Taken during bonding... in a mirror... check out
She's like the cutest Cabbage Patch Doll of all time!
The day of court...look at those smiles...
Just the cutest faces!
She's a star!! Her cousins love her!
Well... I just tucked Alia into her very own bed for the 3rd time (night time anyway). So far... she is not sure what day it is, what time it is, or where she is. One thing I do know... that little girl remembered her mommy and daddy. It's amazing! She already cries when I leave the room. I'm not crazy enough to think that she has attached, but I am amazed at how well the three of us are doing so far.
Honestly... I can't say that I don't enjoy the times at 4 in the morning that she thinks it is mid-day and playtime. :) I've waited SO long to have her here, that I'm trying to just sit back and enjoy each day and each moment. I did keep her up a little later tonight... hoping for a little sleep for me. ;) I know... I'm probably dreaming.
One thing that is totally cool is all that she can do now. When we left her on October 13th, she was barely sitting up on her own and fell over very often. She also did not put much pressure on her legs. Now, she is sitting up on her own (still falling over occasionally, but not near as much), she can "scoot" across a room, and she is putting all kinds of pressure on her legs (and also shares her mood by kicking her little legs like crazy when she is excited). What an answer to prayer! Although... I do have to do a few extra things to prepare for instant toddler.
This road has been absolutely incredible! I can say that now because she is finally here. :)
I can't tell you how much Brad and I have enjoyed this blog! We want to thank all of you for following our story so much.
We love you all! Don't worry... we'll update pictures as often as we can...
Brad, Stephanie, and Alia :)
Here's some pictures for now... Introducing... Alia (sorry, I think they are actually on top of this writing)!