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When did the tiredness hit you?

(12 Posts)
MortifiedAdams Tue 02-Jul-13 11:55:45

Newly pregnant with dc2 and cannot for the life of me pin down a point at which the tiredness hit last time. I think its because I didbt have to worry about anything except work. If I wanted to go to bed at 4.30 after a shift I would do. If I wanted to sleep til noon every day off, I could.

This time round, I have an 18mo and work full time shift work. I am so so nervous about exhaustion and not being able to manage.

When will it hit?

misskatamari Tue 02-Jul-13 12:09:28

Hey, I'm 8+3 pregnant with my first and have been feeling pretty tired since I found out at about 4 weeks. From about week 5 I started feeling really tired which I've heard is pretty common. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't hit you too bad.

MonstersDontCry Tue 02-Jul-13 13:59:24

I was exhausted during the first trimester. 2nd trimester, I seemed to get a lot of my energy back but for the last few weeks (I'm 39 weeks tomorrow) I've been trying not to fall asleep fir most of the day! DD is 22 months old and is constantly on the go. I wish I had some of her energy.

MonstersDontCry Tue 02-Jul-13 14:03:06

Sorry that didn't really answer your op. You will manage I promise. There have been days when I've been so tired but couldn't do anything about it because of having to look after DD. I assume your DS has a nap during the day? Sleep when he does. I seriously wouldn't get through the day without mine and DDs afternoon nap.

LemonPeculiarJones Tue 02-Jul-13 14:05:08

I'm pg with #2 as well smile

I suffered badly with fatigue in my first pregnancy - all the way through. And this one is no different unfortunately. Still, as symptoms go, it could be much worse.

My tiredness started at around 4 or 5 weeks and has just increased steadily, apart from a couple of weeks during my second trimester where I felt slightly more lively less zombiefied

Crazy little energetic 22 month old boy + full time work here too. Plus we're in the middle of moving house. Aargh.

All you can do is sleep whenever you get the chance and don't overdo it. Also, if you need to take time off from work, do it.

MortifiedAdams Tue 02-Jul-13 14:15:08

I was worried about work and whether U would need to take time off. I had the grand total of.one day off last pg so I suppose they cant grjmble too much if I need a little.more this time around.

I get seven weeks leave a year (inc BHs), so.in my head J am mentally booking the seven weeks.before the.due.date.off, next year grin

From about 8 weeks, 13 and a half weeks today and i have already fell asleep twice lolgrin

MortifiedAdams Tue 02-Jul-13 19:08:03

Managed to get a cheeky nap in at lunchtime today. am at work til eleven pm so will be exhausted when I get in!

AnythingNotEverything Tue 02-Jul-13 19:10:27

I was shattered between 8 and 11 weeks, and it's hit again at 24/25 weeks.

Around 14 weeks there were loads of bank holidays and I took some leave so i wasn't doing many 5 day weeks, which helped a lot.

Take some annual leave to rest up - you deserve it!

Scatty13 Tue 02-Jul-13 20:23:53

Tiredness hit from 5 weeks, and at 7 now and hit a really low energy slump mid afternoon making me want to fall asleep at work. Everyone's different I guess.

4leafclover Tue 02-Jul-13 20:29:00

Tiredness first hit me in the first trimester and then disappeared for a few week, now I am 22 weeks and I cannot get enough sleep. I slept from 1-7 last night then had to go back to bed from half 9 till half 11 and I am now trying my best not to fall to sleep hmm I just want a full day of not being tired confused

Keepsmilingsunshine Wed 03-Jul-13 19:11:19

I'm almost 30 weeks and exhausted. I seem not to bad at work but once home i'm absolutely useless and crippled with tiredness. Thankfully my DH has been amazing and my 5 yo DS very understanding. Unfortunately, my DH is away all next week so starting to worry how I'll cope.

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