Wow, I am just drained. Tired. Lacking motivation and patience. I did not feel this way during my first pregnancy! I feel exhausted. This simplest things seem hard and take so much effort. I stare at my list and I just can't imagine how I will get it done. Parenting, making dinner every night, loads and loads of laundry...I'm not even working right now so I feel like I am just complaining. I am really hoping I can get some more energy and SOON. And I went on a 30 minute walk this morning and that killed me. WTH?! I just feel lame! Thanks for letting me vent :)
So exhausted at 33 weeks. Is there hope in getting a second-wind?
Yup, me too. I was crying on Sunday because at 34 weeks I feel like such crap, emotionally and physically. I swear I wasn't this bad off with my first two, but DH commented "You were young and stupid and didn't know better!" Um...thanks honey. But yes it is my 3rd, I am older than before, I have two little ones to take care of that I didn't before, yada yada yada. I need to stop doing so much and slow down, even if the house does fall apart. I am hoping for a second wind too, but I haven't felt this bad off this early before so I don't know what to expect.
Well, I am glad to know I am not alone in this journey but I wish you all rest, energy, cool days, calm children....I just have to start realizing what is a priority and what is not. I have given up on the idea of freezer meals because I can barely muster up the energy to think of what to make for dinner, to go to the store and make it! I will have friends bring meals after baby is born?? I did not do that last time but I think I will need it this time. Home birth stuff: I am going to wait until the day I turn 36 weeks to get everything. There are random things I want to get done like organize baby videos from the first 3 years of my daughters life. And make her some hard cover photo books. For her "baby book", I had a private blog that I typed in as I thought of things and now it has been 3 years worth of stuff, it is all out of order and it will cost $70 to print haha. Why do I make things more difficult for myself?? A lot of you seem so organized, I am jealous!!! One.day.at.a.time.
I get spurts of total exhaustion. Either from doing way too much in one day (its the following day that I can't get off the couch), or b/c of my diet or forgetting to drink enough water. I have to pay attention to getting enough iron since I'm borderline anemic and I notice if I get enough B vitamins I have more energy too. I try to remember to drink beet kvass every day or have red meat etc. Or a 20 min cat-nap can do wonders too!
I know, I feel like I need a nap after I wake up in the morning. Anyone else feel like they have a bruised vagina? I did not have this last time either! I've gained more weight this time--I am only about 5 feet tall and have already gained 27 at 33 weeks. I gained 28 total last time. My girl was only 5 lbs 12 ounces so I am wondering if I will have a bigger baby. I guess I have been eating more ice cream ;)
Oregon, I hear you, it is new for me this time too.
I have found it varies day to day but I do get some energy in the morning (like an hour, which usually goes to the cleaning, organizing, something done standing work). I also have some later in the afternoon, as long as it is sitting, so I have been getting some sewing done. My kids are learning lots from Dora because I am just done. They will lie down with me so I can almost nap, but not every day. I need to get the house picked up/clean/tidy for the home visit next week and then most of my list is sewing nesting kind of stuff and it is fine if baby does not have bunting on the cosleeper.
This is my first summer pregnancy and man that is not helping. I hate humidity at the best of times and have been avoiding the outdoors for days.
My vag is sore at the end with all my pregnancies I think (well, I honestly can't remember #1?). I think it's just baby dropping + SPD + increased blood flow. I told DH last night I think this baby is going to fall out of me, she's getting SO LOW.
I'm having spurts of energy off and on - mostly motivated by NEED. I have to get things in order - body is moving along with or without me...