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post #41 of 57
I think the actual type of flip flop makes a big difference. I can't wear the flimsy foam/plastic ones that you get at the drugstore, but I have a pair of Tatami sandals (I think they are made by birkenstock) that are leather and SUPER comfortable. I'm afraid they won't last me through another summer though
post #42 of 57
Um...fully TMI here, but:

I love wearing a bikini with a big round belly. But, as I discovered only after my December baby was out (ie, after the birth where my midwife and DB watched me cavort naked around my apartment for three hours), the belly covers my view of my area and so I neglected ANY nod to, yk, maintenance for at least six weeks. When I finally saw it, it was so gnarly! : This time, I'll have to stay on top of it and so won't blush at how scary the jungle would otherwise look in labor.
post #43 of 57
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Um...fully TMI here, but:

I love wearing a bikini with a big round belly. But, as I discovered only after my December baby was out (ie, after the birth where my midwife and DB watched me cavort naked around my apartment for three hours), the belly covers my view of my area and so I neglected ANY nod to, yk, maintenance for at least six weeks. When I finally saw it, it was so gnarly! : This time, I'll have to stay on top of it and so won't blush at how scary the jungle would otherwise look in labor.
That is funny! Its not easy "maintaining" down there when you can't see what is going on. Mirrors can only help so much. I opted for the boy shorts as bottoms with my maternity bikini just in case I missed a spot.
post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by brooklynbabymama View Post
Um...fully TMI here, but:

I love wearing a bikini with a big round belly. But, as I discovered only after my December baby was out (ie, after the birth where my midwife and DB watched me cavort naked around my apartment for three hours), the belly covers my view of my area and so I neglected ANY nod to, yk, maintenance for at least six weeks. When I finally saw it, it was so gnarly! : This time, I'll have to stay on top of it and so won't blush at how scary the jungle would otherwise look in labor.
post #45 of 57
I love this list!! I'm not too excited about the dreaded Texas heat, but I am excited about summer swimming, limited illnesses, and good weather post-delivery.
post #46 of 57
Autumn is so beautiful here in Boulder. I can't wait to just sit out on the back porch for the first few months and just love the baby and watch ds play outside.

We had ds 2/3/5 and it was sunny but snowy. We had to stay inside almost all the time, except for walks. It was always too cold for the little guy, too. This time I will just enjoy sitting outside and watching the leaves change color. It sounds sooo lovely.... Have you all seen the aspens in the fall?
post #47 of 57
I am excited about wearing summer maternity clothes.
I also am thinking about having an outdoor birth. The warm weather would make that possible. I am in VT, so the heat will be perfect!
My big thing is that there will be no snow, so I don't have to worry about the midwife getting stuck in the snow.
post #48 of 57
I thought of this this morning as a shoveled the 8 inches of snow off my car. With dd my water broke at eleven PM and we simply walked outside to the car in slippers and p.j.s and drove to the hospital. It was SOOOO nice not to have to bundle up for that painful ride...
post #49 of 57
I have an 08-08 baby and I thought it would be horrible but it wasnt!
All teh nice evenings outside nursing the babe, not worrying about if the kid has any clean clothes LOL
Co-sleeping is a breeze, you dont have to worry about figuring out how to sleep with out sheets!
Nice cool bathes with the baby!

Im in Ohio, and I thought it would be warmer ALOT longer than it actually was LOL All those nice fall walks with a baby in a wrap, lovely!
post #50 of 57
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When I finally saw it, it was so gnarly! : This time, I'll have to stay on top of it and so won't blush at how scary the jungle would otherwise look in labor.
I hear ya, girl!!! This time around I will definitely be splurging on bikini waxes on a regular basis
post #51 of 57
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I also am thinking about having an outdoor birth. The warm weather would make that possible. I am in VT, so the heat will be perfect!
thats my idea if and when i ever have a summer babe.

also i was due in oct but i was huge in the summer and the pool is just to die for. i felt like a manatee but oh it was wonderful!

i was born in august too
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by brooklynbabymama View Post
Um...fully TMI here, but:

I love wearing a bikini with a big round belly. But, as I discovered only after my December baby was out (ie, after the birth where my midwife and DB watched me cavort naked around my apartment for three hours), the belly covers my view of my area and so I neglected ANY nod to, yk, maintenance for at least six weeks. When I finally saw it, it was so gnarly! : This time, I'll have to stay on top of it and so won't blush at how scary the jungle would otherwise look in labor.
I get brazilian bikini waxes. Someone else takes care of it for me! HAHAHA
post #53 of 57
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I get brazilian bikini waxes. Someone else takes care of it for me! HAHAHA
I lost my brazilian queen toward the end of my pregnancy. She up and quit the spa in the same building as my old office. I still get teary when I think of it...she could kill a full growth in 12 minutes flat.
post #54 of 57
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I lost my brazilian queen toward the end of my pregnancy. She up and quit the spa in the same building as my old office. I still get teary when I think of it...she could kill a full growth in 12 minutes flat.
OOO thats talent. Takes mine about 25. she is fantastic, she moved but I saw her and she told me. I scheduled mine for Feb 11 (I go to Puerto Rico Feb 13th)
post #55 of 57
The only bonus I can think about with being due IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER in an area that is an average temp of 100 (or more) at that time of year is that I have a really good air conditioner.

Oh, and my birth pool probably won't get cold
post #56 of 57
Figured out something else great. The winter is always drying on my skin, and so is pregnancy. So together I am super dry now. In the summer my skin is always great, and that means better skin when I am streatching the most.
Less stretch marks!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by bluebirdmama1 View Post
Figured out something else great. The winter is always drying on my skin, and so is pregnancy. So together I am super dry now. In the summer my skin is always great, and that means better skin when I am streatching the most.
Less stretch marks!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, yes! Also, July/August is "monsoon season" where I'm at, which means it is more humid, which means my hair will be curly and I won't have to deal with it too much.
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