We were spoiled this past week; marnie arrived last wednesday and we brought her back to the airport last night. It was a wonderful time of bonding for Owen and Nonny; our freezer has more goodies in it; conversations shared, our lives re-united; rooms were given attention and home created. It was an excellent time together and saying goodbye was hard.
This evening Owen has his first full emersion bath. I'd been sponge-bathing this whole time as I was afraid of the potential situation: a crying, very upset and squirming WET and SLIPPERY baby. Anyway, the idea was not at all appealing to me. But I guess I was feeling brave tonight. It went well! Owen is such a sweet, quiet boy, he only got mildly upset once, and then he was fine. I don't think he enjoyed it, but he was a patient boy through it. He and I snuggled for a while after and he got all dry and warm again and now he's a squeaky clean sleepy beauty on my lap. He's such a wonderful little boy; i am so blessed. This truth finds me multiple times a day and as a result, I'm all smiles and giggles.
This is now how I spend my days.
Owen: wide-eyed and alive after his first emersion bath at home.