As the summer went on, my belly expanded and my energy shrunk. So, as any good pregnant mom would do (ha ha) I sat under an umbrella in the shade and read a book while my girls took swimming lessons and swam for a couple of hours just about everyday. It benefited us all. My girls had fun playing the water, drastically improved their swimming skills because they weren't as nervous about the deep end, and wore themselves out by being in the sun. So, we could all just chill the rest of the afternoon and sleep well at night.
It also made the trips to their cousins house and neighborhood pool much more exciting too.