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post #1 of 106
Thread Starter 

I am a total make a list, think ahead planner. And I have a question for those who have been very pregnant in hot weather before. What styles are comfortable?

I realized a few days ago because I am not nursing anyone at the moment, I don't have to dress for access and dresses may well be my best friend this summer.

 

So what worked for you in the heat with a big belly?

post #2 of 106
I had to wear very thin cottons. I lived in this really ugly thin cotton dress and yoga shorts underneath.

I think that I run cold when pregnant though, I don't remember it being that bad. And I lived in the jungle. I'm hoping Michigan is going to be a peice of cake!
post #3 of 106
It's snowing, again. I just want to stay in bed :/
post #4 of 106
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It's snowing, again. I just want to stay in bed :/

Tell me about it.  I woke up to 0 degrees.  Off to work I go...

post #5 of 106
That's terrible! Where are you, Diva?
post #6 of 106

I was due with #2 in August in Colorado. Doesn't sound bad but on the Front Range we still had one and two week streaks of 95-105 degree weather and we did not have AC! Light cottons, comfortable shorts ans sundresses were the best! I would find halters or cami's with built in bras if you can as bras were SO uncomfortable in that heat.  I am in Mississippi this time but since we have AC (as do most places down here) I am not too worried about it.

post #7 of 106
That's a good point, Crunchy. I did not wear bras. If I went out I wore camis. And I only wore flip flops.
post #8 of 106
I gave birth in the desert in late July. As I remember, I spent most of my time in the house, in the air conditioning stripped down naked like a fat baby. :-P

But when I had to leave the house, I did sleeveless cotton tops and culottes.
post #9 of 106
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That's terrible! Where are you, Diva?

 

Wisconsin.  :)  We're used to it I suppose.  But still.

 

On the flip side, it gets pretty darn hot here in the summer.  I'm going to have to have layers because I'll be in A/C all day at work and they keep it pretty chilly.  I also run cold, I never got that nice pregnancy heat boost either last time...  I have a few light cotton and linen cardigans that I'm hoping will still fit so my arms don't freeze.  I don't even know what was in my hand-me-down box for summer attire, I know I have some but I don't know what it all entails yet.  I'm not going to look now, it will just get me frustrated that summer feels so far away right now!

 

Also?  I wasn't expecting heartburn already.  *urp*

post #10 of 106

I had a mid July baby in 2006, and swore I'd never have a summer baby again.  lol.gif  

The whole month of June was 100+ temperatures and we had no a/c.  I would strip down to as little as possible and it drove my husband CRAZY.  This time I will be doing a lot of dresses.  Definitely the coolest and most comfy.  

post #11 of 106
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I would strip down to as little as possible and it drove my husband CRAZY.

I rather think my DH wouldn't mind so much.  lol.gif

post #12 of 106
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I gave birth in the desert in late July. As I remember, I spent most of my time in the house, in the air conditioning stripped down naked like a fat baby. :-P

But when I had to leave the house, I did sleeveless cotton tops and culottes.

LOL! This! Seriously, I spent a number of days naked on the couch. My Andrew was due Sept. 1 in Texas and August was a fiery inferno of hell! I also had a horribly itchy rash called PUPPP, so when I wasn't naked at home, I wore this gigantic (3 or 4XL) sleeveless cotton nightgown my friend got me at Wal-mart. So ugly! I loved it. smile.gif

By the end, I was so big my go-to summer uniform of shorts and stretchy tee or tank didn't cover me; I had this hilarious plumber's butt-like opening in the front. I wore 2 or 3 thin, cotton dresses about the last 2 months, a size up from what I wore the rest of the pregnancy. Very airy for when I had to be dressed!

Then I swore off summer babies. Worked really well! Ha!
post #13 of 106
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 I would strip down to as little as possible and it drove my husband CRAZY.  

She didn't say what kind of crazy, Diva! wink1.gif
post #14 of 106
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She didn't say what kind of crazy, Diva! wink1.gif

Haha!  Unfortunately it was not a good crazy.  On second thought, maybe that was why it bugged him so much.  

I may or may not have been incredibly whiny too...

post #15 of 106

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post #16 of 106
Thread Starter 

I worked so hard to not have a summer pregnancy, but this is where 7 months of trying landed us and I was not willing to take a very long break so ...

 

I am well endowed, so braless is not an option. Nursing tanks are great for PJs, but not out of the house.

I am also just realizing that I will need summer, immediate postpartum, nursing options too. Tops are pretty easy, but I will need a few of those lovely yoga skirts. It also rules out the Spanks I use at about two weeks when I just want to wear normal clothes for a few hours.

 

Old navy is having their Baby & Maternity Sale next week so I wanted to start keeping my eyes out.

post #17 of 106
Well endowed, I am not. I am no help there. smile.gif

They must have some comfortable warm weather brassiere options for well endowed ladies. It's 2013, for pity's sake.

Cotton sports bras?
post #18 of 106
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Well endowed, I am not. I am no help there. smile.gif

They must have some comfortable warm weather brassiere options for well endowed ladies. It's 2013, for pity's sake.

Cotton sports bras?

I am a large up-top lady (34F) and my eventual go-to was the Anita International underwire nursing bra I ordered from Nordstrom.com. I have 3 and I've worn them constantly since DS was born in 2010.

In the very early days when I was still on maternity leave and nervous about complications from underwire (this fear was unfounded for me, btw, underwire is a Godsend), I had a Bravado nursing tank, which was supportive enough and looked fine, but not great. I also had a soft cup bravado nursing bra with a minimal amount of structure. It was not amazing, but it was okay. I transitioned from these by about 6 or 7 weeks PP to Anita. I think I will mostly just stick with my Anitas this time, though the super soft bravado was pretty easygoing when I had circus-sized breasts a few days PP.
post #19 of 106
My boobs are magnificent as well. During preg last time I wore a 32F and at peak lactation I got up to 32k. Yikes. My point being, even the hottest bra is better than the nasty skin on skin feeling of huge sweaty boobs. At least it is for me. Most of the summer I lived in Capri yoga pants and a tank top. There was a week in July when our ac broke, of course during a ridiculous heat wave. It got up to 100 in our house. I wanted to kill everyone that week.
post #20 of 106
As a well-endowed woman, I can attest to the fact that even without a bra, your belly will do a nice job of holding up the boobs! Hehe!
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