Forest is 4 weeks old today, and as of Monday he weighed in at 7 lbs, 15 ¾ oz. I think it’s probably safe to say that by today he is over the 8lb mark. That means he’s made up a lot of ground in his 4 weeks of life, going from the 2nd percentile to the 9th. Still a little guy, but making huge strides in terms of growth. Today he even *almost* fit into a 0-3 month onsie, which is great because I’m getting sick of rotating his newborn outfits.
His napping is going a little better since I talked to y’all last week. Thanks for all your advice, encouragement, and tips. Sometimes it’s just nice to know I’m not the only one without a textbook baby. It’s still a major fight to get him to nap and sometimes it’s 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. After a solid weekend full of good consistent naps, we’re back to meltdowns and refusal to fall asleep. It’s driving me batty.
Jonathan even came home at lunch today to give me a break because Forest screamed from 7 AM to 11. I’d get him to settle and nod off for 5 minutes, and as soon as I breathed a sigh of relief at the glorious silence, that all-too familiar wailing would begin again. And I’m just dumbfounded. I’m searching all of ‘the books’ for answers and a 4 week old that won’t nap isn’t even listed as an option. It’s all ‘I can’t get my 4 week old to wake up ever.’ Um…bite me! Some people have real problems.
So far today I am 0 for 3 on the nap success, yet I can’t find any literature on what to do if your newborn won’t sleep enough. Apparently, it’s supposed to be the easiest thing in the world to get your 1 month old baby to take a nap. Well, if that’s true, we are gonna be in a world of trouble when we hit 3 months old and getting babies to take naps becomes ‘more challenging’. Sigh…
I feel like Forest is getting a bad rap. He really is a lovely baby, and each day he gets closer and closer to giving us a smile. And plus he is cuuuuuuuuute. Check him out:
Can you tell he is getting better at looking at the camera? Baby boy is super sharp and alert. He doesn't want to miss a thing!
And some random pictures from his 4th week of life: