Sunday, July 09, 2006

Well swum swan

The Sunday call with the my MIL included a remonstration of my going swimming yesterday. Well! Honestly, when she was pregnant she was banned from swimming. P-man, ever the peacemaker, keeps reminding me... 40 years ago, dear. They said, Smoke YES! Swimming, NO! Take it in context.

This is really no help at all. I kinda wanna tell her to stick it up her mucus plug!


Blogger Granny said...

Forty years ago most doctors' offices had ashtrays.

I don't remember a ban on swimming but most of us wouldn't have dared expose a pregnancy to that extent. We covered up with maternity tops which of course were a dead giveaway.

12:43 a.m.  
Anonymous Sheryl said...

Hee, he's funny.

5:24 a.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Forty-some years ago, my mother was told to keep her pregnancy weight gain to ten pounds. A petite, five-foot tall woman, her pre-pregnancy weight was about 95 pounds. She proceeded to gain 35. Appalled by this, her doctor suggested partway through her pregnancy that she take up smoking to minimize the weight gain. My mother, who had quit smoking when she found she was pregnant, refused. What a radical woman she was - she was, for her time!

That baby was ME. Thanks, mum!

The times, they keep on changing'...

9:03 a.m.  
Anonymous Nerka said...

I can only imagine what kind of swimming you'd need to be doing to make it dangerous to Teh Baby. Cannonballs, maybe? or gettin' all crazy with one of the whirlpool jets...

Unless you were swimming somewhere with a really high fecal colliform count?!

12:03 p.m.  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

You just can't win, can you? You give her 1 1/2 grandchildren, soon to be a full set, and she still has something to say about it. Then again, if she didn't you wouldn't have such blog fodder.

1:23 p.m.  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Stick it up your mucus plug.

Nice. Nicely said. You are *good times.*

5:09 p.m.  
Blogger stefanierj said...

Oh, how I've missed you and I'm so happy to see the extra side of sass comes with this order.

Having just spent 3 days with my MIL, I can tell you-I. feel. ya. And my MIL's a peach by most accounts.

8:27 p.m.  
Blogger kittenpie said...

my mom swam to keep fit and keep her weight gain to something smallish when she was preggy with me. Swimming is the best exercise for you as a preggy lady, being low (no-) impact and with the water bouying you up so nicely. Must be nice to feel like a bti of the weight is being lifted off your poor overly supple joints!

9:34 p.m.  

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