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What can I do, instead of sleep, so I don't die of fatigue?<br><br>
Cause sleep isn't happening with a newborn and 2 other kids!<br><br>
All I could think of is cleansing breaths as much as possible. Man, I need a yogi to live with me and remind me all the time.<br><br>
What else can I do to rest/replenish?
 

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I've started downing Rockstar Juiced energy drinks...they don't get me high or buzzed, but I can go a lot longer!
 

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I guess if sleep is out, exercise probably is too?<br><br>
Sometimes I can get someone to take my dd for a little time in the afternoon - not enough time for a nap, but plenty of time for a good hard walk or run. I feel much better after a walk or run than after a nap anyway.
 

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A few minutes of fresh air?<br>
Caffeine?<br><br>
When I'm bound to the house, I'll crack a window to get fresh air, crank some upbeat music and dance around like a fool. It gets the blood flowing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
One thing that makes fatigue worse for me is being on the computer too much. It strains my brain after a while. This is a big problem at work. I'm on the computer pretty much all day (either working or um researching online<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">). I'll force myself to take a break once in a while to walk around the building, inside or out. So kinda like the above but with less foolery <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Is it cold outside? A brisk walk with the kids would do it for me.<br><br>
ETA: Just read your location so probably not too cold huh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is it cold outside? A brisk walk with the kids would do it for me.<br><br>
ETA: Just read your location so probably not too cold huh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold">:<br><br>
70 degrees.<br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:
 

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Are you freakin' kidding me?<br><br>
OH YOU <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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One thing that helped me was remembering to eat and stay hydrated.<br><br>
When I'm really tired, I try to drink a glass of ice water to see if it helps me feel better before I head for a caffinated beverage.<br><br>
It's so hard when you can't get enough sleep. I'm preggo with #3 right now and I dreading those sleep deprived days to come. My kids are 5 & 3 and have been good sleepers for a while, so I've gotten used to sleeping again, but it was so tough when they were both under 2!
 

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70 degrees.<br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">:</div>
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A brisk walk in the 70degree winds! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Guess I wasn't very helpful today. Stick your head in the freezer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What can I do, instead of sleep, so I don't die of fatigue?<br><br>
Cause sleep isn't happening with a newborn and 2 other kids!<br><br>
All I could think of is cleansing breaths as much as possible. Man, I need a yogi to live with me and remind me all the time.<br><br>
What else can I do to rest/replenish?</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Just hugs and hugs here. I remember that feeling so well. Not that I'm sleeping that great now, either. But that early baby phase is such a killer. Naps, if possible.
 
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