The Summer Effects on My Pregnancy

Last weekend was one of the hottest ones in recent memory for me. Despite the use of sunscreen and being under a canopy, Matt, Candy and I all had some sunburn last Saturday, of which I had the worst perhaps as I’m pregnant. The next day was even hotter at 102-104 degrees (depending on what hour was recorded) and which both broke temperature records for that day and left many without electricity.

It was so hot on Sunday that the three of us only ventured out of the apartment for quick and necessary errands. We did not even go to the pool as we would have been so hot on the way there and back.

Yet even that hot weekend was not a part of summer as that day,  June 21, which was Thursday and reached 101 degrees. These days have made me very grateful to work in an office with air conditioning as well as have air conditioning at home and in my car. We did have the air conditioning break at work on Monday and everyone was very glad when it was restored later that day.

So while I was excited for the New Members of my chuch barbecue last night and the residents of our apartment complex this week, I wasn’t sure how the heat would effect me.

The church barbecue was in a lovely home with lots of shade. I made sure to have a large deck umbrella over me as much as possible.

At the party we had to complete name tags. I added in Bump for baby.

Today’s barbecue was held in the sunniest afternoon hours. I made sure to wear very light clothing.

It turned out today was only in the high seventies. I even ventured out of the deck umbrella shade to visit the bird show pie on by Julie and Ed of Happy Birds, which was very entertaining. Several people were able to hold the birds and get them to do tricks with them.

The birds also did tricks on stage for the audience.

The talented birds have been featured on many TV shows from The Jimmy Fallon Show to several on Animal Planet.

As I am due in October I will be pregnant and large during the summer months. I will definitely put on lots of sunscreen even when I think I gave plenty of shade. I do not think it will necessarily slow me down a lot,  or greatly alter my plans, but we will see if that is what happens.

~ Danielle


45 year old mother to our infant son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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