Thursday, February 19, 2009


Let me preface this by saying I had exactly zero baby experience before I had my twins. Really, I'm not exaggerating. Changed my first diaper a couple days after the twins were born while they were still in the Special Care Nursery. And I had never bathed a baby - or even a toddler for that matter. So, my vision of bathtime was very cliched - happy, splashing baby, fun with toys, soap suds, etc., etc.

Well, like everything with infants, the first bath experience was only partially successful. Sebastian absolutely LOATHES the water - almost to the point where I thought maybe we were doing it wrong. Water too hot?? Too cold? Infant tub not comfy? We got him clean as quickly as possible and got the screaming boy out of the water. Luckily, Grammy was there and to help calm him down. He was angry for a good 10-15 minutes - poor thing!!

Collette was up next. Now, here is where having twins can give you some much needed perspective. She liked/tolerated the bath. So, we must not have been doing it so wrong, right?? That's a shot of her with Daddy - this is what I imagined it would be like.

Now, if we could only get her brother to cooperate, I just might make this part of our nightly routine. For now, we will just do it as needed - I just hate to hear him cry. What a sucker I am!


  1. i love that you're doing this!! poor Sebas doesn't like the water :( awww, I'm sure he'll get used to it. can't wait for my wknd of full-fledged twins time!

  2. i love that you're doing this! definite shocker but it's awesome! i heart the pic of lola guarding the babies too much :) they are getting soo big, can't wait til my wknd of full-fledged twins time! miss them & love them wayyy past god's house.

  3. Thanks for linking to me - I'll be bookmarking your site! I found that kids like the water warmer than you think. And I always pour water all over their heads so it gets in their eyes. I'm hoping it will help when they start swimming.


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