Everyone’s always seemed to recommended we wait till the six month mark to take Naomi to the swimming pool. But that somehow didn’t seem to make any sense to me – My siblings and I all started getting into the water pretty early and it wasn’t like she was going to be able to swallow any water with the infant head float thing. So……
We went swimming!
Check out the cool cozzie she received as a gift from Aunty Andrea. A bit big but I think she still felt like a million bucks in it, judging from her expression!
Here she is all protected by the sun. We used Mustela baby sunblock on her, put on a sunhat and made sure she was always facing away from the sun.
She got a little upset when we first put her in the pool, probably because up till now all her experiences in water have been of the warm variety. But after a bit of a wimper, she seemed to feel okay and started paddling around.
What a proud Daddy! Hubba was so chuffed to see her enjoying herself. I could just the cogs turning in his head…. Sporty baby! Nae swam for about 15 minutes before we took her out and dried her up. She then took a good snooze in the shade whilst Mummy got her laps in!
But the picture that touched my heart the most was one of me and my daughter.
Not because it’s of me but that it’s of my baby and I playing in the same pool I grew up in.
One day, I’ll look back on it when it’s gone (en bloc) and be thankful I was able to take Naomi for her first ever swim there…….
Now I just need to get my childhood mate, Sher, and her girls there!