Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's getting SO hot in here...


HOT, HOT DAY!
Originally uploaded by ghetto of our mind
I finally understand why people have been giving me that look of abject pity when I tell them I'll be pregnant through the summer. It was 88F (30C) today and I was HOT. No ordinary hot, people- we're talking steaming, sauna-like, heaving, humid, oppressive, feel-all-of-our-baby's-3lbs-weight, I-need-a-shower-as-I'm-walking HOT :( I felt like I was literally lumbering down the street, pitiful, heavy, and melting... Apart from the fact that I'm pregnant, I think it's also because we've actually had fairly cool weather for June so far and the transition to this sweltering heat was just too sudden for me to adjust to. We finally turned the A/C in our room on, and many thanks to our friends Irving and Tarja, we now have a unit downstairs too just waiting to be installed. Oh, and we're (ok, I'm) going through tubs of ice-cream like my life depended on it.

Honestly, this is the first time I've felt genuinely uncomfortable during the pregnancy. It might be a little early to say this (although I *am* only 10 weeks away...), but so far, I've been spared many of the usual ailments I was told to expect- swollen fingers and feet, varicose veins, bulbous nose, putting on weight in all the wrong places, sciatica, bad nausea, stretch marks, etc. I'm mostly enjoying being pregnant actually (except for the whole not being able to eat raw sushi part...) and really grateful that our daughter has been a most pleasant and forgiving tenant :) The heat, though, is really getting to me- I walk slower, our baby feels heavier, and everything's just that degree more uncomfortable (could there be a fabric even lighter than cotton???) And I'm sure the worst is yet to come...

Tomorrow's going to hit 90F. I think I'm going to stay indoors.

4 comments:

Jilly said...

so exciting so exciting! i can't wait to squish your baby when she comes out.. ok maybe not squish but like body slam paunchy onto her and let her inhale eau de paunch. mmmmmmm

serene said...

eau de paunch? errr... make sure you wash it with tons of Fab first ok... actually, after she slobbers and drools all over it, you may have to wash it again anyway- kekex... ^^V

A said...

You could try linen or gauze. Well, maybe not gauze.

Also, I love the fact that you referred to your daughter as a "tenant". Haha!

Dot said...

Stay indoors!!! Poor thing! I feel for you. You sound great so that's important...

For me (and everyone's different) I got heavier faster, and super cranky in the last 4 weeks. It's like I expanded too quickly or something. And sigh, got the stretch marks at the last minute.

One of my first meals was sushi. Bliss. :)