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Yes, there's the heat, but I think it's about time that we start a thread deciated to the positive side of being pg in summer. I, for one, am so tired of hearing, "Ugh. So you'll be pg all summer long." So, let's see how many positive things we can come up with about being pg during the hottest part of the year!<br><br>
My instant comeback to the "heat-haters"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> is "Yeah, but I get to wear flip-flops and sandals--no shoe tying!"<br><br>
Then there's our local farmer's market, which is only open during the summer. I can't wait to go load up on *fresh* fruits and veggies!<br><br>
And is there anything better during the summer than ice cream, or my personal favorite, snow cones?!? Woo Hoo! Or better yet, just the plain shaved ice with freshly squeezed lime juice and lots of salt. Yum!<br><br>
What else, Hot August Mamas?
 

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Swimming. Having hypertension the best is swimming. Plus towards the end when your stomach is huge the weightless feeling is incredible.<br><br>
Garage sales. We live far north so you only get them in the spring/summer. I love getting a bargin. With DD we got a perfectly good swing for $15.<br><br>
Sandles for the fat feet.<br><br>
Ice cream is good and I agree on the farmers markets. I had a huge craving for cherries with DD.<br><br>
The best thing about the summer is you don't have to deal with snow or ice.<br><br>
I forgot to add with Marah Jade I would lie in the sun and expose my belly. She loved it and it felt so good almost like you were being recharged.
 

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no outgrowing winter jackets and having to figure out what to do because it isn't worth it to buy a new coat just for a couple of weeks/ months.<br>
virgin margaritas are almost as good as regular ones<br>
no cabin fever, no dealing with cranky kids that have been cooped up for weeks due to bad weather.<br>
personally, i'm planning on spending every day from the time it gets hot onwards sitting in a wading pool while ds amuses himself. we will both be soggy & wrinkly 24/7, but who cares?<br>
oh, and ds is fascinated by ceiling fans, so he'll have built-in entertainment all summer. i'll just plop him down where he can see the fan and go play on the internet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am going to second swimming, plus a beach trip !!! Plus, I am a teacher, so I planned my pregnancy so that my third trimester is during summer break!!! So no working for me, just pool and to be honest, hanging out in the air conditioner!<br><br>
I also am excited about fresh fruit and veggies!<br><br>
Also not so many clothes, I was getting tired of trying to stay dressed for the cold weather while pregnant.<br><br>
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Going along with PiePie's autumn exercise, that we can soon after wear bulky sweaters while the pregnancy pounds come off.<br><br>
Maternity sundresses are much cuter than winter maternitywear.<br><br>
Also (and this is my evil side shining through), if the weather's hot enough, its not just the pregnant ladies who suffer; everyone is crazy hot . . . Misery loves company. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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Not officially due in August, but there's a good chance I'll be hanging out with y'all come Aug 1, still pregnant lol.<br><br>
Anyway, I third the SWIMMING motion! My other three pregnancies were winter/early spring in OH, so there was no swimming.<br><br>
Seeing as how it will be in the 100s here in AZ most of June through Aug, the pool water will be bath water warm, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Swimming, smoothies & ice cream!! Plus, yesterday I bought the most beautiful pair of slip on sandals that feel just wonderful and I can't wait to waddle around in them all summer. I wish I could say (as a student) NO SCHOOL! but that is not true: The summer term is actually my busiest yet, but at least that means long days in air conditioning, right? And there is a huge park near my school so in the afternoons I can stroll to the park before I head home on the subway.
 

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Like Bee, I'm not in you ddc but ya never know I may be hanging with you ladies into August!<br>
Swimming of course!<br>
Also BBQ season, which means easy suppers and dh cooks!<br>
Flip Flops and cute maternity dresses and sarongs!<br>
No ice to slip on, had a nasty fall with dd1 the day before I went into labor and was bruised and sore from the fall!
 

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I don't have to worry if I look to fat in a bathing suit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Every one will know I have a good excuse for looking like I do.<br>
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SWIMMING SWIMMING SIMMING!!<br><br>
I have reallly cute dresses, no one will question why I'm wearing sandals, people won't comment about me eating ice cream, all the yummy veggies that my garden produces!
 

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Great idea for a thread!<br><br>
I have to go along with swimming... and the best part, my MIL who lives next door has an indoor pool and jacuzzi <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bolt"><br><br>
POPSICLES! I ate them all through February and March while pregnant with DS, but this time I'll at least LOOK more normal while eating them in July and August!<br><br>
My garden that I'm planting in the next two weeks! I'll have fresh veggies. And if I'm too huge to waddle out and get them, I'll just enlist my SIL to help out once a day (she's 13 and super).<br><br>
DS gets to hang out outside ALL DAY LONG. He LOVES it outside, and the winter was so hard to keep him cooped up all day. He'll be well entertained while I play with my garden and flowers... or just lay in the shade. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Okay - first TXmidwife - way to go on starting this thread since TX in the summer months (April to November) is pretty rough anyway!<br><br>
My biggest thing that hasn't been said already (I think) it's a lot easier being big in the summer than having morning sickness in the summer. I loved being able to get a gulp of cold fresh air!!!!
 

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It's the only time I wear a bathing suit in public!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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As a teacher, No school!!<br>
I'm planning on working in my garden all summer and building a sandbox for ds.<br>
Going to the river, eating ice cream, and I have to agree SANDALS!<br>
People have already started asking me if I'm looking forward to August. I say, "Not especially, I'm looking forward to June." May is the longest school month I swear!
 

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So many people think I'm crazy for moving to AZ right before summer, but I'm looking forward to it. I cannot wait for watermelon season and to swim!
 

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as an ex-teacher, i hear ya!!!! may 1st was my cut off date for any and all substitute teaching, just didn't want to deal with walking between the desks and wrestling the kids in the halls!!
 

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hmmmm....my mother and aunties are teachers so they wll be able to help me watch dd while i get the house reorganized and in order.<br><br>
won't have to worry about keeping the birthing pool warm enough!
 

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Not in your DDC, but close enough! May end up with an August babe anyway. Great thread idea, as it's nice to think of some positive things, rather than stressing!<br><br>
Another bonus of being pg all summer: More sympathy! People will insist you just sit around with your feet up and rest.<br><br>
And one more: Getting invited to lots of parties and barbecues means less cooking!<br><br>
And definitely an excuse to eat lots and lots of ice cream....
 
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