I seem to get short of breath really easily, actually ever since like 9 weeks or so. I used to be able to run up the 5 flights to my apartment and yeah, I'd be panting but now I'm huffing and puffing as I walk up slowly. Dr Google seems to say it's normal, but wow! Somehow I thought that would only happen later. Anybody else?
Short of breath?
Yup! I lost my mind yesterday (because I have Energy! Anyone remember what that was? It's neat!) and dashed around the building and up the stairs at work yesterday to get charts. Not panting, but certainly not feeling as well-oxygenated as I ought to! I walked back down :P
Ha! Me too! At first I was like, oh man, I'm really out of shape! Then I remembered the blood volume thing and felt much better.
It's startling to recall! I think it helps that this will be my first baby, but I'm quite cheerfully alive again now. :D
Yup! Same here. :-)
I got it pretty early too, starting a few weeks ago (I am 15w now). I am amazed at how many symptoms I am experiencing that I thought would only come later in the third trimester! In addition to shortness of breath, I am also feeling a lot of discomfort in my pelvic floor and lots of round ligament pain, and I'm not even that big yet. I also recently started getting lower back pain anytime I am moving around for more than 15 min. without resting. It's all very frustrating, because I am usually super energetic and used to moving around a lot. I have a hard time remembering to pace myself when I am going about my daily business.
Thank the sweet lord! 13 weeks ago I was running 20+k a week. Now I feel all winded walking DS around the neighborhood