Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Bed...first injury

SO...we took a leap of faith and spent the night with Neil's parents last night. Layla has ONLY slept in her crib at our house since November--I've been a bad mommy. We are taking two family vacations to the beach this year and I thought it would be hell if we didn't get her accustomed to sleeping somewhere other than her crib. So, we packed up everything--her bumper pad, her sheets, her blankie, her crib toys--and headed to High Point for the night. I was a nervous wreck. I was so afraid that it wouldn't work and we'd be driving back to Lexington at 8pm. BUT....drum roll.......Layla did amazing. She cried for about 5 minutes just after I put her down, but after that, she slept straight through the night until about 7am! YAY! I was so proud of her. Its crazy how something that small makes me so proud of her. I don't know what I'll do when she makes her first "A". HA!

Layla also experienced her first injury this week. I thought it was major, but in reality was probably no big deal. She has a little toy dump truck that she loves to take to the park and fill with mulch. She was pushing it around in the house the other day and I guess put too much weight on the back. The truck tipped back and popped her in the mouth. It looked a lot worse than it really was. She bleed and bleed and bleed--and cried and cried and cried. I was heartbroken, so when we went to the grocery that afternoon I made sure to get her a "Get Well Soon" balloon. Interestingly enough--her daddy felt so sorry for her that he stopped at the candy store downtown and picked her up a giant cotton candy flavored lollipop. I took a picture of her in her wagon...with the lollipop, balloon and flowers. Rotten :-)

OH and she has finally said what I believe is her very first big kid word. She's been saying "mommy" and "da da" for a couple of months and then picked up "ah-o" about two months ago. But she just said "clothes"--well more like "gos"--but still. She is absolutely obsessed with carrying her clothes around her room on hangers. She loads up both hands and walks in circles for at least 15 minutes. For a one year old--that is an eternity. So I think "clothes" being her first word less of her being a little diva and more of her interest in being able to successfully pack her hands full of hangers.


Michelle said...

ok, first, she SLEPT THRU THE NIGHT?? how old is she? i thought they don't do that till they're like 3 or something?! lol.
second, aww, what a sad story! :( with a happy ending ;P soo cute!
where'd she get that red hair?!
and finally, sounds like a future diva to me!!

Lindsey said...

HA...yeah some babies sleep through the night at 8 weeks and most do by 3 months...our little Layla didn't until she was 9 months.

You know...Neil and I have Irish grandmothers and great grandmothers who had beautiful auburn that's all we can figure.

AND....please don't tell me that...I don't have a diva bone in my body..I wouldn't know what to do with her! HA!