Layla Kayleigh’s Blog: Meeting Melody!

12/08/2009 at 06:00 PM ET
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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Sarah on

Congrats! Love the name Melody!

chrissy on

Melody is such a cute baby and her name is adorable!!!
Layla’s love for her daughter is radiating from the computer screen as I’m reading this… She seems like a wonderful mom! Good luck, Layla and enjoy every minute of your blissful happiness!

ElenaS on

Cute baby. Love the name. Plus she is born on the same day as me 🙂

Brooke on

Melody is an adorable name, and so is she! She is really cute!

Ashleigh on

She’s beautiful!

jacob black lover on

beautiful baby. melody is ok but i love rain. love all the hair!

Tensia Covino on

What an absolutely gorgeous baby!! (I am a bit partial).. Little Melody was Heaven-sent to be cared for by the two most loving, caring parents.. Hang in there, Laya.. One day she’ll be driving you crazy in a different way..and you’ll be wishing you had the poo and vomit back instead! lol…

Love you all.

L on

So beautiful, its funny even with her eyes closed and at such a young age she resembles Layla so so much!!

Jordasche Bledsoe on

What a beautiful little baby girl she had. Congrats!

BabyBumbleBee on

She’s adorable. Melody and I share the same birthday!

margaret ramcharan on

What a beautiful little girl! Layla, welcome to the hardest, but most rewarding job ever – motherhood. Those sleepless nights are worth the amazing joy she’ll bring into your life. Keep the pictures coming…we’d love to meet her in person : )

Say hi to Steve (hope he’s getting his share of poop and spit ups)

Rosalie on

Congratulations Layla the baby is absolutely beautiful. I’m Steve Covino’s cousin and I’m so happy for the two of you in your new jobs as parents. Tensia will be a terrific grandmother. I’m the proud grandmother of Ryan, Matthew and Jordan. All under the age of 2 years. So Layla has cousins she can someday meet and play with.

Lisa Totin on

Congrats again on baby Melody. She is absolutely beautiful and I have to say looks just like her daddy. He has very strong genes. As you know, I had my daughter Jordan on 10/22 and also have an 18 month old son Ryan. Some days are harder than others. My children do not sleep and I often wonder how I will get through the day but somehow you manage to get past the exhaustion and do it. As much as I complain about how tired I am or how much Jordan’s screams and cries are giving me a headache (the girl has a set of lungs on her!!!) – I would not trade my life for anything in the world. These kids are my life and you truly don’t appreciate that statement until you are a mother yourself. Best of luck to you and Steve and just keep on loving that precious little angel. xo

Shelly on

Melody is a celebrity – I love it!! She is absolutely adorable and does look like her daddy. But have no fear. My son looked like his daddy when he was first born and now he looks more like me. Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world but also so rewarding so just enjoy every minute of her. I hope to get to meet her (and you) soon. Hugs to my cousins!

daniela on

I don’t know who any of these people are, but that is one sweet little baby! She looks like an Anne Geddes model baby! 🙂

Shelly on

I’m not familiar with that show but that baby is one of the cutest little ones I’ve seen in a long time!!! Welcome Miss Melody; I can’t wait to read more about you.

Shelly on

Daniela – that’s the same thought that popped into my head! LOL

Anon on

OMG that baby is so cute that I’m about to cry

FC on

Melody is the sweetest looking little dream in that photo. 🙂 And I loved the Buddhist saying about babies choosing you for their parents. 🙂

Many congrats to Layla and Steve on their beautiful little girl!

BigFan on

Covino’s the man!!!!!
Covino and Rich Show on Sirius 108!

Charlotte Leonard on

Wow!! Congrats 🙂 I’d love to photograph your little one, I’m sure your baby is just adorable!!!

Shannon on

She seems like she loves her daughter so much! A beautiful daughter with a beautiful name for a mother with a beautiful heart

{JeLisa} on

Ohhhhh….she’s so precious!

A million congrats!