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#1 of 24 Old 12-27-2010, 06:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am 6 weeks this week and all the sudden so tired and so nauseous.  Anyone else feel like they have been hit by a ton of bricks?


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I turned 6 weeks on Saturday and I am also exhausted! I haven't had much nausea, just little twinges here and there. But I could probably sleep all day. I've spent much of the past few days relaxed on the couch.


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I have always heard the six week mark is where things get icky for many people.  I always start feeling exhausted and sick just days after conception though. 

 

And I can relate to the exhaustion.  I was just texting my boyfriend and whining about how lazy I feel.  I have so much to do and zero energy to do any of it.  It really sucks.


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Yes!  I remember being tired with my oldest, but I don't remember it being this bad!  Being at work is so hard, but I've been lucky to have 2 weeks off for Christmas break, so I've been taking naps and sleeping in a bit.  I'm 6w6d, today.


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Me too! I'm so tired and just plain LAZY! I've sat on the couch all day. My house is a disaster, and I need to start packing! We are moving in about 3 weeks, and I don't have a single box packed!


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I napped for almost three hours today. whistling.gif


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I'm only 5ish weeks and have felt like crap for about 2 weeks now. The nausea comes and goes, the big issues are vertigo and being soo tired. My toddler has been refusing to sleep at night which means I am up with him, have to get up with the other kids, and then no change of a nap in this house. 


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Exhaustion is the only major symptom that I have.  I have sore breasts intermittently, and I've felt nauseated for a couple of days, but the exhaustion may just destroy me.  My house needs a good cleaning after the holidays and I have so little energy.  I wake up and can manage to put in a load of laundry and unload/reload the dishwasher.  After that I'm pretty useless.  I've been sitting around watching stuff on Netflix, then taking an afternoon nap.  It's been great, but I homeschool my son and we're back to school next Monday.  I'm sure we'll be fine, but I wonder if I'll have the energy to keep up with the laundry and dishes, too!   And dinner!  We've had Christmas leftovers for a few days, but once they are gone I'll have to go back to figuring out what to cook or feeling guilty when my husband does the cooking for me. 


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I've been tired since week 6...and I am 9 weeks today!  Yesterday I got off work early and came home and slept for 2 hours.  Could have slept for more, too!


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Yep.  Same here.  I think I could sleep for a decade. 


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I am 9 weeks tomorrow and the fatigue isn't letting up! I am so lazy, falling asleep constantly.


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You aren't being lazy, you're gestating. Looks a lot like sitting on your ass, only you get a baby at the end of it. =P


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You aren't being lazy, you're gestating. Looks a lot like sitting on your ass, only you get a baby at the end of it. =P


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Remember, our bodies are working really hard (think running a marathon) while we're sitting on our asses!  


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It's true. As I keep nodding off today with my daughter, I explain I am building a placenta on the inside.

 


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I was really sick and exhausted for weeks 3-4, but it's disappeared (5.5 weeks now)  So I'm waiting for my bricks eagerly!  It'll probably hit next week if I go like I normally do.


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O. M. G. I am so tired today. I slept a solid 11 hours last night and I just CANNOT wake up today. My toddler is fortunately being cooperative and has been watching Scooby Doo while I doze, but HOLY CRAP I CANNOT STAY AWAKE. I'm so exhausted I can barely stand. It doesn't help that I'm going off my antidepressant either. ugggggh.


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I know! It is crazy! I took two long naps yesterday and then thought to myself, "There is no way in hell I will be able to sleep tonight!" But then I slept a solid 10 hours more. Good heavens! All of that sleeping must have helped because while I am tired today, I've gone the whole day without napping AND managed to clean my house. I chalk this day up as a true victory!


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Add me to the "can barely stand" list. I've NEVER been this exhausted during pregnancy and this is my fourth. I don't know what's going on but please let it be short lived. 


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Add me as well - it started to hit just around 6 weeks for me, but luckily I was off that week for the Christmas break.  Now, at 7 weeks, I am struggling to balance work and fatigue.  It's tough.  Last night I managed to stay up about half an hour after dinner but then just could not get my body to stay awake and went to bed at 8.  Then slept till 6:00, skipping my morning walk, and still woke up tired.  It doesn't help that we can't use caffiene to help! :)  Or that it's January and it's dark when I leave work -- yuck!!! 


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O. M. G. I am so tired today. I slept a solid 11 hours last night and I just CANNOT wake up today. My toddler is fortunately being cooperative and has been watching Scooby Doo while I doze, but HOLY CRAP I CANNOT STAY AWAKE. I'm so exhausted I can barely stand. It doesn't help that I'm going off my antidepressant either. ugggggh.


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This is me, except my toddler isn't being cooperative!!  I'm glad you got to doze off.  Yesterday Nora was playing a bit on the floor and I closed my eyes for two seconds and in that 2 seconds she got right up in my face and yelled, "Wake UPPPPP!"  OMG!  KIDS!!

 



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Add me to the "can barely stand" list. I've NEVER been this exhausted during pregnancy and this is my fourth. I don't know what's going on but please let it be short lived. 

 

 

HUGS -- ditto!
I'm hoping as the placenta takes over we get some energy back!

 

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Add me as well - it started to hit just around 6 weeks for me, but luckily I was off that week for the Christmas break.  Now, at 7 weeks, I am struggling to balance work and fatigue.  It's tough.  Last night I managed to stay up about half an hour after dinner but then just could not get my body to stay awake and went to bed at 8.  Then slept till 6:00, skipping my morning walk, and still woke up tired.  It doesn't help that we can't use caffiene to help! :)  Or that it's January and it's dark when I leave work -- yuck!!! 



I still have an occasional cup of regular coffee.  It's all I can do to keep my sanity!!  Though, I drink maybe half of it b/c it's sooooo grossss now.  Either way, hang in there.  We will all get thru this !!


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I just let my daughter eat Cheerios in my bed so I can lay here a little longer. eyesroll.gif If there were another adult in the house, I would soooooo be asleep right now. And that is saying a lot because I am starving!

*sigh* I guess I'll drag my butt out of bed for coffee and breakfast. eat.gif

 

 

 


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Me too!  This morning I laid on the couch till 9:30 (WAY late for me!) and let the girls' destroy the house.  They had mini wheats EVERYWHERE lol!  Then I took a nap with them this afternoon...I'm home for a rare three days this week so I am looking forward to the daily naps. :)


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Yep....layed on the floor in the playroom today and let the boys drive their race tracks up and down me to keep them amused.....not my best parenting day :-)

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Yep....layed on the floor in the playroom today and let the boys drive their race tracks up and down me to keep them amused.....not my best parenting day :-)



LOL, I was chasing my toddler around trying to get him dressed. i was so tired and so dizzy, and he wouldn't sit still. I finally just laid down and figured eventually he had to come by me and I could nab him then but until then I was going to rest. 


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