I have seen all of the pictures, and for those of you that haven't here's the link. In my opinion, poor Ayla looks miserable and it breaks my heart to think she spent the last 6 weeks of her life, unhappy and uncomfortable. There is a MAJOR difference between pictures of Ayla with her mother, Trista Reynolds and pictures of Ayla with her father, Justin DiPietro. In the pictures of her in her mom's care, she is dressed nicely, has a huge smile on her face, and looks secure. She is not hanging onto any comfort items, ie: Blankies, Sippy Cups, Stuffed Toys. She is content and her beauty radiates.
In my opinion, in the pictures of her with her father, she appears to play second fiddle to Gabby. It seems as though the pictures were taken with Gabby as the subject and Ayla just happened to be in them. It seems she is wearing Gabby's hand me down clothes and playing with Gabby's toys. She always has an item of comfort close by to pacify her. She seems sullen, unhappy. Her surroundings are dingy and dirty and not ideal for ANY child. But since my own parenting skills have been questioned, what do I know? You be the judge.
The top pictures are from Ayla's maternal family, the bottom pictures are Ayla while in her father's care. Please note, not only Ayla's level of happiness in each picture but her surroundings. It breaks my heart to think this child was mostly miserable for the last weeks of her life. Please also take into consideration for the sake of being fair, that this was a relatively new environment for her, although after 6 weeks, you would think she would have adjusted a little and her true personality would start shining through, unless of course she was miserable where she was. She may have adjusted better if she were allowed regular contact with her mother, which we know she was not. Also, she is at the teething age in the pictures and may have had some discomfort, especially in any pictures taken around bedtime. However, she was also teething while with Trista and the difference in her affect are extraordinary.