I am very lucky to be spending my 28th week of pregnancy sharing a beach house with my husband’s family in Sullivans Island, South Carolina!
A lot of people have tried to tell me that being pregnant in the summertime is the worst. I definitely have to disagree. I have loved being pregnant during the summer months for a variety of reasons, one of which is certainly summer VACATION!
While some women may cringe at the idea of spending a week of the 3rd trimester in a bathing suit, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be. Here are 5 reasons it’s awesome to be pregnant at the beach…
1. Beach Chair Lounging
I don’t know about you, but there are certain days where I would give anything to sit in a chair all day long and feel like I had nothing else to do. Vacation is the perfect time to do just that. Even better when you can relax in a comfy chair and chat your day away with friends and family!
2. Unlimited Napping
As someone who is always going, going, going – vacation is the one time that I don’t feel guilty taking as many naps as I want. There is no better feeling than a mid-day nap at the beach with an ocean breeze coming in your window.
3. Ample Time for Reading
Being at the beach all day allows for ample time to catch up on all the reading I am hoping to do before the arrival of our little boy. My hope is to leave the beach feeling a little more prepared and knowledgeable than when I came!
4. Summer Foods
As soon as we got to our beach house, the first items that went on our grocery list were watermelon and corn. I personally indulge in delicious seasonal food all summer long, but there is something about eating at the beach that makes the berries seem crisper and the watermelon a bit juicier. Yum!
5. Beach Walking
If all the napping and reading makes you restless, a great way to fit in some pregnancy exercise is a relaxing long beach walk. As long as you prepare with a little extra sunscreen and water, strolling in the sand is a great way to get exercise while also enjoying all the sights and sounds of vacation.