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Sarah at Four Months - Jonathan Pryor's web log

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Sarah at Four Months

Sarah was four months old on August 24, 2005 (or 17 ½ weeks). Here she is on August 27th:

Sarah on Jon

We visited her pediatrician last Friday, and her current "official" weight is 13 lbs 4 oz (50th percentile) and her length is 24.5" (~55th percentile), so she's doing very well, though she feels heavier than 13 pounds to me...

Sarah's currenty weekday routine is:

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
I take care of her. She wakes up anywhere within this range, though she may wake up earlier. I normally feed her breakfast (consisting of ~7 ounces of formula), coo at her a bit (she's too cute!), and try to get her back asleep before leaving for work. Intermix feeding and walking Sadie (our dog), shaving, and otherwise getting ready for work, and I'm occasionally not sure how I have time for everything.
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Amber takes care of Sarah, usually feeding her at least twice during this period. Sarah tends to go at least three hours between feedings, frequently napping immediately before a feeding. Playing, tummy time, and the occasional bout of smiling/insanity will insue, plus taking Sarah on a walk around the block (optionally with Sadie).
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
When I get back home from work Sarah is my responsibility again. The first order of business is walking and feeding Sadie with Amber and Sarah in tow. Dinner for Amber and me swiftly follows, though frequently Sarah needs a feeding about when I'm trying to eat (bad timing!). Sarah gets one or two more feedings during this time as well (depending on when she feels like going to bed). Intermix email with caring for Sarah, and my night ends far too quickly.

Weekends differ in that I'm responsible for her all weekend long, with assistance from Amber when necessary (it's Amber's time to take a break, care for the garden, and other non-Sarah-related things).

We haven't started feeding Sarah solids yet, though it looks like we'll be able to within the next month.

During tummy time, Sarah's feet seem to have the idea for crawling down, but her arms don't (possibly because they're not strong enough to lift her body yet). The result: she's an inchworm, slowly moving forward, when she moves at all. Very cute. She occasionally holds her head up, but she's not quite strong enough yet.

Posted on 28 Aug 2005 | Path: /life/ | Permalink
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