Monday, August 2, 2010

Don't Stray

from the Schedule!!  

Saturday night (night #3 -- 11 more to go) was our first night that he didn't sleep through the night.  But I think that was my fault... I couldn't bare to wake Aarron up after his feeding at 9:30pm to take a bath and have another feeding before "bedtime" at 11:00pm.  That bit me us in the behind... he woke up at 1:00am crying to be fed (ate about 4 oz.) and then woke up again at 5:00am crying to be fed (ate about 6 oz.) and then woke up again at 7:30am wanting to be paid attention to.  So it looks like I have to wake him up for his nightly bath and "supper" so that we have a happy, full baby to put to sleep.

Sunday (full day #3 -- 11 more to go) was eventful, we went to church in the morning and then did some "chores" and then out to grab a late lunch.  And he was amazing through all of it... I couldn't ask for a better first placement (maybe its more the novelty of having a baby around, but whatever it is.. he's happy and we are happy having him with us -- even if it is briefly).  And he failed to sleep through the night again, but he was a little more on schedule.  He woke up at 1:30am but just whined a bit and then soothed himself back to sleep, until 3:30am when he was "STARVING!".  And then he woke up at 6:30am to be fed again.. and we back to sleep for a bit.

Today (full day #4 -- 10 more to go) was his first day at day care.  I have to admit I was a bit nervous about dropping him at day care.. I don't know why, but it isn't the same as spending the day with him.  So I dropped him off this morning with a bag full of clothes, diapers, wipes, powder, bottles, pacifiers, sunblock, his hat, and probably way more stuff than he could possibly need in one day -- better to be safe than sorry.  And went off to work.  I haven't called the day care.. I figure they will call if there is something wrong...

No calls = Good Days!!

P. will be picking him up this afternoon... and spending their second time alone (I have complete faith in him.. he is an amazing "Dad").

Aarron's Stats/Milestones:

Age: 12 weeks
Weight: 14 pounds (approximately)
Length: unkown (maybe 22 inches)


By the End of 1st Month:
✔• Lift head for short periods of time
✔• Move head from side to side
✔• Prefer the human face to other shapes
✔• Make jerky arm movements
✔• Bring hand to face
✔• Demonstrate strong reflex movements
✔• Focus on items 8 to 12 inches away
✔• Turn towards familiar sounds or voices
✔• Respond to loud sounds
✔• Blink at bright lights

By the End of 2nd Month:
✔• Smile
✔• Track objects with eyes
✔• Make noises other than crying
✔•Repeat vowel noises, such as “ah” or “ooh”
✔• Enjoy being held and spoken to
By the End of 3rd Month:
✔• Raise head and chest while on tummy

✔• Lift head 45 degrees
✔• Kick and strengthen legs while on back
✔• Open and shut hand
✔• Reach for dangling objects
✔• Grasp and shake hand toys
✔• Begin to develop a social smile
✔• Kick legs energetically
✔• Bring both hands together
By the End of 4th Month:
✔• Sleep about six hours at night before waking (total sleep typically 14 to 17 hours) 
    • Roll over (usually stomach to back is first)
✔• Sit with support
✔• Lift head up 90 degrees
✔• Follow a moving object for a 180-degree arc
✔• Babble and amuse him or herself with new noises
✔• Respond to all colors and shades
✔• Recognize a baby bottle or breast
✔• Explore objects with mouth
✔• Communicate fear, pain, loneliness, and discomfort through crying
✔• Respond to a rattle or bell


  1. wow. sounds like you and P are doing fantastically.


  2. so people do take babies to church ;)

  3. schedules are great when your baby can stick to one. some do, some don't. i think god rachel does! although sometimes it would be nice to be able to leave the house after 6pm.



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