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Old 12-09-2010, 19:52   #1
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If I Bump My Belly One More Time . . .

I think it's a pretty small tribe of women who have done their pregnancies while aboard. This is #2 for me being pregnant aboard (#1 was on an even smaller boat), but the belly is bigger and I swear now that I am in my 9th month I am smashing my poor belly against everything on board. Good think I have plenty of padding for the baby I am getting so. freaking. uncomfortable. And pumping the head to flush for the 40 times a day I have to pee. Pure torture.

If I were to get any bigger, I fear I would wake up one morning and be stuck in our cabin until birth. :lol

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Old 12-09-2010, 20:22   #2
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When we sailed across the Pacific, we met a couple of sailors headed for New Zealand. They had two yachts, she was pregnant, and they were engaged to be married once they arrived in New Zealand. The two yachts sailed in sight of each other. When the pregnant yachtie slept, the boyfriend kept watch for both yachts. When the boyfriend slept, the pregnant yachtie kept watch for both yachts.

They actually made it to New Zealand without a problem.

Being pregnant on board is a real challenge. But imagine what it would be like to sail across the Pacific on your own yacht while pregnant. A potentially whole new dimension to misery.
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Old 12-09-2010, 21:04   #3
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Hang in there!! This too shall pass.
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Old 12-09-2010, 21:23   #4
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maybe the lady wasnt miserable when she was sailing... could be, ye know-- there are some of us who would rather be sailing than stuck in any way on land. mebbe she be one of us.

as for anyone preggers , on land or at sea--- gawd forbid-- i am not one of those who had fun while preggers, but i did meet some ladies who realllly enjoyed the situation and also did stuff!!!
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Schoonerdog, not much longer. I hope all goes as planned for your delivery. Just think of the great biceps you are going to have from flushing that head ;0)
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Nature is so smart. She makes the end of pregnancy so miserable that we actually look forward to labor.

Hang in there! You will be cuddling your sweet little lump o' ballast soon!
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[QUOTE=Mimsy;520480]Nature is so smart. She makes the end of pregnancy so miserable that we actually look forward to labor.

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That is soSOsoSO true!

If you want to read the funniest account of being pregnant on a boat click here and then on the left click on "TALL TALES" and then from the list choose T.P.B.P. It's a first trimester Pacific crossing. And it's a fabulous read!

I just keeping thinking if my water breaks on the new ultrasuede.... nooooo! I am sitting on towels

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Amniotic fluid is sterile and ultra suede is stain resistant. I say throw caution to the wind and sit to your hearts content!
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i always place a bloat towel under kat--mebbe, if you are worried about the upholstry, that may be a good idea..... will help sop up some of the flood.....
and remember--you will be in much better physical shape than any other mother....have fun and may labor be easy for ye....
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Cindy,

If I was your other half, and you were having a boy, I would have scouted out a starting cannon by now, so when he was born, I could really crow that "HE IS A SON OF A GUN" --with all pride, in the true nautical tradition. And you would be able to stand back, with great relief, and just shake your head at him (other half that is)
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Hang in there girlie, not long to go, and your all set for a water birth.

If baby was born beyond the 12 mile limit, what nationality would it be?
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Hang in there girlie, not long to go, and your all set for a water birth.

If baby was born beyond the 12 mile limit, what nationality would it be?
Auntie Anjou --has a nice ring to it
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We left Tahiti for Hawaii when my wife was 7 months pregnant. Passage to Hawaii was uneventful. When we got to Hawaii we anchored in Keauhou Bay, Kona, HI for a few days. Our procedure at anchor was to inflate our Avon Redcrest and keep it alongside so we could use it to climb back on the boat. I took the other dinghy and went into town while my wife hung out on the boat. She decided to go for a swim but ran into a major problem trying to get back on the boat. With her expanded stomach, she couldn't roll over the side tube of the dinghy so was stuck in the water. She paddled around trying to get back on the dinghy for quite awhile without success. A passing fisherman noticed her plight, pulled up alongside and helped her into our dinghy. Needless to say, she didn't try swimming by herself until after our son was born.
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If baby was born beyond the 12 mile limit, what nationality would it be?
And where would one go for a birth certificate?
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And where would one go for a birth certificate?

how far away from your favorite place in the world are ye?????
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