He is sooo big! I still get comments all the time about how BIG he is for his age. Everyone wants to know how old he is and then make their total shock very apparent when they hear that this toddler sized child is in fact, only 7 months old!
I have finally dipped below the 150 lb. point! I have yet to do any form of real exercise but the pounds are still melting away. I'm attributing my weight loss to breastfeeding and carrying around a 22 lb. sack of potatoes, aka my son, all day long. Although I'm almost satisfied with the number on the scale, I am NOT happy about my pant size. I have realized that I now have hips which I definitely did not have before so I'm trying to accept that I may never fit into a size 6 again. But wouldn't it be nice? Since I have lost so much weight, I am a little curious to see what would happen if I started exercising. Actually, no, I'm not THAT curious. Let's keep it real. So far, I have avoided wearing a bathing suit. I'm not sure how I am going to handle that one.
Jacob, on the other hand, has some adorable swim trunks from Old Navy. They are blue and white. I will post a picture when he gets to wear them. I am considering putting him in a drown-proofing program. It's called Infant Swim Resource. I have been in touch with an instructor here and I went to observe some of her lessons. I saw 2 10-month-old babies floating in the water. They both previously completed the 4 to 6 week course and were back for a refresher. It's amazing. They knew how to flip over onto their backs and hold their breath while their heads were submerged. This skill is useful as it only takes a second for a baby to fall into a pool, roll over in the bath tub or get pulled under by the waves at the beach. Although we don't have a pool, I would have a certain peace of mind if I knew that Jacob could save himself in a scary, yet unlikely, situation. Plus, at such a young age, babies don't forget this skill and if they ever do get in a dangerous water situation, they will instinctively roll to their back and float. Check out the website if you have a minute. There are some awesome demonstration videos. There is one that nearly made me cry of a little boy in pajamas who was crying for his daddy but after I thought about it, I would rather hear him cry and float than the alternative!
We went out to dinner tonight with Jeff and we put Jacob in a high chair for the first time. I should have taken a picture. We don't have a high chair at home, he just eats in his Bumbo so this was his first experience being up at the table with us. He loved it! I fed him some applesauce and banana chunks while I ate my dinner. It was thrilling for me! I told Jordan that we MUST buy a high chair now. We have been putting it off because the Bumbo works fine but after seeing how content he was just to sit up at the table, I realize how worth it a high chair really is. He wasn't even impatient when I was eating. He just waited for me to give him another bite and in the mean time he would look around or try to reach things on the table. It was so funny.
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