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Dear Laila,

Yesterday you said “mama” for the first time! Actually you yelled it. I don’t think you correlate mama with me yet but it still melted my heart.

Today I sucked snot out of your nose using the Nose Freida for the first time. The first time you didn’t mind it but all times following you’ve been pretty upset. I hate to see you sick. I hope you get better soon.

You are my stuffy nosed snuggle bug and I love you so much.

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Dear Laila,

As I watch you in your Jumperoo on this delightfully warm Thursday morning in February I can’t help but smile. You are growing up with such wonder, such fascination¬†for everything around you. If Tonka or Olive walk by you stop what you’re doing and simply stare at them, following them with your eyes, until they leave your sight. You are not scared of them at all, which also makes me extremely happy. I hope Olive lives long enough for you to remember her, she was my first baby and I hope you get to have a special bond with her like I do.

We are both sick today. I got you sick. I am sorry, but there was really no way around it, I’ve only washed my hands a good 500 times and made sure not to cough or sneeze around you but, this was unavoidable. You still woke up as your normal smiley happy self, with dried snot stuck under your nose (SO CUTE THOUGH!).

The last few days we have tried some fruit. On Tuesday we tried bananas and yesterday we tried apples. You loved them both! Today we will try pears! It is so much fun to watch you try and experience new things. I watch you learn something new every day and I am so lucky that I get to be your caregiver so I don’t miss a beat.

I love you more than Olive and Tonka love to lick your feet. My little mini, you are very loved.

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Dear Laila,

Everyone always asks if you are always such a happy baby and you truly are! Except for when you want to wake up at ridiculous hours of the morning to “talk”. Yesterday, however, I had to wake you up! This was a first! We had to leave for nanas and at 7:30 you were still sound asleep (why you can’t do this when we have no morning obligations is beyond me)! 

Your little baby squeaks and squeals are the cutest and I don’t look forward to the day when they stop.

We have lots of mommy baby play dates this week so hopefully you will be sleeping well… I think I am getting a cold and I’m going to need some extra rest!

Love you dearly buggy. 

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Dear Laila

Nana is back in town (thank goodness!) and is super excited to be able to spend more time with you again. Daddy and I joined a gym and you’ll be able to go to the nursery once you’re 6 months old. I am still extremely nervous to leave you with anyone besides family but since I’ll be at the gym while you’re there it makes me feel a little bit better. We have been going to lots of baby play dates and you started swimming lessons, which you absolutely love! I love getting to watch you smile and laugh and grow every day. You are such a special baby and I am so lucky to be your Mama.

Love you to pieces.