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#1 of 8 Old 08-17-2011, 11:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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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?

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I wanted to reply to your post but dozed off at my desk before I got around to it wink1.gif.  Sorry.  No tips here...just a note to say I feel your pain!

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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!

 

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I wanted to reply to your post but dozed off at my desk before I got around to it wink1.gif.  Sorry.  No tips here...just a note to say I feel your pain!



 

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I'm no help either. This #$@%%!% nausea is taking it all out of me. :(


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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


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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.


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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. 

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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!

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