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June 8th, 2011, 03:38 AM
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I am taking my crew swimming today .

I am meeting a friend who has a 9 mth old. I know my kids will want to be in the big pool. I will have life jackets on the 3 big kids but I'm still scared. I certainly can't keep the 3 bigs within arm's reach while I'm holding the baby None of my kids can touch the bottom of the pool yet, they are all tiny. What if it's crowded and there are lots of waves from other kids jumping and playing rough, I know my kids will get mouthfuls and get scared. I can deal with a mouthful or two but I'm still really nervous.

Please make me feel better. I took the big 3 to a pool and it wasn't bad but I didn't have a baby and we were practically the only ones there. Now I'm adding a 15 mth old to the mix and I really don't know how it will go.

School ended yesterday and today is a record breaker hot one, please tell me I can do this even if there is a big crowd?

[/COLOR]Nathan(6), Reagan(6), Riley(5), Kaycee(3)

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June 8th, 2011, 06:59 AM
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I have a giant baby floatie that has a part for the mom to float too (It looks like a figure 8). I think it's too big and will get in the way of me helping the others so I am planning on putting the baby in one of those swim suits that have the innertube sewn in.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I love swimming but water and kids scares the crap outta me.

[/COLOR]Nathan(6), Reagan(6), Riley(5), Kaycee(3)

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June 8th, 2011, 07:25 AM
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You can do it!!! I found that usually an undertaking like this just required me to be in the right frame of mind and have the right expectations. Sounds like you've got that covered, so it will be fun. I think you're a great mom for taking them!
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June 8th, 2011, 08:49 AM
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You are a phenomenal mom for taking them! #5 is right, when accomplishing tasks like these it's all about the attitude. Expect little bumps but have a blast anyway.
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June 8th, 2011, 01:27 PM
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It went really well!

Yes there were some bumps but it really couldn't have gone much better. I am really proud of all of the kids.

i think I will look around for a new floatie for Kaycee. If anyone has any baby floaties they love let me know!

[/COLOR]Nathan(6), Reagan(6), Riley(5), Kaycee(3)

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June 8th, 2011, 09:15 PM
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You're a pro!!

Lucky mother to five!

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June 9th, 2011, 03:50 PM
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YAY for a great time. I cannot go to the pool with my five....the baby will not be able to be in the water once I AM able to get in the water (he'll have a cast on)....and then the toddler will want to be in hte kiddie pool...maybe the 5 year old too...most likely she'll want to be in the big pool though an dthen the big kids will want to be in the big pool...I can't be in three places at once...

Anyway....glad that you got to go and that it went well!!!! YAY
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We aren't to give a baby milk, berries, or peanut butter. We are to introduce new foods one at a time. But it's OK to inject several viruses, bacteria, aluminum, formaldehyde, phenoxyethanol, animal serum, mercury, squalene and more into an 8 week old? I don't think so.
In order to be healthy it is an unfortunate fact that people must be allowed the opportunity to be ill. I trust my body and those of my children to work correctly against the relatively benign diseases they vax for, and do not trust the ingredients in the vaccinations.
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