It’s link time again with Heledd over at Running in Lavender.
My Captured Moment for this week is a photo of my husband bathing baby Reimer for the first time in our humble home.
I find that moment worth cherishing because being first time parents, my husband and I had no idea what bringing up a child was all about back then. We only knew it involved huge responsibility both financially and physically in general. However, it was the specifics of parental responsibility that surprisingly shocked us both. The likes of simply giving baby a bath was actually an essential part of it.
Looking back to that time, I was truly glad and thankful to my dear husband, as he was more courageous than me. I have to say, he happily embraced his fatherhood from the very first day. Meanwhile, it was me who was such a coward, I was too scared to do it. It was made worse as I was still aching with my post C-section incision.
I remembered from this photo, where we used to live in our old one bedroom house where there was not enough room to swing a cat. That we even had him bathed in our living room, we just make do with using the ironing board as a stand for the baby bath. It was a nerve-wracking first time experience and yet absolutely rewarding especially for him. It definitely paid off the sweats he had! When our little lady was newly born, he also did the same. He gave her the first bath at home. Should I be embarrassed of myself?! I guess so. But on the other hand, I’m so proud of him.Honestly, I have a discreet grin on my face looking at this photo now. It shows how we’ve learned a lot as parents and how we progressed as a family too.