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Pregnant and chasing a toddler around in the heat- anyone else?!

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Thatsnotmyfigure Thu 17-Jul-14 13:38:28

This is an unashamed moan- my first as I love being pregnant and feel v grateful at the grand old age if 42 but this is toooo much! I enjoy summer but today it really is hot out there!
Am 36 weeks and Have not really found any coping strategies in the heat apart from
1) persuade DH to do more around house in evening including picking stuff up off the floor
2) stay inside till late pm - it's too hot to enjoy with toddler too
3) nap when toddler sleeps
My energy levels have just dropped and haven't had a chance to pack hospital bag yet - eek!
Ah yes and been watching much more c Beebies than ever before!!
Anyone else need a rant?!!

PseudoBadger Thu 17-Jul-14 13:43:13

This was me last year, it was boiling and I hated everyone and stopped wearing clothes. You have my sympathy x

Mrsantithetic Thu 17-Jul-14 13:46:48


37 weeks here with a 21 mo who is into everything and bolts as soon as we leave the house.

Reins are on outside at all times now.
Sleeping when she sleeps.

She is also bf and only just started sleeping through!

GingerRodgers Thu 17-Jul-14 14:09:07

Nearly 33 weeks with a potty training and teething 2 year old.
I love her dearly but by god does she drive me demented sometimes.
She's in a rotten mood today and we've both been in tears.
I'm desperate for some cold air. Not good with hear anyway but this is unbearable. What was I thinking?!
Poor dd just wants to play and I have no energy. Plus chasing her around with a potty is fast losing it's novelty.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 17-Jul-14 14:18:54

37 weeks with a 2 year old, I feel your pain. Can't bloody sleep either as I'm too hot and uncomfortable.

BexGershon Thu 17-Jul-14 15:26:11

39 weeks with an 18 month old...I feel like I have been hit by a car.
My daughter is very active, I wake up wishing for either the baby to come or 6pm (my daughters bed time)
I honestly can't find a comfortable position abd feel like such a rubbish mum as I just don't have any energy sad

weebairn Thu 17-Jul-14 15:44:12

30 weeks with a 21 month old. She is easier than my job but not by much. Up at 4.30 this morning. Has been able to walk since 9.5 months and yet wants to be carried. Refusing to go in the pushchair this week. Eats everything in sight including all my food so I keep missing meals. Tantrums and a 40 minute nap today. Joy.

We do have good days too. I try to take her places with water/fountains in this heat. Thankfully she had inherited DP's skin not mine and doesn't seem to burn despite complete hat/sun cream refusal.

My back hurts.

weebairn Thu 17-Jul-14 15:46:12

Feel like the worst mum ever as I am so completely worn out by work I can't seem to find the strength and energy to entertain her. Some days I feel like she hates me. She is mostly very happy with her dad -who also works part time- and nursery.

Crocodileclip Thu 17-Jul-14 15:49:23

I'm 39 weeks and for some reason booked my 4 year old in for a week of swimming lessons this week. I have just spent an hour sitting beside the pool in what can only be described as oven like conditions. My shirt was soaked through by the end of it. Thankfully only one more lesson to go tomorrow!

Safyre Thu 17-Jul-14 15:55:46

39 weeks with a 22 month old. I'm in Scotland so it's not quite so hot, but more than hot enough for me! Also been watching ridiculous amounts of Cbeebies. This baby better arrive soon - dealing with 2 surely can't be harder than this!

Nocturne123 Thu 17-Jul-14 16:03:18

33 weeks with a 14 month old .. Not too warm here thankfully so I feel for you all in England right now.

I still have the new baby's room to paint and do not trust my husband to do it . He is not in the least bit sympathetic to my 'condition' at all . Ugh!

MrsKoala Thu 17-Jul-14 16:26:14

i'm the crappiest mum going. DS is a very active 22mo and i am massive at 32wks. I can't take him out as everywhere is uphill. He's not a 'craft' type child and wont sit still so is just trashing the flat around me. No garden to play in sad

I haven't even thought of packing my bag - in fact i've completely forgotten every single thing about labour and i feel as tho this is my first. I have no idea what i'm doing. I'm just sitting here with dvds on like a hot blob.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 17-Jul-14 16:46:03

I haven't written a birth plan yet or packed my bag. Oh well!

MrsKoala Thu 17-Jul-14 16:50:45

i can't remember what to write in a birth plan. I have no idea what's going to happen. Got no idea what we are doing with the toddler. Just got no idea in general really.

Tory79 Thu 17-Jul-14 16:51:00

'Only' 29 weeks here, ds is 2.10 and I've given in and he's playing on my iPad. We were out in the garden but even he thought it was too hot and asked to come inside - I was not disappointed!

I did tell him he could only play on the iPad for 10m, as told him where the clock hands would go to, but it's been half an hour now and I haven't summoned up the energy to take it off him even though he keeps pointing out that the clock has gone past the time!!! Oh well...... We had a fairly busy morning so I'll live with a slob out afternoon.....

Tory79 Thu 17-Jul-14 16:55:16

Oh and I have a thousand jobs to do around the house, but I seem to be watching cdwm and mning on my phone....

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Thu 17-Jul-14 17:06:19

36 weeks with a's hard work and this is only my first week of maternity leave! DD is at nursery today (she's going one day a week while I'm off work) and I have relaxed a lot, as well as getting lots of stuff done in a much shorter time than if she was with me - but I have missed her so much! Will need to remind myself of that tomorrow when I am hot and bothered again...

Balderdabble Thu 17-Jul-14 17:11:49

Oh you poor things. 39+6 here and been lying on bed, fan on, trying to get up energy to go stand in front of hot hob to cook meal for DH for when he gets in. Now feeling ashamed of myself for moaning about the heat when I've only had myself to look after all day! Annnnd I'm up.....

Jemimapuddleduk Thu 17-Jul-14 17:17:00

Haha MrsKoala you made me laugh.
I have no idea what is going on either. I have a hyperactive 16 month

Jemimapuddleduk Thu 17-Jul-14 17:18:57

Oops posted too soon! I have a hyper 16 month old who requires a lot of attention and doesn't yet get the 'entertaining herself'. She does enjoy tormenting our lively cocker spaniel though and generally causing me to get flustered. I am humongous and uncomfortable and have no idea how I am going to get through another 8.5 weeks!

jessplussomeonenew Thu 17-Jul-14 17:23:10

I was feeling a bit sorry for myself being hot, 33weeks and having to work, but having read this I realise it could definitely be worse; can't imagine running anywhere today!

Note to self - try to have any future pregnancies at some other time of year...

didiimaginethis Thu 17-Jul-14 17:26:08

I'm only 29 weeks but feel massive and am so hot and sweaty.
DS is 2.7 and loves to get out and be active, I've managed a lot of telly and cuddles today but not much else

Wibblypiglikesbananas Thu 17-Jul-14 17:32:22

This was me last year. It was hotter as I live in the US but better as we have air con. During my first PG, back in London, I used to sit in the car with the air con on full, blasting my ankles! Can you try that? Option to strap in toddler and go for a drive? They usually sleep in the car?

GingerRodgers Thu 17-Jul-14 17:32:53

To be fair, I had dd in May and we had to sit in the front of the house for about 3 months (hadn't moved in long before and front of house had no carpet, no chairs, no tv...nothing!) as it was the only cool place. I was fat from pregnancy and it was too hot to get out with a newborn so that wasn't great either! grin
At least when this one comes it'll be getting cooler and I can hide my fat under sweaters and hopefully leave the house without melting.

Anyone else struggle to wash the dishes in this heat?! confused

Thatsnotmyfigure Thu 17-Jul-14 17:50:01

I'm throwing out massive sympathies to everyone! Like the car a/c idea!!
DH due home soon about to slave over a hot stove. If he mentions the heat after being in an a/c office all day I think I'll eat his head!!!

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