At this last week’s water babies lesson I realised that since starting our lessons I have experience so many emotions. Here is a run-down of them…
Anxious – In our first few lesson’s I was Anxious, I had to take my clothes off and put a swimming costume on with people I didn’t know! They would see my mummy tummy and my stretchmark’s! I was also Nervous, would mini J behave? Would he enjoy it?
Relief – After just our first lesson I realised that my fears of wearing my costume were silly, do you know why!? Because all the other ladies were in the same boat as me, we all had small babies and were all a bit nervous about how things would go. It didn’t take long for us to feel comfortable and for the littlies to get friendly.
Amazed – Have you ever seen a small baby swim? It is amazing; I remember the first time I popped my goggles on and our instructor release J to swim today. I actually could have cried with how beautiful it was to watch.
Sad – Sometimes the little one’s don’t always want to join in or participate in the group activities. But that’s okay that just means that you get extra cuddles with your baby. Our lesson is definitely a lovely bonding experience for me and J.
Excited – When we first turn up at our pool and start getting changed ready for our pool time, mini man has actually squealed a few times with happiness and that is just an absolute delight and makes me excited for our lesson and what he will be able to achieve once in the pool.
Happy – Our lessons make me feel so happy, seeing J’s smiles, having conversations with the other parents and seeing the other children interact with each other is lovely.
Love – Water babies as well as a life skill is a beautiful bonding experience, I treasure the time I have with him in the pool, even on his off days because that is just extra snuggles, cuddles and kisses.
Proud – My baby although still getting the hang of it has the idea about swimming and this makes me very very proud.