30 November 2011

Happy Four Months (and 11 days)!

yes i know. Sloan is 4 months and 11 days old, but today we had our four month appointment. Sloan is 14 lbs and 9 ounces (55%-ile), she is 25.5 inches long (75%-ile) and her little head is 39 cm (8%-ile)

I don't have to tell you how stinking cute she is. This is the quilt that my mother, grandmother, and I made together. I designed it based on my baby quilt and cut out the bodies and wings. Mom sewed and hand stitched the butterflies and top of the quilt, and my grandmother quilted it.  It turned out BEAUTIFULY!






Our newest "talent" is standing. Sloan is like a little gymnast. She will keep her legs stiff and straight together, feet flat, and her arms straight out to balance. We prop her up on the sofa, and she will practice letting go. She can actually stand for several seconds on her own! its quite amazing, probably because her head is so little she doesn't have a lot of weight holding her down.




22 November 2011

Baptized!!

Last weekend, 13 November 2011, was Sloan's baptism.  Since our church only does baby dedications, I really wanted to baptize her the way that i was baptized. Rick will argue its a matter of semantics, verbiage if you will... but it is something that is important to me and my family, so baptized she was! It was a beautiful service though Sloan and I did not make it to the end. Sloan was hungry and cried most of the time. There was absolutely nothing I could do about it. We promptly left after our part of the service and did not return until Sloan had eaten.. This just happens to be the very same gown that I was baptized in on November 2, 1980. 






i wanted to add, while Sloan is nearly 4 months in the picture above, I was just two months and four days old, and probably a lot bigger.

04 November 2011

Cloth Diapers

I am really into being environmentally friendly. I try to do as much as i can to reduce my footprint on the world. I drive a hybrid SUV because I know that i need the bigger car, but I also know that i can do my part to conserve the Earth's resources. One of the most valuable resources the Earth has is land which is why I am pretty passionate about recycling and reducing the amount of things we throw into the land fill. Because of this, I have started cloth diapering part of the time.

Cloth Diapering Part Time:
Sloan is wearing Fuzzibunz cloth diapers on nights and weekends, as we wish to do our part to contribute less waste to the landfills! An average diaper takes hundreds of years to decompose! Some websites intimate that it takes around 550 years! which means long after our Great Great Great Great grandchildren are dead, the diapers I wore as a baby  will STILL be in a landfill somewhere. And i'm just not ok with that. I don't know how anyone can be "ok" with that. And since I cannot cloth diaper full time because Sloan's school won't do it, I can do my part at home! To learn more about how you can do your part, visit http://www.realdiaperassociation.org/diaperfacts.php for more information. To us, its not about saving money, its about doing our part to contribute to the future of our children, and of the planet.


Anything to do our part to make Sloan's future just a little brighter! This has been your PSA for today. 
Happy Friday!


01 November 2011

Three Month Pics



The pics from yesterdays post were taken in our three month photo session, but there are a few others I would like to share as well. AW Sapp is quite a talented photographer!

Milestones:
Since three months fell into October, we went ahead and did her shoot in the costumes I had, the caterpillar/butterfly, and her skeleton. With some naked baby pics in the mix. Sloan currently weighs 14 pounds and is probably around 24 inches long. Her three month old sleepers no longer fit because she is too tall. She looks out the window when we drive, except for the times she falls asleep. She likes to grab everything, especially mommy's hair, and puts most things right into her mouth (but not mommy's hair). She interlaces her fingers when she can, and is still searching for her thumb, but has settled for sucking on her fist! She makes about 100 different faces, and loves to talk to us. Sloan sleeps through the night, averaging 9 hours a night, but last night gave us 10.5 hours of solid sleep! Her hair is really starting to grow, and it is blonde and light brown.



Scheming
 Towards the end of the shoot, we tried to get Sloan to smile. Its funny because when it is sloan, myself and my iphone, she smiles away. I have captured countless smiles from her, i call her my little smile bucket. But with the portrait session and all the flashing bulbs, she was all business, with the exception of the one smile he captured in her Caterpillar suit. Oh well. There is always next month.

Seriously, don't you have enough yet?

Starting to get hungry!

So done with this! Mommy please feed me now!