A Pre-Op Baby Spa Day!
Busby’s hernia surgery is today – if you read my blog regularly you’ll know all about it, if not – you can catch up here and here. By the time you’re reading this we’ll be at the hospital; either waiting for the call from the ward to say Busby’s out of surgery, or sat by her cot waiting to be discharged. (Or if you’re reading this in the evening, we’re hopefully home and all is cured!)
I wanted to make the day before Busby’s operation as relaxing and enjoyable as possible for her (and myself) as I didn’t want her to pick up on any of my nervous, anxious vibes. So when I was asked whether I’d be interested in going along to a baby massage “train the trainer” session (Massage for Babies) with Busby the day before her operation I said yes. I explained Busby’s upcoming operation and ailment to Sally the trainer, and she confirmed it would still be ok for us to take part. Busby loved the massage! The trainees were using dolls and she was the only baby there, so she was centre of attention (her favourite place to be). She kept looking over at the dolls as if to say “why are these other babies so quiet??” Her enjoyment of the session just confirmed to me that we’re definitely going to start baby massage properly once she’s healed post-op. I learnt some really useful techniques, including a massage for teething!
Her massage was followed by a leisurely walk home in the sunshine in the new Baby Bjorn (LOVE!), in which she fell asleep.
Busby’s spa day ended with a lovely bubble bath, with lots of splashing about, swiftly followed by cuddles with Mummy and Daddy. She also did something developmental that was rather exciting, but I’m going to save sharing that until my Magic Moment post on Monday.
As I write this, she’s happily snoring away in the Moses basket (thankfully the cot mattress arrives next week, as her head now touches the top of the basket…!) and I sit here trying not to think too much about the operation. Thank you so much for all your support over the last few weeks – it has been overwhelming and most welcome, and I am extremely grateful for the love we have received.