So, there are some definite disadvantages to being so pregnant during a Miami Summer. It’s hot. I mean, just. plain. hot. allthetime. Which means I’m just. plain. hot. allthetime.
But, it’s not all bad, especially since I’m a teacher with the Summer off. Some advantages:
- I can make the 10am aqua athletics class at our neighborhood gym. This has actually been super fun and a great way to workout as I approach the third trimester. It’s me and all the 70-year-olds. I’m a major outlier in terms of the age-stats in that class!
- Easy to schedule doctor appointments, especially as the become more frequent. 2:00pm on a weekday? Yes, I can make that appointment!
- I can wear comfy clothes almost all the time. No more slacks, no more work clothes — tank tops and yoga pants, my friends!
- With more time, it’s easier to prep healthy meals and snacks. Definitely trying to eat a well-rounded, nutritious diet, and that can take a little extra time in forethought and preparation.
- I can take advantage of leisure time while I still have it. Movies, books, naps, hanging out by the pool… ahhhhhh. Those days are numbered.
- I can really focus on getting ready for Baby Cora. No lesson plans to urgently write, no school performances for which to prepare, just baby mode.
So yeah, it’s hot. And yeah, my due date is very awkward for a teacher’s schedule, but I think it’s working out alright.