I have held you in my arms.
We have had the blessing of watching you grow and develop.
You have made us smile, laugh and make silly baby talk to you.
You have brought so much joy to our hearts and so many others.
I can't believe it's already been 30 days after what felt like a long 9 months of counting down until the day of your arrival.
But here you are.
You are precious and loved my little Layla.
You are wanted and cared for.
We couldn't have asked for a cuter, sweeter, snugglier, beautiful, little girl.
You are staying awake for longer periods of time and looking us in the eye as if you know that it makes our day.
You are eating like a little piggy, taking at least 4 ounces every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
You are now weighing over 10 pounds and growing out of your newborn clothes and diapers very quickly.
You love your pacifier and sleep great in your swaddle blanket as soon as you get past the initial frustration of not being able to move your arms about freely.
You are one gassy little girl and have lots of dirty diapers.
You are loved by your big sister, Brooklyn. She loves to hold you and always tries to sneak into our room to touch you when you are asleep in your crib. She also loves trying to put your pacifier in your mouth.
I've typed all these words to get to a much more straight forward point: We love you with all our hearts Layla Paige and we are so blessed to have you and thankful that God gave you to us. He decided somehow that we were worthy enough to be parents to you and Brooklyn and we are ever amazed by this.
We look forward to getting to watch you flourish and grow into a Godly young lady and dazzle the world with your beauty and charm that you are bound to have.
With all our love,
Mommy, daddy and big sister Brooklyn