Bella FINALLY was able to take her first bath! It took longer than I recall for her umbilical cord to fall off. I couldn't wait to give her a bath. 18 days old with no bath was starting to really yuck me out! But then again I am guilty of over-bathing my kids. They bathe every day. Sometimes twice. Amber had some major dry skin-which was inflicted by me. Anyway, Bella really enjoyed her first bath. I remember Alex and Amber cried and screamed. Bella just chilled out. Even when Alex squeezed the wash cloth over her face! She's a great baby-and now she's so fresh and so clean.