Feels Like the First Time

June 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM 2 comments

As the parents of a child with special needs, one gets used to a specialty version of “normal” – both for you and for your child.  Among other things, this means that all sorts of childhood milestones take on a life of their own.

When Shira was born we got a cutesy novelty photo frame that said “Baby’s First Bath” around the edges.  We dutifully took a picture of her first bath in the kiddie bathtub we set across the kitchen sink and put it in the frame.  Eliana, on the other hand, has never actually had a bath.  Up until transplant time the tubes in her abdomen had to be protected against infection risks, so that meant no dipping into that swirling morass of germs we lovingly call bath water.  And really, washcloth wipedowns while laying on a towel just aren’t the same.

But post-transplant, once we get final approval that her newest abdominal scar has healed sufficiently, we might actually be able to put her in a bathtub with water and everything!  So what if she’ll be two…Baby’s First Bath will just be a touch later than usual.  But in the meantime, we can at least practice with a soak-free bath-like experience.

Bathish

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  • 1. Bonnie Lerner  |  June 28, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    How fabulously exciting! Hope she likes it

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  • 2. Suzanne  |  June 28, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    That first bath will be the BEST ever! Be sure to let us know when the BIG event takes place. In the meantime, practicing a “dry run” is a perfect idea! Blessings!

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