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post #21 of 33
I'm also in the cool weather camp, and DANGIT I have cute summer maternity stuff I want to wear! But no I'm dragging sweaters and snagging fleece from my husband in order to stay warm out here in Seattle!

I feel HUGE as well. I'm carrying high and this baby is supposedly "big", even though I weigh about 15lbs less than I did at the same stage with my son. Last night I ran into the dresser with my belly and boy did it hurt! OW!!
post #22 of 33
Oh, wow, I'm in Seattle too, and I LOVE this weather! I keep checking the forecast to see how much longer we have so I can savor every day. It's not like it's raining all the time, so we can still go outside, but it's cool enough to not make the giant pregnant ladies hot and swollen! I hate the heat under the best of conditions, but with an August baby I'm practically going to be a vampire this summer.

I cannot believe I am only 31 weeks pregnant. It really feels more like 34 or 35. I have no idea how I'm going to make it through this whole summer!
post #23 of 33
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Wow - I'm on the east coast and it is so hot today that DD's school was closed! (As, I believe, are all the schools around the state) So freaky. It feels like an open oven door - yesterday my thermom registered 107, and we are on the coast more or less.

The above-described heat is adding to my misery. My ankles - where have they gone?????????????
Yes. The heat. When my dh comes in the house it feels like he is fresh out of the dryer.

(And I hate how every other person I meet says, "oh way to go planning this pregnancy during the summer, you are going to DIE")

However someone made a good point to me the other day though - it would really suck to be in your 1st tri right now feeling nauseous and sick in this crazy heat. I don't have the experience to compare to, but I think I prefer it the way we have it. I'm glad I'm feeling really well and that I'm just big right now because it's all the better reason to stay indoors with my feet up!
post #24 of 33
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Oh, wow, I'm in Seattle too, and I LOVE this weather! I keep checking the forecast to see how much longer we have so I can savor every day. It's not like it's raining all the time, so we can still go outside, but it's cool enough to not make the giant pregnant ladies hot and swollen! I hate the heat under the best of conditions, but with an August baby I'm practically going to be a vampire this summer.

I cannot believe I am only 31 weeks pregnant. It really feels more like 34 or 35. I have no idea how I'm going to make it through this whole summer!
Alaska is cold, maybe you'd like it there? lol. We want warm weather down here!!!!
post #25 of 33
Not during the summer it's not, and bugs, yick! No thanks. Seattle is always like this in June- have you lived here long? It's not reliably warm until July 4. That's why I love it here!
post #26 of 33
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I'm glad I'm feeling really well and that I'm just big right now because it's all the better reason to stay indoors with my feet up!
That would be nice if you have A/C. We don't and haven't since we moved to Oregon. Someone has the stupid idea that A/C isn't needed here. Other than last summer which was tolerable, ever other summer has had weeks upon weeks with temps in the upper 90s and low 100s. That warrants air conditioning to me.
post #27 of 33
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That would be nice if you have A/C. We don't and haven't since we moved to Oregon. Someone has the stupid idea that A/C isn't needed here. Other than last summer which was tolerable, ever other summer has had weeks upon weeks with temps in the upper 90s and low 100s. That warrants air conditioning to me.
HOLY COW. I cannot even imagine!
post #28 of 33
I totally agree about feeling huge, but I hate hearing it kwim. I just want to bash people senseless with my diaper bag as they shake their heads and stare at my belly while I try to hold my 15 mo son and a diaper bag and whatever else I'm carrying and go "Holy your HUGE! You look like your ready to pop... blah blah blah" ick.

As for injuring the torpedo (I mean belly ) I was pulling muffins out of the oven and touched the pan on my belly right above my belly button... ya, I have a huge blistered blackened line there, and I cried. I never cry when I hurt myself, but I think it was more about the frustration of my belly being in the way than burning myself. My dh was very concerned at my reaction and wanted to take me to emerg, but I just started laughing and crying at the same time, and he hugged me with a "pregnant ladies" shrug. Ugh, come on baby, get done cookin'!
post #29 of 33
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Not during the summer it's not, and bugs, yick! No thanks. Seattle is always like this in June- have you lived here long? It's not reliably warm until July 4. That's why I love it here!
so true, summer here doesn't officially start until July 5th right? Because you always chance rain on the 4th of july. I just want to point out that while rain/overcast is normal, this COLD isn't! Snow in the passes? Craziness! My birthday is Aug 2, right during SeaFair which also always always rains.

how many other august Seattle mamas are there here? We should have a GTG or something!
post #30 of 33
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Not during the summer it's not, and bugs, yick! No thanks. Seattle is always like this in June- have you lived here long? It's not reliably warm until July 4. That's why I love it here!
Yes, all my life. And no, it's not like this usually. We're experiencing RECORD COLD in case you haven't watched the news. It's never like this in June. Yes, we get a good number of cloudy days in june usually... and some rain.. BUT it's usually in the 60's and 70's with an occasional 80 degree day. I have NEVER had to run the heat in my house in June... if that says anything.
post #31 of 33
You do know I don't actually CONTROL the weather, right? Just enjoying the gifts of a temperate climate. And, fwiw, individual days have been hitting records, but the overall average has been closer to the norm than the past couple years, when we've had hotter than average Junes. You should try DC- I hear they've had a spot of warmth lately.

alathia- I always run the seafair 8K, and almost without fail there's rain on the ground.

You're right, there are a ton of us! It looks like we're pretty spread out, though.
post #32 of 33
Ugh... I had yet another conversation today that sounded like this:

Oh wow! You're due any day now, huh?
No. I have two months left.
Whoa... are there two in there?
Uh... no.

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On a good note, it's nice and cool here today (low 70s), and should be again tomorrow. YAY!
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by jennykilbo View Post
(And I hate how every other person I meet says, "oh way to go planning this pregnancy during the summer, you are going to DIE")

However someone made a good point to me the other day though - it would really suck to be in your 1st tri right now feeling nauseous and sick in this crazy heat.
I thought about this when we were planning this babe, but I figured I could just stay in the A/C a lot and go in pools a lot this summer and I would be okay. What *I* was concerned about with a winter babe would be being huge and clumsy when it was icy outside. That just seemed like a disaster waiting to happen.
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