May 20, 2010 04:00 PM

America’s Best Dance Crew co-host Layla Kayleigh is letting readers follow along as she tackles first-time motherhood — daughter Melody Rain is now 6 months old. Read her latest blog — and see some exclusive photos — in the extended post!

Courtesy Layla Kayleigh


When I was pregnant with Melody — and even after she was born — Steven and I didn’t have much time to discuss if religion was something we wanted to implement into Melody’s life. However, when the christening conversation finally came up, we both felt it would be a positive thing.

We decided to have the christening at Townley Church in New Jersey. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Jersey (where most of Steven’s family is based) was surprisingly smooth sailing, especially for Melody’s first trip!

This was the first time Melody was around so many people. I was a little concerned she’d get cranky or overwhelmed, but she was loving all the attention! Melody didn’t even make a peep when we poured water on her head — she just looked up at me all wide-eyed as if to say, “Mommy, this is really weird, but I’ll go with it.”

Pastor Chris and his congregation were so accommodating and welcomed us with open arms. They couldn’t have been sweeter.

After the christening we headed to Steven’s parents’ house. We had ordered some delicious Italian food from Nonna’s in Marlboro, and I had gotten a special cake designed by Mauro at Carlos Bakery in Hoboken. He did such a great job with her cake!

It was such an incredible day, because we had family come from all over the country to see little Melody. It was so touching that they went through the trouble of doing so just so we could all get together to celebrate.

It takes a collective effort to pull off such a big day, and I’m so thankful to everyone that helped to make Melody’s christening such a memorable one!

Much love,

— Layla Kayleigh

Courtesy Layla Kayleigh

Courtesy Layla Kayleigh

Courtesy Layla Kayleigh

Courtesy Layla Kayleigh


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