Monday, November 24, 2008

Money well spent!

We thought we'd take this time to familiarize you with some of the latest and greatest baby toys out there. One of the many we have purchased is the Baby Einstein Under the Sea play mat mobile. Supposed to be good for babies development of motor skills, gives them back and tummy play time, blah blah blah. Auntie Julie and I picked it out at Babies R Us from a sea of similar mobiles for the low low price of (gasp) $70. After all, can you really put a price on babies development? Heck no! We bought it, literally, hook line and sinker. Guess who is the only one who uses it????
Ha! Oh well, guess cest la vie! On a different note, we are getting ready for Thanksgiving! Since Sloane is but a little munchkin, we are having it at our house with all the family! Sloane is doing great - below are some completely gratuitous shots for all of you who just can't get enough of our little nugget! Special shout out to Mira for the awesome onesies! We love Blondie - "Call me, on the line, you can call me, call me anytime, call me..."

Thursday, November 20, 2008

What's new in our world...

It's been a crazy week for us. Sloane has been uncharacteristically inconsolable this week so we took her to the Doc as all paranoid new moms do and found she has a bit of colic. The good news is that colic is temporary - bad news is no one knows for how long. Oh well - she's still perfect and sleeping fantastic at night. She's also thriving, born at 7 lbs 1 oz, she's now 8 lbs 4 oz - just growing like a weed.

We have discovered that Sloane loves to go places! Anywhere in the infant carrier is fine with her, either in the car or the stoller. Tuesday we went for a stroll around the neighborhood in the Bob, but we had to bundle up pretty good as winter is setting in here. Asleep and not even out the door yet....

Today we went to lunch with Auntie Julie, Sarah and Sea Bass at Chapalas. Mom loves Mexican food, Sloane isn't so sure -we'll let you know later. This is the cute little outfit that Dave and Nancy Salisbury and Admiral Brillo ( got Sloane - we LOVE the pink kitty coat it's purr-fect for this winter! Thanks Dave and Nancy! Hope the weather's nice in San Diego and we'll see you maybe at Christmas!

Monday, November 17, 2008

3 weeks old!

We can't believe she's already 3 weeks old! It still seems like we're trying to get settled and figure each other out. All 3 of us are new to this whole parenting thing. This weekend, Phil and I decided to test the traveling waters with a little weekend trip to our cabin in McCall. Turns out she rides pretty good in the car between feedings! Like her mommy, Sloane is NOT a fan of naps and it seems that when she is put down, she doesn't give up easily. The exception, of course, is her Daddy's arms where she will happily sleep for any amount of time!!
What a good Daddy! The book he is reading is Baby Wise - a parenting book about how to teach your child to sleep on a schedule. It recommends NOT letting them fall asleep in your arms, of course. :) This parenting stuff is hard work!!

Seems that diapers are also not leakproof as you can see below. And we thought our kid wouldn't be messy...Oh well, just throw it all on top of Mt. Laundry in the utility room... We're also rethinking the silk pillow covers in the living room... Even the cats stay far away from the messy, loud new little darling in the house.

Stay tuned for more lessons learned in the Winter's household!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Two weeks old today!

Sloane's belly button fell off and her appetite is increasing!
Sloane is going to her first brunch to celebrate her two week birthday this morning.  Grandma Shary is here to visit Sloane and help us around the house.  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New outfit and posing.....

Out and about visiting the mall!

We broke out Sloane's new BOB stroller and took her to Macy's for the big sale!  All systems were a go with no equipment malfunctions, JJ and Sloane looked awesome strolling through the mall! Sloane behaved wonderfully and didn't fuss a bit!  It looks like she has acquired the shopping gene from a long line of relatives!

Sloane's first Halloween

Well, we couldn't find any costumes small enough for a five day old baby but did get her somewhat festive!  Mom read Sloane her first halloween book before the first trick-or-treaters arrived