Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bath Time!

We like to bathe Hayden on Saturday mornings.  I bathe him during the week (if necessary), but it's nice when Paul and I are both able to do it together.  I'm usually the one with the washcloth doing the washing while Paul holds Hayden in the kitchen sink, and Paul always dries him off and dresses him.  
All wrapped up!

Paul drying off Hayden.

I love that Hayden is small enough to bathe in the kitchen sink!  When he was born, Hayden was 8lb 5oz and 21in long, so I was worried that he would be too big!  He is now somewhere around 25in long and 11lb but still fits.  When do you move your baby to the big bath tub?

Thinking about this post, I realize that bath time might not seem that significant in an infant's development, but it is!  Play time is so important!  Even better, I think that doing little things like bathing Hayden brings us together as a couple.  We have a common goal to take care of our child, and doing it together is really special to us.   Later on when Hayden sees his parents working together and happy in doing so, I hope that he'll learn how important a loving family really is.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


 Yesterday we had a few "OOPS"'s.  To say the least.  

OOPS #1:  Our friends had their baby so we went to the hospital to visit.  The baby was adorable and we had a great time chatting with our friends.  One problem:  while getting Hayden ready to go visit his new friend, we forgot to fasten him in his car seat!  He was just tucked inside!  

I guess what happened was that I laid Hayden in his car seat when we were getting ready to leave.  Paul assumed that I had buckled him in and I assumed that he did the same.  Please say that we're not the only first-time parents to have made this huge mistake!  I am so grateful that nothing happened.

OOPS #2:  While at the hospital, I fed Hayden and noticed that he needed a change.  I handed him over to Paul and gave him the honors.  Paul checked his diaper but he was still clean.  He fastened it back up and started burping Hayden for me.  We were all talking and laughing when Hayden spit up ALL over Paul!  It was everywhere.  To make matters worse, Hayden (with a mouth full of spit up, mind you) sneezed.  Spit up sneeze went all over Paul and I'm pretty sure it hit him in the face!  We all just busted up laughing!  Paul had the most horrified look on his face---just pure disgust.  My poor boys were both covered in spit up!

A day in the life of parents, I guess.

Paul holding Hayden (1 mo.) and Jake holding Mary Elizabeth (1 day).  On the way home from the hospital, Paul admitted that he didn't think he had shaved since Hayden was born!  My mountain man ;)    

How do we know Mary's parents?  Jake and Paul have been friends since they were like....12...(?) and Paul and Jake's wife (Rachel) were in the same mission together.  How awesome is it that we just happen to have babies so close together?!?  My due date was February 12th, and Rachel's was February 28th, but I had Hayden 2 weeks early and Rachel went a day over.