Thursday, March 7, 2013

Layla's Three Month Post!

Well, since our little Layla is going to be four months old in two days, I guess its about time I write her 3 month post! Layla has changed more in the past month than she has in any other month so far. We are really starting to see more of her personality and I LOVE it! Layla is so hilarious and so much fun! Of course, she is also exhausting and can be very frustrating at times, but I wouldn't trade life with Layla for anything! Our Layla Grace is so sweet and is just the squishiest, most lovable little girl I've ever known. (Sidenote: I'm going to be an Auntie!!! My sister is pregnant and I can't wait for her to get to hold and love her own squishy little baby! And of course, I can't wait to hold her little one, either!)

Like I said, Layla has grown SO MUCH! She weighed 14 lbs. at her last appointment and was 24 1/4 in. long! She is almost double her birth weight now! I can barely carry her when she's in her car seat now. Seriously, she gets squishier by the day! ;)

Our little girl has also been learning all sorts of new things! One of her most exciting new habits is laughing out loud! Her little laugh is most definitely the best sound in the world! She is super smiley and its pretty easy to get a big grin out of her, but we still have to work pretty hard for an actual laugh. At this point, her laughs are mostly unpredictable so I spend most of my day making ridiculous faces and obnoxious noises in an attempt to get a giggle! For some reason, she thinks its hilarious when I fake-cry. So if she's wiggling around and she kicks me, I let out a loud wail and then smile at her and she grins back every time. She's such a little weirdo! I guess she's learning from the best! :)

Layla has also started doing "nosey kisses" with Mama. She closes her eyes and smiles as I rub my nose on hers and then afterwards, she looks at me and smiles the sweetest smile I've ever seen. Its so adorable!

One of the best parts of Layla getting older is that she is getting better at sitting up on her own. This makes life soooo much easier for us! I can now sit her in her Bumbo seat and she's usually content for 10-15 minutes there, which means I actually get to make/eat breakfast some mornings!

Another one of Layla's favorite pastimes is being naked! Haha! Seriously, the girl gets so excited when I take her clothes off! She absolutely loves to just hang out in her diaper! Unfortunately this also means that she isn't particularly fond of getting dressed anymore. She has recently started throwing little fits when I try to get her dressed which is not so fun.

Speaking of "not so fun", Layla is teething and it can be miserable at times. I hate seeing her in pain. Its a good thing that she's gotten better at grasping things and picking them up, though, because she seems to think that she has to put everything in her mouth. I'm sure this is just a result of the teething and it can be pretty funny at times. She can get pretty vicious when she's trying to get something in her mouth! Currently, her favorite chew-toy is Nate's thumb! Haha! She's got a couple of toys that she'll chew on, too, but nothing seems to be as good as Nate's thumbs.

Layla is still a morning person, for sure! She still loves the bedroom and is always in such a good mood when she wakes up. Every day after she wakes up, we'll play in the bedroom for a bit and then I take her to see "the baby in the mirror". :) Sometimes Layla really likes her reflection and other times, she doesn't care at all. Its fun to see her reaction, though.

One of the funniest things that Layla has started doing is "talking". She is constantly making noise these days! She has recently figured out screaming/squealing so she gets really loud whenever she's excited. This means that bath time is usually a pretty noisy event! She absolutely loves her nightly baths and she just screams and splashes the whole time.

Well, this post is getting pretty long and its late, so I'm going to wrap it up for now. Writing these posts is a bittersweet thing for me. Every month, its fun to look back and think about how much Layla has grown and changed, but it makes me kinda sad to think about how fast time is flying by. I am constantly reminded to treasure my time with my family and to not take anything for granted. Layla gets more and more fun every day and I love the age that she is at. Sometimes I miss how little and snuggly Layla was as a newborn, but I really love how well we know each other now and how much fun she is. I'm so thankful for my baby and for the honor of being her Mama. I know that I am truly blessed!

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