All I want to do is sleep. My formally clean house is now a disaster and I'm having a hard time keeping up with my very energetic 5 year old ds. Tips for energy and motivation?
HA! Me too!
I tried eating a lot of fruit today... nothing, so I drank two cups of coffee. I'm not falling asleep at work, they do mean things to each other... and I have it coming to me, I'm always the one with the sharpie!
I'm no help either. This #$@%%!% nausea is taking it all out of me. :(
Sami , wife to , mama to Tate 10/14/05, Kaleb 12/17/07, Bram 3/13/10-11/17/12, Alden 2/1/12, October 2014
I don't have many tips either, but I can sympathize! I work part time at a very flexible job - I have summers off but Aug is the craziest month for me - dd has been having a hard time adjusting to me being back at work after being there 24/7 all summer, and as a result she hasn't been sleeping well. I am so tired all the time and have very little motivation to do anything. My house is a mess! After dd goes to bed I just want to sleep/watch tv/come on mothering.com.
One thing that was helping was taking a walk with dd in her stroller every morning after breakfast - the combination of exercise and fresh air gave me some energy. Now that I'm working I haven't kept it up, but it was really helping with the exhaustion during the first trimester. I'm hoping to get back into that routine in sept when work calms down a bit
Loving wife to DH and mama to DD (11/08) and DS (2/12) and expecting another little boy (4/15)
I was coming on tonight so vent about the same thing! I am 15 weeks, even my midwife said my energy levels should be coming back, but I still feel SO exhausted. Even with taking a 1:00 nap with my kids, by 5 or 6, I'm wiped. my house is a wreck.
I hear you all. I have been absolutely worthless every afternoon. The nausea has calmed down though, so I am just trying to go with it and let myself rest, after getting as much done as I can in the morning hours.
I am super tired. First trimester was constant exhaustion and DH was understanding but now with second it is more sporadic and sudden, and DH is less empathatic when I need to sleep basically all day!