. 25lbs . 28in .these are approximate, because it looks like she's gained 6 pounds in a month ... so either she had a huge growth spurt or I am bad at math! (edit:11/26: She's actually 21.5lbs, we used a different scale.)
- walking more than crawling
- talks : "dog", "God", "uh oh" , sometimes "yea"
- takes naps ALL BY HERSELF! YAY!
- eats solids all by herself! no more pureed foods. (still breastfeeding though)
- her favorite song is the "goodbye" song from Yo Gabba Gabba ... when we sing it she always waves goodbye
- high fives
- drinks from a sippy cup
- is going to be a big sister
She is growing up so fa.......wait what?!?! She's going to be a SISTER?!?! Are you crazy?! Nope. It was just a surprise from the Lord! We thought because it would probably take us just as long to get pregnant like it did with Clover (almost 2 years) we weren't too concerned about birth control. Well, we learned our lesson!!! I got really sick with Clover, but the Lord has been gracious, so far I only feel a little sick but mostly just STARVING!! (takes a break for a snack)
Where was I? Oh yea! So yes, we are excited but sometimes I get fearful. I get thoughts like, "I don't want to love another child, I love Clover! She's my little buddy, another baby will just take my attention away from her!" But then I remember the Lord's truths! He is Sovereign, and He planned this for me because He knew I could handle it and that whatever happens, it will help me grow in my faith. With Christ's love in me, I have the ability to love others, and that includes a second child. And after I get my mind set on things above, I get excited for what the future holds! Someone told me an awesome encouragement, The Lord gives you grace for what you're going through, He DOESN'T give you grace for what you think you might go through. Because you're not going through it, and you might not! Those are just sinful, worrying thoughts!
So for now we are calling the baby Crabgrass, so we can stick with the foliage theme! :) Pictures are from one of my FAVORITE photographer Jason Dolbier. I'll make a new post with more of my favorites.