Thursday, January 24, 2008

Just what the doctor ordered!

Recently, my doctor gave me his lecture on swimming again. He really encourages his patients to get in the pool to help give their bodies a break as well as get some good exercise.

I've been reluctant. I'm not a big water person. I barely made it through the swim test each summer I worked at Camp Firwood. And who wants to spend a bunch of money on a pregnancy swim suit that you are only going to wear a few times?

Tuesday night, the night before Brian left for California, he combatted all of my excuses by calling our local aquatic center for open swim times, getting me some of his shorts and a t-shirt, and said we were going on a date.

We spent probably 45 minutes in the pool swimming, floating and just enjoying the water. It was great! I wish I had done it more throughout my pregnancy -- maybe next time. We did decide we are going to go more often over the next few weeks.

It also got me thinking about doing a mom and baby swimming class to help me get back into shape after she is born. I would also love for our kids to be more comfortable in the water than I am and maybe starting young would help.


Jodi said...

Fun! We house sat for some friends with a pool a few weeks before Delaney was born (in August) and I would take like six noodles out with me and just float. Feeling weightless when you're pregnant is such a novel idea. :)

Jack and I did a "Merbabes" class when he was eight months old and I loved it!

The Hornes'es said...

I think that's a great idea. Swimming is hard to get there - but once you are, it always feels so good!

emily said...

i will always go to the pool with you guys! unfortunately you have to wait till the kiddos are 6 mos i think at arne hanna...i keep missing the session starts but keely and i are starting in feb!