Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Swimmin' and Smilin'

Yesterday, we tried swimming for the first time!  It didn't last long, but it's looking promising. We got all lubed up with sunblock and took a dip for all of two minutes, but no crying.  He just sort of had this look of "where am I, what am I doing here?"  Vinny's lips began shivering, so we got out quickly before any meltdown could ensue.  The water was unusually refreshing for this time of year, so the air felt especially chilly afterwards.  after a short break for warm sunshine, we tried it again, this time lasting a few more minutes.  Still no crying.  He looked so adorable all wrapped up in a big beach blanket.  That was a lesson in itself-next time, skip the cute baby towels and go right for the big beach blankets!  Those swim dipes don't hold water, so drip they do!  Whoa, did we have some soaking wet towels!  Thank you Joni for letting us take a dip in your pool.  Can't wait to do it all over again!

Here he is all tuckered out after "playing" in the pool.  Normally, Vincent prefers to get rocked or bounced to sleep (and who wouldn't quite frankly?), but after a few minutes kicking on the floor, he was lights out, hard!
Look how tall he is getting!  I can not believe how fast he is growing and changing.

Vincent first flashed a smile my way Memorial Day weekend.  It was brief, but unmistakable all the same.  But lately, he is becoming more and more animated.  We can make him smile by tickling his cheeks, lips, and nose.  And sometimes, we get lucky and catch him smiling randomly.

Finally, I just had to post this shot, just because.

OH WAIT!!!  How could I forget to tell you all????  Vincent is sleeping through the night!!!  He falls asleep anywhere between 7 and 8 and wakes up between 5 and 6.  I thought it was a fluke earlier this week, but 3 nights out of 4 in one week?  We might be on a roll!  And what's even better is that he is not as crabby when he wakes up.  In fact, he is at his happiest in the morning.

We are really looking forward to this weekend.  We leave for CT Friday morning at the crack of dawn.  I am praying Vincent's ears don't hurt.  Anthony will celebrate his first Father's Day Sunday, and I am especially excited for that.  Even better, Vincent will get to be with his Daddy, Grampa, Boppo, and Godfather all together on Father's Day.  How special.

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