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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The Gallery - Water

It's been a while since I've joined in with The Gallery for one reason or another but this week I was determined to join in whatever the theme so when I saw it announced on Sunday night I was rather pleased that it was Water.


When Jack was 5 months old I started taking him swimming, to Waterbabies classes. He loved it and on holiday when he was 7 months old he shuffled himself into the pool for the first time.


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Underwater swimming at 8 months old


Shortly after his first birthday I stopped going as our instructor was leaving to have a baby and I never found the odd classes taken by other instructors to be as good. I said to myself that I would continue to take Jack swimming myself but I never really did. Last year on holiday it took him a few days to get used to the water but once he did he loved it.


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August 2010 with big brother


This year was worse, he spent the first few days clinging around Daddy's neck in the big pool, screaming whenever he was placed into the water on his own (he could easily stand up in it). One day I let him scream and distracted him and he started giggling & that was that....he was running around in the pool after that and even when I guided him around the pool 'swimming' and let go and he dipped underwater for a second he came up giggling. It has spurred me on to take him swimming again so he doesn't scream the place down when he starts lessons when he's 3 !


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August 2011

13 comments:

  1. Fantastic pictures, especially the first one! Z hated water babies :-(, but I think he was too young. He love swimming now though. xx

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  2. Thanks...there were so many babies there that hated it, they tended to be the smaller/younger ones, poor things must've been freezing! Jack seemed to be the perfect age - I should've kept it up but can't change that now!
    x

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  3. I love that first picture, he looks like a complete pro even at 8 months!! I still haven't been brave enough to take mine but I really want to!

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  4. Mummyandthebeastie10 August 2011 at 13:00

    I love the underwater picture! wish I had one. Did Jack enjoy pouring the bucket over him or was it a shock? xx

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  5. bit of a shock at first but then he was loving it and didn't stop!
    x

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  6. Lovely pictures, that top one is amazing! I keep meaning to take my two year old swimming more, I will have to get that sorted!x

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  7. That photo never ceases to amaze me...it is awesomely good, like the Nirvana album cover!

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  8. I love the underwater photo of Jack - always makes me think of the Nirvana album cover when I see it. It's a shame he had lost his love of water at the swimming pool but looks like he has got past that now yay! I - hope he enjoys swimming again when he starts lessons. X

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  9. Noah has not been swimming since he was 9 months and when we took him swimming last week on holiday he was very clingy and cautious. It is so difficult to go regularly and have enough pairs of hands. I am sure swimming lessons will be great for him! I adore the underwater shot....how did you get that? So cool! x

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  10. That first photo is amazing!

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  11. I love that first photo!!

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  12. Super photos Helen. I always remember that first one being your Twitter pic for ages :) We so need to get back into swimming as we don't go enough x

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  13. Wow what an incredible picture to have - love it!

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