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Ohh pregnant in this heat!

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Nat777 Sat 18-Jun-05 18:42:34

Thought I would have a little moan! I am 30 + 5 and live in Dorset, it has to have been almost 30 degrees today! It is hard work being pregnant in this heat and difficult not being able to wear short skirts/shorts and little vest tops!

Anyone else feeling the same?

Lonelymum Sat 18-Jun-05 18:44:49

I remember feeling the same nine years ago! My ds1 was born on 21st June and it was scorching hot in the few weeks leading up to that. Can't you buy maternity short dungarees anymore? I still have a pair somewhere...

Nat777 Sat 18-Jun-05 18:49:33

I do have a couple of maternity skirts but they are not the same! Not too long left now though, I think I will have to go shopping tomorrow as apparently this weather is with us for a while! (I am 31 +5 not sure why I put 30!!)

jessicasmummy Sat 18-Jun-05 18:51:29

im feeling it too mate - not as far on as you - 22 weeks here but still hot and bothered!!!

MaloryTowers Sat 18-Jun-05 18:52:21

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Redhelen Sat 18-Jun-05 18:53:33

Yes - I was going to raise the same moan!

I'm 28 weeks - I its like living in a steamer!I'm even more doopey and slow than normal! I hope we will get some sleep.

If you want to wear little vest tops etc - you feel free! - I've just got out of my sons paddling pool dressed in an oversized t-shirt and pants - the height of fashion and sophistication!
I'm looking forward to the thunderstorm they promise tomorrow!

Stay cool Helen

tribpot Sat 18-Jun-05 18:54:52

I'm at 39+1 and it is bloody wretched! Managed to fit into some shorts, and even contort myself to shave my legs this morning so I wouldn't completely disgrace dh when we got to Sainsburys later

Unfortunately nesting has taken hold so despite the heat of the last two days, we have been taking stuff to the tip or out to the garage - and we live on the second floor. Could have timed that better, I feel.

Pages Sat 18-Jun-05 22:01:48

Horrendous isn't it? I am 31 weeks and wearing elasticated (non-maternity) shorts which means the leg holes are stretched to the size of tree trunks and a vest top which doesn't reach my belly button. DH has roared with laughter every time I've walked into a room, all afternoon...

milward Sat 18-Jun-05 23:39:32

Yeh - support tights in this weather - loving it. Was preg with my first during the summer & just sweated it out. Now have 3 kids to run after in the summer hols - no chance of putting my feet up and just relaxing.

Gobbledigook Sat 18-Jun-05 23:45:30

I remember last Aug when I was 39 wks it was scorching for a time - couldn't sleep, couldn't walk anywhere and had 2 toddlers to deal with too- hell on earth! YOu have my sympathy!

eidsvold Sun 19-Jun-05 05:24:04

can sympathise - was pregnant through part of an aussie summer - had dd2 last November. Temps in the mid to high 30's some days - low 30's most days from Sept. At home I had large drawstring cotton shorts which i wore with big loose t-shirts.. often tucked shirt under boobs (into bra) and let belly 'breathe'. Also wore my sarong with vests..... so much cooler .

Spent time lazing on the hammock out on our deck or in our playroom downstairs - very cool. Needless to say was very glad when dd2 finally came.

ALso used to damp a face cloth and keep it in the fridge to rub over the back of my neck and my face - very cooling.

Busyalexsmummy Sun 19-Jun-05 16:42:28

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.............yukky heat

AnotherHelen Sun 19-Jun-05 17:28:09

27 weeks and im busy running around after my 2 year old and 5 year old! - im about to melt into a huge puddle...........

Nemo1977 Sun 19-Jun-05 18:52:14

i was pg 2 yrs ago for whole of that summer heat heave and am now 14wks pg..but i tend to burn up when pg so feeling it again..lol

merryberry Sun 19-Jun-05 19:24:41

yuck yes, 37+5 today, and feet so swollen no shoes fit. went out yesterday - can't even face trying today! can't wait to give birth and lose all this excess fluid.

biglips Sun 19-Jun-05 19:52:34

this time last year i was 6.5 months pg and i remembered i couldnt stand the heat - arrrgghhh as right the way thru pg, i had a permanent heat rash all over my back as i was a walking boiler (phew!)

Milliways Sun 19-Jun-05 20:00:48

Big sympathy to you. DS was born in the '95 heatwave, 2 weeks overdue (mid August) at 9lb 6oz. His saving grace was that he was born in less than 1 hour

nervousmum2be Sun 19-Jun-05 21:00:43

Far too hot! Am in the middle of a load of night shifts, and i've had no sleep during the day today, as even my trusty fan makes me feel like a roasting chicken in a fan-assisted oven

Definitely having a winter baby next time!

Redhelen Mon 20-Jun-05 03:04:39

After 3.00am and still awake - so hot and so grumpy!

I hope this heat ends soon! My son was born in December - didn't imagine a summer baby would be quite so tough!

Oh well only 10 weeks to go! urrrrrrrrr

eidsvold Mon 20-Jun-05 06:41:07

sympathies to you all. I am finding this winter here in Aus sooo cold - last year I had a little heater who made me not feel the heat so much - but as I siad earlier - no good when she was born in November.

Just realised I must bemad - two summer babies - dd1 was born in the UK in August - hot as... although she was only just 6lb and I was not carrying too much else with her. Dd2 born in Nov in Australia but she was 9lb 7oz and this time I felt it all.

Still - my tip about the face cloth - run it under the cool water and keep it in the fridge then wipe your face, back of the neck, even elbow and knee joints when you need it- really does help keep you cool.

bambino1 Mon 20-Jun-05 06:51:29

Oh I really feel for you. I was seven months pregnant this time last year and felt absoulutly terrible. Hated it. The heat made my legs swell more than they already were so I just looked awful!!!
Try and stay cool. Drink lots and keep a little fan with you. Also just think it will all be over soon!

MissChief Mon 20-Jun-05 11:08:49

grumpy, hot and can't breathe! is it just me? I keep looking at my to do list (only few weeks to go)and can't yet face any of it. ds is watching far too much cbeebies!

jessicasmummy Mon 20-Jun-05 11:10:06

feeling quite good today, but we have cooler weather today. a nice breeze and clouds!!!

have been feelnig the whole cant breathe thing though and its a nightmare - 2 summers running ive been pg now - i must be mad!

HappyHuggy Mon 20-Jun-05 11:11:14

Im not pregnant and im sooo hot

you poor things!!!!

Nat777 Mon 20-Jun-05 12:25:40

I really wanted a summer baby, never again! I have been hot, bothered and agitated all weekend! My poor boyfriend!

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