It’s Sunday so that means I’m linking up with Katie at Mummy Daddy Me with my third post for ‘The Ordinary Moments’.
I want to remember the little things not just the Kodak moments.
The baby bath was one of the last things we bought for Arthur. I wasn’t that excited about it, just something we needed.
Arthur’s first few bath’s were in hospital. He screamed every time, the nurse was pretty rough with him (or so it looked like through my brand new mummy eyes) and he just wasn’t very happy.
We actually gave Arthur his first bath together in the apartment we were staying in on Mahe before we took Arthur home to Praslin. He loved it, he looked so happy in there (even though he was only a few days old!). By the time we got him home to Praslin Arthur was around 2 weeks old and already a bath lover, he then got to go in the proper baby bath where he had room to really like down and have a good soak! He looked so so tiny in there.
Bath time very quickly became a family favourite time of day. We had read it was good to build it as part of a bed time routine, which suited us down to the ground, it meant Mark would be able to get involved every day (as he would be home from work) and I didn’t have to do it on my own!
Over time, bath time has changed. Once Arthur started sitting up, the ‘fun’ really began, he started splashing around properly and we could even give him a couple of bath toys to play with. After 7 months bath time is still our favourite time of day with Arthur, we absolutely love it. It truly has become a special ‘ordinary moment’ of our daily life as a family.
Now Arthur is almost too big for his little baby bath as he keeps trying to pull himself up to standing in it and he can’t really lie down in there any more. It will be an end of an era as we do not have a bathtub only a shower. I will be sad when this special little family bed time ritual ends so I am enjoying every second of each and every bath time we have left.