Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bathing Beauty

Yesterday was tough.

Will would not go down for a nap. Even if I held him, he fussed after a few minutes of snoozing. He was overtired and we won't get into how tired I was.

Finally, I decided that since he was already grumpy, we might as well give him his first real bath. He hated the sponge baths so much that I was expecting a quick in and out, filled with tears on both of our parts. I didn't even grab the camera, thinking that there was no way this was going to be a photo opp.

Well, he loved it. At first, he cried, but when I added a bit more water, the noise of the faucet startled him and then he was fine! He is too little to smile, but he got really quiet and his eyes were open wide. He kicked at the water with his little feet and seemed happy for a few minutes.

Lest the novelty wear off or he get cold, I took him out before he had a chance to start crying. He then surprised me with about forty-five minutes of angelic, happy baby behavior. I put him in his crib to let him kick and play around. This time, I did have the camera handy.

17 comments:

Fertilized said...

Yeah for baby Will giving you some angelic baby time.

Kim said...

Ummm.. then where are the pictures?! Silly girl, a post like this is worthless without pictures. :O)

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

Aww, he much be so precious!

Geohde said...

My two love the bath, too.

Although they both also love to pee all over the place whilst nappy-free :)

J

Annalien said...

Aaah, look at those toes! The little toes that look like peas are just about my favourite small baby appendices. (Although the chins are yummy too :-)).

Tracy said...

My goodness, he is adorable! Well done, mama!

alison said...

His hair is adorable! I don't think I've ever seen baby hair so cute. :) Yay for a few minutes of peace. Wishing you much more of that today!

Jen said...

Well I'm glad you ended up with a surprisingly happy moment after all the fussiness! He's so adorable. Is his hair lightening up a bit?

Jen said...

Oh, the sweet little baby toes!

Joy said...

What a cutie!!! Maybe that's his calming thing--- baths! Lucky momma, most newborns hate baths!

BrownEyedGirl said...

I can't get over how much I believe he looks like you!!! He is sooo cute!!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

What a cutie! So glad the bath worked! :)

Beth said...

Will is simply beautiful.

Kim said...

You totally added those just for me, right? I feel special!

ADORABLE!!

Kathy V said...

I am glad that the bath went well. He is such a cute little man!

Adriane said...

Yay for bathtime - that is so fun. Love the pics - he is just beautiful!!!!

Elle Charlie said...

What a head of hair he's got on 'im! Hope he continues to go easy on you at bath time!