It’s quite surreal that Sophie’s been home for nearly 3 weeks now. We’re slowly getting to know her and her cries, just as she’s getting used to us and our inadequacies. We are also getting to grips with all the little bits and bobs that we have to do for her, like changing and bathing her. Not an easy task, and something the nurse in the hospital had to teach us when we were there.
I remember how nervous I was when I was bathing Sophie for the first time. The wife didn’t even want to do it! She was so scared.
Washing her har was fun. I thought at the time that I needed earplugs! She was screaming non stop!
Glad that’s out of the way, but not for Sophie. She took the time to catch her breath before the next assault on our ears! She was adamant that everyone in to room knew that she wasn’t liking her bath!
Wrapping her in a warm towel seemed to calm her down a little. You can see from her face that she’s not too happy with things at the moment.
She seemed a lot calmer when we used the bath, maybe because it reminded her of the warm waters in the uterus.
All done now. Well, with the water anyway. We still had to rub some oil on her skin. She didn’t like that much either. And put a nappy on her. She also didn’t like that. And dress her. Massive struggle there.
Still screaming after all that. Daddy’s ears are ringing from her screams but all’s good. 🙂
All clean, changed and comfy. Sophie stopped crying. Finally. 🙂