Lyla Georgette - 3 years, 8 months
It has been a while since I got out the camera to take photos of Lyla just for fun. But yesterday felt like a good time—we were both in good moods and the weather was nice.
Even with the new baby not set to arrive until January, it already feels like Lyla is very aware of the impending change at our house. She has been extra clingy to me—having me carry her everywhere, only wanting ME to rock her at bed time, only wanting ME to get her in and out of her car seat, etc. I don’t mention the baby much, if at all, to her, but she constantly makes comments about “her baby” or “our baby” and being a big sister. When pulling her out of the bath tub one night I jokingly said “Lyla, stop getting so big!” and she responded “But I have to grow big so I can be a big sister!” When shopping at a clothing store she points out baby clothes and says we should get some for our baby. Little things like that, stop me in my tracks. She is just so very aware. And as for me, since I no longer have sickness as a reminder, sometimes I forget I’m even pregnant!
I look at these pictures and suddenly see just how much Lyla has grown up this summer. Those long legs kill me! And those growing blonde curls… Part of me is sad, but I also really love this age. I am not super excited about living through the newborn stage again (please God, give me a non-colicky baby this time around!!), but I do daydream about having two toddlers at our house. Next week we find out if we will be adding a boy or another girl to our crew!