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Thankful Thursdays…#4


What a glorious week, it feels like summer has finally arrived and what a scorcher it’s been!

This week we took Baby J swimming for the first time and she absolutely loved it.  Seeing as Baby J is now thirteen months old I suppose we left it a little late to take her swimming.  The reason for this is that I fell pregnant just six weeks after having her and so spent the next nine months battling with Hyperemesis.  This wasn’t a pretty time in my life, so swimming definitely wasn’t right at the top of our agenda.

Fast forward a few months, we have settled in to our little family of four and we decided it was time to hit the baths!  Baby J is so petite that her swimming costume is only a size three to six months, it fit her perfectly nonetheless!  Even though we already had Baby J’s swimming costume, we didn’t have any arms bands or a sit in inflatable for the pool, so we took a detour via our local sports shop for all the swimming essentials!

When we got to the pool is was also time for Little E to be fed, so I sat on the loungers by the side of the pool , whilst Hubs took Baby J in.  Having never experienced the swimming pool before I wasn’t sure what she would make of it but she loved it!   The pool had a purpose built baby area with fountains and slides.  There was a wave machine and water jets and she experienced everything!  Hubs and Baby J were in the pool for over an hour and both emerged with smiles across their faces when it was time to get changed.  First swimming trip successful!  We had such a lovely family afternoon, followed by Baby J’s first BBQ at home in the sunshine. 

 So, this week I am thankful for Baby J having such a good first swimming experience, and for the lovely family time and BBQ we had afterwards.  That’s whats summer is all about!


Are you enjoying this summer weather?  What are you thankful for this week?

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  • Lauren Wellbank July 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    My daughter learned how to say the word, “hug” this week. I can’t get enough of her requests for “hucks”. That is what I am thankful for 🙂

  • turningupindevon July 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Great photo of the little one behind the plate! I’m really thankful to have my kids off school, mind you it’s only the beginning of the holidays!!! #fartglitter

  • Something About Baby July 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Ah sounds like such a lovely trip! I returned to work last week, so I am thankfully for my weekends to do lots of fun activities with my little boy – first activity was Strawberry picking! #fartglitter

  • theparentingjungle July 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    This is a gorgeous memory, my best friend has just had her baby after 9 months of hell with hyperemesis so you have my sympathy it takes a lot of strength getting though that! I love the plate picture…and that little lady enjoyed her first swim! Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime xx


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