I took Jacob to his first swimming class this morning and we had a blast! We signed up yesterday and started this morning at 10 am. I was slightly hesitant about taking him to the swim class as he has been so under the weather this morning but he seemed okay this morning – so off we went! I wanted to take some pictures but obviously I was not going to leave our very expensive SLR camera in the change room.
Yesterday when we were out at a local mall we purchased some Little Swimmer diapers for Jacob to wear today when he had his swim class. Since we do not know Jacob`s current weight we couldn`t decide on what size to get. The small size went from 16-26 pounds and the medium went from 24-34 pounds and since we are certain that Jacob is not more then 22 pounds at this point we went with size small. When we got to the locker room today at the pool I put one of these diapers on Jacob and they were just HUGE on him- they weren`t falling off of him but there certainly was A LOT of room to grow in them. I put him in his wet suit for the class and I`m carrying him out to the pool and what do I see? A trickle of pee just falling to the floor…there must have been a gaping hole around the legs because I just cannot imagine how that much pee could escape a diaper. So we put on a new diaper and rinsed the wet suit out before hoping in the pool.
I am slightly relieved that Jacob loved the pool – for some reason I envisioned a screaming baby in the water, thrashing and kicking about until I finally took him out; of course this wasn’t the case and I should have known better because after this is Jacob. Jacob was smiling and laughing and trying to jump out of my hands to catch the balls and toys in the water. Today’s lesson was getting the babies use to having their ears in the water and floating on their backs and tummies with their parents help! Jacob loved it….until he sneezed and his face went under the water and he got frightened! He survived and will live to tell the story!