- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So I haven’t really posted much on the nesting boards but this is something that really determines our TTC journey. *Although yes, I know, this is totally up to us*
As some of you may know, my husband and I decided almost half-way through the month of October to TTC, which didn’t work so well.
We decided to put off TTC until January/Feburary for a couple small reasons…
1. I get terrible heat intolerance, like my heart will pound/race when i’m over-heated (I drink a ton of water, and saw a cardiologist, i’m fine) it’s really uncomfortable…I can’t lay in the heat [tanning] for long periods of time without feeling drained or dizzy-ish (this is only in like 85 degree weather +) and pending humidity ((which it’s high in New York Summers)
2. I don’t work out, and i’m not extremely active. I work a desk job and do Zumba at home for some cardio a few days a week, but I just feel un-fit. (I asked for a treadmill for Christmas). I’m worried about how my heart races sometimes just going fast up a flight of stairs, and how I can run-walk a mile and be totally out of breath (because I don’t normally work out, but I used to).
These factors make me feel “skinny-fat” (this is a term used for unfit non-overweight people). I think because I’m at my ideal weight, I just feel like people tell me “oh, you’ll do fine with pregnancy” but no, I feel out of shape!
Would either or both of these sway your decision to become pregnant where you would be have a due date in mid-Summer and/or start your 3rd tri in mid Summer? If we tried right now, I would be due in mid-late August….and if we wait until January-Feburary I would be starting my 3rd tri (assuming I get pregnant) in July.
How much different did you feel in your 3rd tri? Which one was the easiest? and did your “out of shapeness” matter? (if you didn’t really work out)
So confused on what to do.
I plan to continue my zumba workouts which are about 45 mins, and if/when I get a treadmill I plan to do that as well to “condition” my heart, since my cardiologist said that pregnancy is very taxing on the heart, and can bring forth underlying conditions or MAY make you feel worse than you do.
I’m literally just scared that I ((my heart)) can’t handle a pregnancy with these factors, and that if I were to start TTC in Spring/Summer, it would eliminate the fear/issue I have with hot Summer months (if it actually makes a difference)
Help! Sorry this got longer than I thought.