Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Little Information

This past Sunday, Wiggle and I had our first swim class at the South Side YMCA. There were four other kids in the class - all older. We had a great time splashing, kicking, going fast and slow in the water, almost blowing bubbles, and interacting with the other kids and parents. I can't wait for next week's class. While the class is great, I totally get waiting to start swim classes until your kid can walk because trying to change out of a swimsuit and into clothes in a locker room with a baby is not easy. Luckily, Wiggle can stand well, so I just threw a towel under his feet and propped him against a bench while I changed. I didn't take any pictures since I was by myself, but I will have C come with me one week to document Wiggle's amazing water feats.

In food news, Wiggle has expanded his repertoire considerably. He's started eating meat - turkeys with sweet potatoes, chicken with gravy mixed with prunes and apples, and some ham he stole from my sandwich today. He also has started eating breakfast - yogurt mixed with oatmeal and bananas or peaches. He also likes to eat pieces of banana, as well as the perennial favorite - cheerios. Feeding him has also become more fun since he seems to enjoy it more now. It's still super messy, but hey that's part of the fun, right? His spoon skills are getting pretty good; I load it with food, hand it off to him, and it goes straight into the mouth. He doesn't, however, drink from a sippy cup. He will drink from a regular glass, which I have to hold, but he just doesn't like to try to suck from the cup. In his defense, the new no-spill cups do require a pretty powerful pucker to get anything out. I'm hoping to work up to three meals a day once he cuts his two top teeth, which should be any day now.

I downloaded my first children's album this weekend, They Might Be Giants No! Wiggle has responded to it very well, but more importantly I like it, which means we can listen to it again, and again, and again, and again. I've been looking for more music, but I haven't pulled the trigger on anything else yet.

Well, that's the update for now.

Cat toys - not just for cats anymore.


  1. Did this come through? If yes, please delete or don't post the duplicate. I was saying that I love these pictures, and he's SO handsome! I have one of his pics on my computer at work as the wallpaper so I can see him while I'm working. I like clicking on the pics and making them bigger, but when I click on the bottom one in this post, instead of producing a bigger pic, it takes me to the Y. Can you send me that pic so I can see it bigger? Thanks!

    p.s. - The rug looks great; I'm so glad you got it.

  2. I'm glad you like the pics. The second picture should be fixed.

    I'm happy about the rug too! It really is perfect for the room.