For everyone that is, or has been pregnant in the summer, you know how annoying it can be when people sit there and tell you how sorry they are for you. Thank you for the concern, but reminding me again that I live in Texas and it's really hot, doesn't really help the situation. I actually had a woman at the gym yesterday say, "Gee, you really picked a great time to be pregnant. Right in the dead center of summer." Yes, that's right. Michael and I actually sat down with a calander and chose when we were going to conceive this baby. I also had someone look at me and say, "Wow! Well...better you than me!" Nod and smile, nod and smile. Thank you. So, I've been thinking and even though, yes, I realize it's hotter than the desert, I think I would actually prefer being pregnant in the summer than in the winter. It's probably a mind thing at this point, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! So, while I've only come up with a few things, it's better than nothing!
It's SO WONDERFUL (haha) to be pregnant in summer because:
1. Ice cream! Mmmmmm: I've actually had a few Andy's cravings (it's a 50's style frozen custard place here) and thought I was going to kill if I didn't get it. If there was no Andy's, I would have to go to Marble Slab.
2. We won't go into labor and have to get to the hospital during an ice storm. Come on, that would suck! Not like Texas has ice storms...but still!
3. We get to wear sandals or go barefoot when tying shoes will be impossible! I don't even think I can reach my feet anymore. Like I said, are they even still there?!?
4. No maternity coats and no big sweaters. Why try to fit that big belly in more clothes and make us feel even bigger? UG!
5. We get to spend time at the pool and the water will help our aching backs against the weight of our bellies. This has seriously been a lifesaver!
6. Cute (as cute as pregnancy dresses can be) summer sun dresses! Less clothes that are free flowing, the better. Can't do that in winter!
Like I said, it's not a long list, but I think it's more of a mind thing. I just want to tell people that yes, I actually have A.C. in my house, so it's really not all that bad. Trust me, I don't sit outside in the heat all day! :)