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How are you handling exhaustion?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

I'm 5 weeks 1 day by my LMP though I ovulated and conceived at 11dpo so I am a few days ahead of that.  

 

Our 3 children are with our grandmother tonight.  My husband wants to do dinner and a movie.  I don't think we've done that in almost 17 years when were college students and just starting out in love.  He's getting ready now.  I can't keep my EYES OPEN and it is only 4:30!  The movie will run LLLLLOOOONNNNGGGGG past my bedtime!

 

How are you exhausted moms coping? 

post #2 of 19

Wow! We are exactly at the same week and day! So, Im guessing you conceived around November 7? I too am so exhausted. I sleep all night then feel wide awake for an hour or so then I just crash! I am currently drinking spirutein, and it's gave me some energy, it's kind of gross tho D:

post #3 of 19

Sleep. I sleep LOL!!! I go to bed early and get around 8-10hrs of sleep a night and then take a 30min to hour long nap during the day.

post #4 of 19
I go to bed by 7:30-8 most nights, as soon as the kids go down! I'm learning that anything important that needs to happen should happen before noon because I'm toast after that!
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by KelliHope View Post

I go to bed by 7:30-8 most nights, as soon as the kids go down! I'm learning that anything important that needs to happen should happen before noon because I'm toast after that!

Same here!! I am full of energy and what not until after lunch around 12-1. After that, I'm DONE for until the next morning LOL!!

post #6 of 19

I wish I was handling it, as it stands I sleep way too much....it is really depressing!

post #7 of 19

I am not that sleepy or exhausted feeling yet, but am trying to 'store up' on sleep anyway because I know it's coming. This is my first pregnancy but from what I've heard and read it starts at about 6 wks usually and feels like ALL you want to do is sleep ALL the time. I have been using a website where I can track my hours of sleep and my nutrition, exercise etc. and find it really helpful (Ovuline.com). It's helped me to recognize when I slept less the night before so I can try to squeeze in a nap the next day (again just in an attempt to build up sleep reserves at this point). 

 

Zzzzz....

post #8 of 19

I'm not dealing well at all. I'm so tired I don't even feel like doing anything, and I can't sleep past 4 am or nap during the day. I'm getting pretty frustrated. GRR

post #9 of 19

Today, I slept in till 11. Oops? And, thanks dh ;) Although, if you adjust for interruptions, it was probably equivalent to sleeping til 9ish. The 2yo's nursing frenzy starts at sunrise, and he just doesn't stop! My supply is really low now, so where he'd usually fill up and fall into a milk coma, he won't anymore :( having to lay with my boob accessible, I rarely sleep through it since i'm not in a comfy position. After awhile, I'm finally like, okay, enough! And just roll over and tell him I'm done. At which point, what had previously looked like a very sleepy (if not asleep) little boy pops up, bright eyed and bushy tailed. and dh puts me out of my misery and takes him downstairs. Unless its a weekday, in that case, he of course falls right back to sleep and I have to get up to get dd off to school..lol

post #10 of 19

As for the original question, though I know it was days ago, skip the movie!  I know it would suck not having that dating type bonding time, but if Grandma is local, take advantage of her help in the second trimester when energy levels are back up and go to bed early.  I think right now it just is not worth it and likely that you fell asleep and did not get to enjoy the flic.  I listen to my body and nap when I can, go to bed early, wake up when I need to and have been lucky to be able to do that most of the time so far.  My fatigue has been lifting at 9+ weeks, which is great, and maybe because I am just allowing the sleep when I need it or maybe I am just lucky that my body is adjusting to the hormones a bit earlier than last time.  I am also making sure that my snacks are as packed with energy as possible...my favorite being fruit smoothies with raw egg yolk along with some kind of carb ( I am lucky to have chickens that are still laying, so I can have fresh organic raw eggs).  I think it is really important to have  small snack/meal with a carb, a fat, and a protein just about every 1.5-2 hours.  I really believe that the combo is essential for maintaining energy...and not overeating because that makes me sluggish and tired too.  Good luck!

 

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Originally Posted by LiLStar View Post

Today, I slept in till 11. Oops? And, thanks dh ;) Although, if you adjust for interruptions, it was probably equivalent to sleeping til 9ish. The 2yo's nursing frenzy starts at sunrise, and he just doesn't stop! My supply is really low now, so where he'd usually fill up and fall into a milk coma, he won't anymore :( having to lay with my boob accessible, I rarely sleep through it since i'm not in a comfy position. After awhile, I'm finally like, okay, enough! And just roll over and tell him I'm done. At which point, what had previously looked like a very sleepy (if not asleep) little boy pops up, bright eyed and bushy tailed. and dh puts me out of my misery and takes him downstairs. Unless its a weekday, in that case, he of course falls right back to sleep and I have to get up to get dd off to school..lol

Oh Mama, I totally feel for you!

post #11 of 19
No clue. I am exhausted 24 hours a day and never mind the fact that my 18 month old runs around at 100mph all day. Today after I laid DD down for a nap I had big plans to fold laundry and prepare lunches for the week. I made the mistake of laying down on the couch and the next thing I knew I woke up to my daughter saying "Mama, eat". I had slept the entire 2 hours innocent.gif ...didn't get much accomplished but I felt really good for the rest of the day.
post #12 of 19

This is my third pregnancy, and it is HARD!! The exhaustion is a killer, I always feel tired. I sleep about 10 hrs at night, and cannot  get through the day without at least 1 3-hour nap! In addition to spending tons of time laying on the couch. It is awful! I cannot wait for this to pass, because I am accustomed to being very busy!!! Glad to see I'm not the only one in this boat!

post #13 of 19
I'm doing okay so far.....my 2nd pregnancy was the WORST. I would basically nap all day on the couch while my 2 year old sat ON my side and watched TV. Thankfully I have not had another pregnancy that bad. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one, you just never know what you're going to get!
post #14 of 19

I'm usually in bed by 8 or 9, depending on if I can handle a little walk on the treadmill.  I usually get a burst of energy after I walk so that helps, but some days I just can't do it.  Then I am in bed the second I get DD tucked in at 7:30.  She is 2 and has been refusing to nap.  I have taken her on car rides just to get her to doze off, so I can!

post #15 of 19

How am I handling it?  I'm not ;)  I'm lying down in bed after every meal, usually falling asleep for about 30 minutes.  Otherwise I'm sitting my butt on the couch.  Errands used to make me happy to get out of the house, but now they just hang over my head. 

 

This too shall pass, right?

post #16 of 19

Smidge, I am exactly the same. 

post #17 of 19

Another tired mama here! As much as my DH can let me I've been sleeping in and getting a nap during the day. He can't always help me with that though. My 15 month old wakes up to nurse consistently every 30 min. every night so that is really hurting my sleep cycles. I've been getting really bad migraines, I think because of the lack of sleep. 

post #18 of 19

I will be 11 weeks tomorrow and I'm hoping with the 2nd trimester I will get my energy back! This is my first pregnancy, and I'm the first among many of my friends and while of course I had been warned about "morning" sickness, I had no idea about the fatigue! It hit me hard early on and I am still struggling. Last Wednesday I had one good day and I thought maybe I was starting to feel better, but since then I've been wiped out. Basically I sleep as much as I can during the night, 9-10 hours, and then take a nap when I can. I don't have any strategies for dealing with it other than just sleeping. Good luck to all of you fighting the fatigue! 

post #19 of 19

i'm usually a night owl, but have recently been going to bed when the kids do.  i'm also running in the morning (exercise helps my energy levels).  looking forward to the 2nd trimester when i can go back to my night-owl-ly ways.  :)

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