Monday, July 6, 2009

In praise of the pool

I know I'm not exactly breaking ground with this proclamation, but swimming when you're pregnant ROCKS. My doctor told me as much, but she's kind of bossy so I don't listen to her all that much.

On Sunday I headed around the corner to our local Y, which has the most fabulous outdoor heated pool. I've been trying to swim a couple of times a week, but because of travel and whatnot it had been about 3 weeks since my last excursion. My back has been sore, my calves have been tight, and I tell ya, they both feel effing great right now. 

Swimming also has the added benefit of not making me feel like a giant cow (when I'm in the pool, anyway -- the thigh-jiggling trip from the locker room to the pool is another matter).  And most of the people who swim in my pool are, shall we say, of an older generation, so I feel like Michael Phelps. 

There was one hitch in the day. Because it's been a while since I talked about my giant knockers, and I know you're all just dying for an update, let me tell you that they seem to be on yet another growth spurt. My halter-style non-maternity bathing suit popped open mid-stroke not once, but TWICE.  And you know what? Cold-ish streaming water and hyper-sensitive nips do not mix. I hope at least the teenage lifeguard enjoyed the view.

I think it might be time for a new suit. 

15 comments:

Jess said...
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Jess said...

lol, you probably made the lifeguards day!!! :) Swimming really is the best form of exercise in my opinion! It is good for you and easy on your joints and on your pregnant feet.

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Michele said...

I am so jealous! I would love to get in the pool! Swim a few laps for me!!!

And I almost wet myself thinking about the lifeguard's free show. Aren't pregnancy boobs great? They just pop out whenever they feel like it!

Ashley said...

That's hilarious!! You are definately right about the swimming though..it's great!

Straubles said...

I'm so with you! The pool is WONDERFUL! I told the hubs that I'm moving to the backyard pool for the rest of the summer! Target has some really cute swimsuits. Seemed to be the only place I could find a top that covered everything! :-)

iamstacey said...

BWAHAHAHA! Toooo funny! :)

The Patterson's said...

I was laughing out loud at your post. Love how you are so honest!! Hope you find a new swimsuit that works for you! :-)

Melissa G said...

Dear god, I am already a busty lady. (32D in 8th grade, bigger now.) I'm terrified to see what my "girls" are going to be like when I'm pg.

Thanks for the heads up.

K said...

That is funny. Happy you can laugh and post about it so we can all laugh with you. And uh, yeah...I'm with Melissa G on the pg bb fear!

Carrie said...

LOL! I have got to get into the pool- you are inspiring me! I am loving the nipple situation the teenage lifeguard... I am sure he loved it. ;)

Barefoot said...

Melissa G, I was already a 34DD when I started....so you can only imagine the show I am putting on right now. Not that I'm complaining, but....

MAK-now said...

I need to get into the pool, too. Every night I tell myself 'this is the night', but then some show comes on the tube & I can't pull myself away. But you've inspired me. Maybe tonight ...

kerri said...

the infamous pool flash! it's not fun when you aren't pregnant... i can't imagine adding that on top of the sensitive nips... thanks for the chuckle... my day needed it! :)

Miriam said...

Your blog is so entertaining and inspiring all at the same time. Great post :) Also - congrats on doing the deed again! I've been playing catch up :) When did you officially make the blog name change? It's nice to see the (Finally) =)

Melissa G said...

Oh Barefoot. I'm screwed.