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Little Swimmers

Over the course of this summer I have taught Grace how to swim. She went from dependent upon her puddle jumper to being able to jump in the pool and swim to the side on her own. I taught Genna, Will and Jordan to swim fairly easily but I think Grace has been my easiest "student" so far. She has NO fear of the water (for good and for bad) so learning has been easy.

Abby has been a little slower in progressing. Her low muscle tone makes activities like swimming more challenging. Because of this we haven't pushed her as hard. She has been practicing her swimming in the baby pool and with her puddle jumper in the big pool. She spends a lot of time flailing around trying to emulate swimming motions. This week I noticed one day that she appears to have a natural buoyancy that Grace doesn't have. On a whim I decided to take off her puddle jumper. To my complete shock within fifteen minutes of "practice" in the little end she was swimming about two feet underwater ON HER OWN.

I. WAS. SHOCKED.

So much for her muscle tone holding her back.

So now I have two little fishies. The downside is that I can't let my guard down for two seconds. It's a little scary juggling both of them with no swimmies on. Thankfully they are both like fish and don't panic at all in the water.

I would have never guessed they would have come so far so fast!

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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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