Blooming Bath. When I saw it on Zulily (it's not there at the moment, unfortunately) we'd just found out that I was pregnant and I quickly snapped up a yellow one.
In our house most baby baths happen in the sink. There isn't a bathroom on the ground floor and I usually find a moment during the day to give the baby a bath when the kids are still awake and hauling him upstairs to set up a bath tub isn't exactly practical and so the sink it is. For this reason Patch's baths tended to look like this:
However when he was tiny he really didn't like the cold edge of the metal sink touching his skin and so the flower was the perfect solution for us. And I have to say I am definitely a fan of the flower. It was our most successful first baby bath ever. He didn't even scream the entire time, which is how most of our first baths have gone:
And after looking at the flower this morning I found that the #1 complaint I saw in reviews of the flower (that it took "forever" to dry) didn't hold true for us. I went to bed last night after sewing and I was so tired that I didn't even ring the flower out all that well. I left it on top of the sink to dry. I expected it to be heavy and wet when I came downstairs this morning and it was just barely damp. It will definitely finish drying before we next use it, so I'm definitely a fan!
The appointment also meant a weigh in for our little 18 day old guy and he had gained another 15 ounces in the last eight days, weighing in at 9 lbs 9 ounces.
He wasn't willing to crack a smile while we waited for the doctor, despite my best efforts, insisting instead on his typical grumpy baby expression:
The receptionist also said "it looks like you have a redhead!" so that's another vote on what color it looks like in real life.
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Sadie spent most of the day wearing this... she insisted that it was absolutely necessary because "the house is freezing." It isn't. But it was a good excuse to wear this (according to her at least):
She also insisted on shooting a video after the little photo shoot:
I'm not sure if you can see it here, but those little white specks were actually rather chunky snow flakes.
I'm in denial. I love having seasons but after last winter, which feels like it ended about five minutes ago, I'm not quite ready for fall to come to an end. I love the chill in the air right now... but I'm not ready for it to be so cold that it hurts to breath! Like this:
I'm not ready for that just yet.
And if her grin was any indication, she was really, really proud of the finished product!
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