|Gee, which would you prefer?!|
Next up... dry... Colorado... air. The air here sucks you dry and it's a million times worse in the winter. This means that the annoying eczema that I've dealt with my whole life is majorly amplified in the winter... AND it's amplified by pregnancy hormones. The result? My skin is worse than it's been since I was 14 years old, seriously. I itch my legs to the point that they are covered in bruises... I'm not kidding... and the itching is so bad that it literally keeps me up all night long even after taking Benadryl right before bedtime. Seriously it's miserable.
Another joy about the winter here, the clocks change back. So basically it gets dark about 5:00 and when it's dark it makes me feel like it's time to sleep. I mean I pretty much feel like I'm hibernating in the winter, the clock hit's 4:30 and it's time to get dinner going, then we eat, and shortly after it's crash time. Am I the only one who thinks this SUCKS?! In the summer it's another story, it doesn't get dark until about 9. So I don't even think about dinner until about 7, etc. All in all it leaves a lot of time to hang and relax, visit with friends, throw bbq's etc.
Not to mention the activities there are to do in the summer vs the winter. We go boating, we have bbq's, football games with friends, camping, 4 wheeling, playing at the park, gardening, etc. So much to do it's invigorating... not so much during the winter... in the winter I feel like a sloth and even more so with a big ol pregnant belly.
The doctor's appointments- nothing new here except now you get to trek out in blizzards with all of the stupid drivers on the planet. More mess, more hassle, crappy road conditions mean showing up late to appointments which means stress and high blood pressure readings. And forget about getting acurate weight measurements! Depending on the wardrobe of the day, leggings vs heavy jeans, wool sweaters vs henleys, shoes vs boots, your weight can go up and down 3+ lbs per appointment (precisely the reason why I weigh myself naked hah!).
I really could go on and on and I've decided that I will not have another winter pregnancy in the future if I can help it. I'd take the hot sweaty weather anyday over this nonsense.