If you have read this blog before, you might be scratching your chin and wondering "Isn't that baby a little old for a first bath?"
Or alerting the authorities of this lady on the Internet who doesn't bathe her baby...ewww!
But of course, this wasn't her first bath just her first tub bath. Gemma has been getting regular sponge baths since birth... I just waited awhile to bring in the baby gear :)
Why did I wait for so long for a tub bath?
- I am kind of a chicken. In my head the logistics of a tub bath ( code for washing without drowning) seemed far more complicated than they really were.
- I wanted pictures! As a single mom, bath time it is just the two of us. I wanted to make sure I captured the "moment."
Once again, I have highlighted my sometimes ridiculous thought process.
Anyway, last night I decided to head up to my mom's house and utilize the extra hands to give Gemma her first (tub) bath. My mom and her girlfriend and my grandparents (they all live together) like sharing moments like this with us and it allowed me to get pictures.
Plus, my bed was getting kind of wet during those sponge baths so I reasoned that it was time.
It seemed like Gemma enjoyed it. Well at least she didn't cry :) She actually smiled while we combed the cradle cap out of her eyebrows, which I thought was kind of strange. To each her own I guess!
I think she is trying to figure out if she likes it or not.