Wednesday, November 25

Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy.

Clearly giving birth to a babe in the water... leaves a permanent impression. Weeks ago Parker outgrew the sink for his baths. His feet came up over the edge and each time he kicked in excitement he soaked me and the floor!

A girl friend of mine was telling me that she takes her 5 month old swimming in the community pool and she loves it and that got me thinking. I also remembered my midwife saying we could bathe Parker in the tub with us... so that's what I did. I drew the tub and we jumped in for a little swim, minus our goggles of course!

He loved it! Babies are so funny in the water. I believe studies have been done that say they will actually float and start to kick if emerged in the water. CLEARLY I wasn't about to try this, however, his little body floats to the surface every time I try to sit him on the bottom. I'm not gonna lie, I really enjoy this time with him. It's proved to be a special, fun time between the two of us!

Last week, I decided it was time for me to get back to the gym and as a treat to Parker for going to baby sitting, I took him swimming in the therapy pool. It's a warm 94 degrees and salt water, yeah no nasty chemicals! I put his little trunks on him, that looked more like a skirt or man capris and we road the waves from the jets, around and around. He LOVED it. He smiled and cooed and laughed! It is so great to introduce him to something that could have been a strong fear, so early on.

Tuesday, November 17


Some days I can't believe it's been 3 months. Three months since I had a baby, since I used to do what ever I wanted, when ever. Since I'd run here, run there without a care in the world. Since I shopped for myself, pampered myself... really almost only thought of myself.

Now my world is different. It's somehow a combination of fierce planning with crazy, unending grace. If the dishes get washed, they get washed and some days I get to shower and shave!

I've seen lately my stubborn side reigning in my life. In the scenario of, I need some time to myself. Need to grab brunch, a pedi and go shopping with the girls. I've been seriously missing a hard core workout. Some hot yoga or a hill workout. I can close my eyes and remember my body with defined muscle tone... but then I open them and it's gone, just like that.

Just the time I start to get phased, because things are no longer in my control, in my time and on my hour, I hear a little coo in the distance. And just like that the crazy cycle that was just spinning has stopped and my life becomes centered on the little man in his bed that has woken from his sleepy slumber and it's time to turn 'it' back on. Back to kick ass mom mode... but you know what I wouldn't change a thing. How could I, with moments like these?

Wednesday, November 11

And we're back!

Sorry for the absence... we have been in Ohio for a week. We had a great time with family and friends and I will tell you all about it, only right now I have to figure out which way is up and which way is down. Be back this week... promise!