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<p>I am 11w3d today and fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks. This usually hits me a little later.. I could easily just lay on the couch all day and watch TV.  My kids of course won't allow that.. but we are certainly laying low these days.  This morning I had to run out to deliver some breads (I have a wholesale bakery) and I got home and needed to lay down, I was so wiiped out! </p>
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<p>My DS wanted to play sleep-over in the front room this afternoon so he brought out pillows and a blanket and about 500 stuffed animals and I took a nap <img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"> I usually feel better even if I only sleep for 15-20 minutes. I'm definitely sleeping better at night but I have a tendency to wake up easily and have a difficult time going back to sleep. </p>
 

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<p>I have found myself dozing off while the boy I nanny plays. Today he was playing with his new legos which were really holding his attention and he wasn't asking questions or his usually level of noise and I just dropped off!</p>
 

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<p>I'm so tired I didn't even notice this thread and started a similar one.</p>
 

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<p>Yes, I'm tired! I wake up at all hours of the night to pee and my boys are not consistantly sleeping through the night yet!  I try to nap when they nap, but they don't ever seem to nap long enough or the phone rings or I have to pee .... again!</p>
 

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<p>It takes me forever to fall asleep and when I finally do, DH starts snoring or talking in his sleep or the cats knock things over or the dog starts growling in his sleep or DS wakes up screaming.  Yeah.  I'm tired. </p>
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<p>And when I try to explain to DH that I'm extra tired these days, his response is "Well, I wake up with the baby, too."  Yes, dear.  You wake up for 40 seconds to go get him from his room.  And then, I STAY awake for the next hour nursing him and patting him back to sleep while he pokes at my face and says "Eyes.  Nose.  Mouth.  Teeth.  No bite, Mama!"</p>
 

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<p>I was working since very early in the pregnancy....overnight with a family that just had twins. I slept when the whole family slept, which wasn't very much every night. I would try to sleep as much as I could during the day but nothing seemed to help.</p>
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<p>Even now on holidays...I woke up at 6am, took a long time to fall back asleep but woke up at 8:30 and decided to start the day. By 12:30 I was exhausted and napped until 3! Right now I am spoiled since we are at grandmas house so DD is having a blast and I get some good time to rest. I usually get tired again around 7pm-9pm. I'm sure the energy will come back...someday!</p>
 

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<p>There is no relieve to my exhaustion! I could sleep 18 hours per day. I feel lazy and like a blob. But I know it will go away!</p>
 

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<p>And still, I am tired. Today I was absolutely useless.  I did nothing except get a loaf of sourdough bread going.. other than that, nothing.  I am still in my pj's, attempted to take a nap (what a joke that was- my kids refused to nap too).. I hope I snap out of this soon.  I remember with DS#1, I took a 2 hour nap every day.  It was dreamy.  Also with DD, every day I got to take a nap.  This time, I am lucky if I get 6 hours of sleep, total including overnight.</p>
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<p>I barfed my coffee this morning so I am having 1/2 a cup right now to get me through the afternoon.  <span><img alt="eyesroll.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;"></span></p>
 

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<p>I'm ridiculously tired, too. DD still naps, but DS doesn't, so most days I don't either. And DH doesn't really understand why I'm so tired, usually I get the vibe from him that he thinks I'm lazy or something...</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>noahs.mom06</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285917/i-am-tired#post_16168825"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>And DH doesn't really understand why I'm so tired, usually I get the vibe from him that he thinks I'm lazy or something...</p>
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Oh my goodness, same here!  I called DH at work the other day and whined about how exhausted I was.  His reply was something to the effect of "Well, you could probably still get some laundry done today."  Yeah because walking up and down the stairs makes you so much LESS tired!  I don't care how lazy I am anymore.  I know this part doesn't last forever!</p>
 

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<p>Sounds like you might be anemic.  I am dead tired all the time & finally was told that I'm anemic.  It all makes sense now!  Talk to your Dr/MW about your iron count & some supplements.</p>
 

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<p>I am taking iron... with no luck. I have borderline hypothyroidism but not bad enough to treat, so I imagine that might be contributing too.  I am anemic and am eating lots of kale and stuff, for some more iron, and we use blackstrap  molasses a couple of times a week, with no luck.  *sigh*</p>
 

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<p>What kind of iron are you taking? Are you taking it several times a day spread out without any caffeine or dairy/calcium?  I am taking a couple different kinds of iron & have noticed a difference in a few days...not so much in my fatigue level but my migraines have pretty much stopped...I know my iron level & migraines are directly related.</p>
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<p>Are you getting enough quality sleep?  I know a 3 & 1 yr old are enough to exhaust anyone, preggo or not!</p>
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<p>It's a good thing I forgot all the little miseries from my 1st pregnancy b/c I'm wondering why I am "torturing" myself again...endless peeing, fatigue, migraines, etc.  I know it'll all be worth it.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>awallrising</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1285917/i-am-tired#post_16172782"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>What kind of iron are you taking? Are you taking it several times a day spread out without any caffeine or dairy/calcium?  I am taking a couple different kinds of iron & have noticed a difference in a few days...not so much in my fatigue level but my migraines have pretty much stopped...I know my iron level & migraines are directly related.</p>
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<p>Are you getting enough quality sleep?  I know a 3 & 1 yr old are enough to exhaust anyone, preggo or not!</p>
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<p>It's a good thing I forgot all the little miseries from my 1st pregnancy b/c I'm wondering why I am "torturing" myself again...endless peeing, fatigue, migraines, etc.  I know it'll all be worth it.</p>
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Holy crap, I just looked at the bottle (the iron) and the serving size is 2!  I have been only taking 1. It is calcium (as dicalcium phosphate) and iron (as carbonyl iron).  And NO I am derinitely not getting quality sleep!  The past 3 days have been ok- DS has only woken up once or twice, but it sure would be nice to get a straight 7-8 hours.  I can keep dreaming.  DH needs to cut the malarky and start getting up with him once in a while. <br>
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<p>Calcium and Iron counteract each other's absorption, hence the PP's recommendation not to take iron with dairy or calcium. My MW recommends Floradix for an iron supplement, or alfalfa pills (which worked WONDERS for me when I was anemic from excess blood loss). I'm actually not anemic, but still ridiculously tired.</p>
 

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<p>That supplement sounds like an odd combination, although I am not familiar with either forms of calcium & iron you mentioned.  Upon a quick check, it appears that dicalcium phosphate is partially composed of calcium & it generally doesn't look like a good thing to be taking (they primarily use it to enrich dog food, breakfast cereal, etc).  I'm not sure that's the most effective form of iron either.  Also, you want to space out your iron consumption over the course of the day to improve absorption, 1 big dose per day won't work nearly as well as spacing it out.  I think pregnant women need 27mg per day of iron but more may be required if you're actually anemic.</p>
 
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