I've been worried I would do this: fall behind on documenting Sloane. And of course "fall behind" is mostly used in reference to how much I documented Fox when he was a baby (wait, is he not a baby anymore?). She turned four months old on October 26th, and I didn't do the traditional blog post. I'll go ahead and peg most of the blame on lighting. Our old house had wonderful lighting and how could I not pull the camera out all the time when Kodak moments were presenting themselves right and left. The basement apartment we're blessed to be in right now in DC (this place seriously has been a huge blessing), unfortunately allows for an incredibly small amount of natural light. The bathroom gets most all of it. Maybe I could do a bathroom portraits series? (I have so many great ideas). Anyway, I just don't think to pull the camera out around Sloane as often as I did with baby Fox. Maybe I'll get better in the future (get your hopes way up).
Ok, back to Sloane. This little gem has just been growing to be more and more fun. My favorite time of day is when she first wakes up (usually an hour after Fox). We'll both hear her stirring and then run in to get her. First, Fox and I both look at her in her crib and say "Good morning, Sloane." I love hearing Fox be so excited to see her (and he mimics the way I say it perfectly). And then come the smiles. Non-stop smiles when this girl first wakes up. It's the best. I don't think that's anything new though. Maybe just bigger. Cause she's gotten bigger. Still off the chart for height. I wish I knew her weight, but we don't have a scale here, so we haven't been able to check it. I'm sure it's a good weight though. Oh, and she has started the ever-exciting rolling. She curls up real tight and rolls from her back over to her tummy. Baby's getting mobile! No more unattended bed or couchtime, girl. Most of the time, her curled up rolling is the result of her trying to suck on her toes. Fingers and toes, Sloane simply cannot get enough of hers. Also, along with the digit-sucking, Sloane's favorite hobby is making the Chewbacca/throat gurgling noise. I really feel all people should make this noise when they are feeling happy and/or excited and/or entertained that they can make a cool noise. It would be so wonderful, that Louie Armstrong would have to add new lyrics to his song.