Sloan has duped me. I have moments during the day when she convinces me I can have a thousand babies. She is the sweetest, happiest girl. She sleeps really well at night, but lately has decided naps during the day are lame…so she has axed them. So we have been working on taking short naps in her crib. Slowly, but surely, we are making progress. At first Sloan would only fall asleep in her crib if I was holding her hand. I wasn’t complaining, though.
Then we graduated to sitting outside of the crib and singing songs until she fell asleep. Practice makes perfect. As soon as she shuts her eyes I use my Navy SEAL training to exit her nursery.
I also use that same training to run errands alone with Sloan. We got so much accomplished this week. She even nursed like an olympian in my car between runs to the party store, wholesale supply store, and grocery store before our adventure down to Provo. I am still helping to design a corporate building down south and took Sloan along with me this week. She slept the entire meeting and all the way back home.
This week my mom came along with Sloan and I to run more errands for her upcoming blessing. We have quite the group coming – a million Hendersons and a slew of Fotheringham’s makes quite the crew. I know I am already forgetting something, but we are just gonna roll with it.
Afterwards we went and visited her Gramps at my parents’ house for lunch. Sloan loves sitting up like a big girl. She is such a little show-off.
I’ve been working on some other fun projects here and there for work. I am again, so grateful to be able to work from home. I helped a friend design her business cards for Alt Summit, which was this week…
Thursday Zach and I went out, just the two of us, to dinner and to see American Sniper. My parents watched Sloan. We are lucky both sets of grandparents are so willing to tend her. It does help that she is such a mellow baby. I never thought I would be one of those moms who missed their child while they were away, but I am totally guilty in the worst way. We both loved our time together, and plan to do it more often, but couldn’t wait to have her back, tagging along with us.
Back to napping – we are also getting better at napping in clothes, which is a huge step. This child smiles instantly the moment she sees me after a nap. She has bewitched me…
We had a family dinner date with some of Zach’s siblings at Brio on Saturday. Sloan loves to be held by her aunts. They are pros compared to her rookie mom. My sister-in-law even showed me the delicate art of nursing in a public restroom. Sloan didn’t skip a beat, but I was in uncharted territory. I despise public restrooms.
We also did round two of church. She was a champ and barely made a peep the entirety of sacrament meeting.
Sloan can keep playing up this angel baby routine. She is going to have her parents wrapped around her tiny (but pudgy) finger.