Saturday, April 14, 2012

dear sloane. one month

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Dear Sloane,

Today you turn one month old and you are one VERY loved baby girl. It's been a busy month, but I'll try to catch you up on everything we've done.  We welcomed you into the world on March 14, two days after your due date. You came into the world screaming nice and loud and from the first second I laid my eyes on you, you had my heart.  You are a true gift from God.  When you were a few hours old, you got to meet Egan.  He wasn't quite sure what to think about you at first, but he loves you so much and even calls you "my baby".  I love seeing the two of you try to figure each other out. Currently you don't do a lot of playing with him, but he has figured out that he can give you "five" and "boom".  He thinks that's pretty fun!  We started going and doing things with you pretty much as soon as we got home from the hospital.  When you were one week old, you went to your first movie, "Blue Like Jazz".  You slept through the whole thing.  At two weeks old, we went to the arboretum.  You've also been to a wedding, church, egg hunt, various parks, grocery stores, out to eat, multiple trips to the mall and more that I'm sure I'm forgetting.  We go and do a lot.  Thankfully you are pretty flexible.  It gets a bit tricky with you going places because you despise your carseat.  For some reason you start screaming as soon as we put you in it and only rarely stop until you are taken out.  We don't even have to buckle you in for you to start screaming. This is pretty much the only habit you have that needs to change… for everyone's sake.  You are pretty relaxed about most other things.  You do really well in the bath.  Unlike your brother at this age, you already like it!  You also don't mind having your diaper changed or clothes changed for the most part.  We are all sleeping a fair amount.  You get up around twice at night and have for the most part since you were a few days old.  We've had a few nights where we only got up once, but so far those nights are few.

You are still wearing mostly newborn clothing, but are just about out of that size. You were 7 lbs 3 oz at birth and up to 7 lbs 10 oz at your 2 week doctor appointment.  We haven't weighed you since, but I'm sure you are up quite a bit from that.  You have changed so much… I just marvel at your little budding personality every single day.  I wouldn't say you are a smiley baby just yet.  You are very much like your brother in that you like to study everything very intently.  I'm ok with that though because I know with time you will think I'm funny.  (Ok, you may never thing I'm really that funny.  I can accept that.)

Little sister, we are so thankful for you and all that you bring to our family.  Our hearts have all grown immensely since you entered the scene and as Egan says when asked what his heart beats… His response is always, "Mommy, Daddy, Baby Sloane."  It's true.



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Here's a quick comparison… Sloane at one month...IMG 4436

Egan at about one month…  Yep, she's belongs to this family!IMG 5475 745587

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