I have been trying to increase my protein intake and follow the Brewer diet, but still dealing with pesky food aversions (not really true morning sickness). My hemoglobin was 13 at the start of the second trimester. I'm planning a homebirth.
I don't remember being this exhausted this early the first time around. What suggestions do you all have for helping to get through the day? Would taking a day off to sleep help or am I just in for three months of this?
Sorry for such a long intro post.
"Guess date" 09/27/2009
Mama to 3/2007, 10/2009, 3/2012, 2/2013
Taking a day off might really help - especially if it's TRULY a day OFF and you can have someone else watch your LO - maybe even not in the HOUSE at all? It helped me a few weeks ago! DH took my son to his parents' for 2 days and it was HEAVEN.
I've also had everything show up normal for bloodwork and such, and I don't think it has anything to do with my diet. Though I could stand to drink more H2O. I think our bodies just react differently to different pregnancies - and having a toddler to contend with isn't easy! Plus it's damn hot out (well, it's just starting to get hot here again - strange summer!) and that doesn't help - and I'm pretty sure I'd sleep better at night without DS's feet jabbing my throat (he's taken to sleeping sideways - I get the feet end).
don't know if a day off would help you or not... I know that it won't help me as I will find things around the house that need doing all day long.
My family: me , dh , ds (11), dd1 (9), and dd2 (3).
Tout va s'arranger à la fin. Si elle ne fonctionne pas; ce n'est pas la fin.
Yesterday I did a few loads of laundry, dishes, vacuumed, worked a few hours (I WAH), went to buy my children a couple of outfits at a local store which took forever, came home and was exhausted by the time I started dinner and couldn't wait to go to bed. We also have a lot going on with a terminally ill parent so that has me stressed and sad. This baby is also feeling so heavy already. I 'feel' like I'm carrying a 4 lb baby already.
I don't know how you mommies do it that work outside the home.
Dmitrizmom...I have to chuckle. I'm the same way. DH wants me to take a day off...even said he'd take DD out (he is a SAHD). I said I'd just stress about the stuff that needed to get done around the house.
Murphysaangel: It IS hard to sleep while dodging feet. DD is getting "better" about it, but I got a heel to my cheek last night at some point.
Mama to 3/2007, 10/2009, 3/2012, 2/2013
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we had a really busy weekend getting married and baby shower. my mom was also here so i was trying to get as much time with her as possible.
i would love to go home and go to sleep but we are supposed to do the birth center orientation tonight, however, don't know if i can really do it.
i am anemic but i had never felt really this tired before the past few days.
SAHM to Coraline Mae, born 09/16/09. Expecting #2 10/04!
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I vaguely remember exhausted, but I think I'm so far beyond tired at this point that I've become numb to it. I just keep reminding myself that I'll feel much more 'normal' before we even get to October, and the baby will be a real person, not an abstract concept somewhere off in the future.
I am planning to take a day in a couple weeks to send the kids to their grandparents so I can be a lazy bum for about half a day, then get a bunch of stuff accomplished, I'm hoping that will help.
DH isn't feeling well lately either, so while I'd usually lean on him for support, we're dealing with his health challenges, and I'm taking on MORE of the childcare stuff on my own.
I try to tell myself that the exhaustion is ok, and healthy in fact.
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