Jack is a delightful, easy, peaceful baby. He rarely cries at all- if he's uncomfortable or needs something, he'll grunt a time or two and let me know, then he gives me several minutes to actually handle it. BUT the one thing that makes him mad, hands down, every time, is if he gets cold. This has been the case from the second he entered the world. Oh it makes him so mad. With that being said, I had to choose between 2 forms of child abuse. Do I let the child remain dirty, skipping his bath, so he doesn't have to be cold? Or do I bathe him, knowing full well that it will torture him? Really, it's lose lose. But for now, we doing one bath a week, TOPS, until he gets some more body fat. I wipe him down with warm wash clothes in between, but I will not subject him to that harsh treatment anymore than that. Even if it means he's stinky.
So last week, Jack had his first bath. We captured it and I wanted to share. This was even more intense than a normal bath, because his umbilical cord had not fallen off yet, so he had to have the water really shallow. A sponge bath was pure torture. Poor baby!
[caption id="attachment_1647" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The "Before""][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1651" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Jack's support crew, cheering him on!"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The beginning of the torture"]