I don't think I could get more tired and am wondering if anyone is in the same boat. With my 2 previous pregnancies I was tired in the first trimester, but nothing like this. I would usually be ok until afternoon and need a rest then. Now, I sleep 9 hours at night and wake up tired. I really don't get anything done unless it is completely nessasary. I am taking 2 hour naps everyday and it doesn't seem to help.
I literally feel handicapped in some way. Its hard to descibe because it sounds so lame to just say I am tired.
Me, me! It's AWFUL.
I have terrible insomnia, so I'm up until 2-4am every night. Then I sleep until 8-9 and get up with my kids, nap on the couch until 11-12 while they eat breakfast and watch a movie, then often have ANOTHER nap later in the evening. Lather, rinse, repeat. I've tried taking Gravol to help induce sleep earlier (yes, it's safe) and it's not working. :( Even when I do miraculously get to sleep at midnight or so, I still need two naps to keep going. And this is with all my supplements and lots of water every day.
Melatonin helps to get to sleep (its safe too). Getting to sleep is so not my problem, I sleep so much and still am barely functioning. I am almost a safety risk for driving.
Ooh I forgot about melatonin. One thing I just learned about it is that less is more! A smaller dose actually works far better than a larger one. :)
I was like this for my first 12 weeks. I fell asleep as soon as I sat down, practically nodded off at the table while I ate sometimes and never felt rested. I agree, it's like a disability. The biggest help for me was switching to New Chapter vitamins. I felt a a difference in my energy the first day, and by the 2nd day it was undeniable. I recently started drinking coffee in the morning and that's helpful too, of course!
ME! I am so exhausted and it is not letting up. And I have insomnia like pp said...except mine is 4-5 a.m. every.single.night. I absolutely hate it. On top of all that I'm still nursing my toddler who uses me as a pacifier and I'm too tired to fight it at night. I would give anything to feel normal again. I have no idea how I'm going to get through the next six months!
I had the insomnia at first and it has left now that I am in the second trimester. But am still more tired than with my first two. I just attribute it to being 40 y.o. and 20 years later *LOL* I do have restless legs though since being pregnant which disturbs my sleep which probably contributes a bit too.
So just a heads up for all you tired mamas. I started taking 1000 I.U. of Vit D twice a day and feel like a new woman. It has really helped.