If all goes to plan, two weeks today I will be having a baby here in Denmark. It’s our second child and, to put it mildly, has been a long time coming.
Over the past eight months, I have kept up my swimming – averaging between one and two kilometres a week. As the bump has grown, this is the one sport I have felt able to do that hasn’t put too much strain on my body.
Today, thanks to my Monday swimming group led by an inspirational woman called Sue, I became a mermaid. OK, so I’m not exactly Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, but a Pregnant Mermaid, yes. The weightlessness of swimming under water with a tail is just magical. Obviously I didn’t try all the moves the other mermaids were perfecting but I gave it a damn good try!
So with just 14 days to go until delivery day, I intend to keep up the swimming. And I hope I will be able to return to the water as soon as I’m allowed. I took my son swimming from just a few weeks old and I hope I can do the same again.
** With thanks to Sarah-Jane Elsey and Elisabeth Godin for the photos and video taken today.**
Well done darling you are a complete star and I love you v v much xxxxxx
Thanks mum! X
so 1-2 times a week of swimming will increase my bump as well? ;))). enjoyed reading about our little english mermaid. love D
Ha! Thank you David!
Simply astounded, it looks so tempting, do you think that you could get up much speed, Are you restricted to the swimming pool or can you go in the open sea. Annabel says ‘what, with a tail on?’
I said it is obvious because real mermaids do it all the time D&Axxxx.
PS Is it against EU regs to catch mermaids or is there a quota system….. another reason to get out of the EU maybe
You are crazy David Whiting! I imagine salt water isn’t great for the tails but I’d love to give it a go. And yes you can go fairly fast as it’s like having a giant flipper on!
Fantastic pictures, first time I see a pregnant mermaid !
Will be thinking of you the next few weeks, let me know when you have your little Danish citizen. Good timing , Denmark has finally allowed dual citizenship.
Thank you Inga. I think the baby would have to live in Denmark for several years before she would qualify for dual citizenship. But I will see! X
Congratulations Alex, hope you have a wonderful Danish birth experience!
Thanks Krisi. I hope it will be much better than my London experience – which was pretty awful! When I get a moment, I will blog about it. x