Last Thursday we went to Louisville, KY to visit Collin's family. Bri did exceptionally well on the ride there and was so happy the entire visit. The only thing I didn't like about traveling with an infant was having to share the hotel room with her. At home, her room is on the other end of the house and I turn the monitor low enough to not be able to hear her babble, but it's still high enough for me to hear her cry. I'm an extremely light sleeper, and while she slept well the first night (11pm - 7am), I slept uneasily from being able to hear her everytime she turned over or sighed heavily in the pack 'n play.
Collin's Grandma (his Dad's mom) is not doing well. We decided to visit her and to let her see Bri in case she's not with us much longer. While there, Collin got to spend some quality time with his Dad and I got to enjoy catching up with Collin's sweet Aunt and thirteen-year-old cousin. I also got to meet one of his other aunts that I hadn't met before, and who gave us some really cute clothes for Bri.
A huge perk of this trip was that the hotel had a heated indoor pool and I jumped at the chance to take Bri on her first swimming adventure. She seemed to enjoy it and mostly just studied the water and tried to drink it. She instinctively kicked her legs, which I was excited about (even if most children do this, I am still excited).
Chillin out maxin relaxin all cool
The inseparables. Bri is definitely a Daddy's girl. I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous.
Kicking for Mommy
Kicking for Mommy
I taught swim lessons for 5 years but never taught children under the age of 4. I took classes that taught the idea that babies have an instinct to float and to flip onto their backs if placed in the water on their stomachs. I'm too afraid to test out the flipping theory, but I tried to see if Bri would float and didn't get very far. She never relaxed enough for me to let go of her even for a second. I guess we'll wait until she's older. In the meantime, my focus is getting her comfortable with the water.