Since Tice’s very first bath, he has loved the water.
It is one of his favorite parts of the day, so it’s one of my favorite times, too. I’ve been wanting to take pictures of him during bath time, and I finally got around to it. But I’m going to need more. I just have to be careful, because the splashing can get out of control. My camera is weather resistant–but not waterproof!
Some of his first laughter was in the “tub,” and we have learned that nothing is as sweet as hearing our baby laugh. He loves when I pour the fresh water over him at the end of the bath. He’ll hold his breath and grin as little drops of water splash his face. When he thinks it’s hilarious, we think it’s hilarious!
There is so much joy in the innocence of a baby. I am overwhelmed with gratefulness for the blessing that he has brought to our lives. I really didn’t mean for this to be an emotional post, but as I look at these pictures, I can’t help it. How can anyone hurt a baby? I want to love and protect him with every ounce of my being. I don’t take one second that we’re together for granted–not even when he’s fussy (or when I’m cleaning up exploding poo clothes for the second time in one day!) The word “love” just seems inadequate at describing what I feel for him.
Thank you for indulging my emotional mommy moment. I will call it an “emo-mo-mo.” Okay, now I’m laughing. Gotta love hormones!
This is when his daddy kisses him goodnight, and we move on to his other favorite time of day (story time).
So, I need some recommendations for a baby tub. We started with a Tummy Tub, which was perfect for a newborn (especially in a drafty old house). After that, we’ve been using a little bath hammock in our kitchen sink. If he didn’t splash so much, the kitchen would be fine, but we really need to contain the water–the boy goes crazy as soon as he reclines on that hammock! I love our claw foot tub, but I think a baby tub to set inside it will be better until he’s bigger. I’m not sure though… I don’t just want to buy another baby item if we don’t really need it. I would appreciate any thoughts and/or suggestions you have! One that I’m looking at is the Fisher Price Aquarium Tub.