Surviving the Summer Heat

It’s hot here.  I mean really, really hot.  But apparently it’s hot all over the country…so…my sympathy goes out to all of you.  Especially those of you who are hauling around an extra load known as a baby. In your womb.  Baby in womb+giant belly+extreme summer heat=one hot and miserable momma.  But what is worse than being miserably hot is dwelling on it.  So, we’ve been trying to stay pretty busy.  We still go out for a run in the morning. Cora plays in her pool in the afternoons.  I don’t know what I would do without our baby pool or screened in porch.

We’ve been to the water fountains with cousins.

 

At nights we’ve been taking walks.  The sun is a little less intense so we can actually enjoy ourselves.

Last night we ventured to the park…on foot.  Total stupidity.  We got there and Cora’s immediate request was “I wanna swing.” And she did.

I really do believe I might have melted a little.

And Cora started to turn a strange shade of red.

Within 30 minutes she was done.  We were done…

So we embarked on the walk home.  Not as cheery as when we headed out.  We stumbled through the front door and collapsed underneath the living room fan…ice water never tasted so good.

Before I go a couple of random thoughts:

I continue to love food although I have been suffering from some bad heart burn this pregnancy. (Tums don’t seem to do the trick…please send any remedies my way). I have cut down coffee to a drop with tons of milk and that seems to have helped a lot.  But back to food…I have another favorite.  Every summer we have lots and lots of tomatoes from our garden and fresh basil.  I make bruschetta…lots and lots of it. (my recipe is simply chopped tomato, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper)

It is good with or on almost anything but I especially love grilled cheese and a spoonful of bruschetta with every bite.

And a funny story.  A couple of weeks ago I was out running.  Since the tornado there are tons of workers in our town fixing and rebuilding.  We are thankful for them…however, there is one building I pass where I find the men make me a little…uncomfortable.  I told Justin that as I was jogging by when they started to whistle and all those things men do and I thought..Really?  I’m pregnant…obviously pregnant…a big swollen belly…it was embarrassing.  And what do you think my husband’s response was????

“Well, you look better than a shingle.”

I laughed…and I laughed.  What a perfect response to the ridiculousness of the whole thing.

Other than being better looking than a shingle not much else is new around here…I cannot seem to keep on top of my house.  But then I wonder, am I just at that level of pregnancy weirdness…where nothing is ever finished or clean enough.  I cleaned my house last Thursday and it feels so dirty again…so I think I need to clean it again.  Everything smells to me even though Justin assures me it does not smell.  But I am so sure…it smells, everything smells..and then I spy some dust or dirt and I need to clean again.  As I type I seem smudges on our glass…I gotta go…this house is outrunning me in dirtiness and I cannot let it happen.  Not today….not for the next three months.

P.S. I did change my blog…in case you were wondering.  It’s still not finished but this layout is a whole lot easier for Justin to finish and tweak.  As opposed to the old one that was an incomplete project…and would have remained that way.  He doesn’t have time to work on my blog…I don’t have the understanding (wordpress is way smarter than me)…But I like this new one.  Simple.  Which is exactly what we need.

 

13 Responses to Surviving the Summer Heat

  1. Betty says:

    We did the same thing last night. Went to the park, swung, and then realized how miserably hot we were and headed home as fast as we could! Glad you are staying cool as best as you can!

  2. Karin says:

    Hi Grace,

    Try Maalox for the heart burn. I had really bad heart burn with both of my pregnancies and found it much more effective then tums.

    take care,
    Karin (a friend of your cousins Kate & Jo)

  3. WE really enjoyed our time at the fountains. And sadly, that picture reveals that my bosoms are nowhere to be found…ah, motherhood and body changes!

    Hope you are well. And you and Ms. Rora should come visit soon! Love ya.

  4. such cuteness… your girl’s orange and pinky dress is gorgeous.

    thanks for stopping by. your blog is presh. take care.

  5. admin says:

    Thank you Karin. I will see if I can find that!

  6. admin says:

    Thank so much…dressing a little girl is way way too much fun:)

  7. Lindsey Sieders says:

    Almonds helps heartburn. I would eat a couple of almonds here and there throughout the day and it worked wonders. Google it though, I can’t remember how many I would eat. I loved it because it was natural and I had terrible heartburn with Maddie. Its worth a try!

    Hope the heat calms down a bit for you, its hard being pregnant in the summer!

  8. Lindsey Sieders says:

    Almonds helps heartburn. I would eat a couple of almonds here and there throughout the day and it worked wonders. Google it though, I can’t remember how many I would eat. I loved it because it was natural and I had terrible heartburn with Maddie. Its worth a try!

    Hope the heat calms down a bit for you, its hard being pregnant in the summer!

  9. LeAnna says:

    Oh my word, I laughed out loud about the shingles comment! That is hilarious, thank goodness it all comes down to the fact we can look better than shingles… ;)
    I can’t even FATHOM being pregnant this summer, my heart goes out to you. I thought last summer was bad, but this one is miserab. I wish we had a screened in porch, that would be so nice.
    And now, I’m craving bruschetta. I have basil out the whazoo but it’s been too hot for my ‘maters. Boo.

  10. Betty says:

    Matt just came running to me “Betty, have you read Grace’s blog?? Did you see what Justin said about her running?” and then he busted out laughing. Two peas in a pod, our husbands… And I had terrible terrible heartburn and would eat a yogurt every night before I went to bed. That seemed to help a lot. I also cut out ALL coffee and any semblance of spice in my food (garlic, onion, peppers, it was a sad time). I didn’t have garlic for the first time until a few months ago and it was heaven :)

  11. admin says:

    I knew he would get a kick out of it! :)

  12. Katie van der Meer says:

    I had terrible heart burn pregnant with Levi and I associated it with ice water… i always crave ice when pregnant and i found at night, when I lay down after ice, it burned rightback up. Tomatoes are also killers I have heard. Really high in acidity and can really add to heart burn.

    I hope it passes for you soon and the weather cools down. We had some brutal heat waves last week and this week is so much more tolerable. I cant wait to birth this baby so I can stop incubating.

    love you,
    Kate

  13. Beth says:

    You look better than a shingle!??! Oh my Grace…I spit out my coffee when I read that one. I would apologize for my brother’s random spurts of senselessness, but, I think that for you and I they sometimes make our lives that much better! He is such a mess!!!

    What a nice compliment too…wow.

    Stay cool – let’s go to the fountains together SOON!

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