Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bath time, among other things

When I decided to get my BS in Nursing, I thought, if nothing else being a nurse would make me a better mom. Has it? Well, that's debatable, but I am definitely more of a hypochondriac. At least it's been good for something, right? :)

Case in point: Iain slept for 6 hours last night. Yes, 6 beautiful hours. And, in fact he has slept quite a bit this morning as well. (Having said that, he just started screaming; someone's hungry!) So, what has been on my mind since 6:45 am? Has it been, "Thank you, Lord, for a whole night of sleep!"? No. (ok, that's been thrown in there a few times.) But mostly it's been "Is he ok? He's eating less, too. Do I call the doctor? What would I say?: "Yes, hello, my baby slept well, and I've been able to do some laundry inbetween nursing him, for a change. No fever, no cold symptoms and nothing else unusual. So, should I bring him in, or go straight to the ER?"

Honestly, I'm sure he's fine. My guess is that he just finished his latest growth spurt and is back to his normal self. I'm just not sure what "normal" is. And in my own defense, with the rough first week of his life and my own health history, I may be a bit more sensitive to what I perceive to be unusual.

Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment. I think they're self-explanatory.


Heidi said...

AAAaaaah - It's the most wonderful torture in the world to see pictures of an adorable little nephew who only happens to be thousands of miles away... Keep posting them! Can't wait until I can scoop him up in person!

Shibidie said...

Though I'm not the one with the nursing degree, I have to say that I don't think hand soap and Ajax soap are the best soaps to use while giving Iain a bath.

He's getting more and more adorable each day (that's not to say he wasn't extremely cute when he was born).