7.30.2009

Has it really been four months?


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!

14 comments:

Our Blog Spot said...

I love how positive this post is!! Sometimes it's not always pretty, and it's so SOOO easy for me to complain... So, thanks for being POSITIVE!! You rock.

PS Nursing KILLS for me WAY longer than it does for everyone else. They all say like a week or two... PPPHHHFFF! Fat chance. So, (haha) thanks for adding that part, too!! I'm glad to know I'm not alone. I was starting to think I was crazy.

Cari said...

very sweet. that puts things into perspective for me..when i'm having a hard day at home with just my two!! :) thanks noelle. alia is such a doll!

Willing 'Ohana said...

I love this post. I'm enjoying being back with Kainoa. It's so much nicer to have his help. I thought that it would be super tough with 3 young kids but it really isn't that bad. Thanks for reminding me to stay positive. You rock Noelle!

Nikki said...

The kids are so cute. I love when babies only have eyes for their mommies. I want to bottle the baby up forever.

shanae said...

All the kids are just so cute and grown up. Kali is looking at blogs with me and she said she misses Drew ALOT!!!! I told her not to worry because we will try to see her when we are in Utah. We are thinking about making our way to VEGAS?? We will keep you posted.

Erin and James said...

how cute is this!!!! can i pllllleeeeaaase have her! she is so adorable!!!! how i would love to be in your shoes and be home with my child. you really are a lucky mom to have that and it makes me grateful that you realize it when so many don't! way to be positive and push through it! it makes life so much easier! maybe i should just get on having my second one now ;)ahaha

Mackenzie and Breana said...

Ok where did Alia come from? When you put her in between the others she looks so different with her jet black hair!! Haha

Torry said...

Your kids are just too darn beautiful!! I'm glad they're enjoying the summer so much!! Happy 4 months Alia!!!

Laura said...

I love how thick Alia's hair is and it's so cute that you can put it in little pony-tails already! I would love to make a trip to visit you guys but we probably won't be able to during our move :( but definitely when Michael earns some vacation hours!

Stephanie Yamashita said...

I miss these 3 kids!!! Boo Hoo...

Stephanie Yamashita said...

I miss these 3 kids!!! Boo Hoo...

Tane and Angela said...

wow noelle! your kids are beautiful! Alia looks so much like you!!! too cute and i can't believe she's 4 months! I admire you for being so optimistic! I need to do that more often..especially at these tough times. Good luck!

Tyson and Shelise said...

Oh she is so cute, and totally looks just like you!

The Boyd's said...

She is so grown up already and I haven't even met her. I am so excited to see you guys!! Her toungue out picture reminds me of Jacob from 4 to 9 months of his life. I'll post a picture sometime.

 
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