I remember the 2nd trimester being full of energy and spunk but this time around, I'm starting to lose hope that I will ever have energy again! I'm 15.5 weeks today so I've been waiting a few weeks but to no avail For those that are further along, what has your experience been like? And similarly... will my, ugh, drive ever come back?! I miss the intimacy but DTD still feels like what a food aversion was like to me :( Poor DP! Thanks, ladies!
Where's my energy!
I'm feeling the same by late afternoon. I had a huge energy surge with the first but being pregnant with our son (#2) and now #3, I didn't get that at all. But the ability to take naps when I needed them (with our first pregnancy) is out the window because I have two kids to run after now. It just doesn't happen. So I am adjusting my nighttime routine and slowing it down significantly and going to bed early. Like no later than 8:30PM. More sleep at night is helping....maybe try that?
I'm 17 weeks and still would love to take a nap most day but I'm okay if I don't. I remember with DS that I still enjoyed naps 2nd and 3rd trimester but they didn't seem AS necessary. I'm expecting to be dragging a little for the rest of my pregnancy and then for the sleep depravation for a few months afterwards. BUT THEN (as in next spring then) I'm going to feel energized and rested FINALLY.
And in 2-3 years? Wow, I'm going to be done having babies and I'll sleep through the night a least a couple nights a week! That will be AWESOME!
Thanks everyone!! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who's still feeling sluggish and also nice to know my energy may come back! I definitely think it's because this is the second time around, can't just relax when *I* want to :) Going to bed earlier would definitely help, there's just so much going on after the 1st little one goes to bed!