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I was lucky and never got very tired in my first tri. I am about 34 weeks now and totally unable to get up off the couch to do anything. I spent all day yesterday and most of today sitting around and napping. Have also been going to bed very early. I am working f/t for one more week and hoping that being off work will help me get moving again! SO much to do and so little time!<br><br>
Anybody else getting the lazies? When will I get the fantastic energy burst I could really use about now?
 

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Right there on the couch with you...not sure when I'll even get the energy for nesting.
 

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Right there with you...
 

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count me in, i dont wanna work or do anything that makes me get off the couch/out of bed..32 weeks and waiting for the final burst of nesting because i REALLLY Need the energy!
 

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I'm exhausted but cant seem to find the time to just veg. I'm up til at least midnight, if not 1 am and then up at 8:30 with my girls and go nonstop! Yesterday for my birthday though, i snuck in a 3 hour nap!
 

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Count me in, I'm exhausted! When DD2 goes down for a nap in the afternoon it's all I can do to keep my eyes open. If DH happens to get home early then I go take a nap, and am still ready for bed early.
 

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Secretly, I don't mind being on partial bed rest because I'm dragging anyway. I spend a LOT of time sitting on the couch and letting other people handle everything.<br><br>
I am just savoring the rest now. In a few months, it'll be on the go 24/7!
 

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It sounds horrible, but i almost wish that I was on bed rest just so i'd have the "excuse" to sit and do nothing...not disparaging anyone on bed rest, just saying that I envy them a bit...
 

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See, there IS a benefit to bedrest. It sucks to feel incompetent and have to ask other people to do so much to help me, but it's also kind of nice to have other people cook, clean, play with DS all day... I mean, why not appreciate the upside? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I've been exhausted through my whole pregnancy. Every day has been a struggle to get anything done. This is my first baby, and people keep telling me how much more exhausted I'll be after the baby is born. Well, that just makes me feel worse because I can't imagine feeling any more exhausted than I do already, and if that's true, I don't know how I'll be able to cope.
 

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I'm much more exhausted this time (#3), and force my kids to nap (even the almost 8-year-old, if it's a weekend) just so I can nap, too. I accept that they'll be up super-late because of that.<br><br>
My iron was a little low, so I'm taking floradix now. It has helped a bit already; I'm able to run some errands here and there.
 

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I was just going to ask how everyone that is feeling so exhausted is doing with their iron levels. My last pregnancy i felt much like all of you do and my iron was low.
 

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I'm tired on and off. Today is a more productive day. I'm trying to get a lot done now so that at 36 wks I can start living on the couch. My belly is getting really heavy, feet are swelling (BP is still low), and I just know I'm going to start fading. I'm praying right now that our ancient plaster ceiling in the living room is not going to fall down so I really can veg out on the couch.<br><br>
On the bright side, DH requested that I tell him when I can't handle certain household chores anymore, and he'll pick up the slack. He is being so sweet to me. Well, probably because I'm being really sweet to him, too. I've been bringing him coffee in bed almost every morning, and then I had a rough night and had a hard time waking up, so he brought me breakfast in bed. Life isn't perfect, but it is so great that he reciprocates and does thoughtful things when I'm struggling. I'm hoping that will continue even more once Karina is here. <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'm also feeling pretty tired these days.... I'm still forcing myself to get some exercise about 4 days/week and my DS and the little girl I take care of keep me pretty busy during the day. I pass out usually by 8:30, but can never sleep in past 7am. Anyways... my iron count is also low. My prenatal has a good amount of Iron in there. My OB said I probably should take an extra Iron tablet... I don't really want to supplement with iron as I've heard a lot of negative things. I'm just trying to eat more red meat and iron rich foods.
 

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LeilaM, I have no idea what planet those people live on, but EVERYTHING was so much better after the baby was born! Yeah, it's tough to have someone else waking me up whenever they need me at night, but it's not like I slept well during pregnancy. Finally my body felt better, I had more energy, and eventually I felt like my old self.<br><br>
If your experience is like mine, do NOT worry - pregnancy is HARD. And newborns are HARD, but in a different way. Odds are you WON'T have the bone-crunching, pass out on accident just because you sat down to tie your shoes tiredness.
 

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If it makes any of you guys feel better, I'm tired and lazy whenever it gets warm and sunny out. NOTHING is getting done around here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> God only knows what I'm going to turn into when I'm pregnant... lol
 

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My iron levels were surprisingly high for the amount of exhaustion I'm feeling. I'm just chalking it up to having to run around after a very active 20 month old, and not sleeping well because of the belly....still sucks though.<br><br>
Oh, and a way to sneak extra iron into your diet - cook with cast iron. I'm sure that's why my iron is so high.
 

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yep, the iron level is just fine..I just have to pee to much in the middle of the night <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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SO there with you girls...my iron is very low so I'm sure that doesn't help! I just found out that my mw is coming here for my appt tomorrow so I'm looking around me at everything I have to clean...yet I can barely move!! I'm trying but it is REALLY slow going!!
 
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