Thursday, December 17, 2009


Ayla learned how to kick her way out of being swaddled and I woke up to a nakey baby!

Ayla hated her bath because she was hungry!

So we had dinner and a bath!

Ayla had tummy time...

And hated it!

Then she wore herself out and took a nice nap.

And then we hung out with Malky.

And loved it!

Then we ended the afternoon with a nice long walk!

It was a good day!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nap time!

Nap time today...
Ayla is sleeping in her car seat and Malky on the changing table...
Oh Malky, you aren't supposed to be there.
Pretty girl....

We like nap time!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Hello, Beautiful!
Every day she opens her eyes a little wider and watches me a little closer.  I love every minute of it!

Her third favorite thing to watch (after mommy and daddy) is her kitty, Malky.

They are best friends :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I promise you I'm doing the best that I can

Things are starting to get a little easier.  We almost have a daily routine (though it's only a semi-established routine).

Lately Ayla and I have been sleeping in until around 11 (she keeps us up until almost 3 lately), we get up, get changed, cleaned, and dressed, have some breakfast, and Ayla promptly goes back to sleep!  This is when I get to rush around the house like a crazy person trying to tidy up, shower, throw something in the crock pot for dinner, get laundry going, pump, get something to eat for myself, etc.

By the time any of that (usually only bits and pieces) gets done she is awake and wide-eyed, looking for lunch!

I discovered the greatest thing on XBOX Live... Last.FM!  I can choose stations to listen to.  Ayla and I prefer the Death Cab For Cutie station.  It has all of our favorites, such as Death Cab, The Postal Service, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, Modest Mouse, Minus the Bear, Mirah, Cursive, The Format, Brand New, Ben Kweller, Vampire Weekend, and soooo many more!

I honestly believe that Ayla recognizes music that I frequently listened to while I was pregnant with her.  Mainly Rilo Kiley and Ben Kweller.  I listened to them the most towards the end of my pregnancy and there are a few songs that I would put on repeat that seem to soothe her when nothing else can!  ESPECIALLY the songs "With Arms Outstretched", "A Man, Then Me, Then Jim.",  and "More Adventurous" by Rilo Kiley.  We love Rilo Kiley. :)


I love the Holidays!

Here is our Christmas tree.

It may be little but it is perfect for our little apartment and our little family!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

even on our worst days....

i love her anyway!

(and she loves me back, that's the best part.)