Annelise's umbilical cord stump fell off on Saturday, so Drew and I decided to give her her first bath last night. It was successfully traumatic for all those involved. She screamed the entire time. I'd actually like to know if there is a newborn who didn't scream the whole time during their first bath.
I'm really hoping that she'll start to enjoy her baths more. Drew and I were thinking that maybe we should have the water warmer next time. I bought a digital thermometer that displays the temperature of the water throughout her bath, and when I put her in the tub, it read 99*, which according to their recommendations is too warm. However, our BIL, Eric, said that Wesley liked to take a bath in water that was around 102*. So, maybe we'll experiment with it being a little warmer.