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Laila’s update! January 27, 2010

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We went to the doctor yesterday for 4 month shots. Laila weighs 11 pounds, 1 ounce, and 24 inches long. Yes, she’s tiny! She did not double her birth weight (the books say she should), but she is perfectly healthy, and hungry! I knew she was hungry because she’s been waking up in the night, after sleeping through the night so wonderfully since 6 weeks. We fed Laila her first cereal last night!!!!! It was fun.

She didn’t eat very much, and she didn’t sleep through the night either. I will expect food to do the trick for us in about a week maybe 2.

We are taking our first family vacation this weekend. It’s just a weekend trip but I am so excited about it. We are going to visit friends in Hillsboro. They also have an infant (5 month old, Owen), so it’ll be loads of fun. Owen and his momma have been able to visit us twice before, but this is our first time to visit them. My only concern about this trip: Laila has started really fighting sleep lately, and their son will most likely be sleeping while Laila throws her fit to go to bed! I just hope she doesn’t wake him up.

Til next time…Em


a few new pics January 20, 2010

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Just wanted to quickly upload a few pics of Greg and Laila, my favorite people!

I’ll explain the pics first…..Greg and I love tattoos, and he got a tattoo a few months ago with Laila’s name written in arabic. The reason is because Laila is an arabic name (we’ve also heard it’s greek).  Anyway, we did not choose Laila because it is arabic, but solely because we love the name. The tattoo says “Laila Faith”.

I hope you enjoy my beautiful husband and daughter!


LIttle Time for Computers January 12, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — fromdeemsideout @ 9:03 pm

I have the prettiest, sweetest reason to give up my time. I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated so I thought I would share some photos with you.

These photos are from October 2009. For Halloween I used one of Laila’s sleepers to make her an octopus costume! It was soooo cute.

The middle picture on the far right is from the first day that she smiled at me (momma). She had been smiling for her daddy for a few days (or so he says!).

The middle picture on the far left is Greg holding his sister’s twins, Natalie and Jillian. These cousins are only 3 months older than Laila.

Okay, this next set of pics is a bit out of order….

The first one is from THanksgiving. Remember I told you about baking an apple pie…well, here it is. Pretty right?

The next one is a not so great photo of our family in front of the Christmas tree.

The 2 larger pics on bottom are from Thanksgiving in Plano with my brother, Eric, and his family. His son, Justin, is only 7 weeks younger than Laila and this was the first time that we were able to visit with Justin.

Second from top on the far right…the turkey is made with Laila’s handprint! It was a difficult task but worth it! The one just above is Laila in the very first outfit that I made for her. Not sure if she liked it or not (she had 2 blow out diapers in the outfit!).

This next set is from Christmas 2009, and mostly self explanatory. I’ll tell you tho that I decided on Dec. 22 that I wanted to start a tradition of making pj’s for our new family every year for christmas eve!!!! I worked allllll day on the 23rd sewing our really cute pj’s. Those pics are from Christmas morning at Greg’s folks (their pic is on bottom left.). My folks are just above them, and my Grandmother (Laila’s great-Grandmother) is next to my parents.