Wednesday, June 12, 2013

10 for 10

I almost can't believe these words as I'm typing them, but today our sweet Sloan is 10 months old. 10 months! There's just no way that can be true. I mean, wasn't I just in labor (for 36 hours) yesterday? Didn't we just get home from the hospital?

24 hours young.
For the record, I'm not wishing for my postpartum days back. Nope. I just -- Warning: major cliche ahead -- can't believe how quickly time has flown by.

So, in honor of Sloan's 10-month birthday, here are 10 fun facts about this little peach:

10. She's the first grandchild on both sides of the family. (Just like her mom!) And on my mom's side of the family, she is now the fourth generation of first-born women.
Six weeks old at my cousin's wedding in NYC. I can't believe how tiny she was! And it's hard to see here, but my favorite part of this picture is her Dr. Evil pinky wave. Because I'm sure she's dreaming about Mike Myers.
9. Sloan has already traveled to 9 cities (including one other country). So far, she's proven to be an awesome road warrior. She's impressed the flight crew on plane trips to New York City, Vail, Richmond and Grand Cayman. And luckily she was great company from the backseat on road trips to Greenville, Clemson, Charleston, Asheville and Pine Island, Fla.
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Sloan getting her passport photo taken. Hands down one of the funniest moments I've experienced in the past 10 months.
8. I love how quickly she is picking up on things we teach her, like dancing, waving, clapping her hands and giving kisses. She can also give you a "hug" but right now it's really more like a headbutt. (It's a start, right?)

7. I've already packed up 5 tubs of clothes that she's outgrown. Craziness.

6. Crawling? Ain't nobody got time for that! If you put Sloan on her belly to try and get her to practice crawling, she will almost immediately flip over. Not interested. Sloan would much rather spend her time chasing after the dog by scooting around in her walker.
Like I said - not a fan of tummy time. Circa October 2012.
5. Sloan is definitely showing us that she's willing to try anything. Like petting a stingray, for example.

4. She already has 4 teeth -- two bottom and two top. Right now there is a super cute gap between her two top teeth. I already miss her gummy smile, but I'm digging the gap-toothed grin, too.

3. This baby girl loves her naps. And that's certainly something that I don't take for granted!
Don't you kinda wish there was an adult version of a swaddle wrap? 
2. We already had to cut her hair! Almost two months ago Sloan got her first hair cut. It was absolutely the fastest haircut in history, because I was barely able to snap a few photos.

1. She is -- hands down, 100 percent, without a doubt -- a daddy's girl. But I wouldn't have it any other way!

1 comment:

  1. The passport photo is hilarious! Love this!