Friday, October 9, 2009

FRIDAY PHOTO FLASHBACK

I started "Friday Photo Flashback" because I have so many pictures from my PRE-digital camera days. I thought it would be fun to scan them and share them here with you. I'm having so much fun doing this, that I would love for you to join me, too! So dig out the photo albums and put your scanner to good use! Don't forget to sign in to MckLinky so we can all visit and comment on each others blogs!

If there was an award for "Worst Parents of the Year" in 1996, my husband and I would have won by a landslide!

Being that Isaiah was our firstborn, we learned a lot of "what" and "what not" to do.

I'm almost embarrassed to post this picture, but I'm doing this in hopes that other new moms out there won't feel alone, or unqualified as a mommy. It happens to the best of us.

Remember, we learn from our mistakes.

For example, (see picture below), you can tell he was pretty much still a newborn. My husband is giving him a bath while I am taking pictures. So typical, right?

For the life of me, I couldn't understand why he would cry during bath time (I mean Isaiah, not my husband).

Is it not supposed to be a relaxing moment for a baby? Who doesn't enjoy a nice, warm, soapy bath?

Well, I guess NOT if you're laying right under the faucet with water splashing down over your head!!!

My poor baby!!!!!! No wonder he was afraid of going swimming for so long...

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62 comments:

Muthering Heights said...

LOLOL, poor guy...thank goodness he'll never remember it!

Laurencita said...

It's so cute photo. hmm

Robyn said...

Awe Poor baby! yes we learn with our first and quickly become pro's with our others, Thank God.

chubskulit said...

Hi there, I hope you don't mind me joining your meme without an invitation hehehe..

Precious moments captured in camera. Your baby don't seem to mind the water, I remember when we first gave my son a real bath, he was screaming hehehe..

This is my photo flashback entry.

Denise said...

lol

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Chris said...

poor guy... but he doesnt seem to mind in this particular picture!

we all learn from our mistakes..

thanks for sharing! :D

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

OMG! Alicia what were you both thinking!?! LOL just kidding! =)
I think all new mom did something like this right!?! I know I did =0 I remember when I had my first baby! I asked the nurse from the hospital for a baby manual, SERIOUSLY!!! The nurse wanted to call social service!! LOL

Your picture is so PRECIOUS!!

Jennifer said...

Aawwww! Poor little itty bitty! :-( Well, at least we know that even when parents make mistakes, our kids still survive - and learn to swim anyway! ;-)

Denise said...

LOL, awww, poor little guy. We've always called our oldest the guinea pig.

Joops said...

Ms. Chris of Inspirational Insight invited me to join your tag so here I am.

My wife was so scared of giving our son a bath for the first time so I have to call my sister who is a nurse to do it hehehe..

Please take a peek at my FPF entry.

Carin said...

Look at his cute face even though he isn't all too happy. One thing we have to learn early is that we as parents will surely make mistakes. Hey, he likes to swim now, right? LOL.

Carin said...

Oh, my husband has never bathed any of our children. So a huge pat on the back to yours!!!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

At least hubby bathed him!! Mine doesn't really do baths for the kids either! We all make mistakes with our first, it is just part of the learning process!
Love Collette xxxx

Yami said...

Hi. I wish to join, too. I'll be back once i post my entry. Have a nice day! :)

Hazel said...

Oh thank God you posted something like this. When I bathed my baby for the first time I didn't realize I had him immersed in the water for too long until he started shivering. I must have been the landslide winner of Worst Mom of 2004 - I cut his nails too short, blood came out. I felt terrible.

Isaiah is so cute!

nicquee said...

I think all parents start as amateurs in parenthood and become pros sooner or later.

My hubby never bathe Ayex when she cannot stand by herself yet. At least that's what I remember so thumbs up to your hubby. :)

Now he asks Ayex from time to time if he can take charge of bathing her. ;)

Veronica Lee said...

Poor little baby!! This is really, really fun, Alicia!!!

Pilar said...

hahahahaha. We all have those stories from when we were new parents that are ashamed to admit :)

But we made it and they can´t remember so..... ;)

Stacy said...

Aww poor baby!

I didn't see the Mr Linky?

Dani Joy said...

This is so cute! Our poor first borns. I am still making mistakes with ours. I totally was a wreck when I first bathed oldest. He screamed the whole way through. and that was just a sponge bath.

Thanks for linking up. I posted it last night so I couldn´t link up yet. ;) shooting to get up another post for today too. LOL

Dani Joy said...

I meant thanks for linking me up.

sweet_shelo said...

aww!!! I can't stop giggling .. That was so funny sis, I can't imagine your baby almost like swimming over a little pool.. LOL.. good that the water didn't come through his little ears.... he he

LivingforGod said...

He didn't seem to be crying in this picture. Maybe he got used to it :).

C.C. and Double T said...

Hahaha! I just posted my link and then looked at your post. I posted a bath picture today, too! A little different from yours, but isn't that crazy?!?!?! :-)

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

LOL..Poor baby! LOL
It's still a gorgeous photo!

He & Me + 3 said...

Look at how cute and chubby. Poor little guy. Yes, we learn alot along the way. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Firstborns have the sweetest and rawest of deals, don't they? It kinda balances it out, though. :)

Laura said...

Ahahahahahaha!! Alicia!! I can't stop laughing. That is too funny!! You guys are hilarious. Parenting is fun, huh?! LOL

Susie said...

I think we all have our moments where we go "what were we thinking":-) Bravo to you for sharing yours and reminding us we were all there once:-)

mimi said...

Oh Alicia....there are no words. Is it bad that I'm laughing ;) You are such a great mom...we all made those kind of mistakes. You just have a picture for proof...LOL.

Darcie said...

Dear me..I had the same reaction as Mimi..a little giggle...only because I know he is just fine...and you are one amazing mom. We live...we learn.

Have a great weekend.

Kathy C. said...

Oh Alicia, this should be your Friday Funnies post too! LOLOL - poor little guy...that's too funny though. Hey, how are we supposed to know??? LOL

Sue said...

Cute picture. I remember my son's first bath - I was terrified. It's great to learn from your mistakes.

Thanks for sharing. P.S. I made a mistake on my link is there anyway you can delete #24 on the mcklinky?
Thanks.

Lauren said...

awwww -- hahaha -- that is still one of the cutest pictures I've ever seen! AND clearly you didn't scar him for life because he's a bright and beautiful boy now! :)

Sheila said...

Oh my goodness! Yes, we do learn so much with the first child . :)

Karen said...

I think I did the same thing with The Midge. Who knew...

Jennifer Bowen said...

Oh, poor Isaiah! My husband and I were both terrified when we had our first baby, too. I'm sure we made a lot of mistakes, just didn't know it at the time. =) Second baby was a breeze, aside from the fact that we didn't know how to change a boy's diapers. So we ended up getting "rained" on or "shot" at most of the time. LOL

Lisa said...

That's why he didn't like showers for so long. It was the water in the face. He must have had flash backs. LOL

McCrakensx4 said...

AW...poor baby! No worries though, he seems to have grown up a nice young man! And you are right...if there are no mistakes in life, there would be no learning!

Deborah Ann said...

I don't think my babies (full grown now) appreciated their bath time either. But it sure does make a cute picture!

Lyr said...

way to cover that up little lady ;) Hehe... cute flashback!

Momisodes said...

Aw, poor thing. I think it's one of those things they eventually get used to. But what a cutie pie!

Mama Zen said...

That's so funny!

Nina said...

Aww... poor little guy. I am sure if every first time mom looked back they would find something just like this that they wished they had done different.

Pam said...

Lol! Poor baby. I made some silly mistakes in parenting too. Still do, actually!

The Blue Sparrow said...

Lol, poor lil guy!

jen@odbt said...

I had a little chuckle b/c I'm sure we did the same thing with our first born. They certainly pave the way for their siblings.

Stephanie said...

:) That's so cute and funny!

When i was a baby my dad came home after a night shift to find me in my bed having pooped all over myself and I was playing in it apparently. He took me and stuck me directly under the faucet in the bathtub and from that day on I was horrified of taking a bath!

I posted baby pics today too....ironic :)

Jane Anne said...

We learn so much with those first-borns, don't we? Glad you can laugh at it (and share)!

Savvy Gal said...

LOL... oh no.... i have heard some pretty good stories from new parents. : ( i am scared to think what i might do in the future.

Erin said...

Awwww...that is adorable (funny, too). Sorry I couldn't get my act together to join the party today, but the kids in the neighborhood DON'T HAVE SCHOOL, so our schedule was completely ruined!

Mocha Momma said...

Poor little sweety! Bless his little heart.

I used to turn the heat up (even in summer) when I first bathed my kids. I was so afraid that they would get cold. Funny things we do.

Have a great weekend,
Nannette

blueviolet said...

Too funny! My kids never liked those baths either! (Love the geometric blackout)

Laureen said...

Lol!

Laureen said...

Lol!

Kimberly said...

Bless that poor little babies heart. ;) I think we've all been guilty of much worse as new parents. And yet our kids still survive. :)

JamericanSpice said...

Oh poor sweetie. :) Yes we do learn :)

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whimzie said...

This is the funniest most precious picture. I just love it. They're terrifying when you're living them, but the memories of those first days as a new parent are so incredibly special. And it goes to show that as fragile as they look, babies can take a lot of parent inexperience. So, so sweet!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Poor thing! But it is still kind of funny too! I'm sure all parents have those what where we thinking moments...just most of us don't have photographic evidence of it! LOL!

Daphine said...

Sorry, but this had me laughing out LOUD!!! Cute photo though!