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.


Anonymous said...

better hope he has no poo-poo accidents while taking his bath with you. and man capris are capro's alex says :)


Chandra said...

Nice... no poop, but the other day it was puke!