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What stupid things have you tried to do whilst pregnant?

(62 Posts)
ellesabe Sat 22-Sep-12 21:06:35

I'm 32 weeks pg and I just tried to help dh adjust the wardrobes in our bedroom, involving lots of stretching, leaning, supporting heavy cupboards and bending down to pick up dropped screws.

Needless to say it reduced me to tears.

In my defence, dh told me beforehand that it would be 'not too heavy' angry

WantAnOrange Sat 22-Sep-12 21:20:11

Moved house. Daft beyond belief!

TheBonkeyMollocks Sat 22-Sep-12 21:21:54

Climb over a stile .

Forgot I was front heavy.

Ended up in a muddy gateway.

blush

BikeRunSki Sat 22-Sep-12 21:25:31

Got to work to find remote control for tv in my bag, no mobile phone. Got home and found mobile in cradle for landline, and landline handset in fridge!!!!

beancurd Sat 22-Sep-12 21:27:46

Am 39 weeks, just got off ladders for a tea break...am in middle of painting a large, high ceiling. Wish I hadn't started...

UnChartered Sat 22-Sep-12 21:27:50

climbed a very steep cliff path, great on the way up, not so great on the way back down blush

RumBaaBaa Sat 22-Sep-12 21:31:08

I carried an enormous printer home from Argos (walking) when 39 weeks pregnant, pushing my 2 year old in the buggy. I seriously regretted it when I got home and should have listened to the lovely Jamaican man in Argos who said 'you women, you crazy when you with child' grin

InTheNightGarden Sat 22-Sep-12 21:32:59

our friends are arranging a trip to alton towers.... I jumped up YAY YAY YAY (have never been) to then be shot down by dp laughing at me and reminding me im nearly 20weeks pregnant and Alton towers would be a no no sad
I forget I'm pregnant a lot!!!

OrangeHorraceTheGoldenOtter Sat 22-Sep-12 21:38:52

Got stuck halfway up when I decided to carry the chest of drawers bloody DP said he would carry up to the room that would be baby DS's when I was 38 weeks.

Got my foot stuck in it when trying to work out how you flicked the base to the pram open blush, I was only shown 2 hours earlier; still, better I did it then rather than when I was trying to look after LO too as it was bloody painful!

abigboydidit Sat 22-Sep-12 21:57:54

This will sound crazy because it was but when overdue with DS I had been wearing sandals all day in the May heat and my feet felt all hot and smelly. I decided it was too much effort to take a shower so I would wash my feet in the sink.. I nearly slipped putting 2nd foot in for dunk while precariously balanced on a still damp 1st foot on a shiny tiled floor. So, so stupid blush

DeathMetalMum Sat 22-Sep-12 22:04:30

I always wash my feet that way. Though I have no idea how you managed to get your foot that high up when you were overdue. ( Im tiny btw)

I am always doing silly things, last one I remember when I was baking last week I tried to put the flour back into the fridge.

monkeynumberthree Sat 22-Sep-12 22:29:53

ellesabe, I'm 31wks and feeling exactly the same - I helped DH put up a shed today, lots of holding panels in place (he lifted them into position), bracing them, helping drill, endlessly trotting up and down the garden to fetch hammers/fresh drill battery etc, lots of bending over to pick up dropped screws, and trying to keep our 2 DD's entertained at the same time.

I'm so achey and sore now, it's so stupid of me. And we're not even finished with the shed angry because we still need to felt the roof and glaze the windows tomorrow. I'm planning to sit and boss him about direct/read the instructions to him instead of getting involved!

My problem is that I only realise that I've completely overdone things once I stop and the aches set in confused I forget that what would be a pretty physically untaxing job whilst not pg suddenly becomes exhausting when pg. Stoopid!

Wolfcub Sat 22-Sep-12 22:33:32

At seven months, while off sick alone in the house and two weeks before ds arrived i left my house unlocked and chased two yobs who had tried to burgle a neighbours house down the street late at night. There was noone else around.

monkeynumberthree Sat 22-Sep-12 22:34:19

Lol grin @ BikeRunSki - brilliant!

Stood on a chair to get something off the top of the cupboards in the kitchen, chair collapsed, I ended up on the floor. I was fine but it could have been much worse.

CointreauVersial Sat 22-Sep-12 22:41:25

I always get the urge to redecorate when pg, and for some reason I always chose the most ghastly colour schemes. Then I end up having to redo everything a few months later.

Regarding nasty falls, my mum managed to fall off a train when 8mo pg. It was at a station with a short platform, and she opened the train door and stepped off....into thin air. She was OK, amazingly, and had DB at full term. Though we did always wonder whether DB being dropped on his head before birth explained a lot. grin

18wksplus Mon 24-Sep-12 12:38:42

Moved house at 38wks pg with #1.

Moved continents whilst pg with #2.

Dread to think where we'll end up if we have a third.

ICompletelyKnowAboutGuineaPigs Mon 24-Sep-12 12:53:25

Went indoor bouldering (climbing with no ropes). It was fine at first but one day I was at the top and a hold spun and I fell off. I was getting tightenings so went to the hospital where I was roundly chastised by everyone there. Needless to say I stopped that hobby after that.

I did, however, take it upon myself to rip up the hall and stairs carpet (which the previous owners had nailed down), redecorate and reorganise an attic room and fit new kitchen doors on the old cupboards.

DH thinks I took nesting too far, but I really wanted to sell the house before DD arrived!

GuybrushThreepwodWasHere Mon 24-Sep-12 12:59:50

Rolling over in bed is a bit much atm...

Not as hardcore as everyone else but I think I drew a short straw with the back and groin pain!

DanyTargaryen Mon 24-Sep-12 13:02:54

tried to move a wardrobe and dismantle it...came unstuck as I was 7 months pregnant and got it stuck in the door way as forgot I was not so skinny at that moment!!

Moving home a week overdue (and day before I actually gave birth) was a mistake, looking back I actually realised I was in slow labour..

LadyMaryCrawley Mon 24-Sep-12 13:28:03

Excellent thread, you have all just helped me to supress the urge to rearrange the sitting room I've been having all morning!

oscarwilde Mon 24-Sep-12 13:53:43

Moved a large cupboard from living room to kitchen by pushing it along a recently decarpeted floor, so along rather sh*tty old floorboards. Buggering thing got stuck and it was too wide to get past it and too heavy to drag it back. Couldn't leave it there or would have had to skip dinner and go to bed as DH out for the night. Took a bl**dy age to shift it mm by mm. sad ThingsIwishIhadn'tstarted.com

Not strictly my fault but I took Giant Dog for a walk somewhere quite remote. He was on the extending line because there were livestock around and managed to hurdle through an electric fence. He got a bit shocked so there was no way he was getting out the way he got in, no way I could fit through or over the fence, no way I could lift him back over the top... And I kept thinking I was going to get shocked through the lead. There was NO ONE around and I had visions of being found days later in the same position! Fortunately I found the edge of the fence and managed to squeeze drag the dog through, but I did think we might get eaten by sheep.

cjbk1 Mon 24-Sep-12 14:14:58

ok so did you see 'a mothers son' on tv v.recently? the rickety bridge in marshland with beach huts in the distance where he confesses to his mum? well we were crab fishing there in the summer (it's near southwold) dd's sunhat blew off and started floating away I was so annoyed coz we always lose expensive things and dh didn't make a move so I laid on my front as much as i could and threw the fishing line at it to catch it, I must have looked a sight pmsl dd2 was born fine 2wks ago

cjbk1 Mon 24-Sep-12 14:15:33

I did catch it btw

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