December 08, 2009 06:00 PM

Courtesy Layla Kayleigh for use on CBB

You may know her as the co-host of America’s Best Dance Crew, but Layla Kayleigh has recently taken on a new role: Mom!

She and boyfriend Steve Covino welcomed daughter Melody Rain on November 2nd, and we’re happy to announce that Layla will be sharing her thoughts on new motherhood in an exclusive biweekly journal for Celebrity Baby Blog.

Meet 6-week-old Melody (that’s her in the photo at left!), check out Layla’s first blog entry in the extended post and share your questions and comments below.

Meeting Melody

My life changed on November 2nd 2009 at 7:48 a.m. when my daughter Melody was born. The moment I looked into her eyes, I fell in love immediately. I never thought in a million years a love like that could even exist. And I couldn’t imagine my life without her little pretty face looking back at me.

It’s been over a month now and even though motherhood has proven to be challenging, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. It has really humbled me.

When I‘m waking up at 4 a.m., with poo stains on my pj’s from changing her diaper, (her poo’s are explosive and it gets messy!) baby vomit in my hair (that’s dried up to a point my hair feels like I put triple extra strength gel in it and I look like Cameron Diaz from Something About Mary) and Melody is screaming her lungs out for what seems like hours on end, I just have to throw my hands up and laugh. Even in those moments I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

The silly things that mattered to me before, matter no more. Every decision I make, everything I do is for her and with her in mind. It’s like so much gets put into perspective when you become a mother and I have a new found respect for all my fellow mamas out there.

Melody doesn’t like to sleep much so far, and she’s a big girl! She likes to eat just like her mom, which means she wakes up every two hours on the hour demanding more milk. Sleep for me…What’s that? It’s something I dream about in the 20 minute naps I take here and there.

Some say just get through the first three months, they’re the hardest. But I’m not rushing them by, because I know she’ll never be this little again.

There’s an old Buddhist saying that says children choose their parents before they come into this world. If that’s the case, I’m so glad she chose me.

Til next time.

Much love to you and yours,


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