Monday, January 12, 2009


After Morgan's umbilical cord fell off during our trip, we were excited to get home and give her a "real" bath for the first time. Her first bath was Tuesday, January 6, and it was NO FUN FOR MORGAN! She hated it. Typical, I guess. This bath was given by both parents.

Fast-forward to the next day. Danny's at work and I get the bright idea to attempt the next bath alone. I did this for two reasons. 1. Her first bath was rushed. She was screaming so much, I felt like I was torturing her. So I made it quick. As a result, I didn't feel she was clean enough. 2. I knew the majority of Morgan's baths would be given by me, so I needed to get some practice doing it alone.

I shouldn't have attempted the second bath. For two reasons. 1. She didn't need it. It's no secret that babies don't really get dirty this early in life. You could even get by with just a couple of baths a week, according to many Web sites. It could have waited. 2. I needed a little more practice (with help -- with her daddy!) before attempting it alone.

But I attempted to give her the bath, anyway. Typical.

So I put her in there. She was actually pretty calm at first. She seemed to enjoy the warm water -- for about 10 seconds. Then I guess it got old because she started screaming. But with that cry came a look I'd become all too familiar with -- the BOO BOO look! I'm laughing and thinking, "Oh, no, Morgan, you CANNOT be doing what I think you're doing." Well, lo and behold, we have a new friend in the water. I grab that little turd as soon as it hits in an attempt to prevent "water contamination." I was successful.

Until the look came again. "No problem. I can just grab this next one, too," I was thinking. Well, I didn't plan on the next one being twice as long. So when I grabbed it, it broke up in the water. Boo boo debris EVERYWHERE. So at this point, I'm like, "I've gotta get her out of this crap -- literally." :-)

So I take her out, wrap her in her towel, and lay her on her play gym until I quickly change the water (and get rid of all the extras in the water).

I ended up running new water and giving another "quick" bath. She hated it. But boy, was it funny.

Since I'm still not satisfied (she still hasn't had a "good bath," if you ask me) I'm attempting her next bath in just a few minutes (hey, it's a new week!). This time I'm going to place her tub on the nursery floor -- I think putting it in the kitchen sink under a window wasn't the best idea. She seemed awfully cold...

Wish me luck! I hope the worst has come and gone...

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