Bathtime and teeth

Meg showing off her two bottom teeth
Meg showing off her two bottom teeth
Meg has been thoroughly enjoying baths lately, and Spencer usually likes them too. We recently snapped a few photos of them in the tub. We also got a couple nice pictures of Meg’s new teeth. Her two bottom teeth started coming in around the beginning of November, and they seem like they are all the way through now. It was nice that they both came at the same time. We think the top teeth will be coming soon.

A note for the history books – it’s not a good idea to flush scissors down the toilet. (Thanks a lot Spencer)

Bathtime

Spencer getting a bath

Spencer getting a bath

On Wednesday, Spencer had his first doctor’s appointment. He checked out just fine, and had gained back his birth weight. Spencer’s umbilical cord stub mostly fell off during the appointment. However, there was some scab left, which was mostly gone by today. The significance of losing his umbilical cord is that he can graduate from sponge baths to submersion baths. Which we tried for the first time today. Ellen and Rob did the honors. Spencer is still not a fan of baths, but it is nice to have a clean baby boy from time to time. The second picture features Spencer’s newly minted belly button.

belly button

belly button

Spencer’s first bath

Warming Spencer up after his bath

Warming Spencer up after his bath

Today we gave Spencer his first bath (except for the one the nurse gave him at the hospital). We have to be very careful to keep his cord dry until it falls off, so right now bathing is pretty much a sponge bath. As expected, he did not like it much very much, but he was pretty good for the most part.

Giving Spencer a bath

Giving Spencer a bath

We were also very pleased to find his first real poop (not meconium) right before the bath. I’m sure other parents can relate about how happy poop and pee makes us.

Clare and Rob give Spencer a bath

Clare and Rob give Spencer a bath
Rob puts a new diaper on Spencer after his first bath

Rob puts a new diaper on Spencer after his first bath