Friday, March 13, 2009

First Bath

2am on Friday, November 28. Where were you?

I was in a hospital bed, eating a much-appreciated sandwich, and about to get all the tape pulled off my arm and back from the IV and epidural. Caleb was getting his first bath, and Jon was capturing it on film through the security glass of the nursery. You can hear Jon yawn a couple of times; he hadn't had much sleep in several days.

The "uncut" version of this is in the works...but it's 14 minutes long and I can't seem to find a place that will host it. Most people don't want to see 14 minutes of a baby bath, but I know family will, so I'll keep working on it.

The songs playing are ones that I listened to all during labor and delivery...the first songs Caleb heard! He was actually born to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." I remember because the dr. commented on it while Caleb was being born. I'd set up my playlist so lullabies would be playing when Caleb was born, but he was born a lot faster than I expected (once pushing started, at least)!

(Ooh, I'm giving you tidbits into The Story...maybe someday I'll get it all written out for you!)


  1. Aw, he was only hours old! Kinda neat how they stuck him under the faucet... he seemed to like that part at least. And that's a cool foot stamp thing! This is totally unlike Ian's first bath... isn't that weird?

  2. What a precious memory for Jon to record. There are times I think Caleb looked like Ian in those first hours, but now he's entirely his own!

    Thanks for sharing...

  3. Ooh...looking forward to The Story! I love a birth story!

  4. Haha, I forgot all about the "wash rag over the boy parts for protection" thing. You know, it took me months of getting hosed down to figure that one out during diaper changes. My first little boy got me numerous times, but my second little boy has never even once soaked me! We live and we learn. Hahaha!


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