One word. Exhaustion.
Ugh, I've been dealing with it for the past couple of weeks. Just taking a shower is exhausting and I usually want to take a nap afterwards. We are supposed to be cleaning our carpets and garage this weekend. Crossing my fingers I can muster up enough energy to be slightly helpful to the hubs. Lol, especially since it was my idea in the first place ;)
Yes, It's been on and off for since the beginning of the third trimester. It does seem to be getting worse as I get farther along. It definitely helps when I can get at least 9 hours of sleep, but I never know if I'll wake up unable to go back to sleep. I had to go on a field trip with my daughter today and it was a struggle to get through it. I have to try really hard to balance getting stuff done with rest, but as the weeks go by less is getting done and more rest seems to be necessary.
I wake up tired and actually the actually the whole act of sleeping and going to bed makes me depressed because it's so much work to lay in bed all night, getting up to pee every hour and rolling from side to side and then peeling away my toddlers razor blade toe nails from my back 290355 times each night. Oh my goodness I'm tired just thinking of it all. I can't nap during the day because I work from home, and it is painful to watch my son taking a nap while I have to sit there and work. ugggggg.
I cannot wait to be able to sleep more than an hour without having to pee. seriously....sounds like heaven.
The worst for me though is the muscle fatigue. I get waves of it as though I've just finished a really hard workout whenever I try to do anything.
It's definitely harder with a 2yo but I felt exactly the same last time. Looking forward to it being over now.
DH told me this morning that if I wanted to sleep late, to just send DS to the guest room (where DH sleeps). But I'm always ready to wake up around 7 since sleeping is such hard work! I will be so glad to not have to work to turn my big aching body and drag all my support pillows with me, to not have to get up to pee every 1-2 hours, and to not sleep elevated on tons of pillows so I don't get heartburn.
Thiiiiiiiiiiisssssss so much. Every time I wake up having to pee, I think, "Didn't I just get up to pee?" and then I see if I can go back to sleep for just a little bit before I REALLY have to pee, but then the pressure gets too much, and then I go, and like a teaspoon's worth comes out. Seriously. I get up every hour to pee a tiny trickle of pee. Gah!
As far as exhaustion goes, it's weird for me. It's not like the first trimester when I was wiped out all the time. Some days I feel great, full of energy, able to get lots of stuff done. Some days I just nap all afternoon (I have this luxury for now) and even with a nap, I often wake up feeling tired. I have discovered that it has a lot to do with what I eat and when I eat it. If I don't get enough protein - which often happens as I'm vegetarian - I feel utterly terrible, just the worst. So I have to really make the effort to snack on protein-rich foods throughout the day, and that really seems to help with the tiredness.
My body, my hips and back, are tired, but the rest of me can't sleep. I toss and turn a lot, and yes, the pee trips drive me nuts. I think I also get restless leg syndrome. I lay there and feel like electrical energy is pulsing through my legs, like my legs want to dance even though my hips and back are too worn out for that.
leafylady ........ ahhh restless leg syndrome is the worst!!!! I had it so bad and got rid of it with calcium/magnesium at bedtime and more iron and I used a Hylands combination remedy called "restful legs" as well....one or all of these helped though!! I don't have it anymore....oh and it used to drive me NUTS!!!
I'm here too! It's like as soon as I hit the third trimester I just couldn't sleep anymore. And I don't have any energy during the day. And I can't get the 9 hours y'all are talking about because it takes so long to fall asleep, and then when I wake up during the night it might be for 30-90 minutes each time, and then when I wake up at 6:30 I'm just so fed up that I stop trying. This past week I found that if I put 2 pillows plus my regular pillow behind my back, PLUS the boppy around my lower back, PLUS another pillow between my legs, I can find some measure of comfort. People laugh when I talk about how well I'm going to sleep once baby is here, but I really mean it. Nothing can be worse than this.