Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Swimming Lessons! & HB to me!

Today was Naomi's third swimming lesson - my 2nd. I couldn't take her last week, since I was doing a workshop at the Betel Centre. What a fun time! The pool water was cold so it was only a 1/2 hour class this week, instead of the full hour which exhausted her so much last time.

Oh - mailman's here! Oooh! I've been Pinned! See DiaperPin.com for more information, but basically this means a little present, out of the blue on a day when I was least expecting it. It's a brand-new Carter's crib sheet. Wow! I used to have a million crib sheets for the other kids, and I probably didn't throw them out, but now that Naomi needs them I have no clue where they are. I know I tossed a bunch with dead elastic a while ago.

And on my birthday, no less... I'm so excited! Thank you, thank you, whoever sent this!

Also, my new "free" business cards arrived from Vistaprint. Not exactly free, but it gives me something to hand out with all the networking I plan to be doing now that my EI is running out. :-)))

Anyway, swimming was great as it was the first class. She loves the water now (quite different from the noisy public pool last summer). Six or seven mamas with babies... hers was the only swim diaper - everyone else has disposable "Little Swimmers." They sell them there and I'm worried they'll try to make me buy one, but BOY will I kick up a fight if they even think to question her neon green Kushies velcro swim dipe. :-)))

I dunked her twice. You count, 1-2-3 and then bob under and up again quickly. And then, at the end of the class, the teacher took each baby and "dived" him/her through the water, very quickly, coming up so they could see mama right away. I hope this is a good thing that will make her unafraid to put her face in the water.

Anyway, my CJN editor just emailed me about three stories that are due next week so I must get on it and find out what happened to this midwife I was supposed to be interviewing this morning (for an article about the current state of midwifery in Ontario). Ta ta!

Oh, yeah...it's my birthday. Did I mention that? :-)

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