Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bathing Beauty...

Our friends from the NICU, the DeGraffs were blogging the other day about what a fun time bath day is in the hospital... which prompted our other friends, the Forsyths to comment that for them bath time at home is more of time to dread than to look forward to...We've got to agree... bath-time at home isn't quite the treat that it was in the hospital... but then again, back then we looked forward to a diaper-change like it was pay-day!

Avery has a great little bath tub with this hammock thing that lets her just kind of lay in the water... and once she got used to it after her first bath, she actually liked the next few bath times....

Somehow, around her 3rd or 4th bath she decided that bath time was less like a day at the spa and more like medieval torture and would just scream at you... There was definitely one bath day when I was super tired and had a headache that more resembled a Catholic baptism than a real scrub-down...

But the other day, our friends, the Wisans... who have twins Avery's age, and are doing an amazing job with them!!... gave us a great idea: put a big hand towel in the bath with the baby and keep her covered up like a little water blanket. Since we started doing that, she likes bath-time again!

It's actually pretty fun having a little naked baby there in the bathtub... it still amazes us how tiny she is. You just look at this little pink thing flailing around in her mini bath-tub and you've got to smile... Someday, that little helpless water-bug will be a real person! She'll walk and talk and think for herself... she'll have stories and jokes of her own to tell... she'll be part of all our memories from here on out... it's a crazy thought...

Here's a little taste of bath-time with Avery...


video

8 comments:

Mary Anne + Dusty said...

FUN! thanks for sharing that! It's good to see you all doing so well. We love bath time around here...and having them wrapped in a towel (we use a piece of fleece) made all the difference for Sadie. You guys are so great...Steph is a natural at the whole bath thing. It took me forever to not feel awkward!

Lindsey said...

oh my gosh, so cute!!! i love little avery. can't wait to see you guys and meet avery when we come out to utah for christmas!

Anonymous said...

I'm one of those random people reading your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your little Avery with me. She is so beautiful. I've loved your whole story and I've been touched by the miracle of her life. I think I felt it much more watching her move around so much in the video you posted. I'm happy that you're home for the holidays.

mandy h. said...

Oh, I loved the video! Bruce and I sat here and watched it and just laughed at the cuteness!

Chandler & Jenn said...

Ok, cutest thing I've ever seen. I'm not going to lie that I watched it at least twice!

Allie, Jared, and Zack said...

Look how big she has gotten!!! What a cutie! Zack is lucky to have her! :>

Jordan & Heather Wong said...

aw i cannot believe how big she is getting!! she is adorable!!

Lindsey said...

She is adorable you two! I would love to meet your little miracle next week? We'll be in touch!