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The past few days I have been beyond exhausted. The smallest things will completely sap my energy for hours. And I can easily take a 4 hour nap and go to bed at my normal time and sleep all night (getting up to pee several times, of course) and then sleep in in the morning too! Today I slept in until almost 10 am! I NEVER do that! The worst part is that I could have slept longer. It's now 12.40 and instead of eating lunch I want to crawl back into my bed (where DD is currently sleeping) and take a nap.

What the heck is going on? I don't remember being this tired near the end of any of my pregnancies before. And it's not like I'm working out of the home, or in school, or anything right now. I'm just hanging out here and taking care of things around the house.

I'm still taking my Floradix and my iron levels are okay. Not great, but that's to be expected for me during pregnancy when they're always low. And I'm not dehydrated because I drink at least 8-10 20 ounce glasses of water every day.

Does this mean that there will be a baby coming soon? I hope?
 

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I can relate. I've felt unusually tired for much of this pregnancy but within the last week it's overwhelming. How are you sleeping? I'll fall in deep for a couple hours but for me it's mostly fitful and punctuated with bathroom trips, sleepless stretches and generally sleeping as if I already have a newborn. Which I think is brilliant considering I'm about to have one but it is miserable in the meantime. I remember last I had a baby feeling like I slept better after her birth than the weeks preceding. I say you just go with it and sleep as much as possible.
 

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I'm sleeping pretty much exactly like you are, which annoys me to no end. I'll probably be sleeping much better after baby is born, but for now it's pretty rough! I've found that I have to schedule my day around taking a nap or I cease to function.

Last night I was WIDE awake for no reason at around 3 am and I couldn't get back to sleep. I ended up on FB and one of my friends had posted a gospel choir video from somewhere in Africa. That got me started watching gospel choir videos on YouTube on my phone. Another African choir had a 7 minute rendition of "Amazing Grace" that was beautiful and made me cry. And it totally put me to sleep too! Weird.
 

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I'm sleeping pretty much exactly like you are, which annoys me to no end. I'll probably be sleeping much better after baby is born, but for now it's pretty rough! I've found that I have to schedule my day around taking a nap or I cease to function.
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Luckily, I have a 2yo DD, so I plan our day around *our* nap time. Otherwise, I spend her whole nap trying to motivate myself to get something done, then she wakes up and I'm frustrated, tired and grouchy. At least I don't have issues sleeping at night, apart from the heartburn/reflux and getting up to pee. Oh, and DD sleeping with me and wanting a back rub every time she wakes up.
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Basically I have all of the above! For the past few nights I have had ctx/leg cramps enough to keep me up until the wee hours. But, even on the nights that I do sleep... I still need a nap and am a major grump or zombie by 8pm if I haven't gotten one! It's sad that I am excited to have a newborn so that I can rest and sleep
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Jenni - I'm 36 weeks and have also been super-tired. Same thing with iron - mine is lower than it was 8 months ago but still in range. In any case, I *do* finally feel better today (I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow) so I'm hoping that this is FINALLY my burst of nesting energy???? I guess we'll see.
 

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I can't ever seem to get enough sleep either, and my iron levels have been fine the whole pregnancy. I'm usually out by 10, wake up a few times to pee, then wake up for a couple of hours from 3-5 and then doze until 6:30. I can't even begin to remember what a full night's sleeps feels like. This past Saturday, DS and I took a glorious 3 hour nap together after swimming all morning. It was heaven sent!
 

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I totally relate! I used the bathroom SIX times last night (!), interspersed with a few sessions of moderately intense practice pressure waves which I can't sleep through. Then our power went out an hour before I was supposed to wake up which means a bunch of electronics started beeping.

I have been such a grump recently! I don't know how you stay-at-home moms can keep up with other young children. My DH worked this Saturday/Sunday leaving me with the two-year-old and I feel like I barely made it through the weekend alive. I went to bed at 7pm Saturday and was still upset when DS woke me at 7am the next morning.

This did not happen with my first pregnancy. Nor did many other aches and pains that have surprised me this time around. I sincerely apologize for any thought I may ever have had that other pregnant ladies are just wimps. Little did I know that my first pregnancy was ridiculously easy!
 

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I think I was up to the bathroom about 6 times last night too. And on top of that I was having really strange dreams. I was volunteering at the county hospital at some kind of health fair and another fellow nursing student was supposed to be there with me. But she totally bailed on me and the lady that was running the fair wasn't listening to me. And I kept having to call security because there was this guy that would NOT leave me alone and he was scaring me. And then one of the patients pulled a needle out of his pocket and stabbed me in the belly with it, and he hit the baby. It was terrible! I had to leave the needle sticking out of me so they could do a sono to see what it was poked into before pulling it out. And the whole time I was freaking out that there was HIV or Hep B or Hep C or drugs or all of it in the needle and the baby and I were going to get sick and die. It was terrible. No wonder I'm so tired today!
 

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I think I was up to the bathroom about 6 times last night too. And on top of that I was having really strange dreams. I was volunteering at the county hospital at some kind of health fair and another fellow nursing student was supposed to be there with me. But she totally bailed on me and the lady that was running the fair wasn't listening to me. And I kept having to call security because there was this guy that would NOT leave me alone and he was scaring me. And then one of the patients pulled a needle out of his pocket and stabbed me in the belly with it, and he hit the baby. It was terrible! I had to leave the needle sticking out of me so they could do a sono to see what it was poked into before pulling it out. And the whole time I was freaking out that there was HIV or Hep B or Hep C or drugs or all of it in the needle and the baby and I were going to get sick and die. It was terrible. No wonder I'm so tired today!
Ugh, I've had a few nightmareish dreams this pregnancy too, they're the worst. Seems my partner has them too - he freaked out in his sleep and swatted at my face this morning, rudely waking both of us up!

Yes I'm feeling particularly exhausted today and in recent days - I just took a 20 min walk to return a DVD and feel like I can't do anything else all day! Unfortunately I have to teach a class this evening and meet with a friend before that. At least I'm not working anymore, that was pure torture. I have total and utmost respect for mamas with little ones and mamas who are still working right now. Actually for all of us at this late stage!
 

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I am right there with the soooo tired ladies. 37 going on 38 weeks and ready for baby to come. I am trying to work at home mostly from this week on, but I am so unmotivated and tired, I just want to lay down and go to sleep. Seems I sleep better in the day time, than I do at night anyway.
 

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Count me in for exhausted. I'm also getting up numerous times at night to pee - that's so not helping. Most mornings I wake up tired - that's such an awful feeling. I wish I could find time to do more naps. I sometimes get them in on weekends, but not very often as that's the only time I have to get stuff done around the house. I try to rest a bit during naptime when all of my daycare kiddos are asleep, but I don't always get a reliable break as I have a 4 month old currently. Normally I wouldn't have enrolled such a young baby being this far along, but she's a younger sibling of a family that I've had for nearly two years so I felt like it was worth it to stick it out. But it's been rough going all day with absolutely no break some days. I am excited that hubby is done with his spring semester and most of his presummer class. While he's still finishing up clinical work for his presummer class, that's not so bad because once he's home he's here helping and not studying and that's really nice! I do have clients going on vacation the week before I'm due, so I'll be down three kiddos that week, which will leave me with five including my own darling. So not like a super break or anything, but a little bit of one anyways. I'll take what I can get!

Jenni - that dream is nuts! I've had some pretty nutty ones too. I don't think dreams like that help in the sleep department. I definitely don't feel well rested after having a super crazy and/or vivid dream.
 
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