For the first time since Thaddeus arrived, I prepared the bath water and bathed him all by myself! I’m so damn proud of myself.
All this time, either the husb or my parents would bathe T because I dare not strain my back by carrying a tub filled with water. I did try to bathe him once under the husb’s supervision but I accidentally let him swallowed a bit of water. :\ Thankfully, the paed said he was fine and such things happen – just gotta be careful! From then on, I dare not bathe him on my own.
But today, I don’t have a choice. The rascal was crying his head off again and I ran out of distractions. I really have no idea why it’s SO HARD to take a nap. I tried all methods. Whether he was in my arms, in the sarong or on the bed, he just kept wailing. Finally, I decided that I would give him a bath to stop the crying cos this little tyke LOVES his bath time.
I left him crying on the cot while I prepare the bath water and the stuff required for his bath. I realized I do not feel as flustered and helpless nowadays when I know why he’s crying. This is an improvement, right?
Fortunately, as expected, he stopped crying the moment he was placed into the tub and showed me his toothless smiles again.
He became my darling boy again after bath and although he did fuss for awhile when I put him down on the bed for nap again, it didn’t take that long for him to fall asleep.