May 31, 2011

Pregnancy Update: Month 8

It's nearly June, I'm hot, and exhausted.  After the warmest weekend so far this year (low 90s), I feel wiped out.
It's a miracle that I'm able to get dishes done and make it through the day.  Add to the mix that I have this funny feeling that this baby is coming early--I'm hoping I'm wrong, as I still have so much to do.  Plus he/she still seems to be in a breech position.  That feeling of a head jammed up into my ribs is not very pleasant, however the baby is moving around and I'm hoping will flip over soon.

I don't remember feeling so uncomfortable this early with Soren--I think it was those last two weeks or so, plus the 10 days he was overdue.  I think it was easier being ripely pregnant in March, rather than May.
Predictably, many things get neglected, like the weeding of our garden.  However the lettuce and radishes have gone crazy loco wild in their growing.  We can't keep up with eating them, even Soren who occasionally will pull one out for a bite.
Thankfully I knew my limits this year, and stuck to herbs, lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, peppers and one eggplant.  And they're all growing well so far.

I think once this freaky warm weather dissipates, things will be much better in my world.  The energy is just zapped right out of me, never mind that we haven't installed our air conditioners yet (waiting on our upstairs windows to be replaced next week).  So if you imagine me, this whale of a body, parked on the couch in front of an oscillating fan, you wouldn't be too far off from what life has been like here of late.

Any advice for coping with a summer pregnancy?  I might just have to go to the town pool tonight to cool off with S.

15 comments:

  1. He'll bite right into a radish? He's hardcore!!!

    I had babies in May and in August. August was way better because I could wear really loose and light clothing.

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  2. I will be ripely pregnant this October, due November 14th. But I feel your pain! When it is 80 degrees and humid outside I feel like I am 6 months pregnant, not 4, so I can't imagine how you feel!

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  3. The one pregnancy where I was hugely pregnant in the summer was with my twins. All my others were born in blizzards including my may baby! AC, sun dresses and lots of iced tea will be needed again.. I'm a little behind you in pregnancy so I will be dealing with the heat as well.

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  4. Cool showers to bring down the body temperature always worked for me.

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  5. Soaking feet in the pool was always really great when I was pregnant with my daughter in June.

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  6. My children were born in September & October and all I remember is being hot. Really hot. I don't think I had air conditioners with them, either. I used to take as cold a bath as I could stand. Sometimes I would just run cold water on my wrists.

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  7. I don't care who you are or whether you're pregnant or not, that kinda heat takes the energy out of anybody!

    Hopefully it cools down a bit so you're more comfortable O.o Will Mother Nature take heed? Probably not, but one can only hope!

    I guess the good thing about the garden is that it IS growing xD Oh, and you're getting good, fresh, organic food that you know where it comes from! Lol

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  8. Cooling in the pool works for me and I have this mini-fan that I always bring with me. xD lol

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  9. Radishes--Yum! The veggies, thhe heat, the tiredness, AND the breech baby are all things I totally get! :D It feels to me like my baby is flipping from breech to perfect position every other day, but each time I go to the doctor, they say he's breech. Any tips on how to tell how he's positioned?

    I agree that pools are a fantastic way to cool down in the summer. If pools aren't an option, water bottle/gun wars are a fun alternative! I also like shady reading spots with safe play areas for the kid. Smoothies, ice cream, orange juice pops, and homemade mint iced tea are our favorite cooling treats.

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  10. I was sooo much more uncomfortable with my second than my first... and was also convinced because of it that I was going to have him very soon. But it didn't happen and he was a week late. Or was it 8 days... okay it was only 4 months ago and I've already forgotten! lol

    My best advice is to get some exercise as you can, drink smoothies, and just try to enjoy your time. :) Pretty soon you'll be a slave to a newborn! hehe It's wonderful, though. I was SO glad to be done being pregnant!

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  11. I had my two boys in September, so I know how miserable summer pregnancies can be. I spent lots of time floating in the pool!

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  12. I had two summer babies. I think the pool is the best advice. And get that AC going!! :)

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  13. Enjoy it as much as possible. You don't look too swollen, believe it or not! My ankles were stumpy and I was hot and miserable with Jasper. Wish you were here to float in my mom's pool in the evenings.

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  14. p.s. that was my very favorite dress!

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