Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Just Keep Swimming

Russell is in Level 2 of his swim lessons now, and Meredith (since she was finished with dance) has started in Level 1.

Russell has a no-nonsense coach, which is exactly what he needs. We had to switch Russell to Maria after he wasn't making any progress with his first Level 2 coach - not her fault; she just didn't know how to motivate him. Now he is continuing to make progress, and is getting better at breast stroke and back stroke.

Meredith knew what to expect after watching Russell's lessons every week. Russell gave her some advice before her first lesson: "Listen to your coach. And don't sink. But if you do start to sink, do pizza arms." (Pizza arms is their word for the breast stroke arm movement.) She is a great listener and is happy to do what her coach asks.

Paige sits with me, eats a snack, walks up and down the legnth of the pool with me, and just generally does what toddlers do! But I'm hoping that all the exposure to the pool will make her excited to go in the summer.

Number 4 Update

(Meredith, me and baby 4, Bogie, and Mimi on Sunday - I have no real belly pictures yet :))

How Far Along: 15 weeks

Maternity Clothes?: Since 11 weeks...and I had to buy new ones since we gave away most of the old ones!

Cravings/Nausea: I was nauseous from about weeks 6-11/12 - not very long, but it was really bad! During those weeks, I craved oranges and orange juice, and could not eat eggs (typical during pregnancy for me) or drink coffee (even decaf). Recently, I've had cravings for salads a lot - which is not to say that I don't have cravings for sweets too!

Gender: We may not find out this time! I really have no feeling of what this baby is. Many people have guessed boy.

I've been trying to exercise at least a little - it's been hard to fit that in since we no longer belong to a gym, but I'm really trying to have a healthy pregnancy. Healthy eating has been nonexistent while we've been in NC the past week, but I'm getting back to that when we get home.

We love you, little baby! You're a blessing to our family!