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#31 of 57 Old 01-25-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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I just have to ditto the flip flop thing. Its hard getting any other shoes on when you have that big giant belly in the way lol

But, now you guys are getting me all excited for summer - pregnant or not -

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Not in your DDC, but I had an August baby...three years ago! (eek)

Swimming pool. Flip flops. Nekkid baby. Outdoor birthday parties later on. And I second the sun for jaundice thing! That was a big help.
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Well, I'm a teacher so I'm looking forward to being off for the last 2 months of my pregnancy! It'll be nice to not have the baby in the dead of winter where we'd be stuck inside for months. Hopefully, we will be able to enjoy the late summer/fall weather with Baby!
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My 2nd was supposed to be a late September baby but came early September instead.... what I remember.

- Summer heat sucked, but we spent every day at the pool - cool!
- The baby will arrive a few weeks before our pool closes so we won't miss out on any pool time.
- Lots of skin to skin contact - nursing is so much easier, sans clothes!:

- get to show off that little one without fear of nasty bugs and viruses...
- get to show off that little one unbundled... they aren't buried in mountains of clothes and blankets...

- drying those early dipes on the line on the deck so the sun can bleach them and you don't get frostbite hanging them up! LOL!

- when they start walking around a year later, you don't need to worry about how cold the ground is, just what bugs they'll eat! HA!
- when potty training - the following summer, they can run outside bare bummed with out fear of frost bite! and you don't have to worry about puddles... (hee hee) just taught my 3 yr old December baby - and puddles in the house are unattractive!

- Being totally superficial and self centered! Don't need to worry about being thin to fit the bathing suit this summer.
- Will have enough time between the baby's arrival and next summer to at least shed a few post baby pounds.

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Am I the only mama who absolutely can not stand flip-flops? Seriously, they destroy my feet!

Although there really isn't much I can think of as good about a late summer baby, I can think of lots of good things for a late summer toddler/young child. I just need to make it till then I think! This thread is nice though since it gives me hope...

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Although there really isn't much I can think of as good about a late summer baby, I can think of lots of good things for a late summer toddler/young child. I just need to make it till then I think! This thread is nice though since it gives me hope...
I know what you mean... all I have been hearing from people lately when I tell them we are due in August is negatives. I am loving this thread!! :

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Am I the only mama who absolutely can not stand flip-flops? Seriously, they destroy my feet!
I don't wear flip flops except when I go out to get the laundry. It all started with DH complaining every time he saw someone wearing "shower shoes" in public. I stopped buying them. I still have a pair, but I wear them so infrequently they make my toe meat hurt and my heels get all gross when I wear them. I DO wear a pair of comfy ecco sandals though.
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I think the best thing about an August baby will be having a BABY!!!

I am happy because I wont need to buy new maternity clothes.
I am happy because when I am fat and crabby all I need to do is take the kids outside.
I am happy because I wont need to put a newborn baby into the car at -10 degrees like my last two.

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IDK, I'm trying to think positive, and this thread has been helpful. All I keep thinking about is it being the HEIGHT of canning/freezing/presrving season.. I really, really hope I get stuff done again this year, but we'll see.

One bright side is that I should have a newborn when its time to roast & peel green chili's and will likely get out of that (afterall, I can't be touching a newborn with hands that are coated in green chili hotness, now can I? )!! Ahem. Seriously. It'll be GREAT!
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Am I the only mama who absolutely can not stand flip-flops? Seriously, they destroy my feet!
Hee hee, I'd rather wear my running shoes to the pool that those flip flop things. I can't stand them either... they hurt my feet, I fry my feet (sunburn easily!) ... and I simply can't walk in them.... don't get the fascination at all! LOL!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?
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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.
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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...

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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!
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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

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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

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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.
I get brazilian bikini waxes. Someone else takes care of it for me! HAHAHA
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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.

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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)
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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
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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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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