Zachary's First Bath - with help
Well, actually it was just a sponge bath as his umbilical cord still can't get wet. It was 9:30 in the evening and apparantly because of a too long nap Brooke was still awake. She chose just the right time to climb out of her crib claiming she couldn't sleep. So I decided that she would have the honor of helping me bathe Zach. When I asked her if she wanted to help give Zach a bath she just looked at me. But when I got the tub out and started filling it with water she suddenly realized what was going to happen and that she was going to be allowed to participate. She turned to Zach laying on the floor and told him with great excitement to come quick. She was very gentle as she washed his head and kept saying, "it's okay" when he started to cry. One of those moments a mom will never forget.
But after Brooke's turn it was mama's turn to use the washcloth. In the split second that I turned my head to grab the soap I looked back at Brooke who had found a replacement for her taken washcloth. Zach almost got more a scrubbing than I had planned, but thankfully I was quicker than Brooke this time.