Nora's First Swim

March 23, 2010 By: erik Category: Offspring, Photos, USA 198 views

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Cute at the poolOn the day before her first birthday, Nora went for the first time to a swimming pool. Armed with special “swimmy” diapers, a brand new bathing suit (an early birthday gift from her friend, Amy) and a love of water, she “dove right in”, so to speak. I didn’t go, so I can only relay what I heard from those in attendance. She was a little concerned at first about floating on her back, but eventually she got used to it. And then she was allowed to paddle around, supported by her mother’s hand. When they arrived back home, Nora was in a deep slumber in her car seat. Swimming will do that to you.

At the pool
Weird clear stuff!

The backfloat freakout
Initial freak-out.

Relaxed backfloat
More comfortable now.

Smiling Mermaids
Smiling with Mommy.

Doing the crawl
Swimming like a fish.

Doing the crawl
Motoring around the pool.

With the exception of a fortnight of terror a few months ago, Nora has always liked bath time, so it seems natural that she would feel at home in the swimming pool. We hope to continue to take her to the pool when we go back to Spain.

  • Adorable, especially the “smiling with Mommy” photo.

    I can’t wait to try swimming with Eva this summer. She hates her face or hair getting wet, though, so I’m not sure it’ll go so well for her.

  • Cuuuu-uute!

  • Andrés

    Happy Birthday, Nora! I hope you enjoy your first birthday and your first trip to America. This morning we remember you in the shop (and your father too) and Antonia told me to send you a kiss. (Is the kiss for Erik too, Tona???) Greetings, small Rasmussen!