Sunday, May 16, 2010

Roman's new tricks

Mom got Roman a $0.99 ball to play with and it was a great investment
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And here is the beginning of trouble. He loves to climb things and the latest fun trick is climbing the stairs, so we have to keep a close eye on him as he motors around the house.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

7 months old...now what?

Now what? you ask... Here is what.... 2 bottom teeth, lots of talking to be had in the form of "ba ba ba" and a first swim lesson with dad in the pool. i have yet to get photos or video of any of the above so I don't have anything to post but wanted to at least document that we are crossing some mighty big hurdles these days.

Teething is what it is - lots of drool, some cranky days and chewing on everything.

Talking just started happening yesterday. Can you call it talking when the words are undecipherable and it is the same sound over and over and over again? Well, we do. We needed another accomplishment to add to the books. Crawling, standing up and teething wasn't enough. So depending on what you want to hear, you can decipher him to be saying "mama" or "dada" but in reality I think he combined the two as to not upset the parents as to what his first word might be and he went with "ba ba". Whatever the meaning, we find it very entertaining except when he practices talking to his stuffed elephant in the crib when he should be napping.

Swimming- now we are secretly thinking we have the next Michael Phelps on our hands because lets face it...in 18 years we need another swim prodigy. Michael will have blown his money by then and his rotator cuff will be calling for early retirement so we are grooming what is to be the next Olympic swimmer. Whether or not that comes to fruition is yet to be seen- but i can tell you that his first lesson with daddy went very well. He started splashing from the moment he got into the pool. He had his bottom up on top of the water (the diaper may have been assisting) and was not afraid to put his face into the water until he gulped a large mouthful of highly chlorinated water. But even so, that didn't deter his spirits. His easily distracted one track mind made it a little hard for him to concentrate on the lesson of blowing bubbles in the water. The little girl in the swim goggles and hot pink swimsuit screaming in excitement or the lady doing laps on the other side of the pool were so much more attractive than this bubble blowing business. I have a feeling our evening baths in 4 inches of water will not carry the same enthusiasm as they used to now that we have introduced him to the most giant bath tub of all- a swimming pool.

The outdoor pool opens in 2 weeks which has a water park attached to it and again will only serve to confirm Roman's suspicion that this bath tub at home just isn't really all that great. But after seeing Roman's blue lips and shivering body today in the pool, the outdoor summer heat will be welcomed by mommy and Roman.

Will try to post pictures as soon as i get some....