(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 # 47
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    It’s hard to time a pregnancy, unless you’re super lucky.

    I’m in the 3rd trimester now going into the winter. I got some cute clothes but with hot flashes and such some days I wish it could just be summer and throw on a sundress.  But then if it were summer it would be too hot and I’d be melting.

    Post # 48
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    when you are a teacher you want to be pregnant in the winter so you can leave end of may and get extra baby time ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 49
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @KH:  +1


    Post # 50
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I hope you have no problem getting pregnant and are able to plan when you baby will be born. TTC is emotionally trying enough, please don’t set any unecessary expectations upon yourself. Would hate to see you upset if it didn’t go as planned. I loved having a fall baby, it was very easy to keep her warm because she wasn’t fighting with clothes, hats, etc. and by the time summer came around she was old enough to put sunblock on. But, I was dreading having a newborn during the cold months and it worked perfectly lol

    Post # 51
    884 posts
    Busy bee

    @abc123joanna:  +1. The third trimester is Rough. You feel huge and uncomfortable all over. I was just complaining to my friends how I feel as though despite my best efforts to workout (still running, spinnning, high intervl training, yoga) and being really careful about my weight gain and what I ate (have gained 12 pounds so far, I’m a size 2-4 non-preggers), my upper thighs and ass have exploded:( My friends told me I just look like I swallowed a basketball but I feel gross and am so grateful to be able to hide under cute wraps, scarves and very much looking forward to the awesome winter cape I just got from Kate Spade which goes down to my mid-thighs!  Cover it all up, thats my strategy now! By The Way, while shopping on the Vanessa Knox maternity clothes website, I saw that they use non-pregnant models with fake baby bumps so that they can show that you can wear their clothes post maternity. As if. I’m going to burn my maternity clothes after this. I think it is so misleading to make women think that the only change your body has during pregnancy will be this cute little bump. Enough of my rant, best wishes!

    Post # 52
    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was in my 3rd trimester last time during the summer, this time it will be in the winter.  I live in New Husband so it wasn’t BRUTAL hot like some places get, but I know my pregnant friends were hating life lol.  I mostly stayed indoors in the A/C or carried a lot of water and stayed in the shade.  I think the winter will be easy because I will just wear big clothes lol.  However, I wouldn’t overthink it.  If you are serious about wanting a baby, be happy that it happens when it happens, you don’t want to lower your chances by deciding not to conceive for half the year.  (Although I understand you just want to know when to start, a valid point). 

    Post # 53
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i think they both have upsides: 

    Summer baby = miserable last few weeks, but less chance baby will end up sick early on

    Fall/Winter baby = more comfortable, but you have to worry about people getting the LO sick when they come to visit. 

    If everything went according to plan, we would have a fall baby next year. But who knows what will really happen. 

    Post # 54
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If I could choose, I’d pick to be in my 3rd trimester in the winter or early spring. We’re moving to New England. My SIL has two babies.  My niece was born late Auguest, my nephew late April. She said her pregnancy with my nephew was so much easier because she wasn’t massively pregnant in the heat and humidity that is New England summer. 


    Post # 55
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Everyone I’ve ever known to be pregnant in summer has been flat out miserable. My nephew, little cousin, friend’s baby, etc. were born in September or October. They were not fans!

    I’d start TTC when you’d be in your third trimester in winter. But if it doesn’t happen that way, then oh well.

    Post # 56
    18 posts

    I live near the Equator. It’s 85-90F every single day of the year. So a summer third trimester doesn’t sound like a big deal to me. I work in an air conditioned office, drive home in an air conditioned car or go to the air conditioned gym/yoga/Pilates class and go to sleep in an air conditioned room anyway.

    Post # 57
    7643 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s definitely more uncomfortable in summer. But, 2 out of 3 of my 3rd trimesters ran for part of summer, so (a) I didn’t time it very well, and (b) I coped.

    I say don’t worry about it.

    Post # 58
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

    I’m due next week, so I spent most of my later pregnancy during the summer/early fall and it was great. I feel like I’d dread wearing all kinds of layers being so pregnant! Try not to overthink it though–there is no guarantee that you will get pregnant right when you “plan” to, so just go with the flow ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 59
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    @MissCountryGirl727:  I am going to be in my third trimester during late winter/ early spring and I am very thankful for that, because baby will be born after Flu season when everyone seems to be coughing/sneezing in public. I wouldn’t want that around my brand new baby. Also, I am SO HOT all the time and I’ve only been visibly pregnant for the last couple of weeks, I can’t imagine walking around like this in 80-100 degree weather, UGH.

    Post # 60
    604 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

    There is no ideal time. Pregnancy is hard regardless. Sure, you’ll be hot and uncomfortable in Summer but at least you don’t have to wear pants! Sure, your nipples will feel like they’re going to spontaneously self-amputate regardless of your 50 layers of clothing in Winter, but at least you won’t be too hot! 
    Just let nature take it’s course. Have fun creating life instead of worrying about the weather! 

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