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What stupid things have you tried to do whilst pregnant?

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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

plantsitter Mon 24-Sep-12 15:43:32

I tried to have a go on a tyre swing (one of those ones where there are 5 in a circle and all the teenagers try to knock each other off) when 8 months pregnant. I got on it, tried to set myself swinging and realised that a) I didn't seem to have the necessary muscles available to get going and b) I was stuck. DD1 (who was 2 at the time) and DH were both hysterical - DD1 with fear and DH, obviously, pissing himself.

mum47 Mon 24-Sep-12 15:45:02

Sold house, moved to new house in different town, started new job - twice!

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 24-Sep-12 15:46:44

Riding a bike with a bump. Doesn't sound too hard but my balance was completely off.

Onemoreforgoodmeasure Mon 24-Sep-12 17:44:53

Keep it to myself. The stupid thing I have tried to do so far is keep the pregnancy to myself. Someone rang just now who I hardly know and he asked me how I was and I told him...

typicalvirgo Mon 24-Sep-12 17:48:00

Got stuck in a log flume and had to go round twice before I could get out grin

Luckily it was at Gullivers world one quiet Tuesday in the winter so not a Disneyland or Alton Towers where I can imaging the next passangers would not be amused grin

javotte Sat 06-Oct-12 16:48:54

When I was 40wks pregnant with DS I helped DH carry our new sofa to our 2nd floor flat.
For DD1 we were moving to our house so I carried LOTS of boxes up and down stairs.
I am 39wks now and I am about to help DH carry our old dishwasher downstairs...

HoneyMum21 Sat 06-Oct-12 16:59:16

An currently 31 weeks pregnant and so far have moved house, decorated 2 rooms and moved far too much furniture around. Today (while nursing a rib I broke earlier in the week from coughing so much from a chest infection) I have been assembling the baby's dresser/changing table. Just the cot bed to do now.

JaffaSnaffle Sat 06-Oct-12 17:07:00

Went on a see-saw with DD. The pain lasted for days.

Also in middle of housemove trauma. Move date is 2 weeks before due date.

SoozleQ Sat 06-Oct-12 18:00:05

Have an extension built and a new kitchen fitted - most stressful thing I've ever done. DP is fitting the kitchen himself so at 38 weeks I'm there lugging bits of kitchen around and holding things up while he screws them to other stuff.

Last time I recall refurbing the bedroom so being up ladders to hang the wallpaper and climbing inside wardrobes to help DP hang the doors at 38 weeks. Do we never learn?

I moved a huge glass desk and office filing cabinet, with bookcase from one bedroom (it was meant to become the nursery) through another bedroom, across the top of some stairs into the front bedroom. At 8 months

At 7.5 months I ran for a bus. Took a month of physio to sort that out. I also couldn't walk and so DH had to come and collect me from the bus stop where I got off. Bus driver said it was one of the funniest things he'd ever seen. Git.

CelineMcBean Sat 06-Oct-12 19:23:12

Cleaned out the u-bend under the sink and then couldn't remember how to put it back together again due to extreme preggo brain blush

Msladyblue Sat 06-Oct-12 20:25:57

Stamding in a chair trying to get canned vegetables off top shelf.

AlisonDB Sat 06-Oct-12 22:45:57

Haha i have a list!!!
1st i live in Holland riding a bike here is not for leasure, its an accepted mode of transport....
With preg1 i was riding my bike till 3 hours begore my labour began! With this preg i ride with my 5 year old son in a seat on the back of the bike, although this time i will probably (if the weather is icy) stop riding much sooner,
Also with Preg 1 we where renovating our house, i was up ladders rewiring the lights and with DH fitting a new ceiling, building walls and using whizzy power tools up to 1 day before i went into labour!

aimingtobeaperfectionist Sat 06-Oct-12 23:08:17

We decided to go out for the day on the morning i went into labour. Went to the coast which was a 6 hour round trip and I hadn't taken my hospital bag or notesblush. I finally admitted I was in labour at the end of the day after doing a big shop, cleaning out the oven and having friends over for tea. My waters hadn't broken so I refused to believe it was real!

Ozziegirly Sun 07-Oct-12 12:06:18

I painted the living room.

I climbed the highest "mountain"* in Australia at 28 weeks.

Moved house.

*Really a hill in other countries

seabuckthorn Sun 07-Oct-12 12:13:18

Moved house and started new job whilst pregnant all in the same week with a toddler in tow.

Astralabe Sun 07-Oct-12 19:32:21

Hi ellesabe! Remember me? Been a while - congrats on your pregnancy... I'm 17 weeks and did the school cross country on Friday. Got double points for 2 people... But was not a good idea really!

ellesabe Sun 07-Oct-12 20:47:35


What a blast from the past grin

pmgkt Sun 07-Oct-12 20:59:50

mowing the lawn at 11 days overdue in the hope of getting labour started, it didnt work. not too silly really, the silly thing is that it seems to have become my job and 2 years later im still the one who mows the lawn.

NulliusInBlurba Sun 07-Oct-12 21:25:09

I moved in both pregnancies, the second time at 36 weeks. Things were really chaotic so I felt the need to drill all the handles on the kitchen cabinets, and then put the IKEA shelves together and nearly concussed myself when one shelf fell on my head.

And let's not talk about falling off my bike at 5 months by skidding across the road with DD1 on the bike seat. She was wearing a helmet and was fine but bruised; I had a check-up straight away and was also fine, but I didn't get on the bike for the rest of that pregnancy - I seemed to lose my balance altogether that time and slipped over several times just walking along the street.

eagleray Sun 07-Oct-12 21:33:56

I went hunting for crocodiles in a sea kayak (although doesn't really count as it was early days and not aware I was pregnant)

More recently (25 weeks) I unloaded 2 Ikea rugs from the car, each weighing 23kg - had a feeling it wasn't particularly clever to do on my own, but couldn't stand the thought of them being in the car another moment as all the seats were folded down.

Astralabe Mon 08-Oct-12 20:37:09

He he well I am a blast!
Love reading about everyone carrying on as there isn't a large round obstacle strapped to their front..

ellesabe Mon 08-Oct-12 21:04:27

I had one of those awkward car park moments yesterday - parked next to a wall and then couldn't fit through the open door blush

The result? The hilarious sight of an 8-month pregnant woman somehow managing to clamber over to the passenger side!

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Mon 08-Oct-12 21:09:00

Tried to demonstrate a cartwheel to DS at 7 months pg. Painful and embarrassing.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Mon 08-Oct-12 21:11:58

Ah, you reminded me. At nearly 8 months pg I parked in the last remaining space in the hospital carpark. The spaces are so tight that I had to climb out over the top of the door. Luckily the car next to me had moved by the time I got back coz I have no idea how I'd have climbed back in otherwise!

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