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Gonnabmummy Fri 10-May-13 00:00:55

Hi I'm currently 24+2 with ds1 first child and just wondered if anyone else feels like they could hibernate till the birth? I can go to bed for anything up to 12 hours, then be ready for another sleep after two. To be honest I could probably go right back to sleep but like to witness part of a day and work :/

Newtobecomingamum Fri 10-May-13 23:47:16

I think everyone is different, some people want/need/can sleep for hours and others can't. I unfortunately can't sleep properly : ( getting by on only a few hours sleep a night as just can't comfortable (I've tried everything)!! I would love to be able to have a long sleep! I think you should do whatever your body is telling you as long as you have been checked out by your gp/midwife as you might have lack of iron or something else causing it! So if you are generally healthy and your gp/midwife have no concerns, if you feel tired you should then sleep as your body is telling you that you need rest. Do you get much exercise? Doing gentle exercise such as walking, swimming etc can increase your energy levels as well as eating healthily. I get more tired after eating certain things like chocolate and carbs etc. I think it's best to get checked out if you are worried just to rule out any issues. Best of luck X

Gonnabmummy Sat 11-May-13 12:14:42

Had blood tests and all came back clear, job can be quite physically demanding and was doi g 45 Hours so dropped down to 25ish for these last few weeks but all the spare time I have this week I'm sleeping lol. If we go for a gd walk with dogs an hour later ill be flat out. I do feel better for it though I couldn't imagine not being able to sleep but sure ill find out in 3 months!

Saku Sat 11-May-13 12:35:59

you need to walk around little bit and do some physical activity also .. as it helps blood circulation and development of baby too.. and you become active.. smile

Gonnabmummy Sat 11-May-13 17:10:50

I'm very active never stop apart from the sleeping. But if we go for a big walk with the dogs round the lakes or something when I come home ill be out for like 2 hours! I just have no time to do nothing once I've worked or been out with dogs, tidied up I sleep the rest of the time never get to just take a break and do nothing if this makes any sense. X

Fairydogmother Sat 11-May-13 17:29:38

I feel the same and I'm only 15 weeks! I have a thyroid problem and that makes me massively tired anyway so pregnancy has just exacerbated that!

clabsyqueen Sat 11-May-13 17:39:29

27 weeks here and been the same as you for weeks. Going to bed at 7pm til 7am (til my noisy new neighbours moved in) and even having a nap at the weekends. Thought I was supposed to be 'blooming'.

Fairydogmother Sat 11-May-13 17:42:59

I just say I'm blooming tired lol

IJustWoreMyTrenchcoat Sun 12-May-13 11:43:49

I am going to bed around 20.30, physically can't stay up much later. All the good tv is on too law for me now so I sometimes watch on the iPad or record it.

I make plans to go out and do stuff, but end up staying in lying on the sofa. Never did get any kind of energy surge! 27 weeks tomorrow so don't think it's coming now.

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