This is Fox’s second bath. I thought about lying and telling you it was his first – because that would somehow be more special and monumental. But I think his second bath was more notable and here’s why: during his first bath, when Jeremy lowered Fox into the cradle I had made with my legs, Fox cried a little bit. He didn’t understand what was happening and was probably a little scared and unsure. But by the second bath the experience was familiar. Fox was calm, confident, and trusted that everything would be okay.

Jeremy, Fox, and I are experiencing lots of firsts around here. First feeding, first diaper changes, first grocery outing, first doctor’s visit … it’s a lot like visiting a new country where you don’t speak the language and are trying to figure out the public transportation system for the first time. First times can be equal parts thrilling and scary. But this post… this post is dedicated to the we-got-this seconds.

  1. Katie F.

    Nothing better than nursing in a warm tub. Love these pics and the middle picture especially. He looks so cozy and mama staring!

  2. Amanda

    Aww man, I love everything about this! High five!

  3. Olivia

    So sweet. Weston LOVES baths, and they are a great downtime for me too. Firsts are nerve wracking…I’m still going through many! I love following Fox’s updates!

  4. Megan

    These are BEAUTIFUL photos. Our little guy isn’t keen on baths — this post was a huge forehead smack to get in there with him. Thanks!

  5. Heather

    In terms of baths, seconds are definitely better than firsts. Ha ha. And being in the tub with them is so much easier, plus it’s a good excuse for mama to take a break too. 😉

  6. The sink is always good for baths. First three to six months (I can’t remember exactly when we stopped so sorry for the vagueness), both of mine were bathed in the sink (lined with a folded towel for comfort which eventually got exchanged for a foam bath liner shaped the same as the baby). The enclosed nature seems comforting (womb like I guess). Handy for if you don’t want to get in or just need them to have a quick bath.

    We tried this thing called a Tummy Tub too which was the most ridiculous purchase we made (we were so gullible – £20 for a glorified bucket – seriously…it’s of much more use now with holes drilled for drainage and growing potatoes in) which they liked when they were a bit bigger but we were afraid of them drowning in while they still had floppy neck/heads.

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  8. Steph

    These photos warm my heart.

  9. Shannon

    Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy all the firsts and seconds. And thirds and fourths! 🙂

  10. Sasha

    He is SO adorable! I’m so very happy for you and Jeremy. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Megan

    this is such a special special time. reading your pregnancy journey and now reading about your “firsts” take me back 4yrs to my “firsts” with my son Isaiah. feeling nostalgic. sigh

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