We waited for what seemed like FOREVER to give Canyon his first official bath. His belly button stump fell off 3 days after leaving the hospital which was GREAT, but since he's a boy we had to do the little "snip snip" on him. At this hospital here they do it a little differently than Bladen & Craiger had theirs done. Everybody told me how wonderful the Plastibel was so I was kind of excited to have it done a "new & improved" way. But as is always the case in the Potter house. . . it became another adventure. The little ring they put on his little "hoo-hah" is supposed to deaden the skin there until it falls off just like the belly button stump. . . about 3-7 days after the circumcision. They told me it usually happened at day 5 & to watch for it in his diaper. They also told me if we hit day 10 that there was a problem & to call them right away.
Well, we watched the days pass. . . . day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7. Nothing was happening. Day 8 I started to panic, but Trek told me to hold off all worry until day 10. Well, day 10 came & went & that stupid ring was still on there as tight as it ever was. On day 11 I called the hospital to ask them what I should do, but because it is a military facility (did I mention how much I "LOVE" military hospitals? Grrr.) & it was the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, they decided to SHUT DOWN THE HOSPITAL & declare it a family day. Yes, I understand family days are awesome. I love them because Trek gets to come home too, but come on people. You're a HOSPITAL. People get sick, accidents happen, HELLO!?!!
I made Trek take him to an ER. I WAS NOT waiting another 4 days for the hospital to be staffed again. They laughed & said that YES we did the right thing bringing him to the ER & they had to surgically remove that ring off his "hoo-hah." Poor little guy. The hospital had put it on & by accident attached it to a part of skin they shouldn't have & the poor little guy had a huge bruise there from lack of circulation. The ER fixed it nicely & told us we could FINALLY bathe him in 24 hours.
Canyon did NOT like that first bath. None of my babies have enjoyed their baths really. . . not until they could sit up & splash it a bit. Canyon was no exception. He wanted out the second I put him in. Oh well, at least he's cute & smells like pink baby lotion
(the most wonderful smell in the world.)
Auntie Char sent Canyon this adorable shark towel/robe as his "welcome to the family" gift & I LOVE IT. It's beyond cute.
So, the first bath was a bust, but he's taken several baths since then & at least now he's not screaming anymore. He just patiently waits as I pour water all over him. He knows he gets snuggle time afterwards so he's a good boy for me. I love this kid.