Saturday, January 9, 2010

Swim class

Lexi had her very first swim class this morning. Grandma came along to take pictures and for moral support for me! Class was fun. They only run 30 minutes, which is good. Lexi was scared and nervous at first, grabbing on to me and clinging to me as if her life depended on it (well, I guess it did), but she relaxed within about 5 minutes of being in the water. She's not thrilled about being on her tummy in the water, but LOVES to float on her back. She successfully floated with just her head resting on my shoulder...and my hands directly under her but not touching. The instructor had us sing songs and have them kick and splash.

Then came the part I was afraid of. Putting her under. The instructor said to blow in her face and dunk her and pull her up. Well, since Lexi is still nursing a snotty nose (it was MUCH better...no snot in the pool) she's still breathing through her mouth, hence her mouth remained open even after I blew in her face. Needless to say, there was no dunking. I did manage to get her mouth in the water, only to have her inhale what flowed in. Hacking, choking baby = a mom who wasn't dunking. At least not this week.

All in all, I really believe Lexi enjoyed it. There are only 6 kids in the class. There is one younger than her (7 months) and the rest are older. The 7 month old cried the entire class...poor thing. But she was as happy as can be...until I took her out...then she cried! LOL

My mom took pictures...so I'll try to post some later. I have to figure out how to obscure the faces of the other people in them.

3 comments:

Rotten said...

Sounds like you had fun and I promise it gets so much better. :) Great job floating on her back though. That is actually not the easiest thing for babies to do and stay relaxed. Go Lexi!!

JamieD said...

That sounds fun! I bet she will be a total natural in no time. It is also nice that you both have a special activity to do together.

Kimbosue said...

Glad things went well. Hope next week is better with the whole dunking thing.