Friday, June 1, 2012

Dear Ava,

Hi baby girl! I love recording "firsts" and little milestones, so I thought I'd share some photos from your first "bath" at home when you were almost a week old.  After experiencing your little brother as an infant, I know how strong and resiliant healthy infant bodies are...but I still felt like I needed to be oh-so careful with your delicate frame and tiny features. I'm so glad Grandma Stum was there to help. :) Before making sure the water that was running in the sink was just the right warm temperature, we got our little station ready to get you all fresh and clean...

Bath tub thing-a-ma-jig, check.
Baby wash, check.
Wash cloths, check.
Soft sponge/scrubber, check.
Towels, check.
Baby lotion, check.

Aves we did eventually take off your diaper to wash your cute little bum...but that didn't happen until half way through, whoops. ;)  Overall you were great, and absolutely loved having your head massaged with the little scrubber given to me at the hospital.  It was after I dried you off and was lathering you up with lotion that you started crying. Nothing that few of Mama's kisses couldn't fix though. :) I then dried your "baby chick" hair (a lot like mine when I was a babe!) and swaddled you up. You were so tiny. And you smelt like heaven.

Comparing then, and now with your chubby rolls, your strong neck, and your smiling face...I can't believe that was just 2 months ago.  Now when I give you your baths I have to make sure to wash in between the rolls of your ADORABLE, chubby thighs. I love it. :)

Love always,

PS - You had your 2-month wellness check up earlier this week. You are doing stellar sweetheart! Here are your stats: you weigh 12 lbs 15 oz (88th percentile), you're 23.5 inches tall (81st percentile), and your sweet head measures 16 inches (85th percentile). I was so excited to text Daddy the picture below and tell him how good you're growing! We both love you to the moon and back.  :)


Kris and Cath said...

This is adorable:) She is gorgeous just like her mama!

Brooke T said...

She is seriously the cutest baby ever! You two make adorable kids and also I love your top knot. I like how you get it all messy like. Mine always looks TOO perfectly rolled and tight. BLAH!

Unknown said...

these pictures are so sweet. beautiful mama and baby!

Unknown said...

Aww the pictures are simply gorgeous, a beautiful baby with a beautiful name.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

So loving and touching!
Who knew bath time could be so special ;)
I just loved reading this!

P.s..You're giving me baby fever!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I can NOT believe how much she has grown in such a short time. Look how tiny she was! Slow down TIME!!

I love that you recorded your precious memories from this sweet time...these are thoughts you (and she!) will treasure always.

Love Love Love.

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