Friday, August 6, 2010

Beached whale, indeed!

It's summer. And it's hot. And I'm pregnant. All these things scream "WATER!"

We are a one car family. I don't have the opportunity to get out to local bodies of water. And, honestly, there really aren't a lot of swimming options around here.

Last week, my sister-in-law was able to pick me up and take me (and Bug) out of our little apartment. We went out to eat, and then I decided to fill up four small baby pools at my mom's house. I figured if I couldn't swim in a big pool, I could at least lounge in a little pool. And Bug would have fun in the water, too!

After squeezing myself into my maternity swimsuit, giving myself three good contractions while getting Bug into his swim trunks, and slathering us both with SPF 50, -we- were ready to get in the pools. But, of course, we had to blow them up first. Huff, puff. Then we had to fill them with water. Then (after a few more contractions) I realized that I needed to get myself a huge glass of ice water. Finally, I was able to put my feet in, while Bug hopped back and forth between the four pools.

It was hot. And I really wanted to submerge myself. Unfortunately, I forgot how humongous-ly pregnant I am. And I forgot how tiny those blow-up baby pools are. I lowered myself carefully into one of the pools. I think it lost half of its water right then. I couldn't lean back, or else I would just fall over, and lose even more of the pool's water. Sitting up was a pain in the ribs. I tried stretching my legs out...but apparently, I'm not short enough. I folded my legs under me in a tailor sit, until my pelvis ached and my thighs cramped. And then Bug started dumping water all over my head.

After five more minutes, I was done. And the next morning, I realized that I missed my thighs when I was putting on the sunscreen. I think I'll just lounge around inside with the A/C.


Sara, Nick, and kids said...

lol isn't a/c the best! never take it for granted :)
so more pool options for mallory... 1-make a friend in polo fields :) 2- woodland mound waterpark is super cheap like 2 bucks i think 3- go with someone like me to the y- only cost 3 bucks for you and bug both 4- there is a pool in batavia that catherine is a member at- you could go with her :) 5- coney island- i think its 10 bucks for just the waterpark part and i'm pretty sure 2 and under is free. 6- beach waterpark but it's kinda pricey for my taste- i think 17 bucks.
hope that gets you started at least! only 3 and a half weeks to go- maybe do one a week!!

Sara, Nick, and kids said...

oh by the way- i would love to hear how your party went saturday. sorry i missed it.