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I am almost 12 weeks and I am exhausted. I sleep 8-9 hrs every night and I take at least 1 nap a day. I have barely enough energy to take a shower some mornings. My morning sickness is getting worse. I feel lightheaded a lot. I just don't remember feeling this bad last time. Today was a new record in laziness. DS (and I ) slept late until 9:30<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> (got at least 10 hrs of sleep)then by 1230 I had to take a nap. I napped again around 5 and spent most of the day just around the house, I couldn't even manage a walk around the neighborhood.
 

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with my current pergnancy I haven't need TOO MUCH extra sleep but when I was preg with dd back in 05 I needed a ton. Luckily I spent my pregnancy as a SAH also so there was time for naps bakc then. Also, I had no mornign sickness this time around (currently 33 weeks) but, had plenty with dd. When I was preg with dd I would sleep 10 hours per night and usually take one or two naps per day totalling about 3 hours of naps! I was ALWAYS exhausted. I felt like a big lump of lazy. If I took a second to lay my head down on anything I was out in under a minute. Heaven forbid I lay in a horizontal position on the couch or bed to rest my body for a minute... because that minute would turn into 2 solid hours of sleep easy. It made me feel like a slug.<br><br>
This time around I simply don't have the time for naps with a house, dogs, cats, and a 3 year old to take care of. If dd gets down for a nap in the early afternoon on a day that dh is at work I might get around to a short nap on the couch but, I'm really not tired enough to bother most of the time.<br><br>
Oh but with dd I slept like a cat all day long. Eat (when I didn't want to puke that is), pee, sleep, pee, eat, sleep, pee, pee, eat, sleep.... etc.<br><br>
Don't feel bad... or weird... or lazy... it's those oddball hormones and such.
 

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That's exactly what my first trimester was like.. 10-12 hours of sleep, plus a nap or two during the day. I was late for work and class all the time because I just couldn't drag myself out of bed without feeling sick.<br><br>
I started having a little more energy around 13-14 weeks, so there's still hope for you too!
 

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I felt like crap until about a week ago. So, like...yeah. I don't know if it's normal, but it's definitely not impossible!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Totally not abnormal. I hope you're not still feeling this way at 30 weeks (I am <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ).
 

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I was pretty energetic around 12 weeks, but it's caught up to me now.<br><br><br>
If I'm not disturbed, I will sleep in until 1PM. My sister threw a baby shower for me Saturday morning and I fell asleep towards the end of the shower, then slept until midnight.<br><br>
I can't imagine three more weeks of this!
 

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I was spoiled my first pregnancy, I never felt this bad! It's a good thing DS sleeps great at night and still takes long naps<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">. Today I took a 3 hr nap, I finally started to feel normal around 3 pm.
 

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w/ DD1 I was floored from beginning to end. Sickness, exhausted, m-i-s-e-r-a-b-l-e . Good Luck I hope it gets better.
 

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I personally felt sick and exhausted until about 18 weeks along and one day woke up better! hormones!<br><br>
I have had a few clients suffering with morning sickness (okay, all day sickness), exhaustion and digestive complaints during pregnancy ease their symptoms with acupuncture.<br><br>
I hope you all feel better soon... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm in this club too though I don't know my due date.<br>
I just remind myself "this too shall pass". With ds1, my morning sickness lasted until 31 weeks and then I had to deal with blood sugar drops. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: By the time I felt hungry, I'd be gagging and nearly passing out because my blood sugar was low.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
It just absolutely sucks to feel like that. I started feeling better with dd and this pregnancy around 18 weeks. I know that seems so far away. M/s is just wretched. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Have you had your iron levels checked? It might be more than typical early pregnancy tiredness. You could be anemic as well.
 

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They are 'normal' according to blood tests , and I take my iron everyday. I am trying to eat every 3 hrs a meal with some protein. Some days are so much worse than others, it is so frustrating to go from high energy, go-get-her do everything to sleeping away half the day.
 

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I'm always tired. but I also never have slept very well so this is nothing new. I still have HG but it's not quite as bad. I'm on meds to control it though or it gets really bad. by 11 weeks in my last pregnancy I was almost "all better" I'm 13.5 weeks and just waiting for it to kick in any time now heh
 

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I'm 28 weeks and still feel like one big lazy lump. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> I don't start feeling awake until about 3 pm, after laying around all morning and napping with my DD!
 

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About 28 weeks here too, and still miserable. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Still on Zofran almost every day, naps in the afternoon and to bed by 7.
 
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