when I got a phone call from my bank saying I left my debit card and office max 10 minutes before. Whoops!! But I even took her to church last Sunday. She slept most the time in her car seat. And other days this week we went to the park with the girls and for her 6 week mark yesterday, I took the girls to the keiki ponds--kid beach for those outside HI. She slept in the baby bjorn the whole time. I got completely fried with an ugly bjorn tan line in the back, but it felt soo good to get out in the sun and be around friends. At night it has been bouts of crying spells that have been so so long some nights, seriously to my breaking point almost. But I read that 6 weeks is their fussiest age, so I guess she is by the book that way. The girls are doing good, but today they were all begging for some Mommy one on one time, which is hard to give in between feeding, rocking, changing Layla and then trying to feed and clean up after the big girls all day, plus laundry and clean house:). Oh, the life of a mother. So I took some time with Dallas and we cut up one of my dresses that was too small and she sewed a skirt. She has been wanting to sew something forever and has been helping me so much and I think feeling neglected also. Anyway, this is my poor attempt at taking pictures lately. Hopefully since Nathan is home some tomorrow, he can capture some better ones.

ps. My favorite part of the day is Layla bath time. She just loves it!! Oh, and also I have been getting out for some night time walks with my ipod. I do love to blast Wicked Soundtrack, Black Eyed Peas, and Pointer Sisters when I am walking up our huge huge hill we live on. It makes it so fun!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I caught a bit of a smile of Layla but it's a bit blurry. Nathan took the rest of the girls to the beach today since he has the day off. They LOVE to go to the beach with him and he has so much fun with them too. Layla is happy for about 5-10 minutes after she eats and then she has been pretty fussy the rest of the time. Dallas is on spring break this week and I love that the girls can play together all day.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Layla will be 4 weeks tomorrow! It has been a whirlwind of events:
(pictures are a bit out of order:)

  • My mom flew over 4000 miles on February 7th to help us. We couldn't have done it without her. And thank you to my Dad for letting her stay for a month!
  • I delivered Layla on Feb 11th--epidural didn't work--just to document :).
  • She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.
  • Layla cried quite a lot in the beginning but has mellowed out to a sweet happy baby.
  • My dad flew out before Nana's Birthday for to meet Layla!
  • The kids had soo much fun with Nana & Grandpa! They entertained girls so I could just sleep and feed Layla pretty much:)!
  • Layla's Blessing
  • Nathan's Birthday!!
  • Girls have been quite sick with very high fevers and colds that follow. I think my Mom cleaned up throw up at least 3 times! Twice in the car:).
  • We got to see Dallas get student of the month.
  • I am sure there is a lot I missed but I can't remember b/c of lack of sleep:)
I have so many pictures, I want to put a slideshow on here. Does anyone know how?