Michigan has been crazy hot these past couple days. Heat indexes of 100?! I LIVE IN A COLD STATE TO AVOID THESE TEMPERATURES. But alas, mother nature laughed at me and cranked the heat. So we made a trip out to Grand Haven State Park to cool off. The difference in temperature between the city and the lakeshore was crazy awesome and the water wasn't so frigid you couldn't enjoy it.
For some reason though, the seagrass was ungodly. There was SO MUCH OF IT. Ana wanted to go out deeper off the shore, but when the waves came in it wrapped around your legs and for a sensory sensitive child, that's a no go. So we carried her out and when a big wave would come in, we'd hold her down low so it hit her. I think both she and Chris had a good time with that.
As for my pasty, pregnant ass, I dipped in occasionally, but left a lot of the beach trudging to Chris.
I've got a question for the Momma's out there though. If you were pregnant in the summer, did you wear a bikini still or did you one piece it?
With Ana I wore a bikini, but the comments and dirty looks got old so I ordered a one piece this time around, but it's so uncomfortable. I ended up with, what looked like a wad of chewed tobacco, lodged in the inside of it from the seagrass and sand and it was miserable. Even Chris commented on how he saw another decently pregnant lady in a bikini and she looked way more comfortable. So next time, I'm going two piece. I don't even care if I catch shit for it.
One more question...
What are your beach must-takes?
I happened to pick up a big umbrella from Five Below for $5 for our yard, but it was a freaking life saver for the sun. Obviously I wear sunscreen like mad, but I still burn. I'm that stereotypical redhead. Chris wants a foldable wagon for next time and a sand-proof blanket.
After a while, we decided to pack it up and ended up stopping at Dairy Treat to snag some ice cream because obviously you can't go to the beach and NOT get ice cream. So what about you guys? What do you do to beat the heat and cool off?