Iain had his first real bath yesterday. He took it like a man - not much squalling at all! He did cry, but not as much as I expected. I think he'll like bath time someday! We have a little wire-framed mesh tub seat that he was in, in the big tub. It worked out pretty well, making it easier to hold on to a slippery-wet baby. And he still has the sweet newborn smell, thanks in part to the baby oil. :) Here's a picture of bathtime with Iain.
I also wanted to post a few of Iain's first pictures: sonogram photos from about a month before he was born. They are pretty good ones of his face; you can even see his cute chubby cheeks. The sonographer knew he was a boy, but didn't let on to us. I enjoyed seeing a sneak peek of the baby, but Jeremy waited until he was born to see him for the first time. He said it was like peeking under the wrapping paper of a Christmas gift.
Today, Iain and I took a long walk with a new friend and her new baby Noah. Lauren lives about two blocks from us and we met her as she took her son on a walk past our house a few days ago. So we exchanged numbers and today walked together. It was really nice. Noah is about five weeks older than Iain, and he is her first baby, too. But the best part was that we found out that Lauren and her husband go to the same church we do! It was great the way the Lord orchestrated us meeting and I am thankful for a new friend so close by! And the fact that she's staying at home with her baby and he's right around Iain's age is so nice. I look forward to many more walks with them, especially as the weather gets nicer.
Tomorrow, Jeremy, Iain and I are going on our first overnight trip. Our anniversary is October ninth, so we decided to go to Cedar Key and stay over as a treat. We found a cute cottage there and we look forward to walking around the area, seeing the parks and the beaches, and enjoying a change of scenery. It'll be fun taking Iain on his first trip of many, I am sure.
And a few more pictures just for fun.