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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ayla is 1 Month Old!!!

I can't believe my baby girl is one month old today...well, actually she is 4 weeks old today and since there is no "29" this year in February, I'm calling her one month to be today;)

I still can't believe that 4 weeks ago today I was in the hospital and looked like this...


And I can't believe 4 weeks ago today Lil' Chris was sitting on his lil' sister like this...

And now I have this beautiful baby girl...Her shirt says "New in Town" :) Too Cute!!

Ayla now looks right at us! She can follow us with her eyes and she will smile when we play with her! She has GREAT head control, has since day one just like her brother;) I am still breastfeeding, but she is not getting much from me unfortunately. So she drinks about 4 oz of formula too with each feeding! I think she will be ready for 5 oz pretty soon;)

We went and got her first photo session done yesterday at Babies R Us! She did a GREAT JOB!! The pics came out sooooo cute!! I'll have to get my husband to scan them in for me so I can share them with you:) Lil' Chris did a great job holding Ayla in the pics. I smell a new header pic coming on;) LOL

Today was the first day that Lil' Chris tried to get Ayla to smile! It was so cute, I wish I had my camera with me:( He got right up close to her and started shaking his head side to side saying, "La, La, La" over and over. I guess he saw me doing it and wanted to try it out;) He is so smart!! Afterwards, he tried picking her up like we do, under her arms. With a little bit of help, he picked her up and just held her cheek to cheek. The cutest thing EVER!! If I wasn't helping him hold her, I would've ran for the camera. I'll get it on camera eventually I'm sure. This is just the beginning;)


I got her smiling in this one...

Well, for those of you who were wondering...I had a great birthday and YES...My husband did stay up with Ayla on my birthday night!! YEA!! A good nights sleep was the best birthday present EVER!!! (Thanks Honey, I LOVE YOU!!) Although the new laptop is a VERY close second and the ice cream cake a close third;) Thanks to everyone who pitched in to get me the new laptop for my birthday!! I was getting pretty hoarse from yelling at my old one all the time;) LOL JK ;)

I owe a BIG thanks to my sister D and her husband for giving me their old laptop last year. It worked great up until recently. I never would have thought that I would have used it as much as I have, maybe I wore it out;) If it wasn't for them, I never would have learned as much as I have about CF and about taking care of Lil' Chris the way he needs to be taken care of. And I never would have met all the nice CF families that have helped me out so much, nor would I have raised so much money for our Great Strides Walk last year to help find a CURE.

I honestly don't know what I would have done if it wasn't for this blog. All I can say is...it keeps me sane;) I look forward to writing in it all the time, and of course checking up on everyone else's blog everyday;) I owe a HUGE thanks to my sister D for starting this blog and then encouraging me to continue it! I probably never would have done it on my own. What can I say...She got me hooked;) I'm soooooo glad she did....THANKS D, YOU'RE THE BEST EVER!!! YOU'RE ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR ME AND MY FAMILY...WHETHER IT'S DRIVING 8 HOURS BY YOURSELF TO COME SEE US, OR HELPING US TO FURTHER OUR CAREERS, OR OFFERING YOUR HOME TO US SO WE CAN SAVE SOME MONEY. YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND ARE THE BEST SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW A GIRL COULD EVER ASK FOR:) THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR US:) I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!

M

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Happy 1 month, Ayla! And I'm glad you started blogging, too! It has really helped me, and I enjoy meeting all the other CF Moms & CF'ers out there.

The Liberto Family said...

Happy 1 month! Ayla is so cute!

Phoenix's Mom said...

Where did the time go? She is adorable! I'm sure little Chris is an amazing Big Brother! Hope you have a great Friday!
Angela

Aunt D. said...

Aw shucks girl! You give us too much credit. I just created the blog but you're the one who ran with it & made it into such a great place for other CF Mom's to gather & share. I'm glad that old laptop served you well for a while but I'm super excited that you got a new one for your b-day! woo woo! Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow! Sorry I had to push my trip back a day! Sit back & relax & leave the laundry for me when I get there!! Love you guys!!

Aunt D. said...

I love the pics in this post! Happy 1 month b-day baby Ayla! I can't wait to see you & your big bro tomorrow!! Get a couple smiles ready for your Aunt D!

Auntie Steph said...

Love the pictures!
That is so cute that Lil Chris was trying to make Ayla smile, and then he wanted to hold her!!! How cute! Enjoy your weekend with your sister...I can't wait to come out in 2 weeks!!!
Hugs and kisses to Lil C and Ayla

Agnes said...

Love Chris's shirt. Baby Ayla is so lovely...so happy for you all. Thanks too for you efforts in working for that CURE! It is so great to have younger families on board. I have a friend, now in her 80's , who is still actively doing fund raising. She and her husband, now gone, have been active since the 50's.