A couple of days with limited computer time, and I feel so behind on our group!
DID, good luck with the induction. I'm excitedly waiting for the good news of another baby in our group!
And Teresa, still thinking of you and your family and hoping to hear that you're all at home together babymooning soon! I've seen many babies get bottles for the sake of "get us out of the NICU ASAP!" that then transition to breastfeeding at home. It can be hard work, but it works
Helen and River, happy belated Birth Day!!!
Kavita and Amy, good luck in the ice storm and I hope you're both back to "normal" soon.
I'm looking for a bit of advice or reassurance with Neela right now. I signed her up for swimming lessons now that she's of the magical age (3!) that the lessons aren't parent-tot. I wanted to get some swimming in for me in the third trimester, Neela likes swimming with me, so I thought that once a week she could have fun swimming with other kids while I get to swim on my own.
We're on week four (with one week out for colds), and she still hates it. She told the teacher that she likes swimming, she just doesn't like teachers or classes. She told me that she doesn't like being told what to do. She told Matt that she wishes the teacher was a woman. The first week she sat with her back to the pool and her arms crossed for most of the lesson, the second week she dipped her toes in and talked to the other kids. I joined in the lesson for part of the second week and she briefly came in the pool, but then tried to swim/wade away from the class. This week again she briefly participated, then got up and left to find Matt and dragged him to the change room. The teacher is really low key and low pressure in terms of her not participating, and the class is mostly games/playing in the water.
So- should I call and ask if we can switch to another class with a woman teacher (I'm doubtful that it would help, though perhaps if there was another kid that she connected with in the class as a friend she might do it)? Should I just go swimming with her and forget about the lessons?
We had a similar experience with a dance class that we tried, where she didn't like the structure (aka being told what to do). It was pretty relaxed, too. She's fine at daycare, though it's very loosely structured. I was really hoping to do preschool next year so I can nap a couple of mornings a week. This "I don't like teachers and I don't like classes" attitude has me worried that my master plan for napping might not work. Despite being a teacher, Matt also hates structured activities and classes, so he can relate.
I know I'm getting ahead of myself thinking about September, except preschool registration starts soon... Any thoughts?