Friday, July 11, 2008

Baby Massage

Keshia and Nick got me an in-home baby massage gift certificate for Christmas. The instructor brings everything you need, oils, fancy mats, baby bathtubs, soothing music and even her own fake baby model that looks freakishly real in a creepy baby sort of way.

During the lower abdomen massage, I took Fins diaper off. I guess she couldn't resist the opportunity to mark her territory on the pretty yoga mat, because that exactly what she did.


Keshia
and little Nixon came for the class too. I was surprised how much the two babies loved the fetal position bath afterwards. They looked so darling with their rolls all squished up like that.

The massage techniques are quite simple and she gave us our own instruction manuals, so I feel like it would be easy to teach it if anyone's interested.

8 comments:

Sarah C said...

Very cute!! I am shocked how much Nixon and Livi look alike... crazy! Now I just need another baby that I could do this on :)

Shannon said...

Oh I want to try this with Imogen. I wish you could teach me! Is fin crawling yet? Imogen lately has only wanted to be held and hates it when I put her on her tummy. She can scoot and has but won't every time. She just whines when she is on her tummy.

Anonymous said...

http://www.propeller.com/viewstory/2008/06/12/free-pattern-to-sew-your-own-nursing-cover/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.breastfeeding123.com%2Ffree-pattern-to-sew-your-own-nursing-cover%2F&frame=true

whitney said...

Did they really like the bathtubs? I have heard so many great things about them, but they just look so silly!

Dustin & Erin said...

Hey Steph... I check your blog out every now and then. I have one, too, if you ever want to see what's happening in my life... guymonsays.blogspot.com
You have the cutest kids and I love reading your cute little posts! You're very witty!
-Erin

Shannon said...

Hey Steph. THanks for commenting. No Imogen is NOT crawling yet. I read the other day that she has until 10 months to be considered average. She is close, and scoots. I wouldn't be surprised if she skips it and goes straight for walking. She is good at holding on to things and holding herself up. But I am also glad she is not crawling because it would be a NIGHTMARE with the whole move and trying to get settled in. Finley is soooo cute. I love the picture of her in the bucket. Have fun child proofing your house but it probably already is since you have two other rug-rats!! Love and miss you!

meaghan.p said...

I would love you to teach me the baby massage, maybe one day after I repay you for your VERY helpful advice on my CRAZY little girl! It was fun having you guys over to visit, thanx for the brownies, next time I PROMISE to be a better host!

Annemarie and Josh said...

I want to get a baby massage! Lucky duck!