Re: swimming: I haven't been swimming during this pregnancy. I'm sure the water would feel lovely, but our local, little community pool is on its last leg right now (a new, fabulous one is being built, but won't be completed until... September!) and has been closed on and off at various times because of some piece of equipment breaking down. The next nearest pool is 30 miles away and it's an amazing hot springs pool, but quite pricey. Not in the budget to drive or swim. Boo. Oh well.
hyde -- I think your chiro is right in that you probably just need to vocalize that it hurts. I've never had a real, proper massage, but even when people come up behind and rub your shoulders (one older, sweet guy I used to work with would always do this), it always hurts me (this former co-worker in particular...). I just have a really low pain tolerance when it comes to a massage/rubbing/etc... I think it's part of why I'm scared to get a massage in general. I wish I'd gotten up early to take a walk... it's already 75* out and these days I swear I just overheat so dang fast.
re the heat: Last night it did get down to 63*, but it was rained and the humidity was at 80% for much of the night when trying to go to sleep... made the sheets feel sticky laying in them... so... argh! Finally a cooler night and it's crazy humid (for here... living in a desert climate means not much humidity ever, so when it strikes, I'm toast!). Tonight, I'm crossing my fingers, toes and any other appendages that I can in hopes that it really does get down to the predicted low of.... **drumroll**.... 58*!!! FIFTY-EIGHT?! That's pretty much like heaven right there!!
re camping mamas: That sounds fun! Or.. at least what I think of when I think of camping (because everybody around here camps in the mountains... the wonderfully, blissfully cool mountains!).. as long as I had something comfy to sleep on, I'd be good to go! Camping around here would be a bit tricky with burn bans in place everywhere (thus limiting ways to prepare food.. no charcoal grills, open fires/fire pits, etc..), but could be fun! Hope you camping mamas have fun!
I still feel like this baby is heavier or something. When his/her head pushes down on my cervix I do get a bit nervous sometimes and tell baby to stay in for a bit longer... no coming out for at least four weeks is my rule. After that, I could care less (well, except the house still really needs beaten into shape.. or a match taken to it... ;) ). My belly is also a lot bigger, I think, than ever before. At least, I certainly feel huge a lot earlier than I ever have! (and yeah, I guess I am 33w5d today, so I really am quite near the end, but I feel a lot bigger than ever!).
I'm also developing some end-of-pregnancy pains to whine about ;) There's a spot on my right, which is right where I can feel my pelvis sticking out at the front, and it has a tendency to go numb in a small area sometimes... and with pregnancy and moving/shifting/widening hips, there's a nerve being pinched more and more and the small spot is getting bigger and just feels weird... it's not painful, just odd. My chiro is still on maternity leave, but should be back in two or three weeks and I can't wait to go in and see her!!!!
re: taking off rings: I've never had to take mine off. I've always worn them without issue and hoping that continues!