Monday, July 16, 2012

Legume Aquatics

I think we may have a water baby.  "Lijah Bean" had his first swim lesson today.  (That's what Anne calls him.  She's also the one who nicknamed his swim class.)  If you disregard how clingy and fussy he was before we left and the meltdown he had in the changing room after class, he was AMAZING!

I don't know if it was because of the novelty of the water, or because he actually likes water; his bath time might suggest the latter.

It was a class of about 5 or 6 other babies, and I think the oldest was eight months.  We started about a month behind everyone else.  There was only one other boy, so they were happy to see another baby boy.

The class was mostly about getting the babies comfortable in water, a lot of repetitive exercises and phrases to help them know everything's okay.  Elijah did not fuss once.  He let me pour water over his head, he floated on his back and didn't make a sound the whole time.   He smiled at the instructor and other babies and was just great.  Also he was adorable in his little swim diaper and trunks.

I can't wait until next Monday!

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