A day of firsts!

Yesterday was a big day in the world of Henry.  He has his first swim class and did so well!  It's a 6-week class at our local YMCA, and it basically teaches them the basics, and what to do if they happen to fall into a pool or body of water. The instructor's baby was a little older then Henry, and when her Mom put her in the water she knew to flip on her back and float. It was pretty amazing, and even when she was put into the water face down so flipped right over. Henry just started and has a long way to go, but it makes me so happy that we're starting his early. We spend a lot of time on the water, whether it be in the ocean, on the houseboat, or in the pool, so it's really important to us that he's comfortable.  It was also really fun and I think he really liked the songs and games. I can't wait until next week.



swim class at the Y

swim class at the Y

swim class at the Y

swim class at the Y

swim class at the Y

swim class at the Y


Henry also tried his first food, and we gave him the Earth's Best brown rice cereal mixed with breast milk. We gave it to him before his last feeding before bed, and he was a little fussy to begin with, so I think tonight if we time it better it should go a little more smoothly. He took about three bites but then wasn't too into it.  This was the very first food he's ever had, and it was pretty adorable to see him try and figure out what the heck it was.  In the video below you'll see that he doesn't really know whether to laugh or cry. Adorable. We are planning on doing the cereal for a couple of weeks, then transitioning into single vegetables. Yay Henry!
 



Henry's first rice cereal

Henry's first rice cereal

Henry's first rice cereal