At three and a half months old, Toby is already a little bon vivant and loves full-body massages. Here’s how we do it…

Depending on how luxurious we’re feeling, we use pure vegetable oil (which our doctor suggested, funnily enough) or nothing at all. I start by softly rubbing his forehead in circles and tracing his eyebrows…

Then I rub his chubby belly and down his arms…

Next I give him a double foot massage (his fave!)…

And pull up his legs for a satisfying stretch.

Next I flip him around onto his belly and rub his back…

And finish with some light karate chops! It’s become a sweet bedtime tradition, even though he is the wriggliest massaged person I’ve ever met. Do you guys have any other moves you’d recommend? xoxo

P.S. In other baby news: I’ll be posting our birth story this coming Monday, September 20th. Thanks for all your sweet notes about it; I’m excited to (finally) share.

(Photos by Brookelyn Photography. Thank you so much, Brooke!)