After dd (emcs and long labour), I felt like I'd been run over. I was very anaemic it turned out. I'd been pretty anaemic to start with but a pph and weeks of exhaustion/not eating properly made me ten times worse. I also had ptsd and pnd which didn't help.
After ds (emcs and long labour), I felt utterly fine and was back running.
I think from my sample of two, there's a vast range of normal.
I don't think 2 nights of sleep makes up for two months of sleep deprivation after a gruelling labour and massive change in your life tbh. Have you had a once over from a gp?
Are you bf? I found this made me exhausted and I constantly craved sugar and energy boosts.
Your body is still healing, I also found strange things still happened for a couple of months such as sweating out excess fluid too. All this means your body is working harder than you think but it's worth getting checked with doctor for things like hormone and iron levels if you are unsure. Good luck
I seen the go last Monday for my 6 weeks check but to be honest I hadn't been feeling too bad then. I did have aneamia (potentially still do) and was given ferrous tablets to take for 3 weeks. They did make me bunged up though so I stopped taking them after about a week. I am back taking my pregnancy vitamin though.
If you're worried that the tiredness ist just lack of sleep it's worth going back to the Doctors - I developed an under active thyroid after my DDs birth which made me exhausted all the time. It took a while to get it diagnosed as everyone was convinced it was just because I was a new Mum.
I felt drained and exhausted until 10 weeks and then i slowly started to feel more myself. I am still knackered all the time and expect to be this way for a long time but i at least feel a bit myself now. I think mine was because i bled until 9 weeks which took a lot out of me.
Very bloated still. But I remember enjoying Wimbledon and looking forward to the start of the Olympics, so I must have been feeling vaguely human. I barely BFed at all though, so Dh took a turn one of the weekend nights every week to do the night feeds. That makes a huge difference.
I do remember getting up in the night, after being asleep so soundly, and all of my muscles routinely hurting, especially across my middle (second EMCS birth). It was hard to straighten up straightaway after getting up.
I was exceptionally lucky that DS2 slept through from about 3 months. And thats all it was, luck. That changed everything.
My second child Is 11 weeks old now and I find the two nights a week my husband does his night feed I'm more tired than when I do it myself. I would definitely get your iron levels checked as I was anaemic throughout my second pregnancy and I could have slept all day until I started the higher dose iron tablets.
I remember 8 weeks in being difficult with both of mine. The adrenaline and excitement that has carried you through is wearing off and you feel knackered and tired.
If you have been v short of sleep, the effect of finally getting some OK sleep can be that your body finally "gives" in and you feel all the tiredness that you've been fighting through for the last months.
Try to get as much sleep as you can. Also with Spring in the air make sure you get out every day for a bit a walk and fresh air. Does you the world of good.
Also think about drinking Berocca vitamin drink laced with Spatone iron supplement, to give you a boost. If you're going back to work soon you need to look after yourself carefully.