How This Preggy Momma Beats the Heat

With temperatures reaching 40 degrees in Metro Manila, coupled with the heated discussions over the upcoming National Elections, I’d say, it’s just been an ultra-hot several weeks, to say the least! Oh, and by the way, I’m nine months pregnant. So, I’m waddling, and my body temperature has increased from usual and I’m heavier by 46 pounds. Gaaah!

The reasons I’m not (always) cranky are: My husband and my Thermos insulated bottle. The former lets me turn on the AC whenever I feel too hot (even if we’ve had it on the whole night), drives me around and drops me off at the most convenient and covered entrance wherever it is we’re going, and encourages me to rest as much as possible, even during shoot days. I just follow when they’re done so I can regroup with our team (praise God for the love of my life!). The latter is a Thermos Travel/Office Tumbler that I carry around with me so I can have my ice cold water anytime. ThermosIt’s insulated (keeps my drink cold for 12 hours), has a wide mouth to fit ice cubes and is slim and light (though it carries 500 mL of liquid) so it fits in my bag. It’s pretty durable, too as I dropped it accidentally on the floor and nothing happened to it at all. The only downside is that it’s expensive. P1600 for a water bottle! Now, I wouldn’t normally spend this much on such a seemingly trivial thing, but making baon our own water has always been my thing to save on costs when we’re outside. Buying bottled water every now and then, and other drinks can add up pretty quickly when we’re outside and with the amount of water I drink (I drink a lot!), and the constant need to keep hydrated as per my midwife, I figured it’s worth the investment.

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My Thermos fits inside my bag

So, I carry my Thermos with me everywhere and I keep on sipping ice-cold water wherever I am. My four-year old son noticed and started drinking from my bottle often, too. Which is good because he’s prone to have dry lips–I think he forgets to drink water and I tend to keep on reminding him. He loved drinking my ice-cold water so, I decided to buy an insulated bottle for him also. But I chose a smaller one so it fits in his small backpack. Anyway, we can always refill it even when we’re outside (just go to a restaurant and ask if they have complimentary filtered water–most do!). I just make sure I fill it up with ice cubes before we go. I found a good-sized one for him–a 350 mL Lock & Lock Heroes tumbler that is insulated too and is cheaper! Bought it for a discounted price of P899 in Lock & Lock, Shangri-La. It has a cute nuts and bolts design and the bottle is slim enough to fit in my son’s little hands. He likes filling it up himself and keeping it in his table so now, he’s drinking water all the time.  LnL Heroes

Drinking from his bottle the whole day minimizes glasses to wash

Drinking from his bottle the whole day minimizes glasses to wash.

My husband has his trusty Lock & Lock Mountain Canteen that carries 1.1 Liters of water! The bottle itself is not insulated, but it comes with an insulated beltbag which he attaches around his waist so his ice-water stays cold for several hours. He used this on an outdoor shoot once and his frozen water stayed cold from dawn until pack-up time in the evening. We bought this for over P700 years ago at Lock & Lock, Shangri-La.

This is our bottle for shoots, long drives or if we opt to take just one bottle for the three of us

This is our bottle for shoots, long drives or if we opt to take just one bottle for the three of us

We all have our beat-the-heat stories and this preggy Momma is happy to share hers. After all, nothing can beat the sweltering heat with good ol’ ice-cold water, anytime, all the time! Haha. Pang-commercial 🙂 Keep cool, Mommas, Kiddos and Daddies!

*This is not a paid post. The writer just wanted to share her joy over her super-useful and sulit insulated bottles because guys…ang init!

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