Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Way Back When-esday- Bath & Prints Edition...

For this week’s edition of, “Way Back When-esday,” we’re taking a look back to Cooper’s first real bath. After he was born, our friends and family took turns bringing us meals to help out. Being brand new, first time parents, coupled with my c-section, the first few weeks were a little tough so the help was welcomed and greatly appreciated.

Our dear friends, and Cooper’s Godparents, Keith and Kelly, had singed up to bring us food that evening. Kelly made us a delicious “breakfast dinner." Yummy pancakes for dinner? Don’t knock it until you try it. What they didn’t know before they got there is that we had a couple activities that we wanted their hand with.

First off, we needed to document Cooper’s hand and footprints. Now if you’ve never done this before you’re probably thinking to yourself, no biggie! WRONG! As you can see below, a three week old has very little patience for these types of shenanigans. With several hands on deck, we were able to successfully retrieve his prints for both his baby book and display plaques for his nursery.

Next up was Cooper’s first official bath! We had gone the sponge bath route up until this point because of his belly button and healing boy parts. The baby bathtub needed assembly and we quickly caught ourselves wondering how many adults, one of which is an engineer, it took to assemble the thing! Once that was accomplished I undressed our tiny, sweet, fragile baby for his first bath. I was a nervous wreck.

I thought for sure that he’d scream bloody murder (which is what he did during his sponge baths) but I was oh so wrong. He loved being submerged in the warm water and didn’t make as much as a peep the entire time.

That was until we took him out. NOT HAPPY! It took some comforting and a lot of warm cuddling but he simmered down and returned to his happy baby state.

I powdered, diapered, lotioned, and kissed our fresh baby Cooper. We had successfully completed his first bath with only one limited meltdown. I was relieved.

Looking at these pictures it seems so long ago. I can’t believe that this was only six short months ago but at the same time, I can’t believe that six months have already passed. He’s growing up too quickly.

Play along with Cheryl at Twinfatuation... it's so much fun to reminisce!


  1. This is hilariuos! I love the photos and the fact that the "engineer" struggled with putting the bath together. Oh and as for pancakes for breakfast? I am so down!

  2. What a riot and wonderful documentation of that pivotal first bath!

    I am going to have to share that even at one-year, the footprint/handprint compliance ain't all there!

    Thank you so much for playing along with Way Back When-esday, Meagan!

  3. Good times. You did not seem like a nervous wreck during bath time.

    Krystle, sorry the engineer is not a baby bath tub engineer. Say that five times fast. Come over the house for breakfast anytime.