Alia turned four months on the 19th but since we didn't go to the doctors till today here are her stats:
Length - 25.5 inches, 77%
Weight - 13 pounds, 22%
Head circumference - 8%
Hahaha! So pretty much she's really long, not too chubby with a tiny head. She can roll both ways, grab and hold on to toys, loves the snugglie, talks gibberish, and loves to stick her tongue out like a lizard.
I have to say she has been a great learning lesson/blessing for me. She taught me that things don't happen on my time but on the Lords time. I was TERRIFIED of having three kids all three and under. But of course the Lord wouldn't give me something I couldn't handle. Although there are some days where she's a lot more fussy than others, and I don't know what to do for her, the great days out weigh the hard days by a lot. I LOVE walking into our room to pick her up after she's woken up from a nap and she's so excited to see me. She has a huge toothless grin and kicks and flails her arms because that is the only way to show her excitement. I'm so grateful I pushed through those two, yes two, agonizing months of painful nursing so I can see her now, look up at me cross-eyed and grinning while trying to still eat. I LOVE that she has two older siblings that are close in age to her so they'll be able to know her better and stay in school with each other longer. I'm so thankful I stay home with my kids because I would much rather have them have memories of me than with some random person or relative. Even though I should probably be out there looking for a job along with Kurt I know he was meant to be jobless right now. Maybe to make our family grow stronger, to teach us humility, or maybe just to help out with our third child, I don't know but I'm grateful that we have been able to learn and grow as a family from this experience. I know I'm a much happier mom of a four month old because he's been here to help out. I now have no fear of more kids. It has become the more the merrier. I'm not about to go and get pregnant right now but I'm finally comfortable where we are and the rate things are going. And that's what this little girl has taught me. Thank you Alia!