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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007
Opposites Attract
Sometimes I marvel at how alike the girls can be. There are times I'll look at the video monitors while they are sleeping that they are in the exact same position. Eerie.

Yet, last night as I snuck in their rooms to watch peak at them sleeping, I had to smile at their biggest difference. There was Kalya curled on her side with her thumb in her mouth. Nothing in her bed but her. On the floor next to her bed was a mound consisting of her 2 blankets - her Dora blanket and her pink Gymboree blanket with kitties on it - along with her stuffed dolls of Map and Swiper and her "taggie" - a blanket shaped like a cow. She insist on being put to bed with all these things and then almost immediately after we shut her door, she tosses them out of her bed where they stay until the morning.

Enter Alysa's room and you see the opposite. The floor next to her crib is clear. In her crib she is sleeping just as soundly, also slightly curled on her side. But in her arms is her Taggie blanket (a tag is in her mouth) and her Baby (a little plush purple baby doll). She would NEVER go to sleep w/o them and they are always within her reach if they leave her arms. There are even times I'll hear her in the middle of the night and look over and she's sitting up looking around her crib. When she sees her Taggie and Baby, she'll dive-bomb for them, roll over, put a tag in her mouth and hug them before going back to sleep.

When we travel - all their blankets and dolls make the trips with us. But where Kayla's is more because it's the thing "to do or have", with Alysa it's out of total necessity. Whenever we head upstairs for naps or bedtime, Alysa will walk up the stairs repeating - "I'm coming Baby. I'm coming Taggie". She is truly obsessed!

I enjoy not only their similarities but their differences as well.

posted at 4:07 PM  

At 6:12 PM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Too cute! Jason is like that with his frogs (2 of them) and his binky (yes, he still needs it to sleep). The boy is totally obsessed and they travel with us too. Mark takes his frog, but he doesn't really need it.

At 3:27 PM, Anonymous kathy said...


You're slipping. Where are the pictures?

Love you,

Mom :)

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

My son just started sleeping on his crib mattress on the floor (to ease him into a big bed in a month or so) and he now sleeps with heaps of stuffed animals and 3 or 4 blankies. In the crib, he threw everything out.

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

oh that's so funny how opposite they are when sleeping! Kayla used to throw everything out of her crib too; she did it for a short time after we switched her to the toddler bed, and now she keeps her blanket on her while sleeping, and sleeps with 1 or 2 baby dolls and their own little pillows and blankets :)


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