Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My First Mother's Day

I don't mean to be cheesy or cliche', but being a mom is so amazing. It's only been three months, but these past three months have been the most fulfilling months of my life. I watch her grow and see how she's starting to explore things and she's just so happy. I love the way she stares at me so innocently and then smiles (she's so silly). I'm so excited to see what's going to happen next. I keep reading ahead in my book to see what to expect. Lailah-Alease is such a blessing in my life, I whole-heartedly treasure every moment we spend together. I used to hear people say "I thank God everyday for..." and I never believed them.I would think "thats impossible, you must forget sometimes". But I honestly thank God EVERY SINGLE DAY for my daughter. She's my heart, and motivates me to go back to school, and pursue my goal of becoming a teacher. Some people may say the timing was wrong, but I say she came at the perfect at time in my life, and restored my faith in so many things that I had begun to lose sight of.
I spent part of my Mother's Day with my mom and we had lunch. Soon after, Lailah and I got dressed and spent the rest of the day with Omar.My first Mother's Day was beautiful, I really felt appreciated and blessed at the same time.

A Gift from Omar

too cute..


Monday, May 5, 2008


Okay, so we're appoaching 3 months and all is well, except Lailah WON'T TAKE A BOTTLE! It wasn't until my birthday that I realized IT'S TIME! I tried, and tried, and tried again to give this little lady a bottle, and she screamed, and screamed, and screamed. So after about 45 mins I succumbed to her demands and gave her the breast. HELP ME! I know, I know, I know..I was all about the breast, but no one told me that this would happen! (gotta blame it on somebody) So I'm not giving up, I am determined to get Lailah on a bottle, and am asking for suggestions.

There's not much to report this week other than that Lailah is steadily growing and changing everyday. We spent 2 weeks in PA with Dad and got to see a few family members. Lailah got to spend some much needed time with her father, and even came back with a new "toy". Here are a few pics

Activity Jungle

Lailah and Cousin Mckenzie

Lailah and Aunt Rebecca

Lailah and Cousin Lisa

Lailah and her Dad