Saturday, June 6, 2009

Swimming Lessons! and A Conversation with Myself

Evie had her first baby swim lesson on Thursday afternoon and she did great! The instructor said she's a natural. She is the youngest in the class (the minimum age is 6 months and the maximum is 2.5) but that didn't stop her from having a blast. She didn't cry until drying off time, and didn't seem fazed by putting her face in the water or by going under for a second at a time. Her favorite activities were splashing, kicking and "jumping" (really falling) from the side of the pool into my arms. I didn't get any pictures, and I don't know if I'll be able to because J is working while we are at class twice a week, but here is a picture of Evie swimming in the backyard last weekend so that you can at least see her adorable swimsuit!

Thanks for all of the supportive comments on my last post. Things are a little different around here since that post, since we've started using co-sleeping at times to avoid having to use cry-it-out. Here's what's going on in my head:

Karen now: "Why won't she sleep? She's driving me insane! How can a baby survive on only 10 total hours of sleep per day? What are we doing wrong? How can we fix it?"

Karen 6 months ago: "What are you talking about, you mean that she's not going to keep sleeping through the night? I thought we won the baby lottery with this one! How much longer do I have to enjoy the 12 straight hours of sleep?"

Karen now: "You only have a month and a half more of this luxury, so live it up."

Karen 10 months ago: "You are such a whiner, what's the problem? I've read every single baby sleep book out there and it seems pretty clear-cut that all you need to do is XYZ. She's just a baby, be an adult and deal with it."

Karen now: "Shut up."

Karen 2 years ago: "All of you shut up! Don't you realize that your exhaustion and stress is all because you have a's what you were longing for and working toward for years. And now all you can do is whine about her imperfections? You disgust me. SHUT UP."

Karen now: (yawn)


  1. LOL-I hear ya w/ the Karen 2 years ago thoughts! haha!

    She looks amazing in her swimsuit, dahling!

  2. I had to laugh at the two years ago comment's SO TRUE, and so easy to forget what we were dealing with back then. I hope it gets better for you figuring out the sleep thing soon!



  3. P.S. I LOVE the swimming lesson thing too. I was a little bummed to realize we will have to wait until next summer with Charlie (or pay for WAY too expensive private lessons,) but it will still be fun then too. I'd love to hear more of your thoughts on the experience once Evie is a graduate! :)


  4. Finally! Evidence that you (and Evie!) are normal!!!

  5. Cute suit! Love the conversation with yourself! too funny!

  6. I love her little swimsuit!!! Glad to hear she's a water natural!

    Snippet is getting in a pool for the first time this weekend. Can't wait!

  7. So cute, I love her swim suit! I love swimming with Elizabeth too:)

  8. Love it that the suit matches her pool!

  9. haha! that convo. is so familiar to me . . . I'm in the same boat with a 9 mo. old who doesn't sleep as much as he used to.
    just think, in a few years we'll be past all these sleeping issues. I may even miss rocking him to sleep in the middle of the night, who knows.
    and cute bathing suit!


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