Let me tell you about my VERY favorite part of the day each day....... BATH TIME!
Harper LOVES her bath. It totally relaxes her (I threaten to give her about 5 baths a day sometimes). She acts like she is sitting in a hot tub. She will sleep through her bath a lot of nights and never flinch.
This is the one thing we do as a family of 3 EVERY day. We have a total routine. I gather everything up (pajamas (HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE SWEET BABY FOOTED PJ'S????), hooded towel, wash cloth, bath tub, lotions, soap, diaper) and Scott runs the water. We each have duties during the bath - I soap her up and Scott gives her a shower with the sprayer. We have it down to an art. ha!
We give her a bath each night around 7:30 or 8 and then I feed her and she ALWAYS goes right to sleep. It's a perfect bedtime routine we started soon after we got home and it works like a charm. Of course Harper likes to chew on her fingers during her bath. It soothes her even more.
My favorite thing is when we wrap her in the hooded towel and I just snuggle her. She is always SO happy and warm and clean. There is nothing better in the world than a sweet clean baby in their pj's - all warm and cozy!
What is your bedtime routine? I told Scott eventually I want to add in story time and prayer time. I want to do a family devotion each night. Not sure when we would start that - probably not until she is older? ( I read to her during the day every day but since she falls asleep while I feed her - we just put her right to bed).
I wanted to share a couple of prayer requests:
- Pray for a little girl Landry Kate Robinson. She is 6 and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor 4 weeks ago. All but 1% was removed and now she is starting treatments - she will be in Houston for these. She is in the NICU in Ft Worth right now. Please pray for this sweet girl. She has a care page but I couldn't figure out how to post it.
- Also a little boy Evan was born 14 weeks early - on Harper's birthday! His mom had a lot of complications and is not able to have any more children. He just had 2/3 of his intestine removed and will be having another surgery to reattach what is left. He also had laser eye surgery last week. Please keep them in your prayers.