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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

ellesabe Wed 17-Oct-12 22:05:00

I assume the toddler in this photo is compliant! I must have looked a right state carrying my screamer out of the doctors surgery under one arm today at 36 weeks hmm

TheObfuscatoryOven Wed 17-Oct-12 20:45:57

Have you had a baby yet...?

I have neglected to ask DS (nearly two) to read the hand out from my midwife which tells me not to lift anything too heavy hmm. It's even illustrated with a helpful picture of a woman carrying a toddler.

MickeyTheShortOne Wed 17-Oct-12 20:11:32

Lol Laura I have also caught myself trying to stand on those chairs to reach things off the top shelves in the office.. damn shortarse

LauraPalmerPlusOne Wed 17-Oct-12 19:48:52

(The site manager rightly told me off!)

LauraPalmerPlusOne Wed 17-Oct-12 19:47:27

Last week while on a job I stood on a roll-y spin-y desk chair to adjust a drapery tension rod...of course the chair spun. Then rolled. And I had to catch myself by hanging onto the door. blush

ellesabe Wed 17-Oct-12 19:09:06

You nutter!!! grin

MickeyTheShortOne Wed 17-Oct-12 17:53:04

Should I also add in that I had the pains on Monday night, and still went to work yesterday?!

MickeyTheShortOne Wed 17-Oct-12 17:52:23

Moved house at 32 weeks
Attempted to work until 39 + 3.. I went into labour last night- I'm 36+6!!
Serves me right for trying to prove a point hmm

rogersmellyonthetelly Tue 09-Oct-12 11:35:29

I painted the bathroom the day before ds was due. I decided I didn't like the colour so I went and bought paint and got on with it. 2 weeks later I decided I didn't really like that colour either but 2 kids and 8 years later it's still the same as I haven't had time or energy to do it since.

LivingThings Mon 08-Oct-12 22:28:36

Running til 37 weeks pregnant.

Fell off my bike at about 34 weeks.

Went hiking on Dartmoor (big stiles) in the middle of winter at 38 weeks.

Used to pick up coal insacks and load into car on my own refusing the very helpful salesmans offer of assistance every time (until the end).

Just got worse with DC2 ...

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 08-Oct-12 21:26:43

Moved the entire contets of our four bedroom rental house into the spare room! Including the sofa, wardrobes and a large sideboard! ON MY OWN! God only knows how I managed it! I was big as a house! shock

Wiggy29 Mon 08-Oct-12 21:25:36

Bing much more sensible this time as I realise how precious they are but with ds (first) I was a bit nuts. Had moved into home that was a wreck (didn't realise I was expecting). Probably the daftest thing I did was blush ripping out the old kitchen with a crow bar. Dp got home& wanted to know how the he'll the kitchen was in the backyard!

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!

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

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

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!

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..

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.

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.

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.

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


What a blast from the past grin

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!

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.

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

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!

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!

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