I've been waiting for the weather here to warm up a bit more... enough to take the chill off of the unheated water in the pool here at our condo complex anyway. And while I wouldn't call the pool water warm at this point, it is tolerable enough to not make a baby cry.
So Moana put on her Little Swimmer diapers and went swimming!! First time in a pool...
As a swimmer, I've been dreaming of the day when I could take my offspring into the water. Because like any proud mom*, I'm convinced that she's got the swimmer genes and I can't wait to extract them from her by any means necessary.
I asked the maintenance guy who was taking his lunch break at the pool to take a picture of Moana and me in the water. He didn't speak English, and apparently didn't know how to work a digital camera... because although he thought he snapped the shot, he didn't actually push the button. So the precious mother daughter moment had to be captured by my own hand. This is the best I could do.
So what did I learn today?
A) Moana likes the water! (Of course she does.)
B) Wet babies wearing sunscreen are slipperier than regular wet babies.
C) Taking pictures of a slippery baby with one hand while trying not to let go of her with the other hand is harder than it sounds.
D) Swimming makes a baby hungry and tired. Just like her mom.
She was quite curious about the whole thing. First I just dipped her feet in. When there was no problem with that, she went in up to her knees. Then she sat on the first step. Eventually we went in up to our waists and I was able to swing her around a little bit. I think she liked that! She wasn't such a fan of floating on her back because she just didn't relax in that position, but once when she accidentally got her face wet, she didn't seem bothered a bit. Surprised, but not bothered.
It's really fun that Moana is getting a little older and able to do cool stuff like this! Taking my daughter swimming was easily the highlight of the week for me.
*Scott, as the Proud Dad, is convinced that she will be the next soccer star. Stay tuned for video footage of the not-quite-six-month-old-girl kicking a soccer ball. It's a must see!