Thursday, July 17, 2008

Layla Wynn Gold is Here!

I am a proud big brother to Layla Wynn, born at 12:29 pm on Monday July 14 at Winnie Palmer Hospital.  She was 7 lbs 9 ounces and 20 inches long.  She has a mohawk!!!

I got to meet her on Monday after school at the hospital.  I had told Mommy and Daddy that I wanted to kiss her toes when we met.  So that was one of the first things I did.  I brought Layla a Minnie Mouse doll that I picked out for her.  She brought me a Zoe doll and two Mickey Mouse Clubhouse figurines.
Layla stayed in a special clear plastic bassinet in the hospital.  Mommy and Daddy taped a picture of me inside the crib.  They told me that she loved staring at my picture whenever she was awake.
A lot of our family came to the hospital to meet Layla while she was staying there.  Grammy, Papa, Grandma, Pops, Aunt Rachel, Uncle Buddy, Aunt Ruth, and Grandma Barbara all got their pictures taken with Layla.  Mommy and Daddy told me that Mike and Catriona came too but they didn't get any pictures of them!
On Wednesday, Layla got to come home.  Mommy and Daddy got her dressed up to come home in a pretty dress and Mary Jane socks.  I came to the hospital to take her home.  After a small catastrophe (see Mommy's blog for details) we were on our way home.  I was in charge of pushing a cart with all of Mommy and Layla's things on it.  I had to wear special gloves that the nurse gave me for pushing.  The whole way home I gave Mommy and Daddy updates on Layla.  I said "Layla nap" and "Layla crying".
When we got home from the hospital I got to hold Layla.  I love her so much I didn't want to give her up to read books and go to bed!
After I went to sleep Mommy and Daddy took some pictures of Layla at home for her first night.  She laid in her pack n' play posing for pictures.  She even held her own bottle while Mommy fed her in the middle of the night!
I love having my sister home with me!


Harris said...

OMG - The pictures are so cute. I kept thinking that is the BEST picture, then I would scroll down and find a cuter one! I am having a hard time though thinking about you guys with a girl - this is going to take some getting used to! ;-)

Rachel said...

Layla is beautiful Mason and I know you will be a great big brother to her! She already knows how special you are! I love you both!
Love, Aunt Rachel

Harris said...

I'll give you until tomorrow until I start whining for new photos ;-)

Tayler said...

I echo Catriona's comment, and I sleep next to you, so imagine the whinning at 3 AM when you are feeding Layla Bean?