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...did it get any worse in the 3rd? And what about after the baby was born--did you feel even more exhausted, or was it pretty much business as usual since you were already more or less used to being tired all the time?<br><br>
I'm 18 weeks and very tired every day and I'm wondering whether things are going to get worse in a couple of months, and what to expect after the baby is born. With DD I was never overly tired during the pregnancy and I only remember being really sleep deprived for the first few weeks of the newborn stage.<br><br>
ETA: I've had my iron level checked, and I'm not anemic...I'm just tired<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I've been extremely tired during this 2nd tri... and it turns out I'm anemic. I'd suggest getting your levels drawn and if this is the case, upping your iron will help with the fatigue.
 

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I was very tired in my 2nd trimester - when the blood tests came through it showed I was anemic. I would up your intake of iron!... Lots of things (spinach, nettle, cholorphyll, chick peas, dried apricots, etc)... You will feel loads better then - I did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I never got that 2nd trimester energy that everyone talks about...but truthfully I have not had one night since about 7 weeks that I have slept through the night- not one! In fact there has not been one night that I have not woken up at least 3 times. It is so weird, but I pretty much adjusted.<br><br>
The only time I have noticed more energy is when I stopped working and started taking an afternoon nap. For some reason those extra 1-2 hours of sleep seem to help tremendously. Also, right around the time I stopped working I also upped my protein intake to 100 g a day and I think that probably helped too.<br><br>
In the past couple of weeks I have been super tired again no matter what I do or eat, but I suspect that is because I am 40 weeks pregnant- what do I expect?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I fully expect to be tired when the baby comes, but I keep thinking that as long as I can get a solid 2 hours stretch sound sleep without pain or having to pee, I will be ok with the lack of sleep. Nothing like low expectations, right?
 

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I agree, I haven't slept through the night since I found out at 6 weeks..and though I"m not as tired as I was during the first trimester (I'm in my 4th month now) I'm still sleeping almost 10 hours a day
 

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I'm 30 weeks and I was tired and unmotivated all second tri. I've had a few bursts since the third tri began, but no stamina.<br><br>
Yesterday, for example, we painted our living room and I had a good amount of energy and motivation to get it done, but had to take a ton of breaks even though most of it for me was just sitting on the floor edging the baseboards and stuff.<br><br>
I'll get a little burst here and there to do a few loads of laundry or the dishes or really clean one room, but then I'm just really exhausted after accomplishing that task and pretty much veg the rest of the day.<br><br>
I don't sleep well at night and don't take naps during the day, just feel tired, but not tired enough to actually sleep.<br><br>
My third tri labs showed I was slightly anemic and I've been taking alfalfa and vitamin c since then, but haven't really noticed a difference.<br><br>
I do notice that on days when I manage to accomplish something I usually sleep a little better that night.
 

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Hey, I think how I feel during the 2nd trimester is about like the weather in Oregon...if you don't like it wait 5 minutes.<br><br>
I've had a week of exhaustion.<br>
I've had a week of starving constantly.<br>
I've had a week of my back aching.<br>
I've had a week of feeling just fine.<br><br>
Things are changing so much right now, that I figure if I'm just patient, I'll feel better soon!
 

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I could have written the OP's post. Such is my exact situation, and such is my great fear: that it'll get worse in the 3rd tri and worst still when the baby arrives. Being pregnant with a toddler is the most exhausting thing i've ever done in my entire life.<br><br>
I asked my MW if I was anemic, and she said my 8w draw showed high iron, but I am going to ask them to check again when we do tests next Thursday. Because this sucks!
 
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