Sep 3, 2010

Louis is just over two weeks old now and we’ve already reached some milestones in his little life.  :)  First thing to be excited about was that his umbilical cord finally fell off – one day shy of his two-week birthday.  I don’t know how many of you have been around newborns but I can’t say that the umbilical cord is the greatest thing to have to work around.  It’s kinda gross and delicate and while changing diapers/clothes all you want to do is try and make sure you’re not going to rip it off his little body.  Now that it’s gone, things are a little easier when getting him changed.  Plus, his little belly is so much cuter now that he has a belly button!!

Because of the cord falling off, we were able to give the little tyke a “real” bath.  We pulled out his whale bathtub, filled it with warm water and cleaned him up.  He was NOT happy.  As you can see by the video below, Louis spent more time screaming than he did enjoying the warmth of the bathwater.  I’m hoping one day he grows to love bath time (fingers crossed)!

Lately we have been learning some lessons about the velocity and range of little boy’s pee.  Yesterday was a lesson learned twice, haha.  During his bath, he got me pretty darn good TWO times and Bennett and I both have been peed on enough that we are a bit more prepared.  It’s funny because we’ve heard about a billion different stories from other parents but apparently we needed to learn this one on our own.  A little pee never hurt anyone, right?

And I can’t officially have a blog post if I don’t include a photo of our sweet little boy, right?  Here he is, snuggling with Daddy yesterday morning.  If you can’t tell by this picture alone – Bennett is really in love with our little kiddo.  I get all sappy whenever I see him doing thing like this (kinda like I am just by looking at this picture).  I am truly blessed with a partner like him.IMG_0616


  1. Anonymous

    LOL! You have been "baptized" by Louis! Sounds like it almost became the full immersion type! Your Louis is a beautiful baby and you and Bennett and great parents. Thanks for putting up the video and picture. Oh, if you think his peeing on you was a big event you're gonna love his first real poop! LOL! Love ya all, UncB

  2. liz

    Awesome video- we gave savannah a bath on her 3rd day of life. her umbilical cord fell off then. She was definitely cuter without it. after that first screaming bath though we decided that she would just shower with me. She loved being held and I found it easier to handle her because her arms and legs weren't flailing all over. We also got skin to skin contact. whatever works though.

  3. Krista

    Take him the shower with you. It's great! We did that with both boys since they were abut 2 weeks old. They liked the warm air and the water was less of a shock that way. Xander routinly fell asleep in there. I think if you had to take a bath like that, with only your butt in the water and cold air all around you, you'd be unhappy too!! Ha ha ha think about that!


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