Before Leyna was born, I had a hard time imagining how her puzzle piece would squeeze it’s way into what felt like an already complete puzzle. I worried that Kendall would suffer because of it, or that she wouldn’t get the attention she deserves.
Our puzzle pieces still aren’t perfectly aligned yet. There are some gaps to fill in and some rearranging to do, but every day we get a little closer to forming a perfect new picture from the new pieces. Last night two pieces slid next to each other… and they finally fit.
Kendall and Leyna have had small interactions here and there, but they’ve mainly been ships passing, a sheepish smile or a quick hello exchanged before they moved on. Leyna does adore Kendall, she watches his every move and smiles any time he acknowledges her.
We’ve been trying to get Leyna to laugh for a couple weeks now. She opens her mouth and makes the silent gasp-y laugh, but never anything more. At dinner last night, Kendall let out a loud laugh over who knows what, and Leyna immediately responded, which in turn made Kendall laugh harder, which in turn made Leyna. It was the first of many inside jokes shared between the two of them… and I caught it on camera.
Warms my puzzle piece shaped heart.
Kendall is 2 years 11 months and Leyna is 3 months old