(Closed) Third trimester, summer or winter?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Third trimester, summer or winter?
    Summer! You can rock way cuter clothes! : (18 votes)
    14 %
    Winter! You will be hot and miserable all summer! : (46 votes)
    37 %
    Quit over thinking it! : (59 votes)
    47 %
    Other... : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @megz06:  You do get a baby at the end! You’re right. It’s awesome! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I feel the same way– being hugely pregnant in the summer sounds unpleasant!  Though I am also weird and would prefer my kids not to have birthdays around the holidays.  If I could choose, I would pick a March-June due date.  If only it were that easy!

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MissCountryGirl727:  My Darling Husband had a hard time understanding that getting pregnant isnt a sure thing – i had to explain to him everything I learned about ovulation for him to get it.

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    i am due mid-january and am actually looking forward to “hibernating” for a few weeks in the winter and bundling up in the warm house after having the baby, and having time to ourselves with our little family and no pressure to get out and about to BBQ’s or pool parties, etc. I will emerge from hiding in time for Saint Patricks Day, LOL.

    Post # 39
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Most people don’t get to choose! You never know what lays ahead for you, so just start trying when it feels right, and whenever it happens, it will be the right season for you. I always pictured myself with a summer baby bump, but this baby is coming in May. Now that it’s reality…. I kind of like the idea of a spring baby ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @MissCountryGirl727:  This is part anecdata and part just amusing story: we never considered seasons when TTC, because I was 36 when I got pg and 37 when I delivered (though hoo boy, I was super glad I wasn’t pg in summer). I figured my ability to get pg was at risk, so we had to get hoppin.’ In fact, Darling Husband said something like, “why wouldn’t we have success right away?”

    WELL. I quite sanctimoniously informed him of how wrong he was and how it could take MONTHS or YEARS and I had several friends younger than me who needed fertility assistance and be quiet, you silly, simple man, and prepare for our long journey of TTC.

    We pulled the goalie and I was pg the first cycle we tried.

    It just…it happens. Sometimes it doesn’t happen. Most times it’s in-between. You can’t bank on anything. TTC (and parenting in general) is an exercise in letting go, and knowing you can’t control everything.

    I think you’ve got a good handle on that, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I am due in less than 4 weeks so in theory, I wasn’t very big during the summer and it should have been great, right? WRONG. I may only have been a few months pregnant over the summer but I was still SO HOT ALL THE TIME. I live in CA so it’s always fairly warm here. I was miserable and blasted my AC constantly. My electrcity bill was through the roof! I think I only stopped using my AC about 2 weeks ago. Even still, my windows are wide open and I sleep in a tank top and undies, no blanket. Darling Husband sleeps in sweats, wraps himself up like a burrito, and sometimes even pulls on his beanie. =P

    My point is: you never know how you’re going to react to the weather so I would say just TTC whenever you want. =)

    Post # 42
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Lord, I’d rather die than be heavily pregnant in the summer in NC. Seriously. My daughter was born in mid-December so I was at my biggest/most uncomfortable in fall/early winter (where I was living at the time). It was great – big sweaters and cardigans and comfy tops, or dresses with leggings. I’d way, way rather have a baby in the winter than the summer, hands-down.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I remember thinking I would be excited to rock a baby bump…..

    Now i’m 30w3d, and have totally lost my desire to do that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m thankful that I’m having my daughter in winter…. summer would have been absolutely horrible for me.

    Post # 44
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I live in Florida, and gave birth to my daughter in June.   Everyone said I was so lucky to not be pregnant over the summer.  But honestly, if I could go back, I’d do it the other way.  It was pretty hot toward the end of my pregnancy and I was fine.  BUT I didn’t leave the house for the whole summer because Dear Daughter was miserable and sticky going outside in the 95+ degree heat and ridiculous humidity we have here all summer.  We took one trip in the early morning to the beach and even then it was miserable, Dear Daughter was hot and I was hot and sticky holding her.  And forget taking her out in the stroller, she was solid sweat and crying after just a few minutes.  Yuck. I usually love summers, but I’m so glad fall is finally starting to creep in.  If I lived somewhere cold, for similar reasons I would probably want to avoid having a baby in the winter.  And having a newborn in the peak of flu season scares the crap out of me.  

    But that being said, sometimes it takes awhile.   Hopefully you are lucky and get pregnant right away, but it took us 5 months and by then I could care less about perfect timing.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MissCountryGirl727:  I got my BFP in July & will deliver in March. For me this was my “ideal” timeline for pregnancy. I made it through summer in my regular clothes and now that it’s starting to cool off I spend almonst every single day in maternity leggings. I think they are SO cozy! I’m really looking forward to leggings & cozy tops this winter. I run hot so for me it’ll be nice to get big during the cold season. It was also important to us that our babe not be born too close to the holidays – i start my 3rd trimester the middle of December, there will be a nice break from xmas to baby’s b-day. 

    My sister had her babies in June and August and she was miserable. We are in northern california so our summer days tend to be over 100*F for many days in a row and it sucks! I’m already super sensitive to the heat so I knew that I wanted to be at my biggest when we had our mild spring-like weather. 

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I am full term right now and started my third trimester in August. I’ve actually enjoyed this timing bc I was able to wear lots of dresses and swimming is one of the activities my OB recommends so it was great cooling off in the pool.

     

    That being said, I think there will be pros and cons to each time of year. In the winter you need to buy a lot more clothing to cover up and there’s the worry about slipping on the ice. If you have a positive attitude I think you will be able to see the pros with whatever timing works based on when you are able to conceive. I wouldn’t overthink and would try to enjoy the TTC phase and you can sort the rest out later. Good luck!

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